There was definitely love in the air during a Coldplay concert in Australia last night when a fan took to the stage to propose to his girlfriend.
Frontman Chris Martin paused his Melbourne show in the middle of the song A Sky Full Of Stars so Lonardo Tannom, 31, could pop the question to his girlfriend of three years in front of 50,000 people. The Telegraph reports.
A wonderful idea, but it wasn’t all plain sailing as Chris accidentally originally pulled up the wrong woman on-stage, causing a sequence of seriously awkward reshuffles.
After the woman told him about the mix up, Chris joked: “What? You’re not the person he’s proposing to? What the fuck are you doing here? Thanks for coming anyway.”
Eventually Lonardo had his chance to give an emotional speech to the love of his life in front of a full house at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
So for the past three years, thank you for your love. Thank you for giving me a chance. So in the midst of Coldplay, my new best friend Chris, and all the people here in Melbourne I just want to say I love you. ‘Will you marry me?’
— Coldplay (@coldplay) December 9, 2016
After encouragement from the crowd, he got down on one knee and offered the ring to his fiancee as a stream of confetti went off.
Coldplay‘s Chris had a little joke with Lonardo, telling him not to take too long as ‘people have to catch trains and shit’.
Say what you like about their music and the band themselves, but this was genuinely a class act.
Congrats to the happy couple!