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Coldplay isn’t just good at warm tributes, they’re also pretty good at this whole “performing” thing.
Zero score and four years ago, I was in Los Angeles, California and saw Coldplay at the picturesque Hollywood Bowl. My dad and I were halfway up in the center, which made for an awesome view. Setting wise, few (if any) outdoor venues compare. The serene SoCal evening was electrified by the pulsating sound of the pop music quartet from across the pond, bringing a random collection of fans together in a way only a concert can do. A few songs in and strangers in the rows in front of and behind us transformed into fast friends.
The power of music strikes again.
To celebrate Throwback Thursday, here’s a unique look back at that night in the Hollywood Hills.
The visual artistry from that night was unforgettable. In nearly every concert, the highlight is the musical act. Except, as the 2012 show in the Hollywood Bowl revealed, there were clearly two headliners: Coldplay and the projection designers. The end result was a concert that hypnotized every person in attendance into singing and dancing.
Even Charlie Brown had a smile on his face.
P.S. Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” circa 2012 Hollywood Bowl.
(FYI: It should be mentioned that there’s a solitary four-letter word dropped at the 2:46 mark)
P.P.S. The wristbands lit up during specific songs and moments, adding to the magical feel of the Coldplay experience.