1D fans gather for Web video

A fan getting the “1D”, which stands for One Direction, painted on her face at one of the booths.
A fan getting the “1D”, which stands for One Direction, painted on her face at one of the booths.
One Direction enthusiasts at the Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay (above) to film a mass dance that will be part of video footage that will be broadcast through global streaming. -- ST PHOTO: CHERYL FAITH WEE
One Direction enthusiasts at the Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay (above) to film a mass dance that will be part of video footage that will be broadcast through global streaming. -- ST PHOTO: CHERYL FAITH WEE
One Direction enthusiasts at the Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay to film a mass dance (above) that will be part of video footage that will be broadcast through global streaming. -- ST PHOTO: CHERYL FAITH WEE
One Direction enthusiasts at the Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay to film a mass dance (above) that will be part of video footage that will be broadcast through global streaming. -- ST PHOTO: CHERYL FAITH WEE
A fan checks out a live-size standee of One Direction member Harry Styles, placed at a cotton-candy stall at the 1D Carnival.
A fan checks out a live-size standee of One Direction member Harry Styles, placed at a cotton-candy stall at the 1D Carnival.

The mass dance by 800 Singapore fans will be streamed on the band's website on Saturday

About 800 Singapore fans of the British pop band One Direction will appear in a video on the group's website on Saturday.

They gathered at the Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay to do a mass dance last Sunday evening as part of a 1D Carnival organised by Sony Music Entertainment Singapore.

Hundreds of teenyboppers were filmed dancing along to the band's hit song, Best Song Ever.

Some of the dance moves had appeared in a One Direction music video.

The recorded footage will appear during the global event 1D Day on Saturday when fans worldwide will be able to watch a seven-hour livestream of the band as well as videos by fans from different countries.

Siblings Jocelyn Goh, 16, and Elaine Goh, 14, showed up for the mass dance recording. The secondary school students have been fans of One Direction since the five-member group was formed in 2010.

Jocelyn says: "It was nice to have all the 'directioners' gather together and to meet people who share our passion."

Another fan, secondary school student Nadiah Azman, 16, says: "This is a once- in-a-lifetime event. Singapore fans do not usually get noticed internationally, so it is a good chance for us to get closer to One Direction."

cherylw@sph.com.sg