That was quite a special moment at the end of the minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square : Video Cedits – Josh Halliday
Goosebumps! Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, the amazing woman who started that impromptu : Video by Josh Halliday @JoshHalliday
Don’t Look Back In Anger singalong in St Ann’s Square
25 May 2017 · Manchester, England
It fell perfectly silent for a minute, apart from the whirring of the police helicopter above, then there was a shout of: “Rock on, Manchester,” followed by applause..
Then, out of the silence, a woman clutching a bouquet of flowers began singing the opening verse to Oasis’s Don’t Look Back in Anger
The crowd of hundreds quickly joined in – it was utterly spine-tingling, and I don’t use that word lightly.
I spoke to her afterwords. She is Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, the daughter of legendary Manchester radio presenter and DJ Mike Shaft. Lydia, 32, said she had “really struggled” since the attack but that Manchester “will recover.
Asked why she chose that song, she said: “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.
“We all joined together and we’re all going to get on with it because that’s what Manchester does.” She added: “It really touched my heart and gave me shivers to hear everyone joining in with me