Yesterday was of course the One Love Manchester benefit concert that Ariana put together after the horrible terrorist acts at her concert last week.
I have been covering a lot of it but wanted to space out the posts simply because I couldn’t stop crying. Every performance was incredible and made me very emotional, so that’s enough about me and my emotions.
Watching this concert was beautiful. There was so much unity, so much love in the atmosphere and it was truly beautiful to watch.
Ariana ended the night with “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, prepare to cry.
Ariana Grande has definitely stepped up since the tragic bombing at her concert last week. It really speaks to her character even though some people want to try and say that she is doing this for publicity, those people can kindly go and fuck themselves.
Today Ariana landed in England for the big benefit concert that she put together, and she made a stop to visit those who were injured in the bombing at her concert.
Take a look at some of the photos that have been released. She also FaceTimed with victims that she could not visit face to face.
Although Ariana Grande suspended her world tour for a few weeks, she will be taking the stage this weekend to help raise money for all of those affected by the Manchester bombing.
Honestly, I am a bit surprised that she is so willing to go back to the city. Of course everyone isn’t bad there but she had a really horrified incident happen at her concert. It is crazy she is already ready to go back to the city to perform.
I give her a lot of credit for being able to do that though, and having such big names follow to raise money.
All of the sales will go to the British Red Cross fund.
I will tell you one thing, this concert is definitely going to be the safest concert of the year so far. The security will be insane and hopefully, no one will have to worry about anything negative happening.
I think that we can all agree that Justin Timberlake and Eminem are both superstars in their own right. They both have a ton of Twitter followers and their support behind something, like raising money for victims of the Manchester bombing, is a huge deal.
Well JT and Em collaborated in a way that wasn’t musical at all.
The two of them both tweeted links to a fundraiser that was set up to help both victims and families that were effected by the act of terror at the Manchester Arena.
After each of them shared out the link, there was a spike in donations and as of right now it is just over $2 million.
Of course we can’t just thank JT and Eminem for acting together and there are definitely many more celebrities tweeting out this same link, there was just such a spike after each artist posted it, you couldn’t ignore it.
On the site Hardy wrote a heartfelt note about the hateful acts that occurred.
“What happened last night at the AG concert in Manchester was a tragedy; families and children attacked and murdered; in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert. it is an inconceivable atrocity. There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion. I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that Terrorism is an evil thing. ”
The actor continued by saying, “I hope between us we can raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love to help in some small way towards repairing some if any of the damage done in the wake of last nights events. There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence. A road to recovery unimaginable.”
So if you can donate, great, if not be sure to spread the word.
No donation is too small in order to help those in need.
Listen, I know that I have been hard on Ariana Grande simply because I am not a huge fan of her music, but I will say that she has always loved her fans. She has always had great mete and greet photos and seemed to really have a deep connection with them.
Last night of course one of the most horrible things in the world happened, a terrorist attack struck her concert and left at least 22 dead. The number could potentially rise due to casualties.
It was truly a disgusting act that I don’t think any of us will ever be able to understand.
Earlier today Ariana took to Twitter for the first time since the attacks.
broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Tonight I am sad to report that there was a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in England.
There are so many different reports going around that it is hard to know what is true, who knows what is fake at this point. One thing is for sure, they are treating this as an act of terrorism.
It has been reported that a bomb filled with nails was set off as people left the concert. It has been confirmed that Ariana was not hurt from the blast but right now, 19 people are confirmed dead and it looks like that number is only going to rise.
Concerts are one of the greatest things in the world in my opinion. It is where a sea of people, whether it’s a few hundred or a few thousand can put all of their own personal bullshit aside. People from different backgrounds, different ages, and races put it all aside to just enjoy the music.
Music is supposed to bring us together, terrorism is there to tear us apart.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected by this tragedy.