I got a chance to see Coldplay at Steve Job’s memorial at the main campus last year, and that’s when I decided that we need to go see them live.
So, several years late to the party, Chesney and I went to our very first Coldplay concert at HP Pavilion! We are not concert-goers, but we both love Coldplay, and I thought it would be a good Christmas present for Chesney last year. I snatched up tickets on Ticketmaster as soon as they were available (that was an experience in itself), and a year later we were sitting in the lower bowl at HP Pavilion witnessing Coldplay put on their famous shows.
Through the years, we’ve always heard friends and family talk about how good Coldplay is live, and they weren’t kidding! We were given multicolored bracelets when we entered the stadium and were told to put them on. Coldplay made their entrance to the Back to the Future theme (awesome), and when they began their first song, thousands of bracelets lit up the place, blinking to the beats of Mylo Xyloto. It was spectacular!
Even without all the lights, confetti, beach balls, or props, Coldplay just sounded awesome live. Chris Martin was dynamic and entertained with his running from one end of the stage to the other. For their encore, they appeared in the other end of HP in an aisle and played a song from there!
All in all, it was a great night–Coldplay did not disappoint. Chesney and I both took pictures and video and they’re up on our site.