At Coldplay‘s concert supporting their album A Sky Full of Dreams at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Saturday, fans were treated to not only a musical journey, but a visual spectacle as well. In a review of the show on NJ.com, Bobby Olivier wrote that “in East Rutherford Saturday night, Coldplay all but invented its own visually captivating sub-genre: rainbow rock. The band’s two-hour show set off with the album’s title track, and as Martin leaped from his large stage onto the base of a 50-yard runway, a wall of color-coordinated confetti exploded from cannons along his path, and blew reds, greens and purples across the crowd.”
Lead singer Chris Martin, whose divorce from actress Gwyneth Paltrow was just finalized, told the Wall Street Journal that he has studied synesthesia, a condition in which people often associate certain colors with sounds, and said, “I realize I probably have that a bit, I don’t think that’s unusual for songwriters.”
Every attendee was given a wristband with an LED screen attached so the entire stadium could fill with color when the straps lit up in red, as seen in the final photo below.