BRITISH band Coldplay successfully held its first concert in Indonesia, precisely at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Main Stadium, Jakarta, Wednesday (11/15), 2023 evening. The band with Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, piano), Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar) and Will Champion (drums) performed spectacularly for more than two hours performing around 20 of their most popular songs.
The fans who had been waiting for Coldplay’s arrival to Indonesia for more than two decades were able to sing together and sing along to every song without any wrong lyrics, making Coldplay’s frontman amazed.
“You are the best audience we have ever seen. “We just realized, this is our first show in Indonesia, we want to remember it with 80 thousand of you,” said Martin.
That night, Coldplay sang a series of their most popular songs, such as “Adventure of a Lifetime”, “Paradise”, “The Scientist”, “Viva La Vida”, “A Sky Full of Stars”, “Fix You”, “In My Place” , to “Yellow”. One of the largest stadiums in the country is made even more magnificent by the lights attached to each spectator’s bracelet, flashing and changing colors to match the beat and melody.
On that occasion, Martin did not forget to express his gratitude to all the spectators who were willing to attend in the midst of a working day and the hustle and bustle of the capital city’s busy traffic. He also thanked all the crew, performing musicians, security officers, police, and taxi and bus drivers around the concert venue.
“Thank you for coming despite the traffic jams, I mean, the traffic jams in Jakarta are crazy, thank you for your efforts to brave the chaos of traffic jams on Wednesday night, to come to this show,” said Martin while joking.
After successfully entertaining the audience, from getting laughs to crying with the jokes and songs he sang, Martin and his friends closed their performance with the song “Biutyful”.
So impressed with the fans from Indonesia, Martin promised to return to Indonesia in the future. “Such an amazing crowd, I’m so happy to be here,” he said.
“Thank you for waiting thousands of days to see us here. We’ll be back, I promise,” Martin concluded the show.
The Coldplay concert in Jakarta this time is part of the “Music of the Spheres Tour 2023” tour and is the British band’s first appearance in Indonesia since the band was founded in 1997. [antaranews]