Friday. 4'30. Me and Ren (hi! how was your trip back to ny? ) waiting
outside the venue. Not many people; it's too early. The show begins
at 8'45, but Coldplay won't be on stage until 10. A loooong wait. Panic.
They're making a line. I stand on a first row, prepared to run once
the doors are open. Ren is making another line to get the ticket. 7'45.
I'm on the first row, in the middle. Some girls behind me, speaking
and screaming and moving and getting hysterical. C'mon girls, two hours
left still! Feeder. It's good to be back in Spain, says the front man
with a beautiful british accent. I didn't know they've come to Spain
before . I'm sorry, I don't know anything about Feeder but I fall in
love with Grant. In fact, I fall in love with everybody; I'm so happy
to be here. This is my first show on a first row Lights on. Hey, Ren!
You got the first row finally! Good for you! 20 minutes left. The girls
behind me are killing me. Somebody faints. The photographers take their
place. The show is about to begin. Music.
I see Chris coming up on stage. He passes around in front of me. I fall
in love with him, as usual. He sits on the piano. Politik. This is a
madness. I can't move, I can't breathe. I can only shout, and scream,
and sing. He wears a hand-made T-shirt with the words "Make trade fair"
written in catalan. God put a smile upon your face. Don't panic. Trouble.
Spies. Poor me. Daylight, "slowly breaking through the daylight"...
Everything's not lost. Epic song, a hymn, a song for the people. We
sing along. Chris says "Nosotros queremos que vosotros cantéis". He
practices his spanish. I'm sure Gwyneth is a good teacher . We sing
along, we have been singing along all the time. The scientist. And then,
two words: "Your skin...; your skin...". People gets crazy. This is
so wonderful. This is a classic song, the song that Coldplay will be
playing for the rest of their life. Thank you, they say. They leave.
I start to think. I don't do it very often, but sometimes I think. What
am I thinking? I'm thinking how does it feel like standing on a stage
in front of 10.000 people. How does it feel to hear 10.000 people singing
a song you've written. They come again. Clocks. That green laser, what
a picture, what a sentence: "Am I part of the cure, or am I part of
the disease?". In my place, "come back and sing to me...". Lights on.
The show is finished. Or not.
Chris smiles and says: "Today is Guy's birthday!". Guy smiles; he feels
so embarrased . I'm sure he's thinking, "oh please, chris, why did you
say this?" Chris says: "You have to sing him a happy birthday". I sing,
but most people don't. They leave. It's over. I can't believe it's over.
No, it's not over. They are again on stage. Chris plays the tune for
Happy birthday. Guy is hidden somewhere behind the stage, but I can
see him. They play a new song, Ladder to the sun. This is the first
time I hear it. It's so beautiful, really. Gracias, muchas gracias,
says Chris. Lights on. Finally, this is the end. We have to get out.
I'm feeling sad; six months waiting, and now it's over. Can you repeat,
please? Right here, right now. I'm destroyed, but I can resist for two
hours. It's too early, only 11'30. One hour and a half; that's not enough!
Please, come back and sing to me... Ok, all right, I go out. The end.
It was an AWESOME concert! My first too. I was about 6 rows behind you,
bang smack in the middle. I wanted to get there earlier, but hubby was
being a pain. I ended up going by myself... I so wanted to jump on the
stage and sing along with Chris. Did you hear me shout out "I love you
Chris Martin!"?? ROFL! I just love his energy. Bouncing around the stage,
jumping up and down at the piano and shaking his head wildly! What a
showman! I wish the other guys would interact more. I've taken pix,
which I'm trying to upload someplace. They didn't come out as good as
I'd hoped...but I'm a fussy person...LOL
it was a really lovely show. wish they had played other new songs besides
Poor Me and Ladder to the Sun. and wish the venue had been better organized!
oh well. still worth the trip over, it always is. oh, and i saw Feeder
in the airport the next morning. thought maybe i would be on the same
flight to london as them, but no. will post my pictures when i get them
i also went to the concert!!!!!!!!!! it was amazing... i've gotta say
that ON STAGE coldplay is CHRIS MARTIN 'cos he's the only one that you
see up there! the others are just playing their instruments, but Chris
really knows how to act... he's amazing! i really liked how he sang,
he sang perfectly! the best moment of the concert was probably IN MY
PLACE 'cos everybody was singing it together! it was astonishing!!!!!!!
but i've gotta admit that i wasn't nervous for seeing coldplay... but
when i saw chris playing the piano for POLITIK, tears started running
through my face! it was great! the shit was that it lasted an hour and
a half. if you pay 30€ they should play AT LEAST 2 hours!!!!!!! they
didn't sing GREEN EYES (my fave song with the scientist), whisper or
WARNING SIGN (great great i love this song!) only an hour and a half...
Hi everyone!!! Minouche, your review is totally amazing. Thank you thank
you... I was in Barcelona gig too. It was three days ago but I'm still
fascinated. In fact, I feel really sensitive. And your review makes
me feel shaked (tengo los pelos de punta, quiero decir). It's really
cool. Everything you felt there I felt it too. And it's great this comunication.
Like you say in the review it's amazing thinking that there are so many
people around the world who feels the same only by listen a Coldplay
song. Cool... Yeah, definitely, I'm too much sensitive... Oh, and thanks
to everyone for the photos. I got my camera inside but I discovered
that I hadn't battery for the flash (me, so stupiiiiid!!). And about
Chris... wow, he is a great frontman. And so so so so so so so cute...
ufff, lucky Gwyneth... People, I hope see you in the board...