at the hollywood bowl on monday june 2, i was so overwhelmed with how
well they played, i was on the verge of tears with every song especiall
politik with which they opened with, oh my god, and their new music
is soooooo good, i cant believe how energized these guys were!!!! i
love them, they rock!!
*After ROBTTH Chris said it was about time to say a proper Hello and
mentioned something about the LA crowd being in quite good spirits as
they continued their 2 nite residency at the Bowl.
*I believe it was during Daylight that Chris lost his breath and kind
of stumbled over his words while on the piano, then laughed it off.
*Chris singing to Gwenyth Paltrow's garden box seat on the right side
of the stage during Moses.
*Chris sadly having to ask the audience to stand at the beginning of
*Chris running around the entire stage in circles during Yellow.
*Jonny and Chris's stolen moments during In My Place.
*Will singing backup on Amsterdam.
*Chris substituting "Everythings Not Lost, even if you support
the Dixie Chicks," or something to that effect.
*And the best highlight of the evening: Hearing a brand new song that
Chris said he wrote that morning called The World Turns Upside Down.
The only lyrics I could really catch were ..."i feel it, the shadows
coming over me" and "it is what it is but it isn't,"
and "I am what I am, but i'm not." The first lyrics about
the shadows, I might be totally off but that's what I thought I heard.
Sound wasn't perfect in the pit area because we just had little speakers
lined up along the stage.
*I also got a setlist and a drum shield ( or whatever they're called)
and my friend scored Will's drumstick. Sweet
In the garden box: Steven Speilberg, Christian Slater, Gwenyth Paltrow.
In the Pool: Ryan Star (if she counts) sitting two rows behind us to
Was able to catch Jonny after the show and chatted very briefly with
him. Awesome! Asked him what he thought of the crowd and he turned the
question back on me, asked him about why the harmonica isn't thrown
out anymore, a little talk about Amoeba Records. I just love how he's
such a sincere and humble fella.
I also spoke to Ron Sexsmith briefly. If you enjoy his music, he says
he'll be trying to come back to LA to headline his own shows in the
fall or when the new record comes out.
Tealwonder: Well, Coldplay
once again blew my mind!! They were so excellent again Monday night!
And they definitely played 90 minutes, if not a little more!! And they
were just awesome....I called some of my friends during Trouble and
Clocks so they could hear it and they loved it and said it sounded great!
I had a little closer seat on Monday from Saturday, and it was well
worth going again too see them closer! Chris was still pretty spastic
and funny like he was Saturday! And in trouble, I think his voice cracked
a little at one high note and he started chuckling a little bit! During
ENL, he said something like "if you're in the band the Dixie chicks,
then you’re supported by us" or something like that. And the boys
seemed more relaxed from the beginning of this concert. Once again,
they amaze me!
And for my highlight of the night, I came soooo close to meeting Chris
Martin!!! Right after Eisley stopped playing, I’m sitting in my Terrace
box and I see this guy come out of the stage area and walk right through
the garden boxes, and I realize it's Chris walking with his hat on low
and a security guard!! No one else even realized it! So I jump down
from my seat and walk over to where i see him go, and he had gone and
sat down next to Gwyneth in the back of a garden box. They were talking
and cuddling, and I walked by again and it was definitely him, and then
I asked the security guard if i could just say "hi", and he's
like "well Chris is kinda busy." But the security guy was
really nice and he's like "what's your name I’ll tell him you say
hi." and of course i know there's 0.00001% chance he actually told
him, but it was still a nice gesture. I could kick myself though for
not at least yelling out "hi Chris!" and getting a wave or
something. And then him and Gwyneth went backstage and i didn't have
a chance to intercept them. Oh well! But it was so funny how no one
else realized it was him! Ahhh what a night.
concert was great. It's the best concert I've ever attended. Unfortunately
there was some REALLY annoying people sitting behind us. I was so surprised
that they came back the 3rd time to sing a brand new song that they
wrote that same day. Anyways, what's up with Chris singing "cry
me a river"? lol last time it was "shake your body".
My sister didn't take her camera cuz she feared they'd make her go back
to the parking lot and mine's broken so no pictures
After the concert I was let in at the VIP party...i think. I saw Bob
Saget, "Laverne" from the Laverne and Shirley show, Chris
Kattan from SNL. My sister thought she saw Ellen DeGeneres and Sheyl
Crow but she could be mistaking..
