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Review: Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres Tour was an unforgettable, magical experience

Photo credit: Meredith Ho
Coldplay performs “My Universe” at the Rose Bowl Stadium Oct. 1. The concert included vibrant lights and fireworks that lit up the stadium, making it look magical and surreal.

I have always dreamed of experiencing a Coldplay concert, fascinated by the captivating scenes I’ve seen on social media: the electrifying stadium illuminated by vibrant lights, giant balloons floating in the air and dazzling fireworks. My family and I had the chance to attend their Music of the Spheres Tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium Oct. 1, which was the perfect way to start our October.

Coldplay is a British rock band that consists of four members: lead vocalist Chris Martin, bassist Guy Berryman, guitarist Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion. They released their latest album, “Music of the Spheres,” Oct. 15, 2021, and have been on a world tour since March 18, 2022. They performed in Los Angeles for two nights; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Each concert includes a combination of 25 songs selected from all of their albums.

According to Variety, Coldplay is making their shows eco-friendly by reducing carbon emissions by 50% compared to their previous tour, A Head Full of Dreams. They’ve introduced kinetic dance floors and energy-storing stationary bikes to encourage fans to help power the concert, promoting environmental sustainability.

As we entered the stadium and joined the crowd, anticipation filled the air. “Higher Power” started the two-hour concert with fireworks and a lot of cheering.

The following songs, “My Universe,” “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Paradise” featured balloons, confetti and captivating light-up wristbands for each audience member. The wristbands were synchronized with the music’s beat, creating a magical visual display that enhanced the overall experience.

One of the concert’s most memorable songs was “A Sky Full of Stars,” which has an upbeat rhythm. As the band played, fireworks shot up to the sky, the light-up wristbands were blinking vibrantly and the stadium looked magical. In the middle of the song, Martin stopped and encouraged the audience to put their phones away to truly immerse themselves in the moment and feel the raw emotions and adrenaline of the live experience. We raised their arms and jumped up and down as we all enjoyed the moment, and it brought a sense of unity.

Just when I thought the evening couldn’t get any better, Selena Gomez came out on stage during “Let Somebody Go,” causing the entire stadium to erupt with excitement. Two girls from the audience were invited to sing with Gomez and Martin. All four of them stood by the piano and sang in different octaves; it was so fun to see the performers engage with audience.

Among the many songs performed, my favorite was “Yellow.” Having listened to it on Spotify for years, hearing it performed live was a dream come true. The song has a slow and gentle melody, which created a warm atmosphere throughout the stadium. The song’s message of love and devotion resonates deeply with many, making it a beloved classic in Coldplay’s repertoire.

After a night filled with a mixture of emotions, the concert ended, and it was time to head home.

This night was truly unforgettable and timeless. Every person in the stadium was fully present, immersed in the music as we shared the experience. The memories of the evening will be forever in my mind, not just the amazing performance by Coldplay but also the wholesome atmosphere. I highly recommend attending a Coldplay concert if you haven’t already. It was an extraordinary night, and if I had the opportunity, I would definitely relive the experience again.

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Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres Tour concert was a memorable experience, marked with dazzling visuals and a sense of unity among the audience. Coldplay’s music created an atmosphere where everyone felt fully present and connected. It was a night filled with joy and unforgettable moments.

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Meredith Ho
Meredith Ho, Senior Reporter
Meredith Ho joined Oracle as a staff reporter in 2022 and became a senior reporter in 2023. She is on the Archer swim team, a member of the Orchestra Leadership Team, and the co-leader of the Animal Rights Club. In her free time, you can find her riding a bike and hanging out with her friends and family.

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