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Scientist synopsis: Coldplay returns to Georgia to make up for
the cancelled show from 2002. they deliver twofold with Elton John cameo
and a Georgia on My Mind cover.
So, I'm waking up from 4 hours rest after watching what I would have to say is Coldplay's greatest show ever. It was so incredible! You can tell they were really trying hard on this one. 2 reasons: 1. As Chris will tell you, Atlanta is the city that saved Coldplay. When they were considering breaking up it was playing in Atlanta that they realized they should stick together. 2: The last show in Atlanta was cancelled due to monsoon type rain. Because of this, before "Trouble" Chris explained how the last time they came here they weren't able to perform and to make it up to us they "greatest piano player ever" was going to join them. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Sir Elton John!"
That's right! The crowd frickin exploded. It was amazing. Chris even tried to get Elton to sing a bit by swinging the microphone in front of him, Elton made this innocent type of "I don't want to sing, I don't want to mess it up" face. The crowd was singing so loud though. Not just that song, but for the whole performance. Talking to the production manager after the show, he told me that was the loudest he has heard a crowd at one of their shows. You can tell Chris thought the same too because during one of the times that he turned the mike to the crowd he was just amazed by the power we were giving back.
Some other things that Chris said that were pretty funny.
During "Everything's not Lost" he started looking at himself in the video
monitors. I guess he had just realized his haircut wasn't too fab, so
he changed some lyrics and sang about not getting a haircut and looking
stupid on the video screens. It was pretty humorous. At one other point
Chris wanted us to sing along and said for us to pretend they were Nsync
and that he was Justin Timberlake.
I know this because I stayed after the show and met Chris
and Jonny! The coolest thing is that it was just them and me! When your're
outnumber 2:1 by members of Coldplay that's definitely a good thing. I
was waiting by their busses though and had a little chat with their production
manager. He seemed to like me, so an hour later he comes out and motions
me to come towards him. I'm like "me?" "Ok!" There was Chris and Jonny
ready to get on a van. They both stopped and talked to me for a good 10
minutes. I was a blubbering fool talking to them, but managed to actually
have an intelligent conversation with them. I told Chris that his hair
looked pretty good. He was "aww, thanks man," he went on to say that my
haircut was similar to his. I told him that I had the same kind of bald
thing going on as him and that he shouldn't worry about it. He said that
he wasn't anymore. I pointed to the Q magazine that says he was obsessed
with it and was like "well, they're just trying to sell magazine".
it was my first coldplay show and definitely won't be
my last. it was a great experience. the band was flawless, i was amazed
by how well they sound. seeing elton john and the
crowd reaction to him was somethin special. it seemed like a great crowd
overall. coldplay definitely noticed that, you could tell they were really
appreciative and they gave us their all. if i have one complaint it is
that they could play longer. they did play 2 songs that i haven't heard