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“Music can change the world because it can change people” Bono Vox

On Sunday the Old Trafford Stadium hosted the “One Love Manchester” tribute concert made of the performances from some of the biggest artists in the world. This benefit concert generated around $2.6 million in donations for the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund”, to help victims of the terrorist attack on Ariana Grande’s gig.

I saw this show also as a statement of people saying “you can hurt us, but we’re still stand together supporting music and the right to have fun without fear”. Because the aim of assaults is to scare us, to bash everything that generates fun and happiness, to force us living in the constant fear of being attacked. What happened in Turin, where thousands of people who were watching the final match of Champions League, panicked after hearing the noise of some shots and turned into a human avalanche that generated over 600 injured, is a consistent example of the constant tension that lingers in our countries.

The best answer is keeping on travelling, on attending concerts and sport events: all the smiles and happy faces I saw last night are the best answer to hate and the reason why  my favourite part (in addition of Coldplay, of course) was the Parrs Wood High School Choir exhibition. Not only because the young and talented soloist (she is only 12 and has an incredible voice) was overwhelmed with emotion and calmed down only after being hugged by Ariana with whom she was duetting, but mainly because those kids represented the new generations who stand together and aren’t afraid to live their lives.

As regarding myself, I have experienced once again the healing power of music, because while I was singing out loud Coldplay and Oasis’ songs, I forgot my miserable condition and my sick sad life.

TRACK OF THE DAY: Fix You – Coldplay



“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor” Suzanne Collins

As you can notice, I change mood often. Today was a high pain day, I was emotionally down, but texting to my special medicine, gave me the strength to face this day. And this reinforces again my theory, according to which, any random kind of kindness or any supportive act, could have a positive effect on the recipient’s mood or day.

Talking about positive things, here we come to today’s topic: Ed Sheeran is coming to Italy, only one date in a quite small venue, so getting the tickets was worse than winning the Hunger games. I had my future  tickets paid by a generous person, so I only had to be that lucky to get them (and hope in a low pain day on the gig’s date).

Besides of this not interesting information, what I really wanted to say is that this time we experienced the shameful thing called secondary ticket sellers, that always happens when there are big events (Coldplay, U2, Red Hot and so on). The tickets are gone in five/ten minutes and it’s not the fans that get them, but those scammers sites who buy a lot of tickets and sell them again, overpriced.

This must end, but unless people stop buying from these sites, it won’t happen. At my concert of The Cure  I had a coveted seat and I was the only one who had her ticket bought from the official seller at the right price. I know you all are big fans, you want to see your idols and you don’t matter to pay a little (or much) more to see them, but in this way you’re only stoking the secondary tickets phenomenon.

It’s so sad reading angry tweets for those who couldn’t get the ticket, the illusion of those who got to put them in the cart, but when they confirmed, the system said they were already sold out. I know we have so many bigger problems in Italy and in the world, but music is something people hold on to and it should be easily affordable for everyone.

What about me? Were the “Edds” in my favour? I won’t tell you 😉

TRACK OF THE DAY: Castle on the hill-Ed Sheeran