The time I finally saw Coldplay live

‘When she was just a girl she expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of
Para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise’

I like to think there are some things so obvious that you’ve always wanted to do that you forget the urgency of doing them in the first place.

One fine Sunday, while I was cleaning my apartment thinking about the existential nature of life and other such noble things, I received a ping to attend the Coldplay concert in Frankfurt for free. (courtesy an extra ticket from a friend who backed out)

Who was I to turn down a free concert of perhaps the most legendary band of my generation? So well, there I was a week later attending my first concert in Europe.

After waiting for 3 hours outside in a light drizzle and not being prepared at the least for it to rain(When in Germany, always be prepared for it to rain), we were finally let in.

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50,000 people. Commerzbank Arena. Everyone singing along. Old and Young. Short and Tall. Pretty and Ugly. Hairy and Bald. I took this too far. I shall stop.

 

I hate to admit it, but I almost cried when I heard ‘Fix You’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘Scientist’. As you’ve probably heard, the pyrotechnics are astounding as well as their stage presence and energy. You never think you’ll hear Chris Martin reminisce about their young days as a band in Britain and talk about the first time they ever played in Germany seventeen years ago at a strip club in Hamburg. Well, I heard what he had to say. So, deal with it.

‘I had to find you. Tell you I need you. Tell you I set you apart
Oh, let’s go back to the start’

‘Lights will guide you home. And ignite your bones. And I will try to fix you’

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I can safely say that this was the best free concert of my life. It would be hard to top this one. And if you’re a fan and have not seem them live yet. What are you doing with your life? Go live a little!

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