Several recordings exist:
1. Audience recording, no other info
(md?) B range
Scientist synopsis: Chris's birthday bash! Lots of recordings exist too!!
I was at the Pittsburgh show, which happened to fall on Chris's birthday. It was the most amazing show I've ever been to. Actually, the boys could have played in the freezing weather outside and it still would have been just as great. I'll admit, some of the fans were clueless....just standing there, not moving, smiling, or anything. Some of us were singing to Chris before the whole crowd joined with the band, but for the most part it was just a bad venue for the show and not enough fans that were too enthusiastic. I only hope this doesn't prevent the band from coming back again soon. I can't even describe the high I felt during the entire show...even when I broke my belt and got my hair stroked by some stranger behind me. This show was just...I can't even put it into words. It's been a week and I still can't tell you just how amazing it was.
This was a last minute addition to the trip. Without tickets
our only hope of getting in was to buy from scalpers or hope that the
box office would put on sale additional tickets the day of the show. We
pulled up to the venue around noon and we're told to check back around
2pm. So naturally starting at 1pm we kept checking every 20 minutes or
so to make sure we didn't miss out.
the show - We had very crappy seats. We were sitting in a section on the floor off to the side with a huge gap between it and the next section for people to walk through to get to there seats which basically meant that for the Music we had to stand up to see anything at all over people heading to there seats. I had no problem standing up but we were so far off to the side that the speakers blocked our view...we could only see the lead singer and the guitarist. So for Coldplay my bro and I decided that those seats wouldn't cut it. We ended up grabbing a pair of empty seats on the bleachers, the bleachers started about 20 or 25 rows back from the stage. So we were a bit farther back but from there we had a great view of the entire stage for Coldplay. Luckily no one came and kicked us out of those seats. If they had we would have been forced back to our crappy "limited view seating". Things that stick out in my mind about the Pittsburgh show: bad venue, with too many seats postioned at an awkard angle to the stage.
Chris seemed to be in a good mood, it was his birthday after all. It would have been nice had the crowd started singing happy birthday without having Will come out before the encore to start it up. They must have flashed "Happy Birthday Chris" on the screens about 30 times before Will ran out on stage and led the crowd into singing Happy Birthday. Besides Poor Me being killer live and the other new song "Solid Ground" being played nothing really stands out about this show. Chris did do a major wipeout during the ending of God Put A Smile.... causing his guitar to go flying and him having to sing the last part without guitar but other than that it was a solid show and the guys played really well.