Scientist synopsis: Not a great crowd but a top notch show.
even start to describe how amazing last night was at the coldplay concert
in chicago.......i got to the venue at 3pm...and first thing we got to
do.....talk to chris martin (he siad he really appreciated what we doing
to help) so then we were at our booth and Eisley came up and talked to
us..and we got a pic and their autographs...THEN...we got to be in the
"pit" for the entire cplay show..they were soooooooooooooooooo
great!!!!!!!!! Wow. this day was great..but it got even better. After
the show, Ben Branzel got our stuff that we put backstage to keep safe....most
volunteers left. but he forgot my poster, and concert booklet...so we
went backstage, and there was an aftershow party goin' on!!!.....SOO we
got to meet, talk to, take pics with, and get autographs from both Jonny
& Will!!!!!!!!!!!! I could't even believe it....and they were both
Lunkey: I would give the
show a B. Was a great perfomance, but the crowd didn't seem too into it
and also the band seemed pretty tired. Touring will do that to you though.
Dbiernacki: I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that crowd was pathetic. Seeing as how I felt like the oldest person at the show, I would expect a lot more from a college-aged crowd. Chris Martin was out there killing himself and I was in a section that sat down through the entire show until they played Yellow. If any "sitters" are reading this post YOU'RE LAME!!!!! Liven up!!!! Have a good time. It was a great show, I just hope the band knows that we had a good time even if the majority of the crowd didn't show it.
Highspeedgirl: The show was not
as good as the one in September, but I think like many of you mentioned,
it was because of the crowd. It was great to hear some new songs though.
I didn't know that the lights were turned on for Gwyneth LOL I liked that
Jonny did that harmonica bit. Chris was GREAT on stage.
StarGazerKel: i agree about the
audience participation...not enough...and there was the whole section
of people not standing...
trick_07: Oh no! First of all this is my first post here yay im a newbie! Second wow u ppl r so darn lucky! I didn't know Gwyneth was there. oh well. I did attend the show yesterday at the pavilion. It was GREAT!!!!! Chris, Guy, Will, Jon were amazing especially Chris with his energy. I was a bit dissapointed though because what was wrong with the crowd? They all looked dead. I was on the balcony(embarrassed) hehe and I was the only one screaming, dancing, singing n saying "We love u chris".lol Then I looked to the people aside of me and the looked all dead.lol They had to livin up. Overall I had a fantastic job though no cameras were allowed to take pics, but I still saw flashes!
Drummer_Dude: THis was my first
time at a show of COldplay, and I thought the band (especially Chris)
did their part to get the crowd 'into' the show, but the people were just
LAME!!! I have been to over 300 concerts (I'm old!) and I have never seen
such a mellow crowd! I felt like I was at a Neil Diamond show! What's
wrong with these college kids now a days?
Comicbookstud: The crowd was dead
cuz of the first two bands! They were great and all, but man! Talk about
mellow! Ron Sexsmith especially slowed things down. I mean, I was just
zoning out the entire time while he was playing because it was just so
mellow. Wish I could have seen him perform somewhere smaller, he probably
sounds great. Anyhow, that's my theory on why the crowd wasn't very excited.
Maybe if Chris had talked to the audience more too, that would have helped.
But hey, who knows?
abertawe33: I was at the show last night as well and thought Coldplay were brilliant. I have to disagree a bit about the crowd being "lame" though. I'd say I was in one of the mellow sections where a lot of people were sitting, and I didn't mind really as I then was able to see really well. However, I'd like to say something in defense of some of the quieter fans. Just because they aren't making loads of noise doesn't mean they don't appreciate the music or aren't having a great time. At least they aren't speaking through songs about how hot Chris is so other fans around them can't hear the music. Most of the people in my section, although they were "sitters," were respectful and definitely appreciative of the music - which we can all agree was excellent!!
Chickie: I was at the UIC show a few days ago, that was awesome! It was my first Coldplay concert. I went with 2 of my friends, we're all UIC students (juniors). I get dizzy standing for GA shows, so we had seats lol, that was just fine though. We were on campus by my friend's apartment, then when we finally walked a few blocks to the concert we were like sooo many people standing outside (well, more than we usually see on that street corner). Too bad the audience wasn't a bit more lively but oh well! It was great overall!