"People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?" from the movie Signs, 2002.
I bought my tickets for this concert on January 10th, 2012, 4 days before my birthday. It was a cold and blustery night and it seemed like a very long time until July 29th, when the Coldplay Concert would happen. But I have loved Coldplay for many years and going to one of their concerts was on my bucket list.
Boston is a great town. We walked from our hotel to the TD Garden, and were thrilled with the joie de vivre of the crowd. Everyone was positive and buzzing.
Us leaving for the show:
And it was a great show! Guess who opened? Emeli Sande, who just happened to sing at the opening cermonies of the Olympics last Friday night, two days before the concer, that's who!
She had an amazing voice. she only sang for 20 minutes, but she was amazing!
The second act was Marina and the Diamonds.
She was spunky and fun and very talented. If you want to hear her music (and I recommend you do!) visit http://www.marinaandthediamonds.com/. You will be glad you did!
Us right before Coldplay came on:
Not the best picture ever, but we were having fun!
And then my boyfriend came on! It was a truly magical show! We did not have the best seats. But then, during the intermission between Marina and the Diamonds, and the start of Coldplay, we realized there was a small stage 4 rows behind us! Yes - it was THE stage where the band comes out at the beginning of the encore and plays a few songs in the heart of the audience. I was literally going to be 5 feet from the band! It was magical and amazing. I cannot recommend the show enough!
The visuals were amazing - we all received bracelets which were controlled by electronics elsewhere and made the Garden appear to be a christmas tree gone mad. There were confettis canons and huge balls that bounced through the crowd. It was a very interactive show!
My boyfriends, singing a few feet from me...
The massive inflated butterfly that flew up behind us...
You have many memorable nights in your life. Many of them involve in music. This was one of those nights for me.
In January, I bought 2 mediocre tickets to what I knew was likely to be an awesome show. When the band played three songs 5 feet from me, I was gobsmacked.
On the way back to the hotel after the concert, I thought of the quote above (Signs is one of my son's favourite movies. You may not like Mel Gibson (and who can blame you most days!) but I am telling you, this is a well-acted film.
and I knew that I am a person who still believes in miracles and is grateful for them!
Thanks for hearing about this amazing concert!