Crowds Cheer Amanda Berry at Roverfest

Woman held captive for nearly a decade made her first public appearance at a concert in Cleveland.
1:56 | 07/29/13

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planned. To the latest on the three women held captive in cleveland for all those years. This weekend amanda berry made her rst public appearance on a stage at a concert. AND gina DeJesus is speaking out with wews in cleveland. Abc's rob nelson has the story. Reporter: It was a moment that fired up the crowd at this weekend's roeberfest in cleveland. A surprise they never saw coming. Give a round for amanda berry. Reporter: With friends and family by her side she took to the stage to thunderous applause after a decade of captivity inside a cleveland home it was a chance to let loose, to celebrate. To be free. I told her she had a little bit of time to make up on the partying and you guys would help her out tonight. Reporter: The on-stage celebration coming just one day after amanda's captor, ariel castro accepted a plea deal in court. There's something that i don't comprehend because of my -- Reporter: Those words triggered little sympathy for him who captured amanda berry, gina DeJesus and mibl knight inside his house of horrors. Weeks later the three released video statements full of gratitude and hope for better days. I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal. Reporter: And overnight gina DeJESUS SPEAKING ABOUT A NEW Fence donated to her family to protect their privacy. I really wasn't. Reporter: The healing process will be long for all three, but saturday night's spotlight including being serenaded by rapper nelly -- ♪ Reporter: -- Was clearly a moment of joy for a young woman putting her life back together in a hometown crowd cheering her along the way. Thank you, guy, for coming out. Reporter: For "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york.

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