June 18, 2012 - submitted by Carly, United Kingdom
Q. Pleading for your help!
At Manchester City stadium on the 09/06/12 my extremely romantic (boyfriend at the time) proposed to me during my favourite song, yellow. We were standing at the front, to the left hand side of the stage. I know several people filmed this, but unfortunately in all the excitement we forgot to get anyone's names to get hold of the footage. Could you please help by posting this, in the hope the people who filmed our lovely moment will post it! Please help. Carly. X
The Oracle replies:
You're better posting this query on the Coldplaying fan site's forums to be honest...
Are there videos of this?
Hi, my name is Ruqayya. I come on here every day, but don't post as I never have anything exciting to say... until now!
Well, my son's partner, Deborah, is often asked to work on the wardrobe at concerts in Manchester and has 'done' for many top stars. She was asked to work at the Coldplay concert, which she agreed to. When she told me I was so excited! Anyway, this is what she told me.
Apparently, she said WOW a lot, starting with the arrival of the band in a helicopter after having just performed at Wembley. So then she steamed and ironed jackets and t-shirts and very little else. She said she just wandered around looking for something to do. She said the band was very undemanding (as we know, they are very modest in their requirements), and in the end she was told to go and enjoy the show. Boy, did she enjoy it! Although she quite liked Coldplay, she was far from being a hard-core fan, but she was absolutely blown away by everything. She loved the 'walking man' best of all, I think.
She also loved the wrist-bands, and she was talking about them backstage and asking how they worked, when Gwyneth turned to her and said "they're remote controlled"... !!!
She also saw Chris, who said "Hello, how are you?" Again... !!! I asked Deborah whether he looked very tall, and she said yes but he was just shuffling along (lol). She had heard the band jamming in their dressing room before the show started, and she said that they seemed quite shy when she saw them walking in the corridor on their return to their room.
Deborah got me some souvenirs! She gave me a 'local crew' t-shirt - bright orange, an access pass on a neck-thingy, and a set list!
I'm thrilled to bits! I had been to the Manchester concert of the Viva tour, but I haven't managed to get to any of the MX concerts. However, this was a close next-best thing! I went to visit Deborah this weekend and had a great time talking about the concert and the band (and especially Chris!). My family get a little fed-up of me constantly talking about Coldplay (and Chris!), but this gave me the perfect opportunity to go on and on and on...