He’s one of the most famous singers in the world.
But One Direction star Harry Styles opted to take the tube as he headed to Sir Elton John’s gig at the iTunes Festival on Thursday night.
Instead of travelling in a chauffeur-driven car or limousine, Harry attempted to blend in the crowd on the Northern Line train, keeping his head down as he checked his phone.
And while Harry’s pop star status would surely have earned him a priority seat on the train, he instead chose to stand, leaning on the side of the carriage as he journeyed to The Roundhouse in north London for the performance.
The 18-year-old dressed down in a white T-shirt, black coat and brown boots for the evening out, pairing his casual ensemble with his ever-present beanie hat.
Harry even got a shout out from the legendary 66-year-old singer, who told the audience: ‘Thanks to the fabulous Harry Styles!’ as he took a break in between songs.
But when his comment was met with a series of the boos from the crowd, Sir Elton responded: ‘I love One Direction, f*** off.’
After watching the show, Harry was seen posing up with a delighted-looking Sir Elton backstage following the performance.
and Stephen Fry also made an appearance.
Dressed in typical flamboyant tail coat, Sir Elton – who suffered a recent health scare when he was diagnosed with appendicitis earlier in the summer – told the crowd: ‘This is a magical time to be alive. I have such a wonderful life, I have such a wonderful partner.
‘Music has been the biggest part of my life since I was three years old. The best part is to play live, and to play live for you guys.’
He later added: ‘I want to say thank you to my record company. My record company in this country in this country have been absolutely amazing to me and I want to thank them for all the support they’ve given me.
‘And of course to my angel David (Furnish) out there. Thank you so much.’
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