Stage is set for the British band Coldplay’s first performance in India and their fans are currently flying high.
The eight-hour long event ‘Global Citizen Festival India’, to be held at MMRDA grounds at Bandra Kurla Complex, will witness an electrifying 90-minute performance from the rock band that was founded in 1996.
Ahead of the concert, fans of the band are having it difficult to contain their excitement. But, sadly there are many who couldn’t get a ticket to the mega concert. While there are many who are waiting in queue to witness history being made, others have taken to micro blogging website Twitter to express their grief.
Here are a few tweets of fans that won’t get to see Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin sing, “Lights will guide you home”:
People who are watching Coldplay live today, have fun!— Christopher Lazarus (@DreadIndian) November 19, 2016
Baaki ka public watch Kali followed by Sanyog on Zee tv.Also Mehek.#Coldplaymumbai
#Coldplaymumbai— sushant tarhal (@sushanttarhal) November 19, 2016
80k fans, wish I was one of them.....
— Manish Jeevan Bhatia (@bhatiaji_samose) November 19, 2016
But, then as they say there is sunshine after rain. Like Twitter was flooded with sad posts, there were few happy ones too. Fans shared pictures of them standing in queue, entering the venue that gave a wonderful insight into their adrenaline rush.
Check out the few tweets:
So finally the date has arrived. Coldplay is gonna perform today in Mumbai at MMRDA grounds. It's totally going to be lit. #Coldplaymumbai— TeJaS PaTiL (@tazzpatil) November 19, 2016
Right from when it was announced that Coldplay will be performing at the Global Citizen Festival India, it had become a huge topic for discussion. The event became a topic for political debate too when the opposition parties in Maharashtra accused the ruling BJP-led government of using the show for gains in municipal elections. A PIL was also filed in Bombay High Court to stay the event for waving off the entertainment tax but the court refused it.
After a lot of hurdles, the band is finally performing in Mumbai. Speaking about the big day, Chris Martin had recently said that they are equally excited and were greedy for a full fledged concert.
Well, given the exhilaration it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this even is going to be legendary.