Sunday, 4 June 2017
Two fingers up to extremism and thumbs up for music
Until a week ago I had never heard of Ariane Bonde. I have minimal connection with pop music, but I felt compelled to watch Love Manchester tonight.
Suggestions had been made that this was too soon after the event, I don’t agree. Music has more power than well meaning but often repetitive and mechanical statements from politicians and others, and the concert conveyed an immediate response to, and condemnation of the futility of these atrocities.
Tonight’s performance may not have been to everybody’s musical taste, but for me it was a moving experience and for a change a valuable contribution from celebrities as role models for our younger generation - tonight celebrities rose to the occasion.
From just a performance viewpoint I was impressed with Little Mix and Cold Play.