THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 |
Posted by: Robert Steiner
The music world and beyond has been rocked by the suicide bombing that took place outside of Manchester Arena earlier this week. Around 22 people tragically lost their lives due to the senseless attack, and throughout this week, people all over the world have been finding ways to cope and pay tribute to the victims. Today, a video posted by The Guardian shows that a crowd in Manchester have turned to music as a way to unite in the face of tragedy. After a minute of silent mourning, a single woman in the audience began singing "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis, and though people were timid to respond at first, the majority of the crowd joined in by the chorus.
The song choice felt perfect for the occasion, because not only is Oasis from Manchester, the song is all about looking ahead and not letting troubles of the past ruin your hope for the future. It was a simple but powerful moment in honor of the innocent victims, and is a potent reminder of music's unique ability to bring complete strangers together. Watch the video above, and also check out the original version here as well.