Wow, was that worth it or what! Just got home and thought I'd share some
thoughts of the concert. Am really a bit lost for words, it was amazing,
the sound was fantastic, The boys played really well. I had a great view.
I was seated at the left side of the stage in row K so really close. Chris's
piano was on the left of the stage so it seemed like he was looking right
at me when he was playing on it. (ok that's my fantasy, just let me savour
the moment ok) I'll leave the song list for someone else to post ( I tried
to remember but I was a bit excited). They opened with Politik and A Rush
of Blood To The Head follow shortly after. There were two encores. It
took a while for the crowd to relax and get into it. I think that was
partly just a big anticipation thing and also Chris didn't actually speak
to the audience until after about the forth song. Maybe he was nervous
too. When he did talk, he said he was glad that we remembered them from
last time they were here about 15 years ago and that it was amazing that
10,000 of us had come along tonight. He encouraged the audience to have
a sing along on a few songs which was great, as the show progressed everyone
warmed up and relaxed.
The four video screens in the back were great with each one having a camera
on one of the guys. At varoius times in the song, all of the screens would
focus on one of them depending on what the music was doing and in some
of the slower piano song the focus was on Chris's hands at times which
suited the mood of the songs. The highlight for me was definitly IN MY
PLACE!! The whole crowd was on its feet and singing along and Chris was
jumping around the stage and it was so great. The Scientist was also wonderful,
it's a personal fav of mine anyway, but i just loved it live. Yellow was
also a big Fav with the crowd. Chris finished of the fist set with What
a Wonderful World and the crowd sang along. He also said the Australian
concerts were being filmed so they played some songs that people may not
have heard for a while. There were probably 2 or 3 I hadn't heard before.
They did Moses also which i had heard of but not heard. Anyway I'm still
on a Coldplay high!!! So happy that I was there... a night that won't
be forgotted for a long long time.
Hi I went to tonight's concert as well. I wasn't going to go since the
only seats left had an impeded view...meaning.. a side view of the band.
Three hours before the concert, I opted to go. Better a side view than
a blank one. So I rang Ticketet to find that picking up a ticket at the
venue would save a booking fee of 8.00. So I did. Got there...to find
that additional General Admission tickets had been released only moments
before. At that point, I was waving my pom poms .....and thinking ....woo
hoo....I can get to the front of the stage!!!! Then some guy standing
next to me says...."I'm selling some discounted General Admission tickets
for 50 bucks". By then, pom poms were well in the air...and legs were
kicking...can can style!! The Coldplay concert was utterly awesome....there's
nothing like Chris Martin's falsetto to make you drop dead. I was standing
to the left of the stage and so I would have been close to you. At one
moment, I had to get to go to the toilet and get a beer. You were probably
awestruck by the band but if you noticed people walking up the stairs..I
was wearing a green bomber jacket with a fur hood. The brilliant thing
about Coldplay is that they translate so well from CD to live performance.
They have great energy and emotive depth. I was disappointed with the
crowd that seemed to take their time getting into it. I don't think that
Chris needs to apologise to the audience about their lack of hits since
true Coldplay fans know that many songs from their albums could be hits....and
at the end of the day...are great songs anyway.
I loved the show, the guys were awesome but I have to disagree with the
first poster and say that the sound was terrible and in some spots spoilt
the experience for me because I was wincing so much. My favourites from
the night were The Scientist, Trouble, Yellow and Amsterdam. They sounded
great live, and Chris really knows how to work a crowd. He thanked everyone
for their patience because they've only had a couple of big hits and that
they play some of their more shit songs He also said they were filming
the Australian shows and "what better place to film than Australia" (something
like that). Songs included (not in order) Politik, God Put A Smile Upon
Your Face, Trouble, Yellow, Daylight, Amsterdam, Don't Panic, In My Place,
Shiver, Everthing's Not Lost. See You Soon. I know I've left some out
but I didn't write anything down. At the end of the first set, the band
members except Chris went off stage and Chris sang "What A Wonderful World"
with the second verse being "don't like rain, don't like thunder, but
we love playing concerts down under" with a big smile and of course the
crowd loved it They did two encores and for their final number (I think)
Chris said "this is for Phil", which was nice
This was only the second concert I have been to in my life! I went into
the concert "Liking" Coldplay... I walked out of there LOVING them! What
an unbelievable show! Anyone in Sydney thinking about going, trust me,
you won't be disappointed... GO!
