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One Direction

Massive Security Detail

for Dallas Show

3/24/2012 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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There are five members in the hit British boy band One Direction -- and today in Dallas, there will be 20 security personnel for each of them ... to ensure their rabid fan base stays safe and in check.

According to our sources, a security team of 100 has been assigned to protect the group for their performance ... which is only supposed to last 45 minutes.

The band, which became the first UK group in history to debut at number one with their first album, is scheduled to play just four songs for a crowd of about 7,000 at the Dr Pepper Ballpark.

The security breaks down like this: 40 for close protection security, 50 more for the venue, and then 10 more just on stand by. 

Your move, Bieber.

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missycheeky    

its just laughable that the five leftover put together by simon who can only sing with a backing band is so big in the US.

but i suppose five, white, pubescent, fairly good looking boys that sing about love would warp the minds of 5-16, but like all bubble gum pop it will eventually go stale and the public will spit it out. so enjoy the hype while you can, cause the flavour is already going stale

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V Kint    

One Direction to gay, it looks like...

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OutridersGhost    

In the old days these kids got swirlied and wedgied to death for looking like this. Today they are considered cool. Please just kill me.

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JayTee    

How silly. 20 for EACH? This is what is wrong with America IDOLIZING people like they're GOD and the worst part is parents Allow and support it.

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Majestik    

5 kids, four of them in Bieber hairdo's I thought Emos went out in 2006.

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pipa    

owww how cute those little girls!!

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Jackie    

They will fade soon....lol....Though my kid is a fan of them.

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don'th81Dcosuain't1D    

you lot are being so silly and immature it's pitiful. you don't like them so what? i don't like the beatles or boyzone but i don't say oh they're gay oh they're just a bunch of pretty boys. One direction are honest hard working talented lads who had luck and talent on their side so stop being so petty
sincerly a teenage girl with more common sense and maturity then any of you whom are hating on one direction

907 days ago
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StevenB    

I'm just hoping there was a strong breeze during that appearance and they don't normally wear their hair like that.

907 days ago
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kandi    

The guy in the blue shirt and the suspender's, looks like a creepy old guy in a SNL skit trying to impersonate a teenager. And a note on the hair, if they are going to hit it big in the US I think I need to go purchase some stock in Aqua Net. No modern day hairspray can hold that style!

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Truth    

PATHETIC!! 5 GAY LOSERS FROM XFACTOR UK. DOES AMERICA EVEN KNOW THESE LOW IQ GERMAPHOBES??? LET'S CALL IT WHAT IT IS - #FLOP.COM WHAT A LAUGH WHEN NO ONE SHOWS UP! #TRUTH!!

907 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Whats gonna happen when their voices change & the nuggets drop? They will need 40 guards each then, 39 just to hold back J.Lo!!

907 days ago
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Leyla    

Ok so lol. I am a Directioner. And guess what. One Direction IS GAY! Don't you see the creepy old SNL look-alike from the comment down there (lol funny funny). And the thing is that even if you hate on them, it doesn't matter. The more people hate, the less they want to go to their concerts and the more chances we have to get good seats to a band which has beaten Michael Jackson and the Beatles. Please old people commenting on this. These are the Beatles from our time. Your parents probably hated them when you 50 year olds were trying to rape them. And yes they're gay just to confirm it. And bitch please..one of yours icon is of a tattoo...really bro? Really? All they have to show is their faces but you need a tattoo to show your coolness.

907 days ago
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Rika    

hope these 5 keep their brains about them and not let fame take over and have some trustworthy qualified help to keep their money going, they seem to be the male version of the Spice Girls

907 days ago
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Really    

I see 2 future Celebrity Rehab participants.

907 days ago
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