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Weogo Reed

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Coldplay and the environment
« on: November 21, 2019, 11:46:03 pm »

Hi Y'all, 

Interesting article about Coldplay and the environmental aspects of shows:

 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50490700

Thanks and good health,  Weogo
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 07:48:47 am »

Those are UK figures, and the UK actually has some sort of functioning public transportation network at national and local levels. I imagine that the North American pie chart might look different. Decades and decades of car-centric planning eventually catches up. Still, nobody forced these bands to build such elaborate stages
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 11:11:02 am »

Who could have guessed  that building an economy around using a four thousand pound metal box  to move one or two people  around  might have negative consequences?  I missed the fact that the pie chart was based on UK numbers but then the last discussion I saw on this post seemed like almost all the posters missed the pie chart entirely.  I suspect that in N America the audience transport portion would approach 50% and the production transport would move up proportionally as well.  Cold Play woke up one morning and realized that hydro-carbon economy was killing us, good for them. Maybe a few more people will pay attention.

Those are UK figures, and the UK actually has some sort of functioning public transportation network at national and local levels. I imagine that the North American pie chart might look different. Decades and decades of car-centric planning eventually catches up. Still, nobody forced these bands to build such elaborate stages

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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 10:30:53 pm »

I didn't know enough people went to Coldplay show's to even be a factor.

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 10:34:33 pm »

Best of both worlds
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 10:58:47 pm »

I didn't know enough people went to Coldplay show's to even be a factor.
Ouch.  That's gonna leave a mark.
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 12:06:58 pm »

Ouch.  That's gonna leave a mark.
A carbon footprint....
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2019, 03:31:45 pm »

Hi Y'all, 

Interesting article about Coldplay and the environmental aspects of shows:

 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50490700

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

Interesting how they are going to concentrate on pressuring the audience to be environmentally conscious.
-We've all seen the backstage trash haul after a large event.  Hopefully they will get cast & crew to go along too.

For corporate productions I've watched semi after semi unloading for an event, then a day later multiple roll-off dumpsters taking it all away straight to a landfill.
-a few plastic drinking straws are nothing compared to that!
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2019, 09:25:05 pm »

I didn't know enough people went to Coldplay show's to even be a factor.

I couldn't name two songs by them, but SOMEONE must be going to their concerts, from the article...

" And by putting their concerts on hold, they're giving up a huge pay day: The Head Full of Dream tour made $523m."
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Re: Coldplay and the environment
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2019, 10:16:05 pm »

Randy,

Thanks for pointing out that the graph was for the UK.

Riley,
When I got my first car in 1972 it weighed about 1900# and got 40mpg.
My current car weighs 2600#, and being electric, isn't too bad on the overall carbon footprint.

Craig,
There's a local festival that has been going for 35 years.
I can remember years ago walking from one end to the other and not seeing a single bit of trash on the ground.
The audience wanted a clean space and made it happen.
Now you will see a few bits of trash, but still quite clean.
After the festival there are some dumpsters hauling trash off, but much more is recycled.

Another approach:
 https://sustainabletouringarts.org

Thanks and good health,  Weogo
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