Regardless of what you may feel about Coldplay in a post-Mylo Xyloto world, Filipinos have been waiting a long damn time for them to finally come to these shores. Sure, peak demand may have been at around the time of Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, but make no mistake: they’re still a force to be reckoned with. Coldplay is still a sound of childhood for many in our generation… hence these ticket prices.
No, really, look at ’em:
Tickets and Presale!
— Coldplay Philippines (@Coldplay_PH) November 15, 2016
Holding your show at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds means it’s going to be a slightly more difficult time for everyone than if they’d just held it in the Arena, where at least even those in the nosebleeds can rely on the giant screens. But alas, we’re stuck with what we’re stuck with.
So let’s say that you want to get even a decent place in the Silver tier, or you at least want to push your luck and try to get into Gold. Unless you have a nice P12.5k already lying around (and if so, congrats, we guess; hopefully it’s your hard-earned money, but we won’t judge) we have a few suggestions:
- Some of your old stuff — There’s probably something around the house you can sell. Gadget you don’t use so much? Your PS4 or Xbox One, now that there’s a new PS4 and Xbox One coming out? Or get rid of them and score yourself a NES Classic?
- Artwork — If you’re an artist, you’re in luck! You probably won’t have to sell any body parts like everyone is joking about, but if you’re not that known yet, you might have to step up your game if you want to hear “Yellow” live for the first time in your life.
- The rest of your time — This is where we’d tell you to go find a side hustle. An interesting number of millennials manage to find a way, thanks to a wide set of marketable skills (aforementioned art skills included). But if you’re not as blessed, some people actually need other people to do their homework for them. You might have luck finding one around you, or you might not; but if you do, you might have to do all their stuff just so you can make that extra cash.
- Your organs (in theory) — So people are joking about selling a kidney to get a ticket, and while it’s super illegal, they’re not far off the mark. According to Popular Science, a kidney “donor” can get somewhere around $1,000 to $10,000 on the black market, if you can get on the black market. Obviously, even one grand is enough to have some left over for the inevitable Beyonce tour or the next time Kanye comes around. But for real, though: don’t fucking sell your kidney on the black market. Or any part of you, for that matter; we’re just illustrating this for educational purposes. DON’T STREISAND IT. Hearing “Fix You” live isn’t worth your well-being, fam.
But if there’s really no way… hey, a sound trip isn’t so bad.
Image from PPcorn