TODAY is the most exciting day of 12-year-old Nyassa Campbell’s life.
Nyassa and her mother Erin headed out of Orange early this morning on their way to One Direction's sold-out concert in Sydney.
And the Orange High School student will certainly have some exciting stories to tell friends at school next week.
“I cried so much when mum handed me the envelope with the tickets in it,” Nyassa said.
The young girl has been a fan of the English/Irish boy band since she first heard their music.
“I have got all their CDs and their latest music on my phone,” she said.
Although Nyassa’s mum isn’t as excited at the prospect of seeing the band live, she says the thrill it will give her daughter is all that matters.
“When the tickets went on sale I tried to get some on the net but I’m not all that fast with the computer. Nyassa was so disappointed,” she said.
However she did not give up and has been sending out messages on internet sites for the last few months desperately trying to buy a ticket for her daughter.
“Then someone answered my pleas, and they came from Orange, but unfortunately couldn’t get to the concert,” she said.
“They even delivered the tickets to my door.”
When Nyassa’s mother called her into the room and handed her the tickets, the One Direction fan, who has more than 50 posters on the walls of her bedroom, broke down.
“She was just so overwhelmed and began crying,” her mum said.
“I’ve had more hugs in the last two days than 12 years.”
For fellow Orange residents Christine Rapley and her daughters Taneisha and Courtney, the experience this weekend will be just as thrilling.
Ms Rapley says it is 11-year-old Courtney who is most excited at the prospect of seeing her favourite band in concert tonight.
“I have had the tickets for 14 months just waiting to give them to her and she got them for her birthday in May this year,” Ms Rapley said.