10 stages of emotion while trying to secure those Coldplay tickets

Click like your life depended on it.
10 stages of emotion while trying to secure those Coldplay tickets

By Anna O'Donoghue

Fresh from the Superbowl and James Corden’s front seat, Coldplay have set out on their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour and so far have played to 2.5m people across Latin America, the US and Europe.

Today their Dublin date sold out in 30 minutes, yes you read that right.

Let’s just say it went something like this:

1 . EXCITEMENT

“And it was called Yellow“

Watching this on repeat:

2. ANXIETY

“Wait … what if I don’t get them?!”

Devices at the ready, cup of tea in hand and deep breaths.

3. PARANOIA

Refresh … refresh … “what time is it? OH GOD! Is my internet working? Why isn’t it working?” *Calls friend* “Is your internet working?”

4. ADRENALINE

You’ve made it! GO! GO! GO!

Click like your life depended on it.

5. PANIC

“Why is this taking so long? LOAD TICKETMASTER LOAD!”

6. RAGE

“I’m NEVER buying from Ticketmaster AGAIN! That's it. Over. Done"

And breath …

7. JEALOUSLY

That one Facebook notification that confirms that one of your friends has already secured their tickets - AND they're not even massive fans.

8. RELIEF

SUBMIT ORDER.

9. MORE RAGE

“Password? THAT IS MY PASSWORD!”

“Verification by visa is the bane of my life”

10. BACK TO EXCITEMENT

One new email from Ticketmaster.

*Cut to posting your success on Facebook like it was no bother at all*

“Of course we got tickets.”

Now if seven to ten don’t apply to you, we’ve lit a candle for a second date to be added very soon.

Stay tuned.

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