1. When you see the red carpet (even though it’s black) and it’s empty, but you can hear the ominous roar of thousands of teenage girls screaming in anticipation.
2. And when you see all those teenage girls attempt to hold back their tears while they wait.
3. When you catch the first glimpse of Harry Styles’ mane flowing in the distance.
4. And then he gets closer.
5. And then he looks at you and you can feel his spirit emanating from across the carpet.
6. And then when he gets right near you and you see the full glory of his beautiful face and lips and eyes.
7. When you see them all standing there on the carpet together and they basically glow just as much as you’d imagined they would in real life.
8. And then when they all make weird poses together except for Zayn who looks precious and perfect.
9. When the camera zooms in on Louis’ wee little facial hair and you imagine the tiny bristles brushing against your face.
10. When Zayn walks past you and you can see how strong his jaw actually is in real life.
11. When Liam makes this adorable little face at the camera and a small part of you literally just stops functioning because you cannot handle it.
12. When Niall makes this face and sticks his tongue out.
13. When Harry makes this little peace sign.
14. When Liam makes his little baby pouty face next to a poster of himself.
15. When Harry makes these weird faces and you can feel your stomach turn itself inside out because you just want to throw up from excitement.
16. When the cameras catch Harry adjusting himself and for one moment, your body deprives your brain of blood and you die… You just literally stop living.
17. When Liam takes a selfie with some girls.
18. When Zayn can barely contain his lust for Liam during an interview.
(And neither can you, tbh.)