On July 16, hundreds of kids and teenagers showed their dedication and determination at the Stanislaus County Fair. In the hundred-degree heat of summer, young people stood in lines for hours, and some had even camped out since the early hours of the morning. But why would anyone, let alone teenagers, want to wake up early on a summer day to wait in the heat? Because popular girl group Fifth Harmony was performing and, of course, it was important to snag the best seats for the concert.
Fifth Harmony, consisting of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen and Camila Cabello, is an American singing group formed on the second season of “The X Factor,” in which they placed third. Since then, the popularity of the group has taken off and it has become one of the biggest girl bands in the world.
In fact, a week before its county fair show, Fifth Harmony performed its music, including the latest single, “BO$$,” on the “Today” show. The band has opened for renowned musicians and pop stars Little Mix, Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone and Cher Llyod.
Starting in the wee hours of the morning, fans began lining up to claim premium seats for the 8:30 p.m. show. “We’ve been waiting since 10 this morning to get seats!” chimed a group of girls including Ellie Colville, Mackenzie Campbell, Abby Haggstrom, Maya Luis and Lauren Edh. “We’ve loved Fifth Harmony since the ‘X-Factor’ days,” one of the group said, “and we are so excited to see them perform right before us.”
When asked about what makes Fifth Harmony unique from other bands in the world, another fan, Mackenzie O’Dell, said, “Their confidence. The girls are all about living life on their own terms. Fifth Harmony is completely dedicated to the idea of female empowerment and they are not afraid to show it to the world.”
Fifth Harmony took time for an interview before the show. The band is so welcoming, entertaining and, most important, down to earth. The singers are expressive, passionate, and fun loving.
After the serious interview, we played a game of “hot seat,” in which I asked the girls some fun questions they had to respond to quickly!