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Coldplay: The genius of converting all the desires of the masses into entertainment

Coldplay: The genius of converting all the desires of the masses into entertainment

Endgame. a few hours ago Distasteful game The series of ten shows in Buenos Aires and its 2022 stage concluded Music of Spheres World Tour, The quartet, made up of John Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and the charismatic Chris Martin, bid goodbye to their tour until March of the following year, the moment the show was chosen to resume in Brazil, marking the singer’s last. Was suspended due to illness. september. Only later would he go on a European tour of about thirty concerts.

Coldplay and its great stagingRicardo Access

And this farewell to the public of Buenos Aires was accompanied by all the talent of the British band. The songs that hit the last twenty years, a staging that includes the entire audience (from those in front of the stage to those located in the highest part of the gallery) and a keen ability to read the will to those in front of them. On this last night, the most convincing evidence was the ex-soda stereo Charlie Alberti and Zeta Bossio and rising Colombian singer Manuel Turrizo were called (for a second consecutive performance). Of course some of those who were there today, in their forties (Coldplay era) or over fifty, have no idea who their guest was. But you may have noticed that this is well known when you heard thousands of young people in the arena, grandstands and stalls singing “La Bachata”, the megahit that the Colombian sang at the end of the show with the English quartet.

Singing number 10 had all the necessary spices so as not to get distracted in about two hours, and with just over 20 songs. Coldplay, and especially their leader, put all their tricks on the stage. Change of scenery, balls bouncing among masses, confetti, pyrotechnics, public bracelets and strategically selected guests. as well as songs that seem impossible to sing (“Higher Power”, “Adventure of a Lifetime”, “The Scientist”, “Viva La Vida”, “Let Somebody Go” (which Chris Martin re-sung as every night) , along with the band’s opening act, HER), “My Universe”, “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Clocks”, among others on their list.

El Soda Stereo Charlie Alberti, Sitting On The Drums Of Coldplay
El Soda Stereo Charlie Alberti, Sitting on the Drums of ColdplayRicardo Access

“We’re a little sad because it’s the last concert. I don’t want to go”. Those were the first words of the band’s charismatic host. And after a while, he said better lyrics were needed and would call his friends Zetta and Charlie and invoke Gustavo. Thus, once again Soda Stereo took the stage with Coldplay to deliver powerful versions of “Persia Americana”, “De Musica Ligera” and the Coldplay classic “Yellow”. To finalize the moment, Martin showed off his new tattoo, which read, “Thank you very much”.

After some time, the band switched from the intimate moments of “Human Heart” to the disco touches of “Something’s Just This” towards the end of the show. His stay in Buenos Aires turned out to be a temporary job, but settled since the start of the saga last October 25. At least in Argentina the work of this band dedicated to entertainment was 48×24. Coldplay worked two days and rested one, except at the end of the month, when they took two francs in a row. At that rate he completed ten tasks in our country.

Coldplay Presents Its Last Concert In Buenos Aires
Coldplay presents its last concert in Buenos AiresRicardo Access

Many things happened between the first show and the last night. About 550,000 people passed through River Plate Stadium during those ten concerts. Hundreds of kilometers were covered by volunteers who contributed from stationary bikes installed in the area that fed the energy (kinetic) part of the show’s structures. Trampolines were arranged for the same purpose. As a complement to Coldplay’s proposal, the message of caring for the environment and the proper use of energy, preferably renewable, permeated each concert.

The boys brought in BTS singer Jin for the first time to sing “The Astronaut”—who wore patent shoes, white stockings, and pants with bottoms above the ankles (as “Macool” used them forty years earlier). . After the opening act for this leg of the tour, HER went on to sing in each performance with Coldplay. Halfway through his performance, he invited Tiny Stossel. And when Zoe Gottuso, the local Shrew, who used to open the stage every afternoon with her beautiful songs, couldn’t sing due to throat problems, the production called on Clara Cava, another Argentine voice, to replace her.

Zoe Gottuso, A Good Local Representative Of Coldplay, Shows Up At River Plate
Zoe Gottuso, a good local representative of Coldplay, shows up at River PlateSantiago Filipuzzi – The Nation

There was a ritual that started every night at around 9:15. There were 20 to 24 songs (many famous hits) that jumped the roughly 60,000 people attending each ceremony, and bracelets tied to fans’ wrists that turned on and off the beat of the music thousands of times. , creating a choreography throughout the stadium, which deftly replaces any choreo that can be seen, in other shows, on stage with the dancers. Good ideas, simple (albeit of complex technical resolution), sometimes have more value than the most pompous presentations. And this is the great success of Coldplay, without depriving itself of the fireworks and other effects seen at other shows as a standard for entertainment in large stadiums (for example, confetti and balls throughout the court). jumps). The words were in English and Spanish. For the tenth time, there was a sudden pause and almost a comedy step in the middle of the show in which Martin asked the audience to sing aloud and put down their cell phones for a moment.

The Ball Bouncing On The Hands Of The Public Is A Different Show
The ball bouncing on the hands of the public is a different showRicardo Access

There were also holidays. Moments for Chris Martin to listen to tango, or buy a guitar (were they something he brought on tour?) A marriage proposal between two fans went viral and a few days later Dakota Johnson pampered the legendary rock star. left to do. During the past two weeks, the “Coldplay Dollar” was born, first as a joke, with the 100 bill stamped on Chris Martin’s face, and then as an unofficial denomination of an exchange rate that allows producers to exchange currency abroad. will be allowed to transfer. With foreign artists to be in Argentina. Everything happened from British bands to Argentina. Soda stereo happened too.

Now yes, done – Coldplay bids goodbye. Will they return at the conclusion of the tour? Will they repeat the experience? a major journey full of dreams, which started at the Estadio Inico de la Plata in 2016 and ended on the same stage a year and a half later? We’ll have to wait. The band still has several concerts.

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