Coldplay surprises fan who bought Cumbria ticket that turned out to be livestream
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Coldplay has surprised a fan who screwed up and accidentally bought a ticket for an Argentina show instead of Cumbria.
The band behind bangers like 'Yellow' and 'Viva La Vida' really came through for one fan who has been the brunt of mass internet mockery after quite the ticket mix-up.
The fan in question, Fin Galdins, was under the impression he had purchased some bargain tickets to see the four music legends perform in Kendal, Cumbria, but was gutted after realising he had in fact paid to see live cinema screening of a concert at the River Plate stadium all the way in Argentina.
Fin, from Coventry, tweeted about the blunder admitting he was 'fuming' upon clocking his fateful mistake.
The 17-year-old explained he had been scouring the internet for months before finally spotting what he believed to be
Coldplay tickets for sale at for 'River Plate - Kendal'.
Assuming the event would be a live performance in Kendal, he took no time in nabbing himself one before later finding out it was actually a cinema screening in Kendal of a concert in Buenos Aries.
On April 6, Finley tweeted: "I've just s*****d 25 quid on a Coldplay ticket thinking it was a concert, turns out it's a cinema screen in Kendal of a concert they're doing in Argentina.
"Are you taking the p***, it said live at the river plate I just presume that was the place in Kendal NOT ONCE did it say cinema. What a s***e start to the day."
He continued: "I’m so fuming ffs 25 quid for a cinema screen in Kendal I ain't going to that no way."
The tweet ended up going viral after clocking up over a staggering 4.7 million views.
Fin was later mocked for not checking where the stadium actually was, as well as for believing a Coldplay ticket would set him back just £25.
But, it's not all doom and gloom as the band have since helped Fin see the lighter side to the whole ordeal.
The band - made up of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion - fixed Fin's error with a heartwarming gesture.
On Monday (June 12) Fin was left beyond chuffed after receiving direct message from Coldplay, asking him to join them on tour for a date in Amsterdam - all expenses paid.
He told the Mirror: "I couldn't believe it, I was pacing around the living room buzzing, and my nan was going 'don't believe it, they're having you on, it's one of them scams', and I had to double check but no, it really is Coldplay.
"For so long I've been trying to get Coldplay tickets and I missed out every single time, so the feeling of seeing that message will never leave me - it still doesn't feel real!"
Talk about a turnaround.