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Coldplay concert in Frankfurt

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FitbitAddict Sat 08-Oct-16 21:16:08

DH wants to go. He has seen them on every tour in the last 6-8 years, including this year. There are Cardiff tickets available but that's midweek. We live in London. Frankfurt is on a weekend and we could do the whole mini-break thing. He wants to get standing tickets because the atmosphere is better. I have agreed to go.

I can't stand Coldplay. I give him the hard stare if he starts playing it at home or in the car, particularly as he always has music very loud and has plenty of opportunities to do that when he's on his own without inflicting it on me.

AIBU to agree to go with him? I fear I will cramp his style massively as he will want to dance like mad and sing along with everything and I will want to wait in the hotel with a book. He knows how much I dislike Coldplay and has still asked me. I have never been to any of their concerts in the UK with him.

Crispbutty Sat 08-Oct-16 21:21:15

You said you've agreed to go. Would be a bit shitty to back out now.

brummiesue Sat 08-Oct-16 21:21:33

Yabu, dont be selfish, the concert will be 90 mins long, its worth it to enjoy the rest of a weekend away

FitbitAddict Sat 08-Oct-16 21:23:08

I've no plans to back out, I just hope he doesn't regret inviting me! I know if he'd had a mate who was a Coldplay fan I would not have been on the list at all.

BreconBeBuggered Sat 08-Oct-16 21:24:36

Why does he want you to go to the gig? I can see the appeal of the weekend away, but the concert itself?

user1471544305 Sat 08-Oct-16 21:25:57

The atmosphere will be fantastic it's not my type of music but I really like them. Genuine talent

Loraline Sat 08-Oct-16 21:27:18

I'm not a Coldplay fan at all but went with Dh to see them at the Emirates a few years back. They're actually really good live and really know how to work a stadium gig. I enjoyed myself far more than I expected.

Youremywifenow Sat 08-Oct-16 21:31:56

YANBU, Coldplay are shit, I wouldn't want to go to the concert either but I'd suck it up for a nice mini break.
He owes you an escort to a gig of your choosing.

wannabestressfree Sat 08-Oct-16 21:34:48

I have seen loads of people live who I wouldn't listen too and don't 'like' but my partner does. Live music is great! These include....
tom jones
Secret affair
Madness (my favourite)
Green day
And he has done the same....
Mumford and sons
Rodriguez y Gabriella

blondieblondie Sat 08-Oct-16 21:34:57

Saw them at Hampden. Best present my ex ever got me (and strangely that was after we split grin)

FlyingElbows Sat 08-Oct-16 21:39:32

Never mind aybu, you should ltb immediately! Coldplay? It's inhuman. You shouldn't suffer like this. grin

FitbitAddict Sat 08-Oct-16 21:44:49

I'm not into music at all, but would love to see something at Shakespeare's Globe, although I have not booked anything because DH wouldn't like it. Now maybe I can make him come with me!

CrazyNameCrazyGuy Sat 08-Oct-16 21:46:43

Not my cup of tea but I bet they are great live.

I used to detest the Pretenders but they supported U2 on their Joshua Tree tour <showing my age> and they were bloody brilliant live! Better than U2 on the night if I'm honest.

Autumnchill Sat 08-Oct-16 21:48:53

Saw them at Wembley earlier this year and the atmosphere was awesome! They put on a great light show

FishSauce555 Sat 08-Oct-16 21:50:15

I'll go with him?

laylabelle Sat 08-Oct-16 21:54:36

Saw them at Wembley and wasn't a huge fan but really enjoyed it. Atmosphere was good and the lights were pretty and effective. Never know might enjoy..if not..eek

FitbitAddict Sat 08-Oct-16 21:56:10

Now he wants me to take the afternoon off work so we can get an earlier flight, FFS. I'm a primary teacher, it's term time. The job just doesn't work like that. I don't want to inconvenience a whole bunch of people to do something I don't want to do!! He has said to me 'promise me you will let your hair down and enjoy yourself." But he knows I don't like the band and have only been to a handful of concerts in my life!

SharkBastard Sat 08-Oct-16 21:57:41

It's cool to hate Coldplay apparently.

I like metal but I fucking love Coldplay. Go, live music is never boring and I've seen take that live! That's saying something

EastMidsMummy Sat 08-Oct-16 21:59:21

I was going to say I would suck up the two hour gig for the rest of the weekend, but the primary teacher thing makes it almost impossible.

Bearbehind Sat 08-Oct-16 21:59:41

if you'd asked me i couldn't have named a Coldplay song but when they played Glastonbury I happened to have the TV on and I was glued.

They were really good live and that was just watching on the telly, I'd image if you we're there it would be superb.

HeddaGarbled Sat 08-Oct-16 22:10:56

He is not being unreasonable asking you to go with him.

You are not being unreasonable agreeing to go as a nice thing to do for him.

He is being unreasonable asking you to take Friday afternoon off.

He is being unreasonable asking you to promise to "let your hair down".

You would not be unreasonable to ask him to return the favour by accompanying you to a play at the Globe.

WanderingNotLost Sat 08-Oct-16 22:26:51

I couldn't stand Coldplay, but I was at Glastonbury this year and watched their headline set on the Sunday night because all my friends wanted to see them, and they absolutely blew me away. They were amazing. I promise you you won't regret going!

nancy75 Sat 08-Oct-16 22:29:56

Is it possible to dance like mad to Coldplay? Go with him and hope for a good warm up band!

Lovewhereilive Sat 08-Oct-16 22:30:20

We saw them this summer and they were amazing, best show I have ever seen, but then I am a massive fan! They put on a great show with the lights too.

PoppyBirdOnAWire Sat 08-Oct-16 22:36:49

I adore them.

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