That was totally amazing!!! I'm still buzzing! They did Amsterdam
last- yay! I've not heard that live before! And they didn't do shiver,
but they did do spies!! And chris said "sorry if any of you think we're
cheesy or selling out, because we really try not to!!" And feeder were
really good too!!!
I just got back in too...fucking amazing I must say, and yours truely
was front-row centre *smarmy-get type grins* lol, it was bloody excellent,
and I got to meet a lot of you lovely lot there too which was a super
bonus...sigh, what a day I loved when poor me kicked in, and everyone
went silent, and I was belting it out haha, amazing...
It was FOOKIN AMAZING. Oh my God, I'm the "play Shiver" girl. And Ian
McCullogh hates me...Ian who? I hope the people who go tomorrow have just
as much fun. Oh my God I was front row center! Ha ha ha! And Feeder ruled.
I think I was the only one who knew the words to Feeder in the whole front
row AND I've got their set list and a press badge...shame it didn't get
me backstage Coldplay fookin rule.
Ian McCulloch won't forget me and neither will the second guitarist from
Feeder! And Guy looked at me a few times. Siiiigh it was FOOKIN WICKED.
hi everyone! last night was amazing, we were 2nd row right by guy and
apart from some drugged up twats behind us it was a great night! feeder
totally blew me away, i wish they could've played a few more songs and
i got to meet some of u lovely boardies
That was the first time i have seen Coldplay live and all i can say if
that was them not playing brilliantly then they must be like Gods when
they play well. I got the pre-release tickets off "In my place", and i
was sitting in block 1 right at the front so i had i side view of Chris
for most of the night ( it wasn't the best but so what!). But i still
thought it was a mind blowing gig, although it was hard to hear Chris
when he was talking and going on about "BROS" i was too busy enjoying
the gig instead of looking for things to complain about, like some people
seem to! I got in my seat at about 6:20 so i was sat on my arse with my
girlfriend looking like a fool being the only person with a seat being
their before 7:00 but i didn't care!
I think we were behind the VIP section of the crowd because when Coldplay
came on they suddenly appeared! That is my one and only complaint though
i asked my mum about this she said it happens all the time (i can't really
say since i have been to only standing gigs before). But the amount of
bloody people getting up and down to go for a piss/fag/drink was shocking,
it didn't matter if it was in the middle of the song or not they got up
stood around blocking everyone's view while they decided what to do then
came back (usually in the middle of the next song!), And i hope that couple
that decided to come back just as Politik started are happy that they
ruined it for me and the other people on my row and the people behind
making me get up at the start of the song bastards! I mean if anyone had
a medical condition that meant they have to keep coming and going fair
enough but just because you didn't go for a piss before you came, so you
have to spoil it for everyone else, well shame on you!
Anyway i really enjoyed it and it was the best gig i've been to it took
me until about half-way through Coldplay's set before i actully relised
that i was there and not dreaming listening to a live cd ( i was a bit
star stuck, my girlfriend told me afterwards that i had started shaking
when Feeder finished, i think i was a bit excited), i thought they were
"MEGA" (as Chris would say)! Anyway for all you "snobs" who didn't enjoy
it (insert insult for me here), just count yourself lucky that you went
i know at least 20 people that wanted to go and couldn't find tickets.
I'm sure they would have took your place without thinking. I for one was
just happy to see the best band in the world in a big room with lots of
other people enjoying it and singing along (well the people around me
were, when Chris told us too before you start about that!) and having
a good time. I did think it was funny how i was the only person in my
area who had heard "Poor Me" before! Anyway i had the time of my life
so i'm happy and i will go again!!
OK, now before I beef, I REALLY like their music. BUT, having got the
pre-release tickets, I ended up in the Gods at the back. What is the point
of that. Surely the point of getting the pre-release is that they are
the good seats for being good honest members of the ColdPlay Web-Ring....
Sort it out for next time boys.... And then the gig itself. Could those
acoustics be any worse, I think not!!! The only time I could hear anything
was when Chris was playing the piano and singing. As soon as the rest
of the band kicked in, that was it, I was invaded by noise... Stick to
Wembley in future, you rocked that joint. I will see these guys in Roskilde
and see what they are like outdoors.
i was up there with you - stall 25, felt completely out of it as no one
seemed to be on any kind of vibe until Yellow when the whole arena rocked.
would have preferred to have taken my chances with the crush at the front!!
still, just being within a mile of the band was super cool!! so no regrets!
I just want to say that I thought the gig was brilliant, especially as
I've never seen them before and I thought I wasn't going to be able to
get a ticket until just about a month before hand. I thought they were
very rock n roll for such and un-rock and roll band. Chris is a great
front man and Johnny is a brilliant guitarist. And having listened to
them on CD for such a long time and getting this 'sensitive' vibe, I was
quite amazed how a group of pasty faced whiteboys can create such a noise!
I sat in the first stand up front to the left of the stage and the view,
staging and sound was great. There were a few whingers telling us the
sit down, but hey, what's the point of going if you not going to get up
and get in to it!
Last nite's gig was disappionting, because we had crap echoing sound and
the band seemed to be rushing through the songs. Chris hardly spoke 2
us unlike wembley last october where the atmosphere was tonnes better
and we had about 2 hours, unlike an hour and half last nite. Who else
went last nite and wot did ya think? Note The guitar problems too on spies.
