If you’ve ever been to a Coldplay concert, you will know they are one of the best at what they do. You are always left wanting more, uplifted and believing in the kindness of humanity again. On Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, Coldplay brought their world tour Music of The Spheres to Glasgow. Chris Martin called the city a ‘home away from home’, thanking Glasgow fans for being one of the best audiences they’ve had on tour so far. Wednesday marked the end of their European tour, and now the band will be moving on to continue the world tour in Latin America.
Firstly, Coldplay sincerely thanked the audience for coming on a weekday and with everything going on around the world such as the cost of living crisis. And from the very first moment of the show, the audience was captivated by the light show, the performance and the love of music (and fireworks, of course). As Hampden Park Stadium continued the party that the neighbours could definitely listen to for free, Glaswegians sang along, cried, waved and hugged the stranger next to them. Coldplay’s professionalism and showmanship remained evident throughout with more than 50000 lights lighting up the space.
Singer Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, Scots bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion turned the show into an immersive light show as spectators were given sustainably built wristbands that light up. There were also sign language interpreters during the concert as part of the inclusivity programme, as well as kinetic dancefloors where the crowd was charging up the show, as well as kinetic bikes where you could work up a sweat and create sustainable power. The experience is one to remember, and both Coldplay and Glasgow fans certainly delivered the much-needed good vibes. Weegies know how to party, so we will take the title of being one of the best audiences.