Draped in a rainbow flag and blowing kisses, Britney Spears wowed a crowd of fifty-seven,000 at Brighton Pride.
The celebrity headlined the opening day of the pageant, kicking off a European excursion of her Las Vegas display Piece of Me.
Afterward, she tweeted: “Thank you for a terrific show…My gorgeous fanatics. I love you all.”
But heaps of lovers have been stranded in the early hours of Sunday after chaotic scenes at the town’s railway station.
Police asked that the station become closed and teach offerings suspended shortly earlier than midnight to help them address developing crowds.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said the station later “progressively cleared” with the ultimate greater educate leaving at 02:15 BST.
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After chaos on the educate station, many human beings abandoned their travel plans and went to the seaside
Brighton and Hove Pride said it turned into “very disillusioned that GTR had been not able to provide sufficient offerings to human beings returning domestic”.
It said people appropriately left Preston Park “in much less than 30 minutes” however “their protection changed into putting in jeopardy by means of GTR and the station’s failure to plan for adequate train services”.
A GTR spokesperson said: “We ran 15 greater trains the previous day to address the unprecedented traveler numbers, similarly to the plan we had agreed with the event organizers.
“Access to Brighton station became closed for a length by means of the police to assist with crowding inside the town, after which our greater trains helped clear the station steadily.”
It said it would be talking to Pride organizers and police about whether or not it had to enhance Sunday’s timetable.
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Britney returns to the UK in weeks for suggests in Scarborough, Manchester, Glasgow and London.
Dressed in a sequinned leotard, she dealt with the Brighton crowd to classics consisting of Baby One More Time, Oops!… I Did It Again and Toxic.
Thousands turn out for Brighton Pride
Just as in her Las Vegas residency – which ran on and rancid for four years from December 2013 – the target market became given a performance of slick workouts, with around 20 backing dancers, and infinite dress changes.
Her different numbers protected Boys, Me Against The Music, Piece of Me, Gimme More and Womaniser.
The 90-minute set, which ended with her dancing with a rainbow flag, also located room for a tribute to songs through rapper Missy Elliott.
Earlier in the day, people tweeted approximately the chaotic scenes at London’s St Pancras Station as they queued for up to half-hour to buy their educate tickets to Brighton.
Carl Smith, who turned into stuck up inside the chaos after Brighton railway station was closed at the hours of darkness, stated: “There changed into just masses of crushing. There were human beings passing out – there has been no water.
“Trains were going but with no-one on them. Our pal managed to get thru the barrier come what may. He texted me and stated ‘I’m on an empty train going returned to London. Why are there nevertheless heaps of people out of doors?’.”
People have spoken of feeling “scared” in the “huge” crowd
Jo Squire, from Worthing, said she arrived on the station at 22:45 to discover the station gates closed.
She said: “People were getting beaten and the police were everywhere. I was continually considering how we could get out of the large crowd. It became definitely frightening to sense caught like that.”
Stephania Darius, 34, from London, gave up and paid £250 for a taxi domestic.
She stated: “There became no information at all given to the crowd about what was taking place. The police weren’t able to provide me any records, and the guards just neglected us.
“Because of the massive crowds, my phone wasn’t running, so I turned into simply stood there not understanding what was occurring.”
Others caught up in the disruption have tweeted their reports.
Originally posted 2018-08-06 18:25:17.