There's no harsher fate for a father than to be forced to attend concerts by their children. It's one thing if the child is old enough to be left unattended and can be dropped off. It's quite another when the son or daughter is young and the disinterested dad needs to stick around.

One man uploaded photos of what dads look like during a typical One Direction show. It ain't pretty.

The One Direction dads all look bored and disinterested beyond belief. Of course, with Harry Styles and bandmates appealing mainly to the younger set, that isn't too surprising.

Our favorite picture has to be the one where the dad is standing up with his eyes closed and ears plugged.

Check out all the 'dads of the One Direction concert' photos below

[via Reddit]