February 27 - Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
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Scientist synopsis: Possible slow start but a great finish.
Coldplay is an amazing band and I just wish more people knew that. This was my first time seeing them, and although I have some complaints, I thought they performed beautifully.
My complaints are mainly with the audience........ok, when I pay to see a band play, I want to hear the BAND, not thousands of drunken college kids who think they're at some kind of frat party. I understand people want to sing along and all, so do I, but come on! With all the singing around me, I could barley hear Chris Martin's beautiful voice on some songs. I know the band encouraged singing along on some songs.....that's great. But people need to be a little more considerate. And, just one more little complaint........four bimbos in front of me, talking and laughing the WHOLE time! What is that?!? Aren't there better places to socialize??? Ok, I'm done with that .
I was thrilled to hear not only one but TWO new songs!! Hopefully they'll be on the upcoming album. And we even got to hear a b-side (The One I Love).....that makes me so happy I was hoping to hear Only Superstition, but I know they kind of have to play more stuff that everyone knows. Hopefully, as they get bigger and more well known, they will play longer sets. They definitely have the material already to do so. I thought every song they played was amazing.......I loved Warning Sign.
Coldplay, i felt, put on one of the best shows i've ever seen in my life. they are full of energy, and chris is a refreshing frontman that seems to enjoy his profession unlike most of the MTV-generation bands who are all but lifeless on stage due to their corporate production. coldplay's setlist was short, but it was well played and seemed very real. unlike most shows i've seen, where the setlist seems to be the same everynight, coldplay seemed to change it up and play different things. watching chris martin convulse on the keyboards, or dance with the guitar, or just plain jump around during "yellow" were truly uplifting.
Chris Martin's evergy and talent are on display 100% of the show. coldplay seem to be genuinely good guys who applaud the audience after the show. it is inspiring to see a good band of guys getting their music played and appriciated by people across the nation each night. coldplay are a hard working band who deserve everything they have and will be around for awile. coldplay is a truly inspiring band to see live and they deserve all of your attention!
the show was typical coldplay, it was great. i do wish the set was a little longer, and i wish they played 'green eyes' and 'amsterdam', but they did do TWO encores and that was amazing. they're always appreciative of the audience's persistence to hear more. chris seemed a little off tonight though. he wasn't chatting between songs as per usual, and he even sounded a little sick. maybe he's just losing his voice after all the recent performances. BUT. they still did a wonderful job, it was amazing. and the way he got all crazy-like during ''yellow'' just makes me smile. i've seen the guys live 4 times, and i've not been dissapointed yet.
wow it was an incredible night. I agree with the fact that chris looked a little downbeat. poor guys, they work so darn hard to please everyone. but halfway through the concert they really were getting into it. chris almost stomped on my camera.. crazy boy. The cool thing chris said last night was that when they are feeling depressed about their music... like when they think no one likes them and they come and get a crowd like last night.. it makes them so very happy. Did anyone else catch chris messing up on clocks? haha.. he changed the line somewhere where he is supposed to say gonna come back and take you home.. and he was like i rearrange and i rearrange.. yadda daa daa daa daa daa ...oh crap. all in all. coldplay was fuc*ing amazing and don't let anyone tell you different. p.s. the set list i believe was identical to montreal's setlist from a few nights ago. ..poor me definately is an indicator of what good music is to come in the future.
The Music opened for Coldplay - they weren't awful. Although every song sounded the same...like one LOOONG - unending song. I think they can go somewhere in time...Just not right now.
Now Coldplay on the other hand were fabulous. By far the
best live show I've seen in a VERY long time. The energy he brought to
the audience was amazing and the ability to get people into a concert
where the music isn't real heavy. Althought I was a little disappointed
that they didn't do "Green Eyes", I'll get over it. Even when Chris lost
his place in one of the songs - he dealt with it with humor and just kinda
laughing off. To me that is only one of the reasons they'll be around
for a long time to come. I wait for them to come back to Connecticut!!!!