They played "Yellow," "In My Place," "Green
Eyes," "Don't Panic," "The Scientist" and "Georgia
On My Mind." It was mostly Chris and Jon, but Will joined in for
some harmony. Guy mostly worked the crowd and gave autographs. At the
end, he was up on the stairs to the inside of the Masquerade.
I was only about ten feet away from them, but even still, unplugged,
the music was so soft that it was hard to hear at times, but I didn't
care. (I don't mean to rub it in bones, honestly.)
Chris said some really nice things. He said that the
band was about to break up, and then they played in Georgia and that
was the turning point. (He didn't say reason -- just the turning point.)
Then he asked whether anyone was from Amicola Falls and said that they
have written a new song called "Amicola."
He took a vote on whether we wanted to hear "Don't Panic"
or "Trouble." It was about even, and so I think he just picked
Someone asked what was written on Chris' hand, and he said that it was
lyrics and a girl's e-mail address, and from where I was, I could see
the "@" symbol; so I'm pretty sure he was telling the truth.
Chris asked that we sing along, and then we got really
quiet when it was time for Jon's solos 'cause they were soooo quiet,
Someone yelled out "England Rules," and Chris said, "We're,
well Jon's from Whales." The guy next to me was British and drove
in from Charlotte; so I feel pretty bad for him. But he seemed pleased
During the last song, "Georgia On My Mind," a helicopter flew
over, which looked like a news helicopter. So you may want to watch
Again, the guys seemed truly apologetic.
Before "The Scientist" Chris looked at some
poor schmuck in the back and said that it might be hard for him to hear
but that they looked good and that should be enough.
And my oh my, coming from an old married woman, they sho' did. Chris'
cheeks were really rosy and his eyes more blue but a little squinty.
I thought Jon actually had the prettiest eyes of all. Of course, Chris
had on his "Make Trade Fair" shirt, a long-sleeve t-shirt
beneath and black pants. Okay, I admit it. I don't remember what Jon
had on but he looked cute too. Will was wearing a dark parka. Guy looked
thinner in person. Chris looked taller. Jon shorter. Will -- about what
you'd expect. They were all adorable though. (Again, coming from an
old married woman.)
Well, I can honestly say that I'll certainly be eager
to see them whenever they grace our fair city with their presence.
It was an incredible experience. I was so disappointed with the announcement,
which I could barely hear. I'll never forget it. I don't know whether
it was on this thread, but it was so worth the $30 just to hear them
for that brief time. I'd have paid 10 times that for the same. (Don't
go gettin' any bright ideas, if you're reading this fellows.)
the Atlanta concert
So as you know the rain did us in. From what I was
told the tarp covering the equipment didn't do its job and because the
Masquerade is an outdoor facility the soundboard and other vital equipment
was damaged thus not making it possible for them to play. The show would
be rescheduled for January and everyone with tickets is supposed to
go to ticketmaster and get a refund. That announcement came about 5:30
pm just as they were going to let us in. No one left though, and it
was a good thing. Because out came Chris and Jonny. Chris apologized
to the crowd of a couple hundred people saying they wish they could
play. But since they couldn't they would play a few songs for us accoustically.
The whole performance Chris was real jovial. He joked around with the
crowd a lot and was smiling the whole time.
They started off with "Yellow". As the small crowd sang together
it appeared they had quickly forgotton that the real concert was not
going to happen. Chris then started taking requests as this was all
impromptu. Unfortunately Chris didn't have the piano with him out in
the rain, so a lot of requests were turned down. He finally heard someone
say "Green Eyes" and went on to play it. He beckoned Will
to come over from signing some autographs to sing some harmony for him.
(Guy was hanging out about 50 ft away on some stairs) They then sang
"Don't Panic," "In My Place," and "The Scientist."
Before "The Scientist" he said that at one point after finishing
the album they came to the USA and realized the album was shit. "The
Scientist" was the first song they recorded when coming back to
the studio. They then finished with "Georgia On My Mind" which
I think is a Ray Charles song. Chris said that last time they were here,
Georgia saved Coldplay. They were about to quit touring, but decided
to stick it out. Because of that they wanted to play this show even
After that, security rushed them out. Not the way I anticipated spending
my first Coldplay concert, but in some way it was better. The whole
performance I was standing up about 3 ft behind Chris, Will, and Jonny.
Because there was no microphone, I felt like I was performing with them.
As an extra bonus, during their performance I got Will's autograph.
And as an extra, extra bonus thanks to their lovely assistant I got
rest of the band's autograph's too! So not such a bad night. I just
feel sorry for the people who showed up to the concert after their performance.
the atlanta show truely was awesome when they first came out and signed
autographs for us they were like apologizing to me and my friend and
me of course i was like freaking out so i was like oh its okay oh its
okay lol and i didn't even know what they were apologizing for so finally
i asked someone and they were like oh they canceled the show b/c their
instruments got fried and i was like omg but hey i don't even care now
i think that the acoustic preformance kicked as much ass as the concert
would've if not more cuz it was more personal but it just shows what
a great band coldplay is (and by the way i was the one screaming green
eyes that song is just amazing)
This is what I wrote in my Live Journal sorry I don't feel like typing
it again, but I went to the Atlanta show & here is what happened....IT
We JUST got back from Atlanta. I mean we just walked in the door! I
have to tell you all what happened!!!!!!!! ugh I'm so tired. We left
Atlanta at 2pm...
