Emotional scenes as Manchester hosted its first major gig since terror attacks
The response from Manchester following last week’s bombing at an Ariana Grande concert has been powerful and inspiring. The city has come together and stayed defiant, and shown what makes the place great.
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) May 23, 2017
The attack has also raised security concerns around large events - so there were understandably going to be a lot of eyes on the first major gig in Manchester since Monday. But the people of the city made it a wonderful evening.
The Courteeners headlined the Emirates Old Trafford ground, in front of around 50,000 - with Manchester legends The Charlatans in support. Security measures were tight, with people advised not to bring bags, but show went off without a hitch.
Increased security didn't stop gig goers having fun.
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It showed the city united.
— Carlie Morris (@carlie_m24) May 28, 2017
— Tim Cocker (@cocker) May 27, 2017
— Gabriella Swerling (@GabriellaSwerl) May 27, 2017
There was even a wedding reception.
— Radio X (@RadioX) May 27, 2017
The Courteeners lead a 50,000 strong sing-a-long of Don't Look Back in Anger.
50,000 people singing don't look back in anger, gave me goosebumps pic.twitter.com/enNUwqC8rR
— Aston (@aston_1997) May 27, 2017
I'm 1.5miles from Old Trafford with the windows shut but I can hear @thecourteeners and the crowd belting out Don't Look Back In Anger
— Helen Pidd (@helenpidd) May 27, 2017
Nothing says 'terrorism will never beat us' like 50,000 people belting out Don't Look Back In Anger. What an experience. #courteeners
— Will (@Squoinkkk) May 28, 2017
"This is our Manchester".