Kathryn Lindsay
December 06, 2015 11:57 am

We knew this day would come. At Friday night’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, One Direction performed in the US for the final time before their hiatus. The band announced back in August that starting in March, they’d be taking some time away from the limelight. This definitely isn’t goodbye forever. The guys of 1D just needs a break from their crazy schedules. However, that doesn’t mean they weren’t emotional when the time came to say farewell.

“To be honest with you, this show is kind of an important one for us,” Liam told the crowd during their performance at Staples Center in Los Angeles. “This is going to be the last time for a little while. I feel myself getting a little emotional.”

We feel ourselves getting emotional, too. Especially when they started performing “Story of My Life,” the song they describe as making their “American dreams come true.”

The band gave us a bit more info when they sat down backstage with 102.7 KIISFM, a radio station in Los Angeles. “It’s not our last show ever,” Liam repeated. “That’s the important thing the people need to get. This is just our little crescendo.”

And what an amazing crescendo! Nial echoed those sentiments, saying, “It’s not a bad way to go out, Jingle Ball you know?”

Certainly not bad at all, and certainly exactly what the boys deserve. We just have to remember that although this hiatus seems long, it is temporary. We’re sure that their return will make it all worth it, especially knowing that they’ll be well rested and ready to make even more amazing music.

(Image via JStone / Shutterstock.com)

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