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Stranger@TheGates: A dream came to life last Friday night in Birmingham. Everysince I saw them perform on the MTV $2 show I dreamed of the day I would witness such a magical performance. My chance came last Fall when I received and e-mail for pre-sale tickets for Birmingham. I bought two at that moment. I invited my girlfriend of 3 1/2 years to join me in this special evening. I was almost as excited for her as I was for myself. This would be her first concert of this level. After the show she would not stop talking about it; she's forever hooked. As for me, the show could not have came at a better time. On January 4th of this year my father died very unexpectedly at the young age of 50. He left behind my mother and myself (only child). It's been extremely difficult dealing with this tragedy. But one of the things that keeps me strong is music, especially Coldplay. Their music has a special power to reach inner fellings and mend them. Coldplay is music for the soul. People are drawn to music like that. That's why I wasn't at all surprized at the number of fans. Even my father liked them. This was a man who listened to Bob Dylan, one of the masters of soul music. Nevertheless, the performance...brilliant, the atmosphere...magical, and myself...lifted. Bravo, Coldplay, bravo!!!
verte76: OMG!!! That was an absolutely *amazing* show!!! Chris was all over the place, giving it 200%!! The absolute highlight for me was---surprise, surprise---"Clocks". I couldn't believe that! The lighting, the *song*, I thought I was going to faint. I'm not in the mood for a long note or whatever but I *had* to post something. My mind is completely blown. I'm on a high and I'm going to stay on one for the forseeable future!!!
nicko14: that was a wicked tight show. i was pinin' for 'trouble' and then after 'in my place' he was all like, 'trouble trouble trouble' and i was all like, 'whoo!' and then they played that one new song at the end so a FOUR SONG ENCORE. i went with this girl i'm in love with but she has a boyfriend, so i was all just like, hey i'll be your friend . anyways, the show was amaaazing. chris was too funny, kudos to the whole band. my fave part was the FREAKout in shiver. my fave song off parachutes, might i add also the girl i went with's fave song off parachutes. tell me we were meant for each other, and we have the same favorite oasis song... *sigh* GEEZ
nicodemus: I've probably attended 500 to 600 concerts in my lifetime. Last night's show was easily in the top 5 performances I've ever seen. I was blown away by how rabid the crowd was. I was sitting in the 7th or 8th row and it sounded like the crowd knew every word to every song. I think the band seemed truly impressed too. The venue was a 3,000 seat concert hall that was originally intended for classical music & opera. The sound in the place was great. I think the band was impressed with the venue as well as the intensity of the crowd. Chris Martin said something to the effect of "We never dreamed we would be playing a packed opera house in Alabama...this is f***ing cool!"
IloveChrisMartin: Last night was truly the best concert I've ever been to!! The whole band (especially Chris) seemed so happy and excited to be playing, which was awesome! My friend and I were in the center of the front row... awesome seats!!! We were truly impressed with the whole show and look forward to seeing them again in the near future!!
own optimist: I don't know if it was that I was preoccupied or if it was
because after the ten tons of STRESS of trying to make arrangements
to go and to actually get there combined with the exhaustion of the
driving, but I didn't react the way I thought I would. I kind of expected
a quasi-religious experience. Maybe because I was so excited up until
the show, the excitement of the show just seemed normal to me? Or maybe
because there were no real surprises because I knew the set list [even
though I'd never heard the three non-album songs]! I don't know. I didn't
even get weepy once... probably because they didn't play any really
weepy songs. They were so energetic! I was completely blown away by
the energy level the guys maintained through the whole performance and
that long, WONDERFUL encore!!! Chris is so hyper! Plus, I loved the
lighting effects and the acoustics in the hall were unbelievable! But
what did surprise me most of all is that in person they sound just exactly
like they do on their albums. I like that. Not that I like everything
to sound pre-recorded or anything but I like that they don't seem to
have a whole lot of engineering going on on their albums.
Silverbugglx: This band is with
out a doubt the last of their breed. It was pure music and showmanship
at its best. A concert the way I remember them, no dancers, back up
singers, acrobats or small replicas of Stone Hendge. The lighting was
great!!!, the sound was blended perfect and the added projected images
were very artistic. They went from rocking the house with Politik to
moving me to tears with Warning Sign (my husband is in the war, and
the truth is, that I miss him, so much). They played a full 1 1/2 hours
and came back with 3 songs for their encore. They also introduced a
few new songs that were wonderful.
my_loudest_tones: That was the best show I've seen in a long time. Every song was perfection, well almost ('member when Chris messed up on "Shiver") but we were still singing right along. it was beautiful. i recommend this band to everyone. and i hope they come back. Please come back Coldplay. We love you…. I had the most amazing time, with my best friend Apryl, at the Coldplay concert. It is now 12:48 pm. The show ended at 11:00 pm. The most beautiful 2 hours I've ever spent on this Earth. They did a kick ass set, which included 1st- "Politik" 2nd- Shiver 3rd-Spies....ummm..and "Yellow" (and of course, the whole concert hall was bathed in yellow lights) "The Scientist", "One I Love"(In My Place b-side), "Moses" new song about "falling in love" and "Ladder to the Stars", this one new as well; "Warning Sign"; "Everything's Not Lost"; "Daylight" "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" "Clocks"....Sweet home Alabama. Dearest Birmingham fans, weren't we marvelous!, as Chris said. It was so lovely, everyone singing along in unison, as I had my lighter flicked and standing wobbly atop my chair, as I am quite short. I know everyone at that show had an amazing time, as I surely did. I sorely missed "Green Eyes", but all the extra songs were a surprise, which I adored. The WHOLE show was gorgeously beautiful. I can't explain, unless you were there, then you and ALL the Coldplay fans know what I speak of. Chris seemed to really like Birmingham, and the Make Trade Fair people were so nice; they said we were really cool and were so glad that most of us took the time to check MTF out. I sincerely think this is a good cause and everyone should get together and make some change.
starlet3929: Okay, so...what can I say, the show was awesome. For those of you who were there, you know what I mean. The lights were phenomenal, the sound was phenomenal...it was everything I had hoped for and more. We drove from Nashville to see them, because, unfortunately, we can't get tickets to the show at the Ryman in my hometown. If anyone knows where I can score 2 tickets for that show...please let me know!!! Thanks to the band for giving everything that they had for the Birmingham show!!! Ho
annaliisa01: coldplay was amazing tonight! It went by so quickly. They played their new songs--"moses" and "ladder to the sun" the second one being my favorite. I love those guys--they are the best!