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.
Vivo a 24 cuadras de River; sin embargo tengo que bancarme el recital de Coldplay ya que el sonido llega hasta mi casa. O peor aún, soportar a sus fans enardecidos. Quedan 9 conciertos más, send help.— ines_capricornio 💚 (@CapricornioInes) October 26, 2022
"35 blocks from the River, listening to Coldplay. The sound is total madness," Tweeted one man.
Estoy en el patio de casa, a 35 cuadras de River, escuchando Coldplay. Locura total el sonido.— Nacho Meroni (@NachoMeroni) October 26, 2022
Other local residents, however, were glad to experience the occasion from a distance:
¡Increíble el sonido de Coldplay en River! Acá desde Coghlan, disfrutándolo como si estuviera ahí.October 26, 2022
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.