I wanted to meet COLDPLAY but there was no sign of them and it smelled
like who knows what so I got out and left. Who knows, maybe they were
somewhere else. No fair...
By the way, I really like Eisley. They're pretty good. Ron Sexsmith,
was utterly awesome last night! I thought I was gonna die! You'd think
I'd never seen them live before...lol. It was just a great night, all
the songs, Chris' energy, and just the overall enthusiam of the crowd.
Granted I could have done w/o the pot smokers sitting right next to
us, but you get over it.
Took a bunch of pics, hopefully some actually came out good...when I
get them developed I'll post em and share em...
Oh yeah on the way out we saw Eisley walking the opposite direction,
not to mention Sheryl Crow, and Kirsten Dunst. You would never think
that celebs go to concerts...hehehe
Hope you all had fun!!!
has some great fans on this board, but some of the folks at the bowl
were getting on my nerves. There were too many folks smoking weed where
I was (Section G1 in the Superseats) maybe things were tamer where you
folks were in the box seats.
If I can figure out how to upload that last encore song, I will, since
it came out the best.
BTW, this was my 1st Coldplay concert, though I've been trying to see
them live for at least a year, and have both CDs and some of their EP
stuff from the Internet. I know long-time fans and frequent Coldplay
concert attendees can always find things to criticize, but from my perspective,
they were fantastic.
Cheers folks and keep good music alive
It was a dreamy type of show. I thought I was gonna die when they played
Clocks (not because I was suprised, i knew they would play it during
the encore, but because it was more lovely than i can desrcibe).
I had been looking forward to this show for about 4 months. I've seen
Coldplay 3 years at KROQ acoustic xmas but never headlining their own
The traffic going there was HORRIBLE. It took over an hour to get there
and we ended up parking at Hollywood and Highland cause we couldn't
take it anymore. This ended up being a very good decision since it would
have been hell trying to get out of the parking lot there.
I had been to the Hollywood Bowl before but never to a sold out show
and I don't remember it being that HUGE. It's an outdoor venue and I
think it seats like 15,000 people or something. There wer about 7 sections
and we were in the 2nd row of the 3rd section so our seats were pretty
good. I could see well the whole time except at the end when some girl
sat her fat ass on the rail on front of me.
They opened with Politik and ended with The Scientist. The lighting
was fantastic. We were far back and they looked so little on the stage
but you could still see Chris Martin doing his little dances and running
around and humping his piano bench. There were a few times when Chris
would ask the audience to sing. I always find it so awesome to hear
LOTS of people singing the same song together. Makes you feel like you
are a part of something rather than just watching. They played about
3 new songs. As soon as they started playing the The Scientist you could
hear a lot of people go "ooohhhhhhhh" (incuding me) it was
pretty funny. At the end of The Scientist he played the chorus of What
a Wonderful World. It was beautiful.
They did 2 encores and the first one started with CLOCKS. That was the
highlight of the night. There was a green light that projected a horizontal
light from the stage and the smoke made really cool patterns on it.
During the second encore they played one song that they wrote today.
The other Coldplay performances I have seen were very high energy and
fun. This was really different cause the venue was 5 times as big and
so much more classic looking and the stage was huge too. The worst thing
about the show was that most of the audience was lame. Everyone (except
those lucky bastards in the pit!) was sitting down nearly the whole
time. I wanted to stand up so bad but I was in the 2nd row and I wasn't
gonna ruin the view for everyeone else. It was really hard to sit down
and watch but I got used to it and got so caught up in the music anyway
that it didn't matter after a while. FINALLY when they played Yellow
(3rd to the last song) everyone in the whole place stood up (when Chris
ASKED the audience to) and rocked out and that was cool.
I was honestly expecting more (a longer performance) but it was still
fantastic. Still enough to put tears in my eyes at some points. Big
venues just don't do it for me. I've been so spoiled. They said they
probably won't play in LA for another few years so I felt very happy
to be there. Everytime I see them it makes me think about how great
life is and how GORGEOUS music can be. Their music had so much beauty
in it that almost imposible to realize it all at once and take it ALL
both shows at the Hollywood Bowl making this the 5th time that I have
seen them and they just get better and better.....
night again - been so busy at work today I have had no time to post!
