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The 25 Most Magical (And WTF) Things That Happened At Coldplay's Concert In Mumbai

What do you get when you combine India's biggest celebs with the world's biggest band and 80,000 bystanders?

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Last night, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, Jay Z, and the Vamps flew down to perform at India's first Global Citizen Festival – an annual charity music festival.

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Indian celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, A.R. Rahman, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, and Amitabh Bachchan also performed and made appearances during the 10-hour concert.


9. Shah Rukh Khan started chanting "Sachin, Sachin" while welcoming Sachin Tendulkar on stage to talk about sustainable development and hygiene.

#SRK @iamsrk , #FreidaPinto and @sachin_rt on stage at #GlobalCitizenIndia wooooooooooooooooooooooow

10. In fact, a recurring theme was that every time Sachin showed up, his words were drowned by the crowd's love for him.

part of the night when the whole crowd started chanting "Sachin Sachin"


16. Jay Z entered rapping to "Chaiyyan Chaiyyan" and his entire set was pretty iconic.

Jay Z walking in to one of the best sets ever.

17. Poonam Mahajan, Milind Deora, and Aditya Thackeray came together to represent three different political parties to talk about education, sanitation, and gender equality.

Sharing the @glblctznIN stage with @poonam_mahajan & @AUThackeray to commit to @SDGoals 4, 5 & 6: Education, Gender…


20. The irony of a charity event for sanitation and Swachh Bharat ending with trash all over the place was not lost on anybody.

22. Chris Martin picked up the words of "Maa Tujhe Salaam" while performing with Rahman. It had tears streaming down everyone's face.

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23. Then he upped the ante by coming out and performing "Channa Mereya" before segueing into "Sky Full of Stars".

Chris Martin Sings Channa Mereya During #Coldplay Concert In Mumbai. Magical. Channa Mereya + Sky Full Of Stars ❤❤❤

Everyone's goosebumps had goosebumps.

24. Through all the stellar performances and appearances of the 10-hour concert, the world got a little bit better.

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• Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis pledged 20,000 crores for hygiene and sanitation.

• Ratan Tata pledged 300 crores for water and sanitation in Maharashtra.

• Telangana’s minister K.T. Rama Rao pledged 9,000 crores to taking potable water to 2.5 million more families by 2017.

• Viacom 18's CEO, Sudhanshu Vats, pledged to support the BMC in helping make Mumbai an open defecation–free city with mobile vans.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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