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CULTURE | 26-10-2022 19:41

Coldplay lights up Buenos Aires with booming first gig of record-breaking run

British rock band could be heard far and wide on night one of the group's record-breaking 10-show stop in Buenos Aires.

After months of anticipation, Coldplay's long-awaited visit to Buenos Aires finally kicked off Tuesday night in front of more than 60,000 screaming fans. The performance was the first of a record-breaking 10 concerts the group is scheduled to play over the next two weeks at River Plate's Monumental Stadium, setting a new best for the most sold-out shows at the iconic venue.

While the impressive magnitude of the performance's lighting and visual elements were widely heralded by those in attendance, the sheer noise of the event was also top-of-mind for many porteños — and not just for those who purchased tickets.

"I live 24 blocks from River; However, I have to pay for the Coldplay recital since the sound reaches my house... Send help," pleaded one irritated listener.


"35 blocks from the River, listening to Coldplay. The sound is total madness," Tweeted one man.


Other local residents, however, were glad to experience the occasion from a distance:



Some online even reported hearing some songs from as far away as Olivos and Saavedra on what was a blustery and windy night.

Whether they appreciate the free gigs or not, those in the north of the city will hear more from the band for another nine nights: on October 26, 28 and 29, and November 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8.


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