ONLY NOISE: I Was “Too Old” to Love One Direction, But Fellow Fans Became My Best Buds

When Hedy Phillips met fellow 1D fans in their twenties, they became her support system outside the fandom, too. ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Hedy Phillips finds her people beyond the parameters of a boyband's assumed target [...]