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Stone Roses make triumphant return in Warrington
12:50pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in News
FIRST it was a rumour on the radio, then an announcement on Twitter.
But by mid afternoon last Wednesday, Warrington erupted as confirmation came through that the Stone Roses were coming to town.
Hundreds of fans including Dallam resident Michaela Fort descended on the Pyramid box office to queue for tickets to the secret gig.
After bagging one in return for a donation of her choice to charity she said: “My boyfriend called me and told me to come down.
“My favourite song is I Wanna Be Adored and we’re so excited.”
In order to get a ticket fans were asked to bring a piece of Stone Roses memorabilia to be stamped.
Many were left scrambling around for posters and CD covers while others headed to Golden Square, where HMV sold out of Stone Roses merchandise.
Emma and Martin Southworth managed to get tickets after a desperate search at their home in Bruche.
She said: “I got up in the loft because of iPods, you don’t know where anything is, so I’ve been digging around for CDs.
“We missed tickets for Heaton Park but this is a tiny venue so it will be miles better.”
But some followers of the Manchester rock band were left panicking in the queue.
Joel Turner and pregnant wife Sarah travelled from Lancashire in a bid to get tickets but arrived without any Stone Roses gear to swap.
“We left before we heard about the memorabilia, so it’s all a bit tense because we’re waiting for stuff to be dropped off,” said Joel.
“This is her last chance to see them before the baby comes.”
But the expectant parents did make it into the Parr Hall along with 900 others to see the band, fronted by Lymm resident Ian Brown.
Along with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and boxer Ricky Hatton, t