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Not to make a big deal of this but, is Chris alright? He hasn’t been anywhere near his usual bubbly self in any of the EL interviews thus far. Even in the Ghost Stories era he was more upbeat. His comments on Glastonbury got me especially concerned; refusing to play there again all because of something some idiot on Twitter said. That’s very unlike him.

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I just wanted to say, after 5 years of being part of the Coldplay fandom, first on Coldplaying, now on Coldplaying, Twitter and other platforms, a wonderful thing happened today: Coldplay followed me

On this day exactly 5 years ago, a young and innocent person who was just getting really into Coldplay wanted to sign up on a forum called Coldplaying. Faced with the question of what to pick as a use

Today exactly 5 years ago, I joined the Coldplaying community and I don't regret that that. To be honest, it's probably one of the best things that have happened in my life! I had never thought I woul

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Not to make a big deal of this but, is Chris alright? He hasn’t been anywhere near his usual bubbly self in any of the EL interviews thus far. Even in the Ghost Stories era he was more upbeat. His comments on Glastonbury got me especially concerned; refusing to play there again all because of something some idiot on Twitter said. That’s very unlike him.

You are right, Chris has changed a lot, no more joking, no more laughing and he seems so very thin-skinned, though he says he doesn't mind criticism. He was heavily criticised for his two appearances on the last Galstonbury Festival and it might be that his bandmates criticised him as well for doing so many small gigs during the last summer, and always on his own without the band. Maybe there are difficult things going on in his personal life, who knows. But his refusal to play Glastonbury may also result from the fact that they won't have enough songs which they could play. Hardly any song from the new album would be suitable for Glastonbury.

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I do think it's weird that they've been talking about not caring about what people think of them anymore and then this one tweet kinda sets Chris off. Especially after the way Chris says he reacted to criticism of the band's Super Bowl performance. But it's understandable.

 

Chris has got fame, but he's also human just like the rest of us. People with fame may develop a thick skin in the public eye, but for all we know they could be struggling beneath the surface. To me Everyday Life and Ghost Stories both represent a lot of that angst and sadness underneath the surface of the band that just can't be expressed through the MX/AHFOD Coldplay persona of this band that plays larger-than-life shows with bright colors and songs about being happy. GS and EL are what happens when they shed that skin and allow themselves to be vulnerable.

 

As for Glastonbury... they just played Glasto 3 and a half years ago, and they've performed twice in the past 10 years. Add to that the fact that the Everyday Life era isn't really suited for big shows with big crowds, and I think it becomes clear that 2020 just isn't the right time. I don't think it's the right time for festivals in general, apart from that Global Citizen Festival appearance next September (assuming that isn't canceled).

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I am a person who thinks I have it under control and don't care what people think, then something comes along that sets off my insecurities again. It is a cycle...some days I can handle it beautifully, some days I can't. I imagine person like Chris who seems to also have anxiety and insecurity goes through this too, even if he is famous.

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Is it just me or does every single person that's too "cool" to like Coldplay without totally hating them have a soft spot for Shiver

The creepiest song in their catalogue? I'm sure it's just a coincidence..

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"Out of context Chris Martin" strikes again

 

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Out of context Chris Martin continues. Pretty funny that the telegraph is getting called out by the journalist who did the profile!

 

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So, I'm watching Back to the Future and reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the first time, and I just have to say that the band has some really great taste. Every dedicated Coldplayer should do this, because it's a really great way to get to know the band. I'm thinking of listening to A-ha more often as well, because Chris is a really big fan of them. Also, Guy is close friends with Magne F, a musician of that band and a member of Apparatjik. Is there anything else I should do to get to know the band better?

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So, I'm watching Back to the Future and reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the first time, and I just have to say that the band has some really great taste. Every dedicated Coldplayer should do this, because it's a really great way to get to know the band. I'm thinking of listening to A-ha more often as well, because Chris is a really big fan of them. Also, Guy is close friends with Magne F, a musician of that band and a member of Apparatjik. Is there anything else I should do to get to know the band better?

