We went to Coldplay’s concert for their tour “A Head Full of Dreams” last Saturday evening. This was the largest concert I’ve ever been to. I thought to myself, this is definitely what Quidditch World Cup feels like! We climbed up for so many stairs to reach our seats, yet to realize there were even more crowds above us. This is what happens in Texas – proudly, even the fisheye can’t take the whole room in. I love that very moment when the lights went out, xylobands on our wrists all lit up, and we all became twinkle stars. The roar was insane and wild as they ran onstage kicking off the setlist.
I find the vibe quite intimate, even with the strangers, when we decide to be who we truly are. Everyone is at ease to clap, to dance with the groove, to sing together, to sit quietly, or to shed tears. A song carries out different memories from the time it first moved each one of us, just like each star in the night sky is at its own time, but when we gather together, we make us beautiful. Thanks to Sodagreen for teaching me to sort out my priorities in a live show. I used to be too preoccupied to get good pictures. I thought I needed to catch keepsakes to hold onto, but the truth is, no, I wasn’t doing it in the right way. What lasts forever is the immeasurable enjoyment from the real moments, and it only happens when I’m not hiding behind a camera. Why would I be looking at the little screen while the entire world is right in front of my eyes?
(Photo Credit to Coldplay’s Official Instagram)
They are the true artists. Chris Martin once said he could be a little nerdy which sometimes seems unprofessional in this particular industry, but at least that was the most genuine him. I think that is actually the most crucial key of what they are today. They’ve been through the darkest hours and the chaos of this world, but they don’t merely jump into conclusions, instead, their capacity to discern the true nature and their genuine heart lead them to see through the imperceptible beauty in the deepest blue. I feel absolutely blessed to be shared with that beauty. From my personal point of view, being grateful is the motif of this album. After life has taken us through so many ups and downs, then we learned to be thankful to even the smallest and simplest things. “Life is as short as the falling of snow”, but I appreciate “the light that you left me will everglow.” I can tell I am more content now than when I was in July. Not because I was given more, it was because I started to appreciate things in the same way.
I am glad August never gives up on me. I was granted these gentle eyes to look to September, the one I always treasure. I will keep those dreams in my head, and see you soon!