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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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31.

Ronsen    

They are in Texas -- maybe they'll stop for a visit with Lou Pearlman!

887 days ago
32.

Jessie    

Is ugly hair the new style?

887 days ago
33.

ralphus    

if you follow the "Boy Band" template: the one wearing the suspenders is actually 30, the middle one in the suit is the gay one, the one with the vest and the hanky is the one with actual talent, and the helmet hair on the end is the bad boy, and the other one on the end is the backup dancer...

887 days ago
34.

Billy    

At least they don't look gay like justin beaver.

887 days ago
35.

maggi    

just one question: who the hell are they?! no idea !!

887 days ago
36.

PokerStar    

One Bieber is enough, TYVM

886 days ago
37.

PokerStar    

Here's some direction for ya - go home.

886 days ago
38.

Tesla_Consulting    

That's the Bieber bump. Clear as day. Bieber bump.

886 days ago
39.

T-Florida    

20 security person per member?
This group sucks, so I would carry security too.

886 days ago
40.

Jdawg    

Justin Beibers Mom should do their hair.

886 days ago
41.

Brigha from UK    

I feel really sorry for the kids today if they really think One Direction are comparable to MJ or the Beatles. They are just the latest Simon Cowell moneyspinner.

Okay, so they may have a US #1 album - but nowadays a couple of thousand sales puts you on the top spot. Hardly compares with MJ's 750 million plus does it?

886 days ago
42.

Mindy    

These kids were in my store at the airport after that concert! Sweet and extremely polite, very down to earth. Had no idea that's who they were at first but they were kind enough to autograph a sheet for my friend as well as pose for a picture =) Great guys and love their accents!!

886 days ago
43.

Sloane    

as usual Simon Cowell was genius in putting these little guys together in a group
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just as Justin Bieber is now having a very public steady girlfriend in Selena Gomez..it makes him a little less attainable for the millions of little girls who will now be looking for their next crush/obsession on an "unattatched" young male teen...and here they have 5 to choose from and obsess on
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genius timing Simon!!

886 days ago
44.

Lisa    

Niall Horan is IRISH. He is from Mullingar Co Westmeath.

886 days ago
45.

keeper    

100 security personel? do they even have 100 fans here in the usa?

886 days ago
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