Thousands of people have taken part in emotional balloon releases in tribute to Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford.
The couple, aged 19 and 17, were among the 22 killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack on Monday night.
Almost 1,000 people gathered on The Leas near the Bamburgh pub in South Shields this evening to remember the couple, and stand in solidarity with their families and the loved ones of other victims.
Among the crowds were members of Lumsdale Theatre Arts, past and present, where Chloe was a pupil.
Former dance school pupil Susan Hewson said: "Most of us have known Chloe since she was two years old, I've danced with her mam and my daughter has danced with Chloe.
"Chloe was such a beautiful girl and did not deserve this, my heart breaks for Lisa and her family.
"At first the balloon release was to be a private thing for the dance family but it soon escalated. The turn out has been amazing."
Rose Thompson, whose daughters and granddaughters attended Lumsdale Theatre Arts, said: "It's nice to see the old faces standing side by side with the new faces from the school.
"Chloe was one of our own and what has happened has devastated us all. "Hopefully, it'll mean a lot to the family knowing how many of her dancers and their families past and present have come out to pay their respects."
Another balloon release also took place at the New Mill pub in Biddick Hall, close to where Chloe lived.