Thanks to my parents I luckily find great connections everywhere I go and was even more ecstatic when my section 410 tickets became section 210 tickets. Little did I know that later on in the show this would prove to be extremely beneficial.
We got these sweet wristbands when we entered the venue and at first I was sad I didn't get one of the bands with pink in it, but then I realized how symbolic it was that I got a yellow one for my favorite Coldplay song. We were told these would be a "part of the show" and we were imagining all of the cool things that they would do when it started.
Unfortunately we had to listen to this girl Robyn before I could start hyperventilating at the sight of Chris Martin. Her music actually wasn't half bad, but she jumped around the stage like she was in a drunken dance party. Or actually probably worse. I'm just not sure the US is ready for her.
After an excruciating two hours, a Mich Ultra and humongous pretzel later...it was time. All of bracelets started lighting up and twinkling. Then they went in time with the music. It was seriously the most awesome thing I've ever seen. Audience interaction must be the future of live music. What I was really hoping was that they could just light up the yellow ones when it was time for Yellow, but that didn't happen. Enjoy my Blair Witch Project filming skills to really understand these lights...
The guys said good night, and since I'm not a concert virgin I said "Yeah right", and that's when we noticed it. A small (like size of a queen mattress small) stage being set up one section below and one section over from us. This is when I flipped out. They were going to be playing 25 feet from me. I was actually going to be able to see their facial features without looking at the screens.
Of course this is zoomed, and horrible quality from my phone, but this captured just about how close we were!