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Toby and I see Coldplay in concert

Toby and I went to see Coldplay in concert in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve, 2011 with Mark Morris and his son Connor from the States…

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Connor and Toby pose…

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A total of 20,000 people came to the concert…

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We arrived at the venue at 7.45pm, and stood waiting for the concert to begin. Toby got a piggy back from Connor so he could see better when the band came on stage at 10.45pm, 3 hours later…

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This is what we saw…

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Then an inebriated guy called Jack who we’d never met before offered to put Toby on his shoulders!!…

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Toby loved the music…

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The band finished a song just before midnight, and singer Chris Martin led a countdown to the new year. The band sang a final song, wished us goodnight, walked off stage, and a big firework display started.
After the concert ended, Toby said it was the best day of his life! Sweet!