Coldplay Lights, Music, and Prague

"See the arrow they shot
Trying to tear us apart
Take the fire from my belly and the beat from my heart
Still I won't let go
Still I won't let go" 
-Coldplay, Hurts Like Heaven, Mylo Xyloto

 

Almost a year ago, I remember seeing a headline about Coldplay, a band I love, opening their European tour dates and tickets up online. My boys, also music fans, scrambled around me as they finished their homework that night, and helped me try to line up tickets. Coldplay was coming to Prague! Our town!

Just before the Coldplay concert, the announcment in Czech
Just before the Coldplay concert, the announcment in Czech

Getting to see a great band like Coldplay in a historic music city like Prague is a once-in-a-lifetime deal. The tickets didn’t come easily — whole rows sold while I tried to get the form information to work. But by the time dinner was supposed to be on the table, I didn’t have dinner made, but my golly, I had 5 tickets to Coldplay! In Prague! In September 2012!

It seemed so far away then, but the year passed — and this past Sunday night, my husband and I and our three sons stepped onto the Prague Metro to venture to the Slavia Stadium in Prague 10. Eleven subway stops and 3 tram stops later, we were there, and the entire stadium surroundings (Soviet Bloc highrises) and crowd was electric. It only got better from there…

Following, photos of the concert taken on my iPhone:

The incredible show, Coldplay in Prague
The incredible show, Coldplay in Prague

 

A stadium filled with color and light, the crowd with bracelets, Coldplay in Prague
A stadium filled with color and light, the crowd with bracelets, Coldplay in Prague
Fireworks! Coldplay in Prague
Fireworks at Mylo Xyloto tour! Coldplay in Prague

 

The Coldplay Mylo Xyloto concert wasn’t about Coldplay the band — it was about music and the crowd and having fun. They made it all interactive with lighted bracelets, massive beach balls, confetti sprays, fireworks, etc. It was amazing.

The Band gave everyone lighted bracelets, Coldplay in Prague

 

Lights, Coldplay in Prague
Lights, Coldplay in Prague

 

Chris Martin singing, Coldplay in Prague
Chris Martin singing, Coldplay in Prague

 

Lesson learned: Pursue what it is you love to do, learn to do it well, and people will want to come and watch you do what you love. And when you make it to the top, make it not about you but about the people and it will shine so bright it will blow everyone’s minds.

Thank you, Coldplay, for being a first-class act. Your concert made for one great family memory in Prague!

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Question for you: Have you seen a live concert recently? What did you think? What made you like it / love it? Did it inspire you?

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

About Jennifer Writer Author Photographer Artist Corporate Marketer Happy Wife & Mom World Traveler Grateful.

4 thoughts on “Coldplay Lights, Music, and Prague

  1. I would LOVE to see Coldplay! I bet the boys loved it. The last concert I saw was Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw a couple of months ago. I wasn’t so inspired as I was perspired. A whole lotta air guitar and rocking out going on at that one.

    I love what you said about it being about the audience. I think that is key. When the audience leaves happy and gets taken to an ultimate high, they will come back for more. Sounds like writing, huh?

    Glad you guys had fun; that will be a memory to last a lifetime.

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    1. My boys did love it! So much fun to get to experience things like a Coldplay concert as a family. After years of dreaming about it, it’s coming true.

      It’s funny what you said about the perspiring … I can see it: Hallie, air guitar, hair flying with the beat. Love it! Rock on, Hallie!

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