So, Coldplay’s finally going to perform in Mumbai (you’d have to be living under a rock with no wi-fi to not know that yet). You’ve probably heard just how OTT the ticket prices are likely to be -- starting at Rs 25,000 and going as high is Rs 5 lakh!
Twitter reacted to the prices with characteristic restraint.
I'll pay 25 k for #coldplay concert if Chris Martin promises to sing " Tum To Thehre Pardesi ", the whole 14 minute version!!!— Akshay Parik (@parikakshay) September 9, 2016
The gig, incidentally, is two months away (November 19), but as the fans and wannabes and wannabe-fans began to consider trading in their action figures and dissolving their FDs, the happy news arrived that you could win tickets to the gig too. Free. Via the Global Citizen Movement.
Coldplay is performing in Mumbai as part of the Global Citizen Festival, at an event that will also reportedly feature Jay Z and AR Rahman.
The Global Citizen Initiative is trying to get millennials involved, active, engaged -- primarily in issues such as poverty, education, sanitation etc.
So what they’re asking you to do is sign up on their website globalcitizen.in and tweet, post and sign their online petitions. For each action, you get points -- and a chance to feature in the lucky draw that will assign tickets to the Coldplay concert.
They call it the Festival Action Journey and you can start right away. If you’d rather just buy -- or you’re such a desperate fan that you feel you have to do both -- tickets go on sale on bookmyshow.
Meanwhile, if you don’t really know much about Coldplay but want to sound like you do the next time all this comes up in conversation, check out their newest release, ‘A head full of dreams’.
And arguably their most popular song, the hauntingly beautiful ‘Fix you’.
Now at least you can say, ‘Yaar, concert-voncert ka pata nahi, but Fix You, man, what a great song’. You’re welcome!