Summer is ending and autumn is just around the corner. Coldplay was one of the three concerts that played in Nebraska during the third week of August 2017. This performance was followed by rap artist, Kendrick Lamar, who played in Lincoln, and the week was finished by Lady Gaga in Omaha. Three perfect concerts right before school started.
While we did wish to attend all of the concerts, two MavRadio staff members attended the Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams concert in Omaha, Nebraska.
The concert started with Izzy Bizu, who sang her music from her 2016 album A Moment of Madness. She sang the upbeat “White Tiger” and uplifted the crowd with her quirky innocence as she took the stage as an up-and-coming artist.
The second act of the night was AlunaGeorge in her eccentric, red outfit. She is a rising star and was a great performer most notably known by her featured single, “You Know You Like It” by DJ Snake. She was a fiercely, talented soul who made everyone nod their heads to the beat and even throw their hands up in excitement. She warmed up the night with her music, and prepared us for the band we had been waiting for!
Coldplay finally took the stage and performed the classics (in my personal opinion) from their many previous albums, such as “Yellow”, “Viva la Vida”, “Green Eyes” and the more current “Magic”, “A Sky Full of Stars”, and “Up & Up”. At one point in the concert, the band members moved from the main stage to a much smaller setup right within the crowd! One of our MavRadio members who attended excitedly took a video of the band passing through just close enough to touch them. From the mini stage, they serenaded and interacted with the crowd. Not to mention the phenomenal lighting and production as everyone enjoyed the colorful lasers, confetti and balloon-like balls that showered over the crowd that Monday night.
According to Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, the attendance that night was the largest its ever been in the history of Monday night performances at the CenturyLink Center.
All in all, the night was incredible and filled with the message of love. Emotions were high as the various songs spoke to the thousands of people attending. I know for us MavRadio members, it was a fantastic way to end the summer and would be a night to remember.
This fall, MavRadio will be bringing local artists in to the studio, so stay tuned for interviews and live performances directed by our Music Director, DK Kellum. Otherwise, our station will be streaming continuous Top 100 music to keep you powering through your day. Remember to “Power With” MavRadio.fm this fall semester.
Written by Stephannie Zambrano and Gabby Kesterson