Last week I went to Coldplay “A Head Full of Dreams” Singapore Concert and it was awesome! Here’s my story…
When Coldplay announced that they are coming to Singapore, (almost) everybody that I knew went crazy. It’s a shame that Indonesia did not make it to their Asia tour list, but Singapore is an easy option for us Indonesians. Concert tickets were not as expensive and there are many ways to get there.
Then there’s another problem. Obviously, tons of people were aiming for the tickets so it was sold out instantly. I didn’t manage to score myself a ticket at that time. Then they announced a second show. Still, I didn’t manage to get one too. However my friends did! And they were kind enough to sell it to me, so that’s how I solved my ticketing matters.
Now getting there. Because I got the tickets rather late than most people, airline ticket prices went crazy when I started to browse for flight tickets. Direct flights were instantly out of the option because the price went up to IDR 3 million when I searched for it. Crazy, right?! So I waited patiently, tried to look for other options (such as going to Palembang first and then Palembang – Singapore… lol), until I finally found the cheapest option that suits my schedule. Guess what, it also involves a full service carrier! YAY!
I finally flew to Kuala Lumpur, then KL – Singapore using Air Asia, and then Singapore – KL using Air Asia but then managed to score a promo ticket for my KL – Jakarta trip with KLM. It’s been a while since I last flew with the airline and I have to say that my experience was very much enjoyable! Well I was super tired anyway so it’s good to have comfort to end a weekend getaway 🙂
Coldplay concert is definitely one of the best concerts I’ve been in my life! It was not the first time I saw them live – I have also been to their Singapore concert for Viva La Vida tour back in 2009. To be honest that concert was more enjoyable for me because Viva La Vida was my favorite Coldplay album (not A Head Full of Dreams.. sorry!), but overall the concert was still entertaining and got me shivers (no, they did not play it… unfortunately). But anyway, they did play Clocks! YAYYY! This girl was happy 🙂
The two hours set was purely entertaining, they were engaging with the audience and made us part of the show, plus the lights and sounds were incredible! I just wish that they would drop the EDM beats a little though.. and go back to their brit-rock roots like back in the days. It was a bit of a weird feeling, dancing to EDM beats in a Coldplay concert haha. Anyway, I still had lots of fun!
A Day in Singapore
After the concert on Saturday, I still had one full day in Singapore to travel around. Although I went only with a friend – Agatha, there were some of our friends in Singapore too that day so we decided to meet up and roam the city together. We explored Haji Lane where our hostel was located, then had quick stop at Orchard Road to buy some snacks (Ben’s Cookies!!!), and then spent the afternoon at ArtScience Museum. We had dinner in Lau Pa Sat where I had a super delicious Chicken Wonton Noodle, and closed off the night by going to New Asia rooftop bar in Swissotel The Stamford.
Btw – I think ArtScience Museum is really cool, have you been? 🙂