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The man whose Coldplay Pyramid Stage hat was sung about by Chris Martin during his Glastonbury set speaks out about the “mind-blowing” experience

The man whose Coldplay Pyramid Stage hat was sung about by Chris Martin during his Glastonbury set speaks out about the “mind-blowing” experience

A man who had his Coldplay Pyramid Stage hat sung to by Chris Martin at Glastonbury described it as an “amazing” experience.

During ‘The Jumbotron Song’ segment, where Martin picked out people from the audience on the giant video screens, he spotted fan Alex Maguire and started singing: “I wanna thank you, my brother / You could’ve gone to someone else’s concert / But you showed up here at this time of year with the Pyramid Stage on your head.”

During this section he also turned the cameras on Michael Eavis and Michael J. Fox, who later joined the band on stage for a performance of ‘Humankind’ and ‘Fix You’.

Speaking about being picked by Martin, Maguire said BBC’s Inside Glastonbury series: “It was mind blowing, really wow. Although I think he might have seen it on social media through my tweets and stuff, I just didn’t really expect it. It was just, yeah, really incredible.”

Maguire has been designing a headliner-themed hat for the past five years and says it took about a year to create his current design.

He added: “It fell off my head during the gig so I modified it a bit with the superglue I had in my tent.

“I work in a supermarket so I’m a pretty quiet person, but Glastonbury gives you a chance to express yourself and that’s what it’s all about.”

After his performance with the band, Fox described his performance with the band as “fucking mindblowing”.

In NMEIn his four-star review of their Glastonbury set, Andrew Trendell noted Martin’s words about the festival: “I look around and I see so many wonderful, wonderful people from all over the world, and that’s what makes Glastonbury the best city in the world in my opinion,” he said, praising “the most peace-loving, love-making people” who make up Glastonbury’s population. He admitted that Coldplay had “stole so much of the ethos of Glastonbury’s vision”, and as a result they became “a band of 100,004 people”.

He continued: “Will Coldplay top Glasto again? Five more times? Who knows? Martin revealed a few years ago that the band were planning to retire from music in 2025, telling NME They had a plan to make 12 albums; now number 10 ‘Moon Music’ is coming in October. There is a question mark over the future, but tonight was a good attempt to make history with a set that felt like home.”

Elsewhere, Martin was mocked by fans for a noticeable change in his accent during the performance, with one fan saying he sounded like the “voice of a crappy 70s TV detective”.