About two years ago, I met a young man named Ricardo, I mention him here ( http://rebelgirl.newsvine.com/_news/2008/11/12/2103714-the-wish-of-a-lifetime-). This past weekend, he fulfilled the wish of a lifetime, thanks to the generosity of Make A Wish and Coldplay, Ricardo was able to play the drums during Colplay's sound check in Denver Colorado.
After months of agonizing pain, due to the desire in me to share this amazing story I am able to do so. Coldplay made the wish public this week after what Ricardo calls the most unbeliveable wish ever and I have to be honest I think he is right :)
This is for all of you who followed my story and encourage and support my love for Make A Wish :)
Here's to you Ricardo, Coldplay and Make A Wish :)
Here is a brief synapsis :) of the blog :)
Gah! I hate leaving the blog for a few days - I forget all the tiny details of what happened. Hence, if this installment reads like a random list of unrelated rememberings then that's because it's exactly what it is!
Lets see, where were we up to? OK, I'd got as far as leaving Texas.
The Denver show brings a guest at soundcheck. We are joined by a chap called Ricardo Leon, who's here with the Make A Wish foundation - his wish being to play drums with Coldplay. He makes his way to the stage on a motorised wheelchair, which does make one wonder how he'd manage with a drumkit.
Once on the drumstool though, there's no question. It soon becomes clear that not only is he an excellent timekeeper, but he also has the parts down to any Coldplay song they care to mention. They give Politik a crack, then he suggests Amsterdam. Chris sheepishly admits that he can't for the life of him remember how to play it (even though Ricardo will clearly know it inside and out). They move on to The Scientist, before getting a bit more rock with Sleep Chant. By this point they're chatting like old mates and after giving Fix You a go, they sit chatting for a while before Franksy pops up to remind the fellas that we're running over our soundcheck time and need to let Jon Hopkins and Sleepercar on. It was a lovely afternoon, and Ricardo is an all round top chap. Thanks for coming down mate.
You can also see a video here :) this was provided by Ricardo for me :)
Per Ricardo :)
It was unbelievable!!!!
I found this on youtube
... at 0:43 he gives me a shout out!
For you facebook users :) you get a special treat :) here is Ricardo and Coldplay playing the Scientist together :)