Great reviews too - you guys are so cool! Anyway I was in box 423 so
a completely different view from the night before. Lauren Holly was
in the box right behind ours and Blythe Danner (Gweneth's mom) off to
our right a few boxes. I loved the new song he played during the encore
- how do these guys do that? Write a song in the morning and practice
it enough to play it that night? Unbelievable. Anyway I was able to
take a LOT more pictures last night without baldy standing next to me
so I'll put the best ones in a folder and post a link a little later.
Now I want to travel somewhere and see them again!
have to say that this show ROCKED!!!!!!!
I had a single garden box tic in 413. And I stood the *entire* time!!
I didn't pay $90 on Ebay to be polite and consider other's feelings,
and I don't think asking someone to sit is fair anyway
So, if someone had asked me to sit I would have smiled politely and
answered that it was simply not possible! All that beautiful, spiritually
emotional music needs to be moved with, and sung along with. That said...I
didn't even notice who was sitting next to me, or around me, except
for a cool couple I sat with. I got so wrapped up in the performance
and the lights (in
the awesome show they put on!!) that I really don't think it would have
mattered if a celebrity was seated right next to me...unless they were
standing and dancing and getting into the show, I would not have noticed
them. But it is kinda cool to learn what a cool area I was in!!!
And I have to say that although I was worried about the formulaic nature
of their semi-set setlist...it wasn't even an issue!
This band brings so much quality to their live show. They are just amazing,
amazing artists and musicians. I feel totally blessed to have been able
to see them. The Goddess gave me some grace and a great big perma-grin
smile last night!!!!!!!!
an LA native I have come to expect some piss poor audiences, but even
I jumped up at the start of the show (granted I was excited to see them)
but then no one else in my section (H) stood, let alone most of the
Bowl, so I sat again. But then when they
started playing God Put A Smile on My Face I was up again until I was
pelted in the head by someones wadded up trash. I mean come on people,
you are at a great venue for an awesome band, what is the deal? Luckily
it didn't hamper my concert experience as nothing could when I see a
band that I am really looking forward to. All in all Coldplay sounded
great, the venue was gorgeous, kudos to the light show and I can't wait
to see them again!
mamaboy: what an experience. if you haven't seen this band live...get
that ticket next time they come to your show! i was blown away by moses,
what a surprise! that song just ROCKS! the only gripe i had was the
l.a. traffic and the horrible parking. This band got me with yellow....then
politik just knocked me off of my feet....and i just can't wait to go
the see them live again. I can't wait to hear the studio version of
MOSES and the future album. YOU GUYS ROCKED....thanks
was there, section N seat row 13 seat 1... I had some pretty bad seats,
and not to mention the pot heads in front of me who were singing the
songs off key and putting thier hands in the air trying to dance...
But other than that it was AWSOME... Not as good as the concert on Februrary
7th however, probably because that was no assigned seating and i could
push my way to the front! But I still loved it. I am so glad that someone
in the front row took pictures and mini videos of the concert, i was
thinking, Next time i go to a coldplay concert, bring your digital camera,
how stupid am I??? But i just wanted to thank you. Coldplay amazes me.
I am looking for new songs constantly on Kazaa and if you guys got the
mp3's or wav files of the concert i would be your best friend if you
sent them to me or posted an email adress or somthin...
The crowds were pretty horrific, and I really wish i had had better
seats. Too bad i had to call in to get my tickets because i was out
of town, otherwise i would have been in the pit but all you other fans
took the good seats and left crap for me hehe... But hey, at least i
wasnt in o-z seating Whew!
Well, have a great time at any other concerts you are going to, and
hey, maybe i will see you at one of them !
a Lame, Lame, Lame, Lame Lame Audience.
This was my first time at The Bowl. It's a beautiful venue with great
acoustics. Band was on great form again. A bit better than the Shoreline
gig on Friday, but Chris' voice was sounding a little tired. I couldn't
really tell apart from a couple of coughs, but my wife (a voice coach)
tells me it was !!
But I haven't seen such a lame audience since the Phoenix gig earlier
in the year where most of the audience sat down as well. I was in section
D and most of them were sitting, as were the majority of the rest of
the audience from my view. I did see that the Pit and most of the lower
boxes were standing and getting into it. Then there were the annoying
people that were asking people to sit down. I won't say too much about
I have one thing to say. Get up off your arses and give back some energy
to the band. This is not some orchestral recital.
