Chris's Nuts (me):
Weather started out terrible in the morning but got progressively better
during the day. Sprinkled only 3 times i think and only for a couple of
So anyway getting in there wasn't bad, 12th row but could have gotten
10th. Good seats anyway, but maybe closer tomorrow. Eisley wasn't too
bad, kind of reminded me of Belly or Juliana Hatfield. (their just babies!!)
Ron was great as always and a lot of newcomers liked him i think, a slightly
better reception. Anyway Coldplay came on with Politik as always and brought
the sold out crowd to their feet. (some industry types were in front side
section and were evidently lackluster but everyone else stood and was
very receptive (no sitting! ). He said a few things early in the show
but he raced past the mic each time that it was hard to understand. A
Rush replaced Spies (thank god!!) and they launched into it a little quick.
Daylight was awesome as always and then they said how great it was they
were playing at Red Rocks and how they've come a long way since they played
for 4 people here 3 years ago. He then introduced Trouble and said its
a song about when you piss off your girlfriend. Chris launched into the
vocals of Trouble way early and brought the song to a hilarious halt.
Got a mediocre singalong with Trouble (had to stop and correct us) and
then he got us clapping in time to anticipate for Don't Panic. He went
for the regular version without the long intro (had some problems i think).
Then launched into a rocking One I Love and then Moses. Actually Everything's
Not Lost was a highlight for me even though i often think of it as filler.
He used his lyrical substitution with "If you've already made too many
mistakes this concert, just remember that you're playing at Red Rocks".
Then during the quiet bit he did a bit of U2's 40-"How long must we sing
this song..." A great climax as he urged everyone to sing at the end.
New song The World Turns Upside Down was great. Unusual beginning (wasn't
quite into at first, but it grows on you) but it finishes with a great
1 minute jam. Went into Yellow and there was just the same great recepetion
as most songs for it but not people suddenly waking up as had been said
in other cities. Chris was dancing all around the stage (skipping really).
Scientist came across really well. The What a Wonderful World cover was
really pretty and he threw in the "I see skies of blue, Red Rocks too..."
And then they went off. They got fog machines going full force on Clocks
and the laser over the crowd was amazing. In My Place was great and Chris
was going nuts and really egged on the crowd. He said we deserved one
more song for all the mistakes (was REALLY hoping to hear the Sunday Blood
Sunday cover they were working on during soundcheck) and played a great
version of Amsterdam.
So all in all great show (not too short ) and a very enthusiastic Chris.
He was all over the stage (jamming, skipping, dancing, waddling at one
point over to Jonny. Jonny was in a great mood and was laughing a lot.
Him and Chris met up a few times during the show to rock out. While the
show had just a few mistakes and a missed note or two it added to the
character of the show. Good crowd, all standing. Could have been a little
better at singing along but that's not a big issue with me. Anyway a top
notch show and i got my tourbook!
yes, this was the best show ever, my sister and i agreed. we were front
row baby! i was the girl with the idlewild hoodie and occasionally a blur
beanie. it was soo worth having a bird shit on my glasses while i was
waiting in line!