Ariana grande reflects on manchesteR bombings
On May 22 2017, Ariana Grande was closing her concert and soon after what seemed like a harmless sound was actually the sound of devastation as a bomb was detonated near one of the exits killing 23 people and injuring hundreds more. Ariana then went on to host a concert called ‘One Love Manchester’. However, over a year later, Ariana has said that it still haunts her to this day.
She opened up about her struggles with this tragedy in a new documentary where Ariana Grande gives fans a behind the scenes view of the ‘Dangerous Woman Tour’. In the fourth episode, she shows a letter that she wrote to her fans about the attack from earlier this year saying that ’May 22, 2017, will leave (her) speechless and filled with questions for the rest of (her) life.’ .
She wrote that she believed that music was an escape, how she always saw it as a safe thing and something that can bring people together leaving her confused as to why music should ever lead to harm. She also praises the bravery and strength that Manchester as a whole has mentioning that they managed to change an event that was showing the worst of humanity to an event that portrayed beauty.
In the series, there is no actual depiction or footage of the bombing but instead focuses on One Love Manchester which Grande hosted in order to raise money for the victims and their families.