Ariana Grande Proves That One Love Manchester Conquers All
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 20:31
The comment section under his post was flooded with supportive messages from his fans, who told him they understood why he couldn't make it. According to WWD, in its three-hour span the concert raised over two million pounds (around $2.6 million American dollars) for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Concert organizers set aside more than 14,000 free tickets for fans who attended the original concert, but more than 25,000 people sent in applications, meaning about 45 percent of the applicants were lying. Thank you for coming together and being so loving and strong.
She said: 'It was the same sort of emotions I was feeling the night it happened in Manchester.
"I can't remember what was playing at the time, I think it may have been Justin Bieber".
At another point during the show, one concertgoer caught a video of a few security guards full-on dancing to Katy Perry's "Roar", letting loose and feeling the groove.
All One Love concert proceeds will go towards helping the victims and families affected by the attack at Manchester Arena on May 22. The song includes the lyrics: "But you are not alone in this, and you are not alone in this, as brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand".
Manchester resident and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher made a surprise appearance.
"The kind of love and unity that you're displaying is the medicine the world really needs right now", Ariana said at the benefit.
Grande, who described herself as "broken" following the May 22 bombing, had immediately returned to the USA, interrupting her Dangerous Woman world tour and later promising to return for the charity concert. The concert raised funds for victims and their families. The tribute concert, which featured many artists, sold out in less than 30 minutes.