Merely weeks after the massive bomb blast that hit her Manchester Arena concert, Ariana Grande is back with her “One Love Manchester” benefit concert. More than fifty thousand people, neither intimidated, nor beaten by the suicide bomb blast that killed 28 people, are in attendance. To be true, they were not even stopped by the terror attack that hit London yesterday and till now has caused as many as seven deaths.
People are determined not to let terrorist attacks create a sense of fear among them. While they are cautious, without doubt, but they are not fearful of what has happened over the last few weeks in London and Manchester. The Manchester Benefit concert event was put together after a terrorist attack on May 22 killed 22 people, including children and teenagers, shortly after the end of Grande’s concert in the northern English city. The concert in remembrance of the victims of that attack was opened by poet Tony Walsh, making a connection to Saturday night’s terrorist attacks in London in which seven people were killed and dozens injured.
As far as the concert’s program is concerned, the full show starts at 2 p.m. EDT and a stream is available on a number of different platforms. On TV, the show will be broadcast live on Freeform and then a one-hour special will air after Game 2 of the NBA Finals on ABC on Sunday night.