Stone Roses Reunion Kicks Off At Heaton Park
Crowds go wild as Ian Brown quips 'we've still got it'...
The Stone Roses performed their first homecoming gig at Manchester's Heaton Park last night, their first major UK show in 16 years.
A crowd of 75,000 fans were there to witness the reunion, which kicked off with 1989 hit Ian Brown quipped: "As you can see, we've still got it," according to a report in The Sun.
During the two-hour set, which included classic songs Waterfall, Fool's Gold and She Bangs The Drum, Brown showed his love for his home town, asking the crowd: "Who's from Manchester?" - before declaring: "Looking out, I can see we still got the best-looking girls!"
But he couldn't resist a pop at the monarchy, dedicating Elizabeth My Dear to "those parasites down the road... celebrating 60 years of tyranny!"
The band's triumphant homecoming ended with an epic rendition of I Am The Resurrection.
Tickets for the reunion gigs, which will see the Manchester rockers play to 220,000 fans, sold out in just minutes.
Famous fans like David Beckham and Damien Hirst have contributed to the official programme.