It was at a live house so I got to see the band quite close. But I couldn't
take pictures. I was too scared since many guards were around. Although
there were a lot of people taking them.
All the songs were played beautifully esp. One I Love, Warning Sign,
Green Eyes, Amsterdam, In My Place, Yellow, Shiver, Everything's Not
Lost, The Scientist. Shit, that's about most of the songs they played..
During Everything's Not Lost (I think) Chris
sang a part of Eminem's The Real Slim Shady which was hilarious.
And during Green Eye's Chris took all the microphones off and sang it
and told everybody to stay quiet to hear the song. But then one person
kept clapping so he stopped the person and told her/him that Chris will
tell the person when to start So funny!! But the bad thing was that
the sound system was really bad. In the first part of Politik you could
hardly hear Will's drums and there was a problem in Chris' keyboard
during Amsterdam which made him quite pissed. I don't think I heard
a lot of Guy's base either..
Well I really hope everybody understood what I meant. I don't really
know what I'm talking about and I still get the shivers when I think
about yesterday's show!!
Thanks I did have a great time! I couldn't stay long
to meet the band but Rinaldiinjapan (a board member) said he stayed
but they left early and didn't come out to see any of the fans. Well
anyway that was one the best days of my life!
They took place at the venue that is called the Liquidroom in Tokyo,
and so, It's about 1,200 capacity but I thought that there were a lot
of peoples more than it.
When he was going to finish "GOT PUT A...", then a string
of Chris's guitar snapped suddenly. Then he took a step forward on stage,
and next he sang by no microphone and perfectly pulled off the song
until the last line.
So it was really really fantastic!!
And Chris said thank you for Taka. (maybe... coldplay's producer - Japanese
EMI Records Co.) Because they got to eat them in a sushi restaurant
in their free time!
I just watched Coldplay play their "Special Gig" in Tokyo
which was by invitation only. Let me tell you a couple things that really
irked me about last night.
1) As much as Coldplay relentlessly tours America (and now adding a
SECOND leg to the US tour), they only played ONE gig is all on Japan
which was "Secret" IE no advertisements/or opportunities to
purchase tickets. They included entry forms in their latest album where
"500 lucky fans" would be fortunate enough to win a pair of
tickets. However, after paying $100 for a ticket outside the venue because
these music industry people had EXTRA tickets I finally got in. However,
judging by the pretentious assholes in the venue and the masses of people
with ID tags on it came clear to me this concert was not about the fans.
It was a marketing scheme designed to increase demand and true fans
beware. This concert was to satisfy all those individuals in their EMI
world and if a couple of fans could take a peep at Coldplay...good for
2) So....after meeting individuals who drove 4 hours etc WITHOUT tickets
to see Coldplay and waited after the show to meet them etc, Coldplay
skirts out in a van and doesn't even have the decency to sign a couple
autographs or recognize their fans that weathered contests, scalpers,
etc to do whatever they could to see their favorite band.
This was my 3rd time seeing Coldplay and they disappointed me live.
They are much more animated which is good and bad for Chris...but it's
bad for Jon...talk about white boy...holy macarel. Chris was unbelieveable
playing the piano on Politik and in general his "moves" didn't
seem TOO choreographed. I definitely preferred the band when Chris was
playing guitar or piano but when he holds the mic he looks like he is
instructing us in a gd Richard Simmon's video. Whatever...at least Radiohead
haven't lost their edge...Thanks for nothing Coldplay,
Wow!!! Just got back from the Coldplay secret gig, they were amaaazing!
The highlight maybe Green Eyes, which Chris did completely unplugged
It was invite only apparently and so it was people
who'd won some competition plus media people I guess, and it was very
secret - probably 1500 people. The band seemed to enjoy themselves,
although they said "this is a weird gig for us" - I'm guessing
the Tokyo weirdness hit them?