Some Coldplay on a cold day!!!
After an awesome arrival into London yesterday, I will be having another great day. My cousin surprised me with tickets to Coldplay at the Emirates Stadium!! She was so excited about her surprise for me that she could not hold back and told me before I arrived.. LOL!!! I wake up feeling so happy that I was there and I slept so good! I had breakfast, dilly-dallied a bit, then we started getting ready for our day. The concert would be starting at 4pm.. or opening at 4pm.. something like that..
Dressed, coiffed and ready to go.. photos first though… even though I am extremely hungry now..
The sun is out right now… I am happy about this.. the London gloom is not my cup of tea…
We will be going to have a late lunch, then begin our transit to the stadium..
We passed through this park/ garden which was breath-taking! So lush, so well taken care of, so beautiful!!
Isn’t this a painter’s dream? I wouldn’t believe this if I didn’t see it for myself! Picturesque and absolutely beautiful… This is a landscape architect and gardener’s dream..
Look at this! My goodness!! Scale, color, texture, shadow, shade, reflection, hard, soft, horizontal, vertical… so many relationships that work…. I need to spend an entire day here on my next visit to London… this is a MUST DO.
Sunlight is such a gift!
I like the little cars in London… this building looks lovely too..
We are having lunch at an Italian restaurant nearby… My cousin saved her first time visit to this restaurant for my visit..
We start with bruschetta and calamari… and I had a carbonara for my main course.. I realize now that I apparently forgot to take photos of it… Hunger called I guess! I assure you it was good! After our very satisfying meal we took the bus to the train station and headed to Highbury & Islington station… It was a lovely train ride… Soft, clean seats, comfortable ride…
The station was filled more than usual I think with concert-goers.. We meet our friends, and take a bus that would take us there…
At the Stadium…
Numerous people were asking if anyone had spare tickets to sell..
Oh yes!! Coldplay tickets in hand, we’re ready to head in!!!
Coldplay T shirts anyone?!
Get ya beer and burgers if you like!
After we enter we get these wristbands which are supposed to light up during the show..
It’s still early.. people are still traipsing into the stands.. it’s cold!
Great stage design! This interests me a lot you know.. stage/ set design…aka production design… if you have any advice for me regarding this field, please don’t hesitate to share… The backdrop is like the speakers of a boom-box but are actually screens.. The graffiti artwork, color, and spirit of fun adds to it too…
Oh yes! The Trinidad posse representing!!! Decked, and ready to have fun, and get warm!!
Back inside getting something to eat before the show begins… so that I won’t have to leave during an expected awesome performance…
This bun was really good!! I forget what it was called.. but it intrigued me because it was white unlike the brown buns… but it was good, the dough was chewy like I like it!
My cousin LOVES Pimm’s so I had one.. I can only speak for the one I had here at the concert.. it was good, but it could have been much better.. Maybe it was because the Pimm’s here didn’t have all the assortment of fruits I usually see in the others.. it was good, but I tasted potential to be better in it..Next time Pimm, next time!
Look Ting!!!!!!!! I forgot to mention Rita Ora and Robin opened the show..
Below is my video recording of their entrance onto the stage promptly at 8:45pm..
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone loves a light show! what is it with humans and light shows? We love it!!
Do your thing guys!
Large heart and teardrop shaped balloons aglow…
Those wristbands I showed you earlier…. yup! It’s their time to shine..
After their first set.. they thanked the crowd and left…We were all chanting for more… after approximately 5 minutes, I could be wrong, but applause was heard and spotlights were shining following people.. and there was the band.. This time however, they set up on a stage closer to the back of the stand..closer to us! How cool is that! Chris was in a pink tshirt this time.. after soaking through his blue one I am sure.. Because, it was pouring throughout the show… rain, rain, and more rain! But you could barely tell…
Here he is closer to us… He encouraged us to applaud.. the louder we cheered, the longer they would stay on stage for us.. Chris martin is such a great entertainer!! he really has the respect of the crowd..
Through these lights we were able to see how heavy the downpour was….
After the concert we stuck around a bit hoping the rains would ease… then had left in it anyway, with concert goers chanting Oh Ohhh Ohhhh Ohhhh Oooohhhh Oh…. Oh Ohhh Ohhhh Ohhhh Oooohhhh Oh in the streets! It was a wonderful community of happy people… I even saw one policeman smile… We walked for a bit to get to another train station, as the one closest to us was closed.. How is London going to handle the Olympics, I really don’t know. This was a concert of approx. 60,000 people and the metro was not in the game at all. I hope it is figured out for the summer games…
We went to this restaurant that closes really late after.. The food was good. Everything was well seasoned, well cooked, and delicious!
After there we went to a late night Italian bakery/ diner I would say…
I had a nice cup of hot chocolate and a cannoli… both scored high on my Delicious scale… It was now roughly 2 or 2:30am… and still rain was pouring. My cousin really wanted me to see Piccadilly Circus, so we braved the rains and I was glad we did…
As we wait for our bus to head home I took this photo.. the lights and the architecture was attractive…
When we get home it’s time for me to pack, rest, and get ready for another day tomorrow… See you again soon..
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