Roses Recap: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park
The resurrection had begun its process long before Mani had even begun to play the symbolic opening bass line of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’. With three dates at Heaton Park selling out faster than you could say ‘bucket hat’, it’d be fair to say the anticipation surrounding the Roses’ return was massive.
They’d played a select few European dates (which sparked ‘cuntgate’) and a last minute homecoming gig in Warrington, (to which fans were allowed free entry with a piece of Roses memorabilia, which was a nice touch); but this would be their real test, playing to over 225,000 fans in the space of three days. And they didn’t disappoint.
Although rain was predicted it didn’t really show up and with support across the weekend came from a varied bunch including The Wailers, Plan B, The Vaccines Beady Eye and Professor Green to name a few, everything was in place for the atmosphere to be a spectacular one.