IT WAS the night 100 girls fainted, one stopped breathing and a pop star had to be carried to safety as screaming fans surged to grab him outside Southampton’s Mayflower theatre.

These were the chaotic scenes when Matt Goss of pop group Bros appeared in Southampton in July 1988.

The girl who stopped breathing was given the kiss of life and rushed to hospital where she later recovered while scores of youngster slay down inside the theatre to recover.

One bouncer snatched Matt and led him to safety after he hurt his leg in the stampede by hysterical fans at the group’s sell-out show.

More than 2,000 fans had packed The Mayflower for the concert, many having kept a dawn vigil outside to catch a glimpse of their idols arriving.

Ruthless touts had a field day selling worthless ticket forgeries for £30 just hours before the band performed.