Getting out of Wembley Park station and walking up the street towards the iconic Wembley stadium always gets you excited for the great things you are about to witness once you stepped foot into the arena.
The stadium was slowly but constantly filling as nearly 80,000 people spilled into Wembley on Thursday night, 16th June 2016. Pre-show entertainment was provided by the talented Alessia Cara who got the crowd going by performing her breakthrough hit ‘Here‘.
It was a nice treat to catch Alessia Cara live in such a great environment, as she is about to become pop music next big thing!
Also on tonight’s bill, London local Lianne La Havas who vowed the crowd with her beautiful voice and made sure the fans voices were ready for the iconic Coldplay choruses, by challenging the punters to some sing-alongs.
The space in front of the stage got tighter minute by minute as everyone was preparing for the main act of the night to come on stage.
At 8:30pm Coldplay finally took to stage and instantly sent the whole of Wembley into frenzy.
Kicking off their 2 hour long set with ‘A Head Full Of Dreams‘ from their same-titled 7th studio album, Coldplay had the crowd in the palm of their hands right from the start.
Going straight in for the kill Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion proceeded with ‘Yellow‘ which saw the whole stadium flooded with a yellow glow as the wristbands of the concert goers lit up in unison.
This already sent the first fans into a meltdown as they looked around with eyes wide open, trying to grasp the beauty of it.
Coldplay took Wembley stadium on an adventure of a lifetime as they treated their loyal fans to a hit filled performance including the likes of ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall‘ , ‘The Scientist‘ and ‘Birds‘.
No matter what the next song was, someone in the crowd would always shout ‘THIS is my favourite song!!!’ in pure ecstasy.
Seeing those bright smiles on people’s faces and hearing them sing along to their favourite tunes from the top of their voices just proves that Coldplay can’t do wrong.
Their incredible back catalogue has something for everyone on offer and the fact that they unite so many people across-the-board manifests the genius of the Coldplay spirit.
Wembley was on fire (literally) as Coldplay performed their newest single ‘Hymn For The Weekend‘ as an impressive pyro-show went off while the crowd was having a blast.
There were girls and boys on shoulders, hands in the air, a lot of dancing which all build up to an incredible sing-along chorus.
In true Coldplay manner, Chris Martin always makes sure to give the crowd their time to shine by letting them sing their trademark choruses that are simply made for stadium wide sing-alongs.
Needless to say it was a beautiful moment in time as nearly 80,000 people sang the famous lyrics of ‘Fix You‘. I’m not gonna lie, standing there in front of the stage surrounded by thousands of strangers, all singing the same heartfelt words sent some real shivers down my back.
And I know for sure that I am not the only one who got caught up in the beauty of the moment.
As it seems that no bad Coldplay songs exist, the next hit was just around the corner. ‘Viva La Vida‘ went down an absolute treat and showed off the vocal talent of the crowd during the chorus.
This song is very close to my heart and so I found myself in the middle of Wembley, completely overwhelmed and desperately hanging on to every of Chris Martin’s words, while simultaneously pouring my heart out. Everyone should at least once experience this feeling, when you are so caught in the moment that even when you are surrounded by thousands of people all that matters is the music, the song. And while having shut off the world around you, all you can see is the band on stage.
Those moments make you feel alive. Make the most of it and cherish every single one of them!
There was no sign of any bad vibes in the arena, only positive thoughts and smiles all around as Coldplay released some massive colourful balloons into the crowd during ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime‘.
Very much to the liking of the thousands of fans that simply revelled in the pure unadulterated joy of some balloons. Some even tried to catch some of the balloons and a few lucky ones actually managed to hold on to them and take home as a souvenir after the concert.
The band made their way onto a small stage at the back of the crowd to perform a spine-tingling acoustic set. Coldplay performed ‘Green Eyes‘ which was dedicated to the Orlando victims, the family of Christina Grimmie and MP Jo Cox. If that rendition didn’t give you goose bumps you might as well have a heart of stone.
‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face‘, a fan request, was the second song of the night that got the acoustic treatment. And rightly so!
As the band headed back to the main stage to the sound of ‘Amazing Day‘, it slowly dawned upon the revellers that the concert was coming to an end.
Coldplay weren’t the stadium filling band with a catalogue of massive hits under their belt if they wouldn’t end the gig in an impressive finale!
As soon as the first tunes of ‘A Sky Full Of Stars‘ travelled through Wembley stadium an enormous cheer erupted and everyone prepared to lose their selves in the moment. Wembley really went for it as the beat kicked in and it was electrifying!
Every single person was up on their feet, having it large to the beast of a song that just makes you want to dance the night away!
After two hours of constant hits and rather quickly losing your voice it was time for the last song of the night. Coldplay thanked their legions of fans on numerous occasions through the night but made sure that the last one counts, as Chris Martin told them that the band could genuinely watch the fans go crazy for another two hours straight.
Having earned some ear numbing cheers Coldplay had some rather wide smiles painted on their faces as they launched into ‘Up & Up‘ , the closing anthem.
Topping it all off with fireworks and confetti canons it was a worthy end to an incredible show.
It is safe to say that it really is an adventure of a lifetime to see Coldplay do their magic live. The mind blowing show just gets to you and sends you to another place.
If you ever need an escape from the daily grind and need some good songs with a splash of colour, make sure to grab some Coldplay tickets and let them fix you!