Everyone is an alien somewhere.

Erikjan Lantink
3 min readJul 26, 2022
Coldplay in Paris last weekend

Everyone is an alien somewhere.

And sometimes those aliens come together in a football stadium to be entertained for two + hours by a rock band.

That happened to my wife and me a few weeks ago in Frankfurt, Germany. A Santa gift that still needed to be redeemed.

The band is Coldplay, and the tour name is “Music of the Spheres.”

What a show!

From the very first song to the very last, the band can keep the audience engaged with their music packed in a whirling show.

Words can’t describe it, so click the video link here to give you a bit of an impression.

It was my second Coldplay concert, and it was also the second time I started looking the next day where they would perform next so that I could repeat.

I wanted to experience it again.

This time it was Warsaw, then Berlin; those were the options. Followed by Paris, Brussels, London, Glasgow, and cities in South America.

Lima, Peru in September, anyone?

That’s how much I feel part of the experience there. I want to experience it again. It’s not just a rock concert. It’s an experience that immerses you.

Every little piece is incredibly thought through, based on a compelling vision.

Coldplay’s clear purpose is to make this a better world for everyone with their music.

You feel included in their journey.

And I’m pretty sure that’s precisely what they want you to feel when you’re in it and afterward.

It’s fantastic to be in a stadium with thousands of people and still feel they’re singing their songs only for you.

Of course… this is a mass production; I get it.

But their songs, messages, concerts, and graphics are focused on the uniqueness of each individual on this planet.

We’re all aliens somewhere.

We’re all tiny creatures in this big fragile world, and our time is limited. And if we’re not careful, we’re wasting our time, and on top, we’re also destroying this big earth.

Erikjan Lantink

Business & Leadership coach. Interim Leader. Writer. Speaker. Former Retail Executive (general management; operations; HR)