Now please don't be angry with me, not that I would ever say a bad word
against Coldplay because I have loved them for years, but yes I would
have to agree that Wednesday 16th was'nt the best I'd been to, I have
seen them twice b4 in outdoor venues which may have had something to do
with it, in Earls Court we could only get seated and it felt very restricting,
we were quite far away aswell, I also felt they rushed through the set
and could'nt wait to go home, I'd waited so long to see them again and
it was over in what felt like half hour, anyway sorry to you all who may
be offended by these comments but trust me, I am one of their number one
fans, at the age of 31 - single female (well divorced) I have massive
glass pictures of Coldplay all over my bedroom wall, how cool and hip
am I ?
We saw Coldplay at Earls Court last night for the second time. First time
was at Wembley last October. The Wembley gig was so jaw-droppingly good
that we couldn't wait to see them again. However, we are both very disappointed
with yesterday's performance. The accoustics were VERY bad with echos
going round the whole arena, and Coldplay seemed to rush through every
track as if they were in a hurry to be somewhere else. Chris Martin chatted
to us all at Wembley like we were old friends, but last night there was
very little chat and when he did say something the sound was so bad that
nobody could make out what he was saying. The show was over after barely
an hour. Three quick encores (although the sound was a bit better by now)
and that was that. At Wembley we got nearly 2 hours. Don't get me wrong.
Coldplay are my favourite band and I'm sure the venue is to blame as much
as anything, but after such a fantastic time at Wembley, I'm afraid the
Earls Court gig just left us all feeling a little bit let-down. Next time
they do London, I think they should just do more dates at Wembley and
get it right!
I've got to say that if last night was your first ever Coldplay gig then
it probably was mind-blowing.
hmmm, well ive been to a lot of gigs over the last few years and ive got
to say i was pretty impressed with last night, although i havent got another
coldplay performance to compare it against as that was my first coldplay
gig, but from where i was standing down the front the sound didnt seem
to be too bad certainly not as bad as you all seem to be making out anyway,
oh well i enjoyed myself thats the main thing but yea shame there was
I thought the whole night was fucking amazing... you lot are all MAD!!!!
Were you at a different gig to me and Andy?????? Seriously it was fantastic,
we were 3 rows back by Jonny and maybe apart from the forum gig it was
the best gig I've been to Chris did speak a lot and was funny as usual..
the Liam Gallagher reference during ENL was hilarious So in conclusion...WOW!!!!
Earls Court Weds - Brilliant, no matter what you 'hardcore' fans say!
I had the time of my life at Earls Court last night and wish I were there
again now I don't understand the hundreds of compliants listed earlier
- I had no problem with the sound at all. I was stood well infront of
the sound desk with a pretty decent view for most of the time and could
hear just about everything Chris said fine (and I think he chatted enough
- it was nice to hear from him but you're there to hear the music after
all). Compared to the sound quality at the only other Coldplay gig I've
been to (Brixton March 2001) this was incredible. I'm glad I was standing
and I can see how being sat at the back would limit your enjoyment. I
usually hate crowds but everyone was in such a good mood and really enjoying
themselves so I think it enhanced the experience. The band in my opinion
were on great form. Singing Yellow with tens of thousands of people was
incredible. Everythings not lost, Clocks and of course In My Place were
superb. I may not be a 'hardcore' fan (I don't know Chris Martin's favourite
colour), this is only the second time I've posted and I wasn't queueing
for hours to stand at the front .......but Coldplay are one of my favourite
bands and last night was wonderful!
What a superb, excellent, fantastic etc. etc. nite!!! We started out second
row in from the front which was a massive bonus...then after a blinding
set from Feeder (big thumbs up to them, am now a big fan!!) the coldplay
boys came on stage and we were kinda shunted a couple of rows further
back but still closer than I thought we would get!! Managed to get some
half decent photo's which is always an added bonus, although I wouldn't
mind seeing any other fellow earl's court go-ers photo's from the 16th!!
I loved some of Chris's comments, especially the "high school geek" one,
hence including it into my signature. The Liam Gallagher ones were hilarious...good
on ya Chris!!! There were a bunch of over-enthusiastic beer boys near
us who found it highly amusing to jump up constantly, no probs with that
whatsoever, until they started just aimlessly whacking people, barging
into them and basically freaking us out!!! It was funny though!! Just
felt for the poor lil lad who came to see Feeder and kept getting stamped
on by the beer boys!! His lil face!!! Bless. And Guy??!! Well, he is just
so darn cute....I love the knee bend move he kept doing!!! And how much
energy does Chris have on stage??!!! He's amazing!!! Not too sure bout
the remark he made b4 playing "The Scientist"...."this next one's cheesy
but you all like it"....it isn't cheesy!!! Its a beautiful track and u
couldn't imagine anyone apart from Chris singing it!! Message to Miss
Paltrow....BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR MAN!!!!
I'm not hardcore either. I just think that because they were so incredible
the last time I saw them (Brighton 02) that I knew all along they weren't
going to top it, and surprise surprise, they didn't. It wasn't a shit
gig in the slightest, far from it. BUT It's true, they did seem to rush,
and the set just didn't flow as well as it could have.
Just been to the Earl's Court gig...pretty damn cool. First time ive
seen em live and definetely wont be the last! Bit disappointed in the
omission of Shiver, but apart from that it was excellent. Was anyone else
there? If you havent seen them yet..GO DO SO!
And was it just me or was it really hard to hear what he was saying when
he spoke? I just got loads of reverb...veeeeery annoying
I must admit that I was surprised that they were on for such a short
period of time...definetely the shortest concert Ive been to, and i was
a bit miffed by the AWFUL acoustics in Earls Court (dont think Ill be
going to that venue again). But while they were there I enjoyed it! (except
for Chris' flat notes on Amsterdam ) It wasn't as bad as everyone makes
it out to be.