A Guy In A Wheelchair Thought Crowd Surfing At A Coldplay Concert Was Fun, But Then He Got Invited To The Stage

"I hope this shows if you get yourself out there, you never know what's going to happen."

There are many places that could and should be improved to better handle and suit people in wheelchairs or those who face other physical challenges in general — including concerts. But one man showed that nothing was going to keep him from having a good time at a Coldplay concert and, while having the time of his life, caught the eye of Chris Martin.


At the band's show in Dublin on July 8, a guy named Rob — a 29-year-old personal trainer who is from the Irish capital city — was hoisted above the heads of fellow concertgoers and crowd surfed right to the stage after being noticed by the famed frontman mid-set.

It all started, as Rob told the BBC, after some guy fell onto him during the show and, to make up for it, insisted that he and his friend lift Rob up so he could get a better view of the action. Rob said the "amazing" and "once in a lifetime" moment gave him a taste of the celebrity life, and that his phone hasn't stopped buzzing since the video started going viral.

Video of the moment shows Martin helping Rob onto the stage after the audience moved him toward the front. The two exchanged a few words, Martin introduced Rob to the crowd, and then they joined forces for a song with Rob on the harmonica and Martin singing a traditional Irish tune.

"In the time where you're seeing the horrors of London, Manchester, and Paris, I hope this shows if you get yourself out there, you never know what's going to happen," Rob added, offering a message of encouragement during a time where Europe has seen a bit of darkness.

We're sure this is a moment Rob won't soon forget, and another that shows just how great Martin and the Coldplay guys are to their fans.

(H/T: The Independent)


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