Coldplay Strives For A Head Full of Dream To Become Reality

Coldplay Strives For A Head Full of Dream To Become Reality

Editorial Board

On September 23, world-popular band Coldplay rocked their fans at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle with a message of love and acceptance.

Upon entering the stadium, attendees received pins with the word “love” written on them. Pins were distributed in different colors which matched the multiple spectrums of the event that followed. The entire concert was a light show of pulsing colors possibly inspired by Coldplay’s newest album, A Head Full of Dreams, which features a rainbow kaleidoscope on the cover. However, the use of the rainbow could also be in reference to LGBTQ pride.

Coldplay not only used their platform for music and dance, but also for shining a spotlight on  the importance of love.

“Most people are fundamentally… awesome,” said lead singer, Chris Martin during the show.

To start the main act, fans from previous concert locations around the world were shown onscreen to welcome the crowd. Following this was the voice of actor Charlie Chaplin from his speech in the movie The Great Dictator.

“I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin said. “I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.”

This quote set the stage for the rest of the evening. Martin stopped multiple times in the performance to speak more personally with the audience. Not only did Martin tell the audience to love one another, but he also exemplified it. Martin took the time to thank each section of the crowd for coming.

“Chris [Martin] was very thankful and grateful for his fans, and it was very inspiring for such a huge artist to be so humble,” said concert attendee and Blanchet senior Christina Savio. “He doesn’t take any of his success for granted.”

Spreading this across the globe, Coldplay is not even from America where so much current controversy seems to be stemming from.

As a staff, we encourage all to not only do as Martin suggested in loving one another, but do as he did. Using his status, Martin was able to preach love to thousands of people in one night. Likewise, we should use our status to spread the same message. Take the time to get to know your neighbor.