i was dissappointed with the night. not with the band, i doubt anyone
would be able to pick a fault with the performace, lighting, audio, technology
and energy of mr martin. (Icicle, where and when was the sound wrong?
and why the wincing? i couldn't pick a fault with it) though the crowd,
i almost want to apologise to the band for the lack luster performance
we gave. now don't reply and slam me for this, telling me you were getting
into it, because on the whole.. there was bare minimal energy being returned
to the band. i was in general admin about 3 rows back and to the left
near the piano and i was probably the only person moving at all.. and
even then i was inhibited by the lack of movement around me.
i looked around at people in seating as well and, again, the majority
were just standing there dull eyed and mute. ok, so you can't 'mosh' to
coldplay and maybe not dance as such, but you can damn well move to it
none the less. and to continue my rant, it's disheartening to find people
in general admission who don't know dick about the band. one girl screams
with delight 'its rush of blood to the head!' 3/4 of the way into the
song when chris sings 'blame it upon a rush of blood to the head.' and
these same people were talking about how all they wanted to hear was God
Put A Smile Upon Your Face, and how they'd been waiting for 4 hours, and
when the song comes on they go ahead and guess 5 other songs that it must
be, before realising its GPASUYF. i don't know.. i just feel that there
would have been alot of more enthusiastic coldplay fans who missed out
on general admin, for these.. i suppose... 'uneducated' yuppie 17year
old coldplay fans with too much money who can purchase a ticket without
a second thought. and to hear that extra general admin was on sale on
the night.. how fucked is that? though thats the stadiums fault. if i'd
just missed out on general admin and ended up with seating.. only to find
out people who had just 'happened' to come along on the night for the
hell of it and obtained GA, i'd be steaming. i'm not quite the bitch i'm
seeming to be here, i was just incredibly appauled at what we, as an audience,
gave back to the band. to have 10,000 people (though rod laver sold out
is 20,000 isnt it?) and to see very little movement except for songs like
'Yellow.' it's crud. if you've got $80 to spend on seeing a band, enjoy
the night, get into it.
i think it ended badly aswell though. the '2nd' encore *rolls eyes* i'd
hardly say we had two encores, or atleast not promote it like that. at
the start of the '1st' they'd only played for an hour.. come on. you can't
end after an hour so you can have the crowd believe you were so nice to
them that they got 2 encores. 2 encores should see the band play longer
than your average concert, alas they came in at something like an hour
and 30mins. 2001 saw us get almost 2hours, with one encore. but to end
on a song no one knows, with no obvious end to it.. and a 2 song second
encore.. when songs like shiver and spies could still have been played..
yeah.. i was cheesed at the flat ending. though the hank williams cover
in 2001 was fantastic, unknown and the crowd loved it. i suppose it depends
on the night. and kudos to them though, despite my grumble, to not finish
on one of the most well known songs. takes a band with balls to try and
pull that off. though i reiterate.. the band were brilliant. everything
pulled together fantastically from them. they're deffinately my favorite
band to see live. i was afraid this gig would be a little shitty. given
2 years ago they were in festie hall and now, with multi-million world
wide sales, they could charge me $20 more. but no, fabulous band, easily
one of the best live acts around. and i say that ranking them against
the likes of tool, foo fighters, prodigy, ben harper and audioslave. coldplay
come out on top each and every time
Great sounding concert last night. The lads really did put out a great
musical show to the crowd. From my seat, way up high on the sides in the
upper level (3 rows from the back...boo!! lol), we had a good view of
the crowd. It was amazing to see the almost total lack of movement or
demonstration of dancing from anyone on the floor! Saw one guy in a red
tshirt close to the front, and a group of 2 or 3 off the the stage right,
1/2 way back...... Poor effort by the crowd down there.... And while the
guys played sensationally, the final encore was a flop. Had no idea what
those songs were..... that was about the most dissapointing part of the
show, and only playing for around 90mins...
