charlielightening: Not long now. Super proud of what we made, still chance to get a ticket an amazing moment that’s been captured. Louis, the band, the crow the crew were all amazing, see it all come together with Louis every step of the way, you won’t be disappointed, thanks to a great team for bringing it together and thanks mate for having me along for the ride.
He has done some cool stuff with Louis Tomlinson. I’ve seen Louis sitting on a chair high on a wall, a nod to Live Forever, maybe? “He’s a cool kid…you should get him in your magazine!” - Charlie on Louis for Paninaro Magazine!
Louis posted pics!! Two black and white pics of himself smoking and playing guitar and looking all tough and cool (look at that beard he’s been hiding under the masks! OMG.) He’s wearing a cap in the pictures, yes of course- but stop complaining about his hair being hidden people, cause WHAT A CAP IT IS! It’s got a triangle on it, with a skull in it, and the skull is wearing a laurel wreath AND has a rose in it’s teeth. Oh yeah: and the brand? ‘NEW ERA.’ You can say those things don’t mean anything til you’re blue in the face but 1) it doesn’t even matter at this point what the world means by them, LOUIS knows very well what significance the fandom places on them and 2) yes triangles really are a queer symbol, watching this fandom argue that maybe triangles aren’t REALLY a gay thing is just sincerely the weirdest shit I have ever encountered. SO anyway: triangle, queer symbol, and with Louis in particular, associated with him via his tattoo. Skull, well who the fuck knows EXACTLY at this point but like when you know you know; I feel like it used to be more specific but now has become a nod from him to us about, well, all of it? Like a signal about the fact that yes, he does send us signals to decode. And laurel wreaths and roses are both tattoos of Harry’s that Louis has referenced in ways that link to that meaning multiple times before. So THAT’S a lot, even without him making the cover photo of his post be the one with his face angled down so the cap logo is the main focus of it with only the second one showing his face.
Charlie Lightening posted uncropped versions of the same pics and said “Good to see you lad, always a pleasure hanging out. Good things to come”, Jamie Hartman (Louis’ main cowriter for Walls and, from what he’s told us, LT2) said, “I love that you're not afraid to be a rockstar in an era where most artists are so squeaky clean”, and Sergio Agüero, the football player Louis followed the other day, commented “my bro”. Maybe they’re just new friends or whatever but… hear me out… this guy just left his team contract and it isn’t clear what he’s up to now… that organization just posted the other day about asking Louis to play in a charity match… what if??! *dreams big* Also Louis left Mexico City-- there was video of an awkward fan encounter at the airport (wearing the same shirt as in the insta pics, king of traveling light) as him and Oli seem to be mostly succeeding at getting through unseen, and try to dodge the fan who spotted them (“sorry, COVID” and “the starbucks line is over there,” lolll). The Daily Mail article about Louis’ post (“Louis Tomlinson drives fans wild as he returns to Instagram for the first time in FOUR MONTHS“) consists of about 10% coverage of Louis’ post, and then a loooong and extremely detailed round up of all the abuse allegations against The X Factor, Simon Cowell, and Syco. And in case you were wondering if the new louies you’d heard about were a real thing, today’s post has ALREADY become Louis’ second most commented on instagram post… EVER! And by like A LOT too. Holy shit you guys, LT2 is truly going to fucking EXPLODE; even tour is going to be madness by the time it happens! I wonder if they’re thinking about adding more shows or bigger venues for whatever the final dates end up being.