David Weir added a golden finish to a medal-filled day for Great Britain's athletes to deafening cheers at a packed Olympic Stadium on Sunday night.
The 33-year-old, who won the team's only two golds at the last Paralympics four years ago, confirmed his status as the world's best wheelchair racer with victory in the T54 5,000 metres.
Weir was urged home by the 80,000 crowd, the roar which went round the stadium on his final lap rivalling that which pulled Mo Farah to Olympic victory less than a month ago.
The Londoner's success took the hosts' athletics medal haul for the day to two golds and three silvers as they swept past that meagre Beijing gold mark on just the third day of competition.
Weir, who is going for four golds in London, got the first out of the way in style, controlling the race before holding off his rivals down the home straight to win in 11 minutes 07.65 seconds.
His success added to a discus gold for Aled Davies, taking the British total to four, while the silvers came from long jumper Stef Reid and sprinters Libby Clegg and Graeme Ballard.
Weir, whose win earned the Twitter praise of no less than Usain Bolt, races in the heats of the 1500m on Monday morning.
Six-time Olympic champion Bolt described it as "incredible" while four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins referred to Weir as a "British superstar".
Weir said: "I was in great form coming in to this, all the other races this year were just preparation for this.
"I've got friends and family here, loads of support. You dream about things like this, winning on home turf. I'm a London lad, it's just a dream come true.
"Halfway through you've just got to block it out, even at the start. It's quite scary at first when you start warming up on that track.
"My girlfriend had tickets but I told her not to come because she's eight months pregnant. She came on Friday (for the heat) and she said she was very emotional and we've got a one-year-old (son) so it would be very tough.
"But her family and a lot of my friends [are here] - I saw them on the back straight."
The gold was Weir's third Paralympic title of his career and, with a potential three more to come in London, he could finish as the hero of the Games.
Davies also benefited from the atmosphere and admitted he was hooked on the Olympic Stadium roar after he took a dominant discus gold.
The 21-year-old was already guaranteed the title and had a tear in his eye when he stepped into the circle to cheers for his final throw of the F42 competition.
The result was a new European record of 46.14m for the Bridgend athlete, also the shot put bronze medallist.
He knew it was big straight away and raced off in celebration, punching the air before draping himself in the Union Flag for a lap of honour.
"It was incredible out there. It's addictive," said Davies, who put his sports management course on hold to pursue his Paralympic dream.
"Those roars are just something else. It wouldn't have mattered where I finished, those guys would have been cheering whatever happened."
Davies received another overwhelming ovation, and appeared to dab at another tear, as he received his medal from the Duchess of Cambridge this evening.
Davies, who represented Wales at swimming before turning his attention to athletics in 2006, was born with talipese and hemi-hemilia in his right leg, which means the limb is missing bones, muscle and ligaments and is supported with a brace.
His success followed a silver medal for Stef Reid in the long jump, the 27-year-old setting two new Paralympic records only to be denied gold by a whisker.
Reid, who lost her right leg below the knee in a horrific boating accident aged 15, launched herself out to 5.28m.
It was actually 90cm further than gold medallist Kelly Cartwright, but with points rather than distances determining the final standings in the combined class F42/44 event, she finished just short.
Clegg and guide runner Mikail Huggins won silver in the T12 100m while Ballard was second in the T36 100m, leading for most of the race before being pipped close to the line.
Elsewhere, Katrina Hart was sixth and Jenny McLaughlin seventh in the T36 100m. Reid returned tonight to finish eighth in the T44 100m final, with Sophie Kamlish fifth.