COLDPLAY is a British rock band,they started out in 1996 with the lead singer, pianist Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland. Later on Guy Berryman joined the group, Will Champion joined as drummer and backing vocalist, completing the performing line-up.
The members of Coldplay met and became friends while living in the same dormitory at University College London. They formed a band, originally naming themselves ‘Starfish’. When friends of theirs who were playing in a band called Coldplay no longer wanted to use the name, Starfish officially became “Coldplay”. The name was taken from a book of poetry called Child’s Reflections, Coldplay. Chris had wanted to be a musician since the age of eleven. He did his majors in ancient history, but he was more inclined towards Music. Clearly!
So if Coldplay didn’t exist he would have become an ancient history teacher.
Their soulful, intelligent songs have set them apart from pop stars and aggressive rap artists, metal bands. The band rather chooses to promote causes that address world poverty or environmental issues.
Life is beautiful in all it’s colours, even the darker ones, they’re here for a reason – Chris Martin
The band’s first ever show was a joyous performance at the Global Citizen Festival in India. Musical Extravaganza. At around 80,000 people showed up including competition winners,guests,celebrities, certain eminent personalities also marked their presence. It was as star-studded as it could get.
The stellar line up of opening performances included Jay Z and A R. Rahman, Farhan Akhtar with his Rock on (made everyone sing aloud)
Demetria Devonne ‘Demi’ Lovato was dressed in a metallic gold outfit with thigh high boots, took the stage by storm as she performed on her hit numbers, The Vamps’ a british boyband lead singer Bradley Simpson took the whole camera in his hands, live on stage and it was amazing! They sure got the audience groovy! Oh Cecelia!!
I had only dreamt of going to a Coldplay concert but this was a total bolt from the blue! It was surreal! ‘November the 19th’. I managed to get my tickets to the festival a day before, Global Citizen India had a contest in which people had to tweet,share,pledge for various ‘Actions’ and earn points. The winners were picked on a random basis. No luck there! Neither book my show no!
Coldplay came in at around 8:45 pm and continued until late 10:30pm. An endless stretch of people waited for him to start. Chris martin also seemed overwhelmed to start off, but gave Mumbai all he could.He started off with his most famous-crowd-pleasing ‘Yellow’ followed by ‘Para..para..paradise’, then comes ‘Magic’. Absolute Bliss!! These are some of their evergreens. Extending his thanks to everyone for the love and support. There came ‘Hymn For The Weekend’, it was shot in India, Chris indeed loves india. Then came‘Fix You‘,’The Scientist’, ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’, After a 5min break Chris introduces the whole band which was quite quirky playing ‘In My Place’, High on music.
He then invited A R. Rahman on stage. They sang ‘Vande Maataram’ together, it was wonderful to hear that! A proud moment. And to add to the night, Chris Martin enthralls all with his own version of bollywood hit ‘Chanaa Mereya’ followed by a starry Sky Full Of Stars. DREAMY RIGHT?
Although we were in the last zone it was worth the wait and the pocket money spent! I know you all agree with me. Concert shoulder ride anyone?
Also this surely wasn’t any ordinary charity gig, they gave water for free in such scorching heat. Did a good cause distributing free water. Apart from that the food was little expensive it being a 10 hour long event we had to buy food! Some glitches here and there were expected, but handling 80k people was not a easy job. All hail Mumbai police.
We hope to see coldplay again in india! #OhChris
Now i can say that lifes worth it!! 😉
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