Boxer hails One Love Manchester concert
‘There was a lot of crying’
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