Maybe listen to some of their inspirations for each specific album? And Guy said they were really inspired by Mercury Rev's album Deserter's Songs as the band formed so I feel like it's an interesting listen to symbolize their first times together.

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So, I'm watching Back to the Future and reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the first time, and I just have to say that the band has some really great taste. Every dedicated Coldplayer should do this, because it's a really great way to get to know the band. I'm thinking of listening to A-ha more often as well, because Chris is a really big fan of them. Also, Guy is close friends with Magne F, a musician of that band and a member of Apparatjik. Is there anything else I should do to get to know the band better?

Echo & the Bunnymen were a huge inspiration for AROBTTH era Coldplay. Also, the new songs that were played during the last legs on the AROBTTH tour that didn't end up on X&Y almost all sound like Echo & the Bunnymen songs (minus the vocals). Which was probably one of the reasons why the first recording sessions for X&Y ended up being discarded. :p

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The creepiest song in their catalogue? I'm sure it's just a coincidence..

Shiver was played during my wedding in the city hall. o_O

My sister popped in the Parachutes cd in the city hall sound system before the wedding. It sounded so cool they kept it on blasting at full volume during the entire ceremony. I couldn't hear a thing of what the mayor was saying, but it was pretty unique. :cool:

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Sooo this is my 100th comment - drum roll................I wanted to say something profound but am still devastated at not getting a ticket for the Natural History Musuem and following my head and not my heart to come down regardless (too painful to see without a ticket my heart said) Anyhow this is the best I could come up with - a little random thought. Do we know if the band or anyone in their orbit read or see the comments on this website? If so, Chris will you and the rest of the band please sign my copy of 'Safety'? I would be blown away to get it signed. :) And I already do but I will :heart: you even more if that is at all possible!

Here ends my 100th comment!

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What other milestones should I aim for fellow Coldplayers?

I don't know if that makes sense, but a few I can think of would be:

- having something signed from the band

- being front row at a concert

- visiting the Bakery

- meeting and talking to the band in person

- 100K posts on Coldplaying :D

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I don't know if that makes sense, but a few I can think of would be:

- having something signed from the band

- being front row at a concert

- visiting the Bakery

- meeting and talking to the band in person

- 100K posts on Coldplaying :D

Good suggestions. Visiting the Bakery was on my list if I did go to London on the 25th, but I didn't (heart and all that!) so I will save that for another time. I do have 2 things signed by the band - well one all the band and one by Chris alone and I have been at the front of the C stage at Cardiff so I suppose I am not doing too badly. 100K posts?? That will take some years! :) And as for meeting and chatting with them? Well see above - I would be truly happy then!

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Has anyone else used the 'contact button on the Coldplay.com website? For some reason it is not working for me! :( When I hit 'send' on my message I get a response saying my message has not been sent. Has anyone else experienced this? Or as I have sent a message in the past have I used my one message. There does not seem to be an option to query this anywhere.

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...this is just sad. I can't tell if this was meant to be a mostly lighthearted joke from Chris or a deeply personal comment on how the criticism does still hurt...

I think those comments about Glastonbury and about the Superbowl performance hurt Chris deeply. He always says that criticism doesn't get him, and normally it doesn't, but these remarks really hurt him. But it wasn't because of these Tweets that Coldplay doesn't play Glastonbury this year. They just weren't asked, because when the list of participants was published the organizers didn't yet know whether Coldplay had new music, as their 8th album hadn't been released.

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Hi, the new era definitely had me excited for new music, but its also nice to see the forum kicking again. One of those things about the community im looking forward to are the Coldplaying awards. We havent had one last year, so looking forward to the 2019 ones!

 

Here's 2017's

https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/coldplaying-awards-2017.111013/

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Hi, the new era definitely had me excited for new music, but its also nice to see the forum kicking again. One of those things about the community im looking forward to are the Coldplaying awards. We havent had one last year, so looking forward to the 2019 ones!

 

Here's 2017's

https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/coldplaying-awards-2017.111013/

Yes, pleeeaaaase let's have them again this year !! @Captain Crieff

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