Can it really be ten years since five fresh-faced kids bounced onto the scene as One Direction?
And five years since five refreshed-face veterans croaked out One Direction to the crowds in Orlando.
At Pat O’Brien’s duellimg piano bar in Universal Resort’s CityWalk.
Where we spluttered out ‘You don’t know you’re beautiful, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.’
I wanna sing a Classic
Lubricated, of course by Pat’s own signature giant Hurricane cocktail glass.
There were other classics we took on too: Sweet Caroline, oh, oh, oh… and, yes, we were so good, so good, so good.
What are you having? With Bev and Eoghan
And sing us a song, you’re the piano man… He needed no invitation, nor us.
And, of course, in Pat’s, on CityWalk, in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, across Universal’s attractions you forget about life for a while.
Open for business
Universal, and Orlando’s theme parks have been challenged by COVID, and they have had to be slow in resuming the total experience we all enjoy.
Well, that’s my five a day
So spraying out classics as two pianists who would grace American X Factor duel on their pianos is out for now.
But the parks are open.
Your own park
And CityWalk is partially open. So if you are in that part of the world then get down to CityWalk and the rides.
Even better in Orlando, if you can get them to close off the park through the early hours.
Eat my shorts, and drink a few too
For the rest of us we can return to the rides and our favourite Disney characters on a reservation basis.
And they bring their own water
Where we can look forward to reduced queues.
The main attraction
And there will be fewer people there to see you squeal like a baby on the likes of the thrilling SheiKra at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay.
And when you do get back out there from the UK and Ireland then Attraction Tickets are the guys to go with.