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we get to the Masquerade at 5 & about 150 people
are there waiting...the gates were SUPPOSE to open at 5:30, but at about
5:15 a lady with a megaphone came out & told us all the horrible
The show is canceled because the equipment is flooded with water &
if the band plugs their stuff in it will all BLOW UP...it rained all
weekend long...We were all soooooooo crushed. I was almost in tears
as was everyone else....
BUT we stuck around for a few minutes and guess what......
COLDPLAY came out from around the building, guitars in hand & played
a FREE acoustic show for about 100 of us....some people had already
left....Chris told us what was going on & they all apologized like
mad, but said they would love to sing for us anyhow. They played for
about 30 mins. Chris & Jon played while Will sang along & freaking
Guy stood 2 feet from me and watched YAY!!!!!! They played Yellow, In
My Place, Don't Panic, Green Eyes, The Scientist, & Georgia On My
Mind.... Chris chatted up the crowd &
was smiling like a little kid in a candy store. They were all so nice
& wonderful & all the fans there were so cool & DIEHARD
too which was rad as hell, but here is the best part.......
I have 70+ pictures of all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I
was (no fucking joke) 5 feet from Chris while he sang!!!!
I was & still am completely star struck. I can't even believe it.
I think it was better than anything ever.
Ticketmaster is refunding us & Coldplay said they would be back
in January, so that was freakin awesome!!!!!!!!
I am putting the pics in my PC right fuckin now & will email or
whatever to anyone who asks.
I CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHRIS WAS SO BEAUTIFUL! HE SMILED SO MUCH!
ahhhhh more later....I need a drink...
It was so awesome
Coldplay showed up at the Echo Lounge in ATL and performed until 4am.
Kinda cool to see a Coldplay performance for 7 bucks. They also hung
out with the audience to listen to a few Frames' encores. People asked
them what happened with the Masquerade show - no real reason was given.
Chris certainly didn't look or act sick - guess their equipment got
The Frames rocked, by the way. Everyone should go pick up a copy of
it was a kick ass show to begin with (the frames are the best band in
the world ) and then ash and chris showed
up-- soooo cool!
chris did you are always on my mind, georgia on my mind, and a few other
songs i can't remember now. it was a great time! when he was done he
said "thanks to the frames for letting us do our little thing...
oh and we're a band, check out our website" which i thought was
all i want to say is that the echo lounge show was even less impromptu
than the acoustic show outside. Guy and Will weren't even there, so
don't start thinking that you missed a Coldply concert, but you did
miss an amazing show first of all by The Frames, but then add in Chris
and ASH (Jonny just watched from the crowd) and you missed some music
history. But again, it wasn't Coldplay's fault .
i'm glad i took loads of pics. how great was chris singing "Shining
Light"? after ash wrapped up, we went to the back lounge and kept
partying with the frames and ash, chris and jonny had left. we ended
up taking rick and mark of ash back to their hotel. unbelievable night.
anyways, the frames are here in austin tomorrow night, i can't wait.
i'm glad our friends ash introduced us to their music.
It's monday morning and only now can I reflect on a
truly momentous occasion for me on Saturday early evening.
On Saturday afternoon I was stood in line at the Masquerade club in
Atlanta, eagerly awaiting my first live Coldplay show. The venue was
outdoor and the weather was truly crap; so I was hesistant to say the
least. Two hours into waiting (I was at the front of the line), a representative
of 99x radio station came out with a megaphone and announced the inevitable.
"Sorry guys, the show has been cancelled".
Truly pissed off and utterly disappointed; I stood there bemused. Low
and behold the man of the moment Chris Martin, accompanied by Jonny
Buckland, cruised into the parking lot full of apologies and with an
acoustic in either hand. Wow!! Chris and Jonny stood 1 yard in front
of me and began playing acoustic tracks for us. Unbelievable. As Chris
took request's I shouted out "GREEN EYES" in my thick Brit
accent; he took the request and played it like a dream.
They were truly phenomenal!! To play that well in the middle of the
parking lot was truly wicked. I probably had the best seat in the house
as I was literally within touching distance of both of them; hence I
could hear them very well.
They played Yellow, In My Place, Green Eyes, The Scientist, and Don't
Panic; and then Chris' version of Georgia on my Mind. If I had the choice
to watch the band live on the stage that night or hear Chris and Jonny
belt out tunes in the parking lot, there would be no other choice; the
parking lot indeed!!
Huge thanks to Chris, Jonny, Will (backing vocals!!), and Guy on the
staircase!! You made up for an inital disappointment by making it one
of the most memorable evening's of my life. Thank you.