George Michael Rocks Wembley Stadium
British pop star George Michael rocked an all-new 90,000-seat Wembley stadium last night - the first concert at the giant new venue.
Despite the controversies caused by the tabloids in the UK about his drug-taking and relish for casual gay sex, the singer's fan base in Europe is a strong as ever.
The singer said to the crowd amid cheers: "I'm actually here, I don't believe it. For the most amazing, God-given 25 years, I thank you all."
He brought the house down with classic hits "Freedom! 90", "Faith", "Fastlove," "Father Figure" and "Careless Whisper".
George Michael played at the old Wembley at 1985's Live Aid, Wham!'s farewell gig in 1986, the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and the 1998 concert for Nelson Mandela. His next Wembley concert takes place tonight.
Upcoming concerts at the new Wembley include the July 1 concert marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, princess of Wales and the July 7 climate change awareness Live Earth gig, featuring Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.