ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Bad news, One Direction fans: schmoozing with the mayor is not your gateway to seeing the legendary fivesome perform in the Gateway City.

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"No, I do NOT have a secret stash of One Direction tickets," Mayor Francis Slay tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, presumably crushing the dreams of many St. Louis-area tweens (yes, online commenters: we know this is not news, and it is not a slow news day...we just thought the tweet was funny).

One Direction is performing in the Edward Jones Dome on Aug. 27.Tickets are available at and on Ticketmaster.

It's worth noting that while Mayor Slay allegedly does not possess tickets, Today in St. Louis did, and gave them away. Oh. Snap.