How the One Direction Concert in Glendale Illustrates Everything Wrong with the World

Right now, the world is the S.S. Turdboat and its fecal-matter hull is slowly dissolving in the piss that is society. By proxy, the United States is at war with Russia, not to mention Iraq again (or did that occupation ever really end?) as the war on drugs continues to serve as unmitigated aggression against South and Central America. Let's not even get into Africa. The few bright spots we had left in regard to sustainability have been eclipsed by impending natural disasters (so we're told) and the verge of economic collapse. But none of that matters because Thursday night, more than 60,000 souls packed a building the size of a small city for One Direction, the orchestra on the deck of the Titanic.

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Troy Farah is an independent journalist and documentary field producer. He has worked with VICE, Fusion, LA Weekly, Golf Digest, BNN, Tucson Weekly, and Phoenix New Times.
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