Sunday, March 29, 2009

Coldplay at Emirates Palace

That's right! I went to see Coldplay last night. OMGsh it was so much fun. Seriously. I had a blast.

It was raining when we got to the concert at Emirates palace in Abu Dhabi. That's right people I went to two concerts two nights in a row at the same venue.

So after we got to the concert we headed over to the Silent Disco. Ok I had never been to a silent disco before and I will admit that I was a bit sceptical going into it but it was actually a lot of fun.

At first it looks weird cause to a passer by there is a DJ at a stand obviously lost in to the music he's spinning and a bunch of people dancing to the same beat laughing and having a great time except there's no music! None! All that anyone can hear is the squeak of shoes from the dancers and people ordering beverages as well as the occasional overly loud person trying to communicate over the non-existent sound.

But head up to the entrance and you are handed headphones the same headphones everyone else is wearing. Put them on and you are apart of the party. You hear what everyone else is hearing. Dancing to the music the DJ is playing. It's a fantastic idea and quite the experience.

After enjoying the silent disco for a while we headed over to the concert so that we wouldn't miss the beginning. Coldplay was fabulous and they got to play a couple songs before the rain really started to pour

Obviously the rain had no effect on the crowd. There were so many people! I would say definitely more than 15000 people showed up

Coldplay them selves were so great about keeping the crowd in a great mood even though it was pouring. In fact I think the rain just added to the fun and the lightening seemed to know exactly which moments to light up the sky.

Like this moment.

Overall I was really impressed with Coldplay. They were fantastic live. Also what really impressed me was that in honor of last night, which was earth hour, they preformed the concert (no not in the dark) with nearly a 0 (that's zero people) carbon foot print. This is amazing for any concert let along a concert in a country that has one of the highest carbon footprints per capita in the world. They set a great example for the world.


Charmaine said...

Ah Lindsay, I can't keep up with your life or your blog. You seem to go to every concert under the sun! Keep it up!

R a i n said...

Whoa - cool lightning pic. Sounds like you had a blast.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Silent Disco. So you hear the music through the headphones and there's no noise pollution in your surroundings?

Lindsay said...

that's exactly right... no one walking by can hear the music just the people wearing the headphones. so much fun