AS Sheffield's first Tramlines festival weekend strummed into its final few hours main stage headliner Jon McClure of Reverend And The Makers declared himself "emotional".
Judging by the grins on the faces of many music fans roaming from one venue to the next, plenty of others felt the same.
Tramlines and the broader Sheffield Music City event set out to be a multi-venue, multi-genre celebration of bands and DJs charged with telling the world just how musically-fertile their hometown is.
So the rain may have arrived like a clich on Sunday but it didn't matter.
Indoors or out there was more live music going in than one person could possibly take in.
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Some of the timetables got a tad derailed for one reason or another but it didn't seem to trouble those happy to chance their ears at finding something new.
The beauty of this weekend was it had another thing in common with trams, or buses, besides its name. If you missed one band there would always be another one along shortly...
While Devonshire Green hosted the 5,000-capacity main area there were stages for world music, acoustic and other acts on The Moor, Peace Gardens and the City Hall steps, although yesterday's downpour and a lack of cover shrunk the latter to a cosy spot between the venue's elegant pillars.
Elsewhere bars hosted flying visits from guest musicians, some more famous than others, Mr McClure arguably clocking up the most impromptu mini gigs of the weekend.
With some 120 bands and DJs playing yards, beer gardens, patios – or shop doorways in the case of the handful of buskers grabbing their piece of the action – this was a showcase for local talent, as well as a chance to catch pop names such as Pixie Lott, Athlete and Little Boots.
The Las and The Noisettes may have pulled out but few people seemed to be complaining, even when they had to queue for their free tickets.
Painfully cool teenagers brushed shoulders with middle aged couples who maybe wouldn't usually head for the likes of The Harley or into a festival some labelled an "urban Glastonbury" as differences were put aside and just about every type of band and exotic style was given a listen.
Nick Simmonite, boss of Frog & Parrot – a key venue on the Tramline circuit – enthused: "On Saturday I saw people walking around with grins fixed on their faces. It's been an amazing weekend."
Throw in the continental market and Fargate's big wheel and here was a city giving another good reason for the so-called stay-cation.
As one band suggested, it was "like we're swapping steel for sound" and all seemed agreed Tramlines had brought a sense of unity.
Jon McClure, along with DJ Toddla T and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, was a 'curator' heading up special nights. He spoke of Sheffield finally celebrating its musical prowess.
Fellow organiser and Threads host James O'Hara summed it up simply: "Sheffield deserves it."
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