Last April 2017, one of my bucket list was erased. Why? Because I had it done!!!!! Yahoooo!!!
So this will be an entire blog in English (sensya na mga beshie pangmalakasan ang iba kong audience dito,gusto mo yoooonnn?!) so to all my readers I will bear with it. Mahaba ito mga beshie pasensya na.
I was a fan of Coldplay back in the year 2001. I heard their song, Yellow,being played from one of the best radio stations ever (Your Kind of Music|New Music Alternative). And yeah, I fell in love.
When MTV was still a hit among teens, I would always tune in every time they had a Rock/Pop-Rock/Indie segment because I would wait for Coldplay’s music videos. I love how they conceptualized their Panic video. It was just an abstract-ish video however it was soooo damn good.\m/
I sooo love their Parachutes album very much that I even bought a shirt worth a thousand pesos (from Coldplay’s online store) so I could wear it in one of their concerts someday. ❤
My love for Coldplay was the bombbbb. I somehow had a different feel when they were going mainstream (do not get me wrong. I still love them. Though I am more of an indie music gal though.). Nevertheless, I still love how they keep the music playing.
So why do I love this band?
They saved me from insanity. No fakes, no click baits. THEY SAVED ME.
(Sorry for this emo insert) When I was still in high school, I lost all the confidence I had in me. I had these so called #teenageproblems (if hashtags were a thing back then this would be the perfect hashtag) that I even thought of transferring school because I was bullied. 😦 Eventhough I had friends, that was not enough to boost my self-esteem.
My friend, Tracy, introduced me to bands like New Radicals, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, I began to look for similar genre of music that had pure, inspiring lyrics that made me think again of myself. Graduating from high school and entering college, I was still into indie/alternative/rock music and there, I found Coldplay. I wanted to give the biggest hug to that DJ who intermittently kept playing Yellow on the radio. My perspective in life changed.
After all the albums, singles that passed, of course, like other Coldplay fans, it was my dream to attend to their concert.. To sing their songs while they play it live on stage would be E-P-I-C. <3<3<
Five years ago, every Coldplay fan I knew freaked out when they saw news that they would finally be here. I really thought it was true. I even started saving money from my monthly wage however boooooom! They were not coming. Fake news. FAKE NEWS!!! 😦 One of the reasons, a friend told me, that our country was not financially able for a Coldplay concert. Some said there was no perfect venue yet… Blah blah blah. Still, I was fooled by idiotic muggleheads. T_T
And so five years went by and… Finally, FINALLY!! Coldplay decided to have a world tour including Asia!!!!! Yahoooooo!!!
However….. The VIP ticket costs 3/4 of my monthly pay so I was soo sad. Hey, I mean, this is a once in a lifetime experience so it’s a must to have the best seats in town O_O. When they announced the day they they would release the tickets, when that freaking day came, in a span of 2 f**k*ng hours, the tickets went kaboom. Gone. With. The. Wind. Whhaaaattt?!?! My friend, Precious (Happy birthday today deary),and I planned to watch it at Singapore Stadium (if we had the tickets). But BUTTTT and but… Our freaking internet is at its turtle-like speed so most of our neighboring country friends got the tickets ahead of us. I haven’t lost hope though. Not until the Livenation site said that all the tickets were soldout. I guess we were unlucky. T_T
I decided that I will try all means possible so I can watch those four legends live onstage. The ticket lottery for Coldplay in Japan came. I thought it was bogus since I never heard of such a lottery for getting tickets before. Since this was a chance for having those preciousss tickets, I gave it a shot. (This time we were waiting for the release of tickets in Thailand since I was not sure of this lottery thing).
A few weeks have passed and I received an email from pia.co.jp (awesome people behind this!) and I got two. Yes you read it.. TWO TICKETS!!! I got the confirmation email and woaaah it was real!!!!! I was shouting like crazy because it was so reaaaal…. 😍😍😍😍😍
I had another friend to accompany me this time (Precious can’t go with me due to $$$ reasons. 😦 ). We booked our plane tickets, reserved rooms (c/o Airbnb), and now looking forward to the day that was. Kabooooooommmm… 🙂
As you can see here, this was the line prior to the front row were we’ll be getting our tickets. It was like a zombie apocalypse. There were so many people and ’twas too cold (19 degrees is cold for a tropical person). Imagine all of them went here, most of us were from foreign countries, to watch Coldplay. <3<3<3 We were hungry, impatient and freezing. I was laughing inside because we encountered more drama when people were suddenly shouting at those guys who breached the queue. 😈
And finally we were already inside the Tokyo Dome! I could not believe my two eyes that this was already happening. <3<3<3<3<3<3
Front act was a Japanese rock band named, Radwimps. They sounded cool. We weren’t able to start it though since we were outside getting our tickets. Here is a vertigo-ish (is there such a word) video of Radwimps (even before they finished):
And finally… It was already set. The day that I have been waiting. Since 2001. Damn.
Here are some clips that I had from the best concert ever! Sorry I only have a few pictures to post. I haven’t posted them on any social media (bwehehehe) since I have no time and was too busy procrastinating. Just kidding.😈
So there it is. This might be just a few shots I posted (I have more but I will only put this) but to me it was a concert of a lifetime. I was teary-eyed after the show because I was too happy that I was able to get here.
I wanted to thank my friend, Pia, for coming with me eventhough it was financially hard for our dear pockets. Thanks and I hope you enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience.
Thanks to Chris, Guy, Jonny and Will for letting us have one of the awesome nights of our entire life. Infinity gun salute to the four of you! 🤘
Thank you also to all the people behind http://www.pia.co.jp. They even emailed us and was apologizing for the delay in getting the tickets. Japanese hospitality is at its utmost finest! I love you guys!!!
Happy Independence Day to my beloved country, the Philippines!
Independence is gained so treasure it. – HS