A crowd gathered at a memorial for victims of the Manchester bombing have sung the Oasis hit ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ after a minute’s silence.
The crowd, several hundreds strong, were gathered in St. Anne’s Square in the city to honour the young victims who were killed by a suicide bomber at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on Monday.
After the end of a minute’s silence, a woman in the crowd began to sing ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’. As the crowd began to realise what she was singing, more people began to join in for the chorus and soon the song was resounding throughout the Square.
The woman who started the song, Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, is from Manchester, as are the memebers of Oasis. After the video of her rendition surfaced on Twitter, Bernsmeier-Rullow said that “I love Manchester and Oasis is part of my childhood. ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ – that’s what this is about: we can’t be looking backwards to what happened, we have to look forwards to the future”.
Noel Gallagher, who wrote the song back in 1995, shared the video posted by Guardian report Josh Halliday on Twitter.
❤️ Mancunians https://t.co/kkiofSq60q
— Noel Gallagher (@NoelGallagher) May 25, 2017
Goosebumps! The amazing moment Manchester crowd joins in with woman singing Oasis – Don't Look Back in Anger after minutes silence pic.twitter.com/Cw4mOq8yde
— Josh Halliday (@JoshHalliday) May 25, 2017