During "One Last Time," the One Love Manchester anthem, emotion overcame the singer as she paused in mid-song. Fans exploded with love and support to carry her through, and once again, during "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," while the dancers stood holding hands and Ariana started to cry, Hong Kong stood up to embrace her.
While the night was filled with tears as Ariana, her dancers and fans hugged each other, the overwhelming message was to stay strong. It was also a celebration of women everywhere as the interlude video montage of Ariana posing seductively cut to words like "wild," "free," "playful," "gentle," "sensual," "strong," ending with the word "FEMALE."
"Thinking Bout You" also came out in support of the LGBTQ community with the video featuring colored silhouettes of opposite and same-sex couples, expressing that "Love Is Love."
As this final concert came to a close with an encore performance of "Dangerous Woman," it was clear to everyone that the Dangerous Woman World Tour was not just a pop concert tour. Ariana Grande has brought people together through music to love and support each other. The One Love Manchester benefit concert has raised over $22 million USD for the victims of the terror attack.
To use Ariana's own words, "We plan to honor them with courage, bravery and defiance in the face of fear. The kind of love and unity that you are displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now."
And in a touching note, Ariana thanked all her fans and tour crew on Instagram:
<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.10185185185185% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZTzudVH65U/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">?issa wrap. ? ?i will missssss u all and this tour very very much. thank you for your energy. for celebrating us, each other and yourselves at these shows each night. for giving life to our art and for living the message of this tour every day. ? ?thank you to my DWT family. you are such. a. gift. to. my life. --It's been such an honor and I'm so inspired by each of you. ? ?thank you to everybody that attended one of these shows and to everybody that couldn't but watched the videos religiously online and joined us from home. we felt your love too every night.? ?i hope this has made you feel something beautiful or has impacted your life the way it has ours. ? ?i'm gonna miss the fuck out of you for a lil while.? ?you are very loved. ? ?I'm going to go to sleep now bye. ?</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-09-21T16:18:39+00:00">Sep 21, 2017 at 9:18am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote>
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