The much hyped about Coldplay concert has come and gone but the memories from those nights will forever remain. As we bid farewell (for now) to the band as they carry on with the rest of their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, here are some of the wondrous, technicolour moments that we’ll relive on loop till Coldplay comes back.
When They Paid Tribute To The Late David Bowie
The world collectively mourned when the great Ziggy Stardust passed away last January, and the boys paid tribute to the legend by performing Bowies’ hit ‘Heroes’. David Bowie aside, tributes were also paid to Prince and George Michael, legends who had passed on in 2016. While it was a sombre and touching moment, it was also one of triumph – reminding the audience that “we can all be heroes, even if it’s just for one day”.
When They Showed Support For The LGBTQ Community
It’s no secret that Chris Martin and the rest of the guys are avid supporters of the LGBTQ community and their human rights, and that support continued during their performance of ‘Viva La Vida’. At first sporting the Singapore flag from the back of his pocket, the singer soon spotted an audience member holding up a rainbow flag, and quickly made the switch. It might have only been a small and simple gesture, but it was one that spoke volumes.
When Will And Jonny Sang Lead On ‘Don’t Panic’
We all know of the vocal prowess that is Chris Martin, but the frontman let go of the reins and allowed guitarist Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion have their turn on lead vocals when they performed ‘Don’t Panic’. While the duo helps out with backing vocals from time to time, it was refreshing to hear their voices front and center – because boy oh boy do they sound absolutely amazing. We’re in love!
When They Stayed True To Their Word
When the band asked for fans to upload which song they would like see performed on Instagram, requests were uploaded by the masses, and many were left wondering which song(s) would make the cut. Alas, it turned out to be Til’ Kingdom Come (31 March 2017) and In My Place (01 April 2017) – they even played the video clip of the fan who sent in the request for both songs, we can only imagine how smitten they must have been! It was an amazing moment, and fans were savouring every bit of it.
Bonus: Having made a mistake during ‘Til’ Kingdom Come’, Chris requested for the band to redo the chorus, but not before pleading to the audience to not upload the error on YouTube. “Let’s maintain the illusion of professionalism”, the lead singer said. Sorry Chris, if it’s not YouTube, then it’ll have to be Instagram – social media beckons!
When Marriage Proposals Were Made
A Coldplay concert wouldn’t be complete without a marriage proposal, and the Singapore crowd didn’t disappoint! During their performance of ‘Fix You’, a fan got down on one knee and proposed to his lady love, to the cheers of other audience members nearby. Accompanied by the perfect backdrop, the aww-inducing moment will definitely be one to remember. Congratulations to the happy couple!
When They Composed A Song Just For Singapore
While this only happened on the second night, it was still a super nice gesture to have the band dedicate a special impromptu track just for us. Clearly inspired by the deafening support of the audience, Chris showcased their love back to the crowd, singing “Singapore, Singapore, Singapore / We’ve played here four times before / But the way the crowd they roar / Means we’re gonna play here a helluva lot of times more“. Sounds like a promise, Chris – one we’re intending to have you keep!
Featured image: Aloysius Lim/Live Nation Lushington SG
A huge thanks to Coldplay for a magical two nights of laughs, tears, song and dance in a kaleidoscopic wonderland. We hope to see you soon!