This is a really great idea for younger grades and learning names. My younger brother's teacher did this and I thought it was so creative as she required them to bring them everyday for the first week. It helped her learn names and it helped them get used to bringing things back to school.
As if any directioner could go to a concert and NOT have a good time. I wouldn't care if I were sitting crisscross apple sauce in front of the boys, just starting blankly at each other, that's my idea of a great time.