Coldplay made their Middle East debut last night in a musical performance to a capacity crowd of 15,000 on the Emirates Palace hotel grounds, and began their set with Violet Hill, followed by hits including Yellow and Clocks. Chris Martin, the lead singer, greeted fans in Arabic and laughed off several downpours with impromptu renditions of Singin’ in the Rain and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.
“Even this torrential weather couldn’t stop us having a great time with you,” he told the crowd, who ignored the thunder and lightning to carry on dancing and cheering. Sarah Foster, a Canadian, said: “He’s turned the rain into an amazing atmosphere. If anything it’s like a treat for us here.”
Philip Parks, also from Canada, said: “It’s the best concert I’ve been to here. The rain just made it better. Amazing atmosphere.” Laura Nightingale, 27, from the UK, who is on holiday with her fiance, said the concert was the highlight of her trip. “This is an amazing treat,” she said. “I love the ‘show must go on’ attitude.”
Read the full review article at the Abu Dhabi thread in the Coldplay Live forum here [thanks mimixxx]
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