On this point the Shoreline audience wins hands down.
There was also a generally different feel to the audience. I know it
probably a cliche, but I think that a significant proportion of the
audience in LA were there either "to be seen at a Coldplay concert",
or "to say they'd been to a Coldplay concert".
Band - 10
Concert - 9
Audience - 4 (as they did all get into it when Yellow started)
Fleurs86: I liked the second
night better than the first one. We had better seats, we were with people
who really enjoyed the music, and the band was totally rocking out.
Jonny looked so hott too. hehe. so i would take monday's concert and
saturday's after party.
Rawmean: Good day. Concert
rocked. They did two semi-encores....the crowd blew!! everyone was soo
friggin' drunk and no one stood up...bastards what's up with the lame
ass losers!!! i mean you'll be sitting in traffic ...sooo why not just
stand up and give those legs a break? Still can't believe they didn't
play sparks, shiver, or green eyes. other than that it rocked....alll
the morons who go to concerts and sit their asses down need to just
not show up!!! A friend and i came up with a theory. peeps at the first
concert where the 'coldplay fans' and the second concert they were the
coldplay wanna be fans.....cause they just knew lyrics to yellow and
clocks.....which gets the most airplay...maybe i am just high...no clue...
that's all.........i thought the 5/31 show was much more of an exciting
crowd that this one
CrazyApe: The crowd blew!
Losers kept spilling beer on me and interrupting and distracting the
experience by walking by to get beer, return with beer, and then 5 minutes
later, leave with said beer. Beer is for cretins I guess. And sitting?
How lame! Get off your asses you lazy pieces of shit! They better not
be like that at Radiohead or I may end up hurting somebody.
Anyway, the show was great. Aside from the crowd, the only problem was
the setlist. Wasn't it exactly the same as the one from Saturday? Rather
inconsiderate if you ask me. And still no Ladder to the Sun? Oy. It
was cool how we got that completely new song though. When I saw them
at the 9:30 club last year, they did 1:36, apparently for the first
And the Hollywood Bowl itself is a mess. I did the park and ride from
Westwood, and it took forever to get there because of traffic, but it's
far better than trying to park at the bowl. Stack parking is a joke!
And the traffic was horrible! I found that less crowded elevator entrance,
and they said to go up on the second elevator to level 3 to get to our
seats. Well, did that. But everything lead to a dead end so we had to
wait for the elevator again and go down to level 2, which is where the
Make Trade Fair people and vendors and huge lines were. Oh, I should
mention that there was supposed to be a way to get to our seats this
way, but some asshole had it blocked off at that time for some unknown
reason. By the time I got down there, the first opening act was already
playing. 7:30 already?
The concessions are hell. Overpriced. Long lines. But that's everywhere.
And I didn't find out about the hamburgers until it was too late. Mmmm,
they sure smelled good. Insanely long line though. Oh, if you want popcorn,
and you want something to drink to wash down that popcorn, which you
should, unless you want to choke to death and dehydrate, you have to
get in another line for a drink. They could at least have bottles of
something! Apparently Sean William Scott was around, but I didn't see
Anyhow, the show was great. Truly a great performance. Obviously they
are all rather exhausted by now, but I hope the off-day helped a little.
Some setlist variety would be nice, like alternating some of the new
songs *coughs LADDER TO THE SUN!*. Chris prancing around during Yellow
and In My Place was classic. And wasn't that green laser during Clocks
the coolest? I'd say the highlight of the evening was Everything's Not
Lost. Wow. Could it possibly have been more beautiful? And I looved
the line about "If you're the Dixie Chicks, then you have our full
support" or something to that effect. Also, I didn't expect a second
encore, that was great, especially since we got a new song. We're so
ck_dm101: Last night was a lot of fun and
quite the experience i must say it was my first time hearing them live
and they were amazing!
I agree some people in the crowd were being snobby (depending on where
you were seated I suppose) in the sense that they didn't want to get
up off their seats, but after they played yellow that had everyone standing
up and it stayed that way througout the following encores till they
wrapped things up Although, some people weren't getting all that "into"
it, but i didn't care, i sang right along
Oh and I really liked the new song that we got as a special *treat*Loved
the whole rock, drum beat it had going and just made you want to dance
(reminded me a bit of u2?)
Overall, the boys sounded great