When Coldplay performed yesterday at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany, the mood may have started to go south for many fans. They'd been forced to wait in front of the stadium in the pouring rain, as admission took forever due to heightened security precautions. Many people had to leave their bags at the gate. When Coldplay took to the stage, some fans hadn't even gotten inside and missed several songs from the beginning of the show.
But then, as if in a dream—or a head full of them—the concert became magical. When Chris Martin switched to play the piano on the round stage in the middle of the audience, 19-year-old Ferdinand Schwartz held up a sign—more of a large, floppy piece of paper, really—that read, "Can I play 'Everglow' for you?"
"Oh shit, I might as well go home now," Martin, who always plays the track alone, laughed. At first the young pianist seemed keen to gallop away on the keys, but then he and the singer perfectly harmonized, and Shwartz, quite frankly, tore it the fuck down. You have to watch this; it will melt even the coldest of hearts, as it did for 70,000 people in that stadium.