07/26/2013 10:08 EDT | Updated 09/25/2013 05:12 EDT

One Direction fans stake out downtown Vancouver hotel

People walking past an upscale hotel in Vancouver's Yaletown may have wondered why dozens of teenage girls were gathered outside, breaking into song and flipping their hair.

As the CBC's Petti Fong reports, the reason was an online rumour that British boy band One Direction was staying at the Opus Hotel ahead of their concert at Rogers Arena Saturday night.