Boxer hails One Love Manch­ester con­cert

‘There was a lot of cry­ing’

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

A Cam­bus­lang man who at­tended Sunday’s One Love Manch­ester trib­ute con­cert has hailed Amer­i­can pop singer Ari­ana Grande for pulling it all to­gether.

Jor­dan McCorry, 26, who is a pro­fes­sional boxer from Drum­sagard, got hold of four tick­ets for the sold-out ben­e­fit gig for the vic­tims of the ter­ror at­tack on May 22.

Many of those who at­tended the show were also in the crowd at Grande’s show at the Manch­ester Arena which saw 22 peo­ple trag­i­cally killed and more than 100 in­jured in a sui­cide bomb at­tack.

Jor­dan, a for­mer Trin­ity High School pupil, ad­mit­ted there were mixed emo­tions through­out the night where a num­ber of mu­sic stars in­clud­ing Take That, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Cold­play took to the stage at the Emi­rates Old Traf­ford cricket ground.

He said: “It was re­ally good, I re­ally en­joyed it.

“We just went down to show our sup­port for it be­cause it was all go­ing to­wards such a good cause and there was a lot of good acts on.

“It was mixed feel­ings at times but it was great of Ari­ana Grande to put it all to­gether in such a short space of time.

“The peo­ple at the front were all the ones who were at the first con­cert and we got talk­ing to some of them.

“Fair play to them for go­ing be­cause the gig was or­gan­ised so quickly from when that [ter­ror at­tack] hap­pened.

“When Ari­ana sang her last song there was a lot of peo­ple cry­ing, even my girl­friend was cry­ing next to me be­cause it was so emo­tional.

But like I said, it was for such a good cause and we wanted to show our sup­port for Manch­ester and the vic­tims.”

Jor­dan, who was at the Manch­ester Arena three weeks prior to the sui­cide bomb at­tack for a box­ing event, was joined at the con­cert by his girl­friend Natalie, his brother Josh and his part­ner Mor­gan Ra­m­age.

As well as show­ing his sup­port for all those af­fected by the dev­as­tat­ing events of last month, Jor­dan en­joyed watch­ing some of his favourite acts on stage.

He added: “I go to a lot of fes­ti­vals and gigs but it was nice this time be­cause there was no­body ar­gu­ing or any­thing like that.

“We all like Justin Bieber and I thought Cold­play were bril­liant. And when Liam Gal­lagher came out at the end, I thought Oa­sis were go­ing to come out but ob­vi­ously they didn’t.

“Take That were re­ally good at the start and Katy Perry was great too.”

Star Ari­ana Grande

Show­ing their sup­port Jor­dan McCorry with his girl­friend Natalie (right), his brother Josh and his part­ner Mor­gan Ra­m­age

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