Sight To Behold

Tuesday night I ventured to Wembley Stadium in London to watch a band most people would compare to Marmite. Coldplay. You either love them or loathe them.

Coldplay Wembley Stadium 2022
Wembley Stadium, London.

I for one have been a big fan since I was a kid. Along with many bands from very different genres Coldplay are probably the most prominent in terms of influencing me to start songwriting.

The warm up act was London Grammar, if you’ve never heard of them they are a trio group with very haunting ambient pop songs that I highly recommend.

A decade ago I saw Coldplay for the first time at my beloved Arsenal FC’s Emirate’s Stadium with the same friend who invited me to this particular gig. Difference between Tuesday’s concert and the first was I didn’t have to fill my feet with blood standing still for 4 hours not being able to see the band over a sea of peoples heads. This time I had elevation and a glorious seat. So really, this was the first time I actually got to experience them properly.

We were provided a wristband when entering the stadium. Those said wristbands then became apart of the light show as they synced with the bands songs.

Seeing 80,000 wristbands light up forming patterns synced with the songs was a sight to behold. Even if you don’t like the band you’ve got to at least respect the imagination and ability to play as good live as they do on the recordings.

Sight to behold.

My only gripes I had would be the knob next to me whistling to the top of his lungs every five minutes destroying my left ear drum, my natural inability to join in with the herd when being told things like ‘put your hands in the air’ and going to a urinal with about 1000 other men crammed in a tiny room.

Overall though, the gig was superb. I just ask one thing from you if going to a concert… don’t be the knob who whistles.


Lastly, I want to thank you for all the kind comments and likes on my last post, much appreciated. I leave you with a very short guitar cover of my favourite Coldplay song ‘Speed Of Sound’ that I made:

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George Blamey-Steeden

Songwriter from the UK with First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology. Searching my name via Spotify will allow you to stream my music.

18 thoughts on “Sight To Behold”

    1. Thanks very much. I’m planning on doing a post about how the digital artwork is made at some point, its a really exciting piece of technology that I use in collaboration with my main image editing software Pixelmator Pro. Im glad you like the post.

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  1. Sorry, but Coldplay leave me cold, so they are well-named.
    ‘Pretentious’ rock and ballads well past their time. And I am 70, so should be among their target market for those dull and dreary songs. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Glad you like them of course. We can’t all like the same things.
    Give me some vintage Steely Dan, any day of the week.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. My Mother despises them also, i’ve tortured her for years playing them on repeat. The only reason she hasn’t murdered me was because I developed a broad taste in music when learning to play the guitar. Not sure how my fellow Rammstein fans would feel if they learned about one of their own liking Coldplay.

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