Claire Burgess’s Blog

50,000 Coldplay Lights

Posted in Live Music, Manchester UK by Claire Burgess on June 18, 2012

Last Saturday I went to see Coldplay at the Etihad Stadium in and I just had to write a post to tell you how amazing it was. We were given a wristband on the way in – a small plastic box on a strap. I had no idea how amazing it was going to be until about 15 minutes in when the sun had gone down. It was like 50,000 little stars all beating along with the music.

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I read in this week’s NME that it cost them £400,000 every night to do it and I have to say- for me it was worth every penny. The bracelets are made by Xylobands and it looks like they are based in Devon.

Here’s what they looked like in action:

TOTALLY Spectacular!

What a view!

 

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I’m Going to Join The Circus

Posted in Claire Burgess, Fun, Live Music, Manchester UK, Music by Claire Burgess on July 22, 2009

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see Take That’s Circus Tour in Manchester at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. I can’t tell you how amazing it was. I have been a Take That fan for as long as I can remember. Back in the day I used to write Gary Barlow love poems and post them through his gate. He only lived around the corner (I’m not ashamed!) I was also part of a Key 103 Radio documentary that would encourage the band to re-form after a 10year break. I have been to see them countless times and even fainted twice at their last stadium gig in Manchester.

This gig didn’t disappoint. It had it all, an elephant, clowns, unicycles men on stilts, fire, balloons and even man made rain! It was the perfect summers day for two twin sisters to go and see their favourite band. It was more than a gig…it was a full on extravaganza. With 2 support acts in Gary Go and The Script plus two hours of Take That I would have been happy to pay my money twice over. Now I just can’t wait for the next tour! Sorry if you missed it…

Take That on their elephant

Take That on their elephant

Me catching some sun before the show starts

Me catching some sun before the show starts

The 'Cloud Man" on stilts who gave out balloons

The 'Cloud Man" on stilts who gave out balloons

The Balloons float away at the start of the show

The Balloons float away at the start of the show