Crowded House's return to the Sydney Opera House was a moment fans had literally waited two decades for and it did not disappoint.
Not only were people treated to four nights of live music from the generation-defining band, the ABC also aired the final show live -- ensuring those who weren't lucky enough to secure a ticket didn't miss out on the magic.
The internet responded in an overwhelmingly positive fashion to the concerts, giving 2016 a small moment of unity that it so desperately deserved.
My hubby witnessed the #CrowdedHouseLive concert on the steps of the Opera House 20 years ago— Mariam Veiszadeh (@MariamVeiszadeh) November 27, 2016
Today we are witnessing it together ❤️❤️
Woke up with my mind singing 'distant sun' to me. The magic is still alive, even if only for a little longer.#CrowdedHouseLive— Lady Lovely Lumps (@Chemu18Cheryl) November 27, 2016
What other band can fill 2.5hrs of songs the whole country can sing along? And that is a fraction of their repertoire #CrowdedHouseLive— Howie (@the_howie) November 27, 2016
This is making 2016 a little better #CrowdedHouseLive— Vivian Samuel (@VivianSamuel5) November 27, 2016
Twitter user Mrs Brooker hit the nail on the head with her response to the concerts, reminding us all the power of music in bringing everyone together.
Thank you Crowded House.
The Twitterverse seems a happier place tonight. Music unites, heals, helps us forget the woes of the world. #CrowdedHouseLive— Mrs Brooker (@sizzzzz) November 27, 2016