Ariana Grande, the famous singer has shared her “love” for Manchester during her performance in the city for the first time since her tribute concert after the Manchester Arena bombing.
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The 26-year-old pop star of US, who has been headlining this year’s Manchester Pride celebrations, completed her 35-minute set with her song One Last Time. The song was adopted a secondary meaning as it was for the homage to victims of the bomb attack. Twenty-two people which included seven children were killed in that suicide bombing at her concert in May 2017.
During her performance at the Mayfield depot on Sunday, she shared an emotional message to fans that she loves Manchester a lot. She thanked everyone to have her again there.
“I’m so happy to be here with you – it means the world – so thank you for having me. I’m sorry, I’m so nervous, I had so much more to say but I’m like very overwhelmed so thank you. Happy, happy, happy Pride – it’s so beautiful, I love you so much,” she said.
However, before the event, Grande tweeted: “On our way to manchester pride. 🖤🖤🖤 love u so much. can’t wait to give u all our love. you’re my heart in every way. see u soon. 🌫”
Although she performed after two long years, fans were not happy with the fact that event organisers forced her to perform for only thirty minutes. Even, earlier this year, they slammed the organisers as well to increase the price of the tickets. Last year it was £28 whereas this year it became £70.95.
“NO NO NO!!!! Half an hour for @ArianaGrande PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE!?” one fan shared on Twitter after the times were released. Another fan tweeted, “what’s the bigger scam, £2 for a can of warm water or £60 for half an hour of Ariana Grande.”