So Coldplay is FINALLY going to my country for the first time. I'm seriously thinking of going but the problem is... 1) Coldplay has a massive following here, and I'm afraid that it'll run out quickly. 2) It's gonna be in April here, which is EXTREMELY hot and in the peak of our summer here. It doesn't help it's an outdoor venue and it's beside the ocean. I'll get back to the venue. 3) Look at these ticket prices (from Coldplay Philippines page): In US Dollars, the VIP tickets would sell $450. God damn. I'm aiming for the Gold, which is $250 US. But at least the venue would make up for the price right? Well... 4) Look at the fucking venue, and compare it to other countries. Image from this link. There's a larger venue (The Philippine Arena, which is the biggest indoor arena in the world if I remember correctly) but the concert grounds are also owned by the ticket sellers, which also own the titular Mall of Asia, which also own...yeah, you get the point. And look at this layout. No room for the C-stage in the back. And a friend of mine, an aspiring statistician, recently posted this: (her explanation + original post here) So yeah.