If you’ve been too busy vacationing in Europe like practically everyone who’s anyone, 5 Seconds of Summer has quickly become the new One Direction (minus the juicy romance rumors…so far). As if to solidify the Summermania of their own little Australian Invasion, the boy band showed up to surprise fans who had been camping out overnight (gross) for their first US headlining show in southern California by personally selling them tickets. That’s 5SOS’s (it’s a thing) Luke Hemmings behind the glass window selling tickets to fans.
The whole thing is a little lemonade stand-meets teeny bopper nightmare for my taste, but apparently fans went crazy for Luke and his bandmates Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin and Calum Hood. In addition to their cashier duties, the group performed “She Looks So Perfect” and “Amnesia” for the screaming crowd.
When their not promoting themselves as ticket sellers, 5 Seconds of Summer is currently opening for One Direction, and will headline their first U.S. show on November 15.
So what do you think, minions: cute publicity move or just super lame attempt to make fans love them? Will you be seeing the new pop sensation in concert?