Communist Berkeley College admin fear of radical leftist outrage and canceled, but brave Manchester council completely secured and grant Grande concert during the a day after terror attacks killed 7 people at heart of London.
Ariana Grande‘s One Love Manchester concert, a benefit for the victims and families of the May 22 terror attack after the singer’s show at Manchester Arena, was livestreamed on Sunday (June 4). Grande opened her much-anticipated performance with “Be Alright,” but many of her music peers took the stage before her.
Marcus Mumford greeted the crowd at the start of the concert, asking, “Would you please stand for a moment of silence?”
“Let’s not be afraid,” he added.
He opened the show with a solo performance of Mumford and Sons‘ “Timshel” before welcoming Manchester’s own Take That to the stage. The group sang “Shine,” “Giants” and “Rule the World,” before which they urged the crowd to “stand strong, look at the sky and sing loud and proud.”
Robbie Williams‘ set followed, starting with a version of “Strong” in tribute to Manchester. “Angel” came next, and both songs inspired loud sing-alongs from the audience. “For the last chorus, are you going to help me out?” Williams asked, but the question was unnecessary, as the crowd was doing a fine job of that already.
“All our hearts are with you,” Williams said. “All our hearts are with Manchester and with the U.K. So many of our friends in this great city, we’re brokenhearted for parents who lost their children, children who lost their parents … There is no end to grief. That’s how we know there is no end to love.”
Pharrell was next to take the stage, with a set list that began with “Get Lucky,” his track with Daft Punk — a song that even Miley Cyrus, spotted sidestage, was singing along to. Miley’s presence on the stage soon made more sense: Pharrell invited her to join him on stage.