I too was at the concert last night and LOVED IT!! I must admit I was
never a huge Coldplay fan, but I have been converted (I have the CD playing
now!!). My boyfriend has always loved them, so I knew most of the songs
and was able to sing along. We were sitting in the front row and I was
singing and moving, but not many others were, but I didn't let that bother
me - I was seeing an amazing show - and I was having a great time - who
cares what others were doing!!! Did you hear the thunderous applause after
they went off the first time - they knew we wanted them back!! I can't
believe the energy of Chris - he really made the show, jumping around
like a crazy man! And his voice- truly brilliant. It's great to see someone
with obvious talent getting the recognition he deserves! Walking back
to the car, I was on a high - that was honestly the best concert I have
ever been to -I would absolutely recommend everyone in Sydney to go along
- it is definately worth the $80!
hey. i loved the show last night. it was mesmerizing. i can only say that
i expected a lot less and when i was there i was so taken up by the atmosphere
of it all. it was a great job by the guys. i must admit crowd participation
seemed a little sparse but lots of people were getting into it. just in
their own way. around me in general - about 10m from the stage - heaps
of people were singing the words to every single song and you couldn't
have wiped the grin off their face if you'd tried. they just weren't jumping
around so it didn't look like they were excited. the second encore was
I was standing a couple of people to the left of the guy in the middle
(in red) and I'm surprised you all think the GA crowd wasn't moving- everyone
around me were totally getting into it, singing along and really responding
to the band's energy. My only complaint is that it seemed a little shorter
than the 2001 concert. I've been to concerts at Rod Laver before where
I've been seated and I don't think I would ever do it again. Being so
far away really lessens the impact of the concert and the sound does suffer
a bit. I also hate it when people get annoyed at you for standing up and
dancing- it's like, why did you even come to a Coldplay concert if you
were just going to sit on your arse the entire time? Did anyone else notice
that Chris' fly was almost entirely undone for most of the concert?
I agree with what eveyone has said already. I was 6 rows from the front!
and I would have got some great pics especially from yellow because I'm
so short I could only see occasionally but it was a great show and the
whole ground level seemed to love it too highlights for me were politik
everyone was so inot this it was great.. in my place, clocks,a rush of
blood to the head, amsterdamn actually all...lol.. one I love I thought
was great too and I'm not a huge fan of daylight.. It did seem short to
me and I guess they can't do everything but I would have loved to have
heard either, shiver,warning sign, spies, sparks or we never change there
was one song I didn't know must be the new one your all talking about..anyway
Oh my god, was coldplay absolutely AMAZING! i saw them for the first time
last year (?) at festival hall, and i was more that impressed... but last
nite was brilliant!!! Chris got the crowd sooo pumped up, i think you'd
have to be more than insane to think the concert was crap. (but yeah,
i noticed his fly was undone too..poor dude) i don't think there are enough
words or exclaimation marks to express how good it was. I was right up
in the front row, and stayed on a bit after the band left & my friend
scored one of the drummer's drumstick that the security guards were throwing
into the crowd!! I've got some pics, so if anyone would like me to send
them any, just ask.
Hi all - this is my first ever post! I was at the concert (Melbourne)
last night and it was SO awesome! I adore Coldplay and had been looking
forward to the concert since I knew they were touring! They are so good
live! The sound was awesome (although some of Chris' 'S' sounds were a
bit harsh - maybe that's what someone was refering to when they said they
were wincing?). Anyhoo, just to comment on a few previous posts...
* No, they didn't play 'Shiver'. I didn't notice its absence at the time,
but when I got home and got out the CDs to try to compile a set list (from
memory - ha - good luck!) I soon realised that they hadn't played 'Shiver'
(or 'Sparks' - boo hoo).
* I didn't notice Chris' fly undone! *haha*
* The crowd was noticeable still during the concert, but my husband and
I discussed this with a friend who went with us, and we concluded that
Coldplay is the kind of band that makes you feel like they're YOURS (not
the world's) and so you don't need to jump around to appreciate them.
Just to stand there and let the music, lights and energy of the band and
hit you is pure enjoyment! (tho I did dance as well! *grin*)
* The Coldplay 'special' on channel 10 this arvo was pretty crap, so I
wouldn't worry about getting it on tape. The interviewer was lousy, therefore
the whole thing was kinda dumb. The main thing I got from it was that
Chris Martin DOES NOT talk about Gwyneth in interviews. EVER. Good move,
I say. He's entitled to a private life, so good on him!
Ive ben a pretty big fan since going to England in 2000. Went to festival
Hall 2 years ago and was amazed. last night was simply mind blowing. I
was cheated on by my girlfriend a week ago and have been totally devastated
all week. I almost didnt go to Coldplay. When they started Politik I almost
broke into tears. It is one of my vavourite songs and the climax covers
me in goose pimples. Life seemed so much better and I was all positive
again. I thank Coldplay eternally for this. Its a day later and I still
feel the same. It goes to show what music, and good music can do. it was
like I was thinking about her but the music was way too powerful and nothing
could stop it taking over. The troubles of the world went away. Chris
was so amazing and I love the punching of the air to the EXACT beat of
the song. Also his jumping windmill in yellow( I think)
My favourite parts were: -Politik -God Put a Smile on Your Face-the drumming
is so powerful and the guitar riffs amazing -One I love-When the video
screens came on I was awed then the guitar solos with all pictures on
the lead guitar was so so effective. Goose pimples once again -Yellow-as
much as I hate the big songs sometimes I admired the crowd and Chris'
work. -In My Place with Chris thrusting the mic too the crowd. It just
made me smile so hard and it was good for me at this time Crowd was a
little quiet but on occasions I looked around and everyone was standing
going nuts./ it was so good. i was near the front in GA by the way.
The Concert was brilliant. I cannot believe how well they performed. A
day later and I am still on a high. They have to release a live album.
It is a shame the crowd didnít get into it as much as I thought they would
or should have! Nevertheless I sang to every song, danced in my seat and
joined the rest of the crowd when they finally decided to get up! I had
so much fun. I loved the intro to Yellow Ėso enchanting. I cannot wait
until they play here again! Next time I am definitely getting general
admission tickets. They can bet I will be in the front row singing and
dancing lol. I did not want the evening to end. I canít describe the experience.
Words do not give the evening justice.
I was also at the show and it was amazing, certainly one of the best things
ever in my life. Politik was amazing, but the highlight for me was Yellow.
Singing along with 10,000 other people is certainly something I'll never
forget. 'In My Place' was also great and I also loved the short snippet
of 'What A Wonderful World'. I'm glad they are making a dvd of the Sydney
shows, I wish it were this show but oh well you can't have everything,
and they lighting and effects and setlist will basically be the same.
Watching this concert reminded me a lot of U2, being more of a show than
just a concert, and an amazing specticle it was too. I thought betchadupa
(or whoever they were), the support band, were good, not quite to my liking
but the singer/lead guitarist was talented. They crowd on the floor was
flat flat flat though, but where I was sitting it was great there were
a bunch of twenty-something year olds next to me going nuts and on the
other side obviously a HUGE fan, singing along to absolutly everything,
obviously not being able to stop himself. Once again, it was amazing.
Thank you Coldplay!
I was on the floor, to the right, near the front (well about 8 rows
back?), singing along to every track at the Melbourne gig, including the
stuff most ppl had never heard of. Man I hope it wasn't me . At least
I didn't actually sing loud enough cause the girl in front of me didn't
pay $78 to hear me sing like Barney Gumble.
I was at the show too...4th row bang in the middle of GA (Me and my friend
sat down in between the support band and Coldplay if anyone remembers?)!
Everyone's been saying the crowd didn't get into it...I completely didn't
notice because as soon as they rocked out and started Politik I just went
off! My friend though said she did notice the time it took for the crowd
to open up a bit more. Please dont say the GA crowd was completely dead