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I bet he didn't write this on his fucking hand.
all the detractors would be saying it was elitist or consumerist because not everyone owns smartphones. Also, it would have looked nowhere near as good. People are only opposed to this because they don't like Coldplay.
but now I am because you're making it fun to be opposed to this.
Lots of people here find Coldplay enraging. I merely find them frustrating. Either way, as long as everyone got properly paid, and no laws were broken, it's totally their business how they allocate their resources on tour.
Whatever, they can spend their money on whatever the hell they like yeah?
Coldplay didn't /really/ pay £3 each for those wristbands, they just charged the fans accordingly to cover the extra expense.
Odd thing to focus on.
I thought that but its not like people decided to go on the basis of the wristband, which means they could have charged the same price and not had them and pocketed the extra £3 per ticket
to be totally wowed by the spectacle.
I mean, you pay for a ticket to shows like that and want to see something amazing or that you've not seen before.
And come on, this looks ace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0A43HhKMCk
Not sure why this story is doing the rounds again now though:
I'd pay £3 for that you moaning bastards
that looks cool.
on the basis that they'd get those wristbands. however, people will go to future tours on the basis that they do cool shit like this
ARCADE FIRE SPENT £4 Millions ON WRISTBANDS AND IT WAS THE MOST INSPIRING AND AMAZING IDEA EVER
and while not being a Coldplay fan, I bet this looked very cool. As pointed out above, if a "hip" band did this then I suspect what we'd be hearing mainly was what a great idea it was.
i jest. they and their fans can do as they please.
but now i think about it, the thought of listening to ~20,000 people simultaneously playing a random song on their phone holds more appeal than an actual coldplay concert.
So they weren't all yellow?
and spent £4.22 million on colour-changing 'critically acclaimed debut album' wristbands
it wants its "coldplay sux lol" threads back
this as 'changing the colour' of the wrist bands, because they weren't happy with the original shade. That would have been a story.