TOWN'S magnificent support will be the lasting memory.
Make no mistake about it, few teams in the Premiership will receive such outstanding vocal backing at Ewood Park this season.
Around 4,000 Huddersfield voices dominated the atmosphere despite many fans arriving late because of hold-ups on the motorway.
Such unity was wonderful to hear - the fans were a credit to the club and the town - and the noise was never louder than 11 minutes from time when Pawel Abbott pounced for his ninth goal of the season to put the tie right back in the balance.
With Town trailing only 2-1 and another grandstand finale on the cards, the fans cranked up the decibels even further in the hope of a shock late equaliser.
Their efforts were to no avail, however.
Craig Bellamy, who had opened the scoring in the 11th minute before watching Zurab Khizanishvili increase the advantage from a corner on 59, nipped through to grab his second of the night with seven minutes left on the clock.
It was typical of Blackburn's skill, movement and passing quality all night while the pace of the Welsh international - who dribbled neatly around Paul Rachubka before rolling the ball home - was just too hot for Town to handle in an entertaining second round tie.
In fact, the gulf in class between the sides was evident from the very earliest exchanges, even though Town covered themselves in as much credit as the fans for their gutsy approach and determination to build play through a new frontline including Andy Booth and Junior Mendes.
It was tough going, however, as Blackburn's impressive fluidity illustrated the massive strides Town will have to make in the next few years to progress to the Championship and to even think about challenging for the Premier League.
Turkish midfielder Tugay bossed the show, playing just in front of the back four and drawing his mobile colleagues into the game passing this way and that.
Battling Robbie Savage was hugely impressive, ensuring Mark Hughes' side had the edge in slickness and sharpness, and every time Town made a mistake it seemed the £5m Bellamy was ready to make them pay.
While he was too quick for Town's defence in the first half - the neatly-taken opening goal was a perfect lift for Blackburn after a six and a half hour drought in the top flight - Bellamy was also too nippy for the assistant who kept flagging him offside.
John McCombe, making his first start of the season for suspended Tom Clarke, stuck manfully to his guns with Bellamy and Paul Dickov making the sort of runs you rarely see at League I level, and there was time for Town to threaten an equaliser before the break.
Abbott, looking far from out of place on the lofty Ewood stage, went as close as anyone, curling a 30-yard free-kick just inches wide and then finding space for a 12-yard header which should have rewarded Andy Holdsworth's pinpoint cross.
A shot searing over the bar and a volley on the turn from Booth's flick offered further proof of Abbott's confidence and quality and the fans warmed to Town's efforts even more when, just seconds after the re-start, skipper Jon Worthington sent a raking drive skimming over the bar.
Danny Schofield hesitated twice with the sort of chances you would expect him to bury while McCombe, Tony Carss and sub Gary Taylor-Fletcher all tried their luck before Abbott gave the faithful something to cheer.
In between times, Blackburn continued to counter with real menace, going close through David Bentley, Dickov and Emerton, whose flying header was brilliantly palmed away by Paul Rachubka. Unfortunately, Zurab scored from the corner.
Town had penalty appeals for handball waved away as Town's fans roared them back into the game, but it wasn't quite enough.
Blackburn were a class above and deserved to win, but Town were certainly not disgraced.
Man of the Match: Pawel Abbott
Caused Blackburn plenty of problems with his eagerness to shoot and his clever touches on the ball. It didn't always come off, but he scored and went close on several occasions
THE moment referee Lee Probert didn't blow for a foul on Andy Booth and allowed Danny Schofield advantage in the 11th minute.
Schofield lost the ball almost immediately and Brett Emerton played a one-two which allowed Craig Bellamy to score his first goal for Blackburn. It was just the lift the home side needed
How they rated:
Paul Rachubka Made a fantastic save to deny Emerton's header and smothered bravely at feet of Bellamy. Did well despite the score Rating: 7/10
Andy Holdsworth Caught pushing forward for the first goal but was solid overall and supplied a couple of great crosses, especially for Abbott Rating: 7/10
Danny Adams Did a reasonable job keeping Bentley quiet and was involved in some promising build up play pushing forward Rating: 7/10
John McCombe Could not have done much better against Bellamy and Co in his first start of the season. Some top clearances Rating: 7/10
Nathan Clarke Some timely tackles and made a brilliant clearance in the six yard box to prevent Dickov scoring late on Rating: 7/10
Danny Schofield His touch let him down for two crucial half chances which could have given Town a vital lift on the break Rating: 7/10
Jon Worthington Had a tremendous tussle with Savage and Tugay. Worked hard, made decent breaks and close with a drive Rating: 7/10
Tony Carss Back on the ground where he started his career and he grafted. Fired one shot wide when others were clear Rating: 7/10
Junior Mendes Handed a first start since April but couldn't make the necessary impact on the right against Michael Gray Rating: 6/10
Andy Booth Held the ball well on his return to the starting line-up and linked some promising attacks. Gave Rovers problems Rating: 7/10
Pawel Abbott Scored a clever goal and close on a couple of other occasions with quick thinking to match the top-flight opposition Rating: 8/10
Spotlight on the ref:
A BIT fussy and not helped at all by his sorry assistants, but Lee Probert got about the pitch well and the Bristol official was certainly close to the action when making his decisions.
Turned down loud appeals for a penalty for handball in the second half, after allowing an unfortunate advantage before Rovers' first goal
Blackburn Rovers: Friedel; Neill, Gray (Mokoena 83); Nelson, Zurab; Bentley, Tugay, Savage, Emerton (Pedersen 70); Dickov (Kuqi 86), Bellamy. Subs not used: Reid, Enckelman (Gkp)