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Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 2000 - Daily Mirror, 31st December 1999

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Title: Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 2000
Publication: Daily Mirror
Date: Friday 31st December 1999


The Manic Street Preachers will become record-breakers tonight with their sell -out show in the Millennium Stadium.Officials at the Guinness Book of Records confirmed the gig will be the biggest indoor concert staged in Europe. And the £30 tickets for the one-off event sold so quickly it became the fastest-selling Millennium event in Britain.

The £126 million stadium has been specially braced to take the foot -stomping weight of all 57,000 fans. Bassist Nicky Wire said: "We're coming home. It was 10 years ago that we played our first concert in Cardiff and there were only two people in the audience." The show will be the first non-rugby event at the new stadium.

After a massive firework display on the stroke of midnight, the band will return. James added: "I haven't had a drink for 10 days so I am really looking forward to unwinding afterwards.

"There has been a lot said about the safety factor in the stadium but if we were worried we would not go on stage.

"I am more concerned about forgetting the words to the songs - that and swearing in front of my family."I know my dad will be in the crowd and it will be hard trying not to swear at the gig in front of him.

"But it will be harder for Nicky to wear a tiara and a dress with his dad watching him."