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Coldplay’s Chris Martin Stops On Way To Concert To Pick Up 64-Yr-Old Fan Struggling To Walk

Chris Martin smiles in the back of a car for a selfie with a fan, Saundra Glenn.

At 64 years old, Saundra Glenn says she doesn’t really go to music festivals anymore. That said, when she learned that Coldplay was making a rare visit to her UK city, Luton, she couldn’t resist. The popular band was set to perform during Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Everything was going smoothly at first, but on the way there Saundra began to struggle with what she calls her “dodgy right hip.”

As a result, Saundra took a moment to rest just as she was walking toward the accessibility box office. For a moment, she even considered going home to watch the performance. But the thought of never seeing Coldplay in her hometown again made her stay. Then, just in time, a black Mercedes parked next to her. A woman from inside offered to pick the struggling fan up — little did Saundra know, however, that Coldplay front-man, Chris Martin, was inside!

“The door opens and I said, ‘Oh that’s Chris Martin, I can’t get in with him’ and they said ‘yes you can,'” Saundra recalls.

As you can imagine, the ride to their destination is one that Saundra will never forget! In fact, the two of them became fast friends, joking around like “two old women,” as Saundra describes them.

Coldplay Front-Man Chris Martin Picks Up Disabled Fan Before Concert

“I’m 64 Chris, I don’t do festivals, I’ve come just to see you and now I’ve seen you and I can go home,” she joked, making Martin laugh.

They talked about lots of stuff, including the fact that she heard there was a campaign to get Coldplay to change the lyrics of their song Yellow to Orange in honor of Luton and its football club. Although Martin didn’t give anything away, he did promise “a good surprise.”

Ultimately, they performed a brand new song, called Orange, in honor of Saundra’s hometown. But before that happened, Martin stayed with Saundra even after they arrived at the artist area, ensuring she got the help needed to get to her seat.

Chris Martin’s Chat With Sweet Fan is One She’ll Never Forget

“When we got to the artist area, he didn’t leave me there,” Saundra explains. “He said, ‘Get the golf buggy and make sure Saundra reaches her destination.’ It’s the fact he’s conscious of disability, he’s such a kind person.”

Chris Martin smiles in the back of a car for a selfie with a fan, Saundra Glenn.

Needless to say, Saundra had an absolute blast at the event, calling it “the coolest festival” she’s ever attended.

“I met Chris Martin and had a conversation with him and he’s such a nice man!” she shares. “He gave me an act of kindness that I’ll forever be grateful for, and he’s given Luton its cool back, thank you.”

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