The message onstage at Ariana Grande’s “One Love Manchester” benefit concert was one of resilience, defiance and unity.
The event, at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Sunday evening, was Ariana’s first appearance since the suicide bombing that took place at her May 22 concert at the Manchester Arena killing 22 people and wounding many others.
It came less than 24 hours after another terrorist attack on the London Bridge, that killed seven.
Katy Perry was in attendance along with Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and many others.
After the attack in London, Lily Garner, 22, said she felt some fear about going to Sunday’s concert, but that she ultimately overcame it. “It puts you on edge a bit, but you can’t let those things affect you,” she said. “You can’t stop it from living your life, doing what you want to do.”