A roadie employed by Coldplay has revealed that the band usually reserves the front few rows of every show for the most dedicated fans. In a blog post on the band's site, the roadie, who is known only by handle R42, explained how the ticket giveaway works.
"The band don't sell the tickets to the front few rows anymore," R42 wrote.
"Instead, various crew members are sent out to scan the highest, furthest seats to find folks who look genuinely excited and giddy to be seeing the band. They're then given tickets to the front row (which quite often looks a very, very long way away from the "nosebleed" seats). Often, folks think it's a scam and refuse to believe it. Often they go berserk and jump up and down screaming - until they have to calm down before they fall down."
He adds that giving away the front row tickets is a win for both the fans and band:
"For [fans], it's a Willy Wonka golden ticket," he wrote. "For the band, it's guaranteed energy from the folks closest to them."
by RTT Staff Writer
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