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Gig on Saturday in Manchester

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MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 11:21:30

Got tickets to seemy favourite band in Manchester (cricket ground) on Saturday. 50,000 capacity so a massive event.

My GF is coming with me but her family are begging us not to go. I personally think it will be safe what with the huge police presence.

However, I would feel terrible if something DID happen.

AIBU to still go? Or should I stand firm and not let recent events affect my choices? I have given GF the option to not go if she doesn't feel safe.

MissionItsPossible Fri 26-May-17 11:22:58

You go and let GF make the decision for herself. Don't force or plead with her to go because if you do and she's worried she won't enjoy it anyway and neither will you.

insancerre Fri 26-May-17 11:24:41

Go
Stand together
Do not let the terrorists win
I'm going to 2 gigs in Manchester next week
I've had the tickets for months and I'm looking forward to going to both gigs

Majorgoodwinschickenbeatstrump Fri 26-May-17 11:26:42

Agree with the above, it's her choice to make... I would def go but that's me! It'll be far more secure this Saturday than it would have been last Saturday and you both would have gone without a thought then. But I get that if someone is going to be really anxious all the way through it won't be enjoyable and therefore pointless. I'm sure a friend would jump at the chance to go with you if she doesn't want to go.

wowfudge Fri 26-May-17 11:27:03

Go - security will be high and you'll enjoy yourselves.

fanfrickintastic Fri 26-May-17 11:27:57

You go. Let her decide for herself. I was in Manchester last night for a gig. It was very much business as usual.

MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 11:29:43

I asked if she is worried, I said her safety is my priority so if she has any doubts I will take someone else and she seems ok! I'm sure a few pre gig cocktails will calm her down if she does get nervous.

Its her family that are getting to me.

Driving to work this morning and reached the city and her sister happened to be in the car next to me beeping and asking if we are still going tomorrow! I said yes and she shook her head!

BTG3385 Fri 26-May-17 11:33:10

I would imagine security will be huge at that event. You can lessen your risk anyway by making plans on where to go in/out and when to do so. There will be zero risk in the ground as I assume they will scan people.

caffeinestream Fri 26-May-17 11:34:05

It's not her families choice unless she's under 18.

If she wants to go, that's her choice! I personally wouldn't miss out on seeing my favourite band.

CoughingForWeeks Fri 26-May-17 12:19:09

Lots of my friends are going to the same gig and they're really looking forward to it. There's extra security on so allow a bit of extra time for searches etc and they have asked that people avoid bringing bags where possible. Hope you have a great time.

MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 12:26:49

coughing Yes it sounds like they are prepared. I have been so looking forward to it but I cant help but feel sad for the lives lost on Monday. My heart aches for them, this concert is going to be emotional.

Hoping to put some flowers down at St Anne's

10storeylovesong Fri 26-May-17 12:38:59

I should have been going to this gig but am in the police and rest days have been cancelled. Security has been ramped right up. If I weren't working I'd be going, and so would all my colleagues. I'm listening to the sound check currently and it sounds amazing. Have a great time!

MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 14:10:55

storey Oh wow! I am getting excited now!

Sirzy Fri 26-May-17 14:13:33

I am doing Manchester half on Sunday, I am anxious I won't lie but I am still doing it. I think unless you both thing anxiety will stop you enjoying it then go.

storey I think it's awful rest days have been cancelled, you all need the time out more now than ever!

NotACleverName Fri 26-May-17 14:15:50

I'm going, I've been looking forward to this for months and no terrorist is going to stop me.

MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 14:21:47

They are such an awesome live band

MissBax Fri 26-May-17 14:56:16

If it helps maybe contact the venue before hand and ask what safety procedures they have in place? I don't think you need to this and I wouldn't personally , but if she feels she needs to reassure them.
Also just for the record - I live in Manchester and the efficacy of the police and other services this last week has been second to none. The city has really pulled together wonderfully! ♥

rainbowbreeze123 Fri 26-May-17 14:57:27

Im going as well, cant lie I am twitchy but I think it would be wrong not to go and let them win.. itll be an awesome atmosphere I think

MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 15:05:45

I just hope no one brings any pyrotechnics as they usually do. Its far too triggering

biffyboom Fri 26-May-17 15:05:50

Im going to a gig in manc on saturday too. Anything could happen, anywhere, at any time. We can't just stop going out.

TheNaze73 Fri 26-May-17 15:20:22

I'd go & let her make her own decision.

It is the Courteeners after all. Enjoy

NotACleverName Fri 26-May-17 15:24:19

OP, they are indeed awesome live. I saw them open for The Stone Roses last June and I have to say I thought they were the better band.

It's gonna be great tomorrow 👍🏻

Leanback Fri 26-May-17 15:25:48

I drove past the cricket ground today and they are scanning people on the gates as they enter. Security will be tight

MyStomachHurts Fri 26-May-17 17:25:20

Glad to hear it. Hope you all enjoy! I know I will smile

NapQueen Fri 26-May-17 17:27:28

Its crap that her family are getting at you! You choose to go, gf makes her own mind up, her choice for her.

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