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In pictures: The summer Genesis played Leeds Roundhay Park

PICS: Mel Hulme
PICS: Mel Hulme
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“somehow the rain didn’t matter.” wrote the YEP music critic back in the summer of 1987 after Genesis performed in front of 80,000 fans.

“The heavens opened, the sandwiches were as soggy as the grass we sat on and when the sun came out to a huge cheer it didn’t stay long.

“But it didn’t matter. Genesis in the park was wet, wild... and wonderful..”

The reviewer added: “It’s not only the music, It’s the wave of togetherness, the mood of mutual fun and sense of enjotyment, the instant camaraderie between total strangers, the not waning it to ever end and the final wave of pure joy in the encores as 80,000 voices unite in ecstatic approval.”

Enjoy these rare YEP archive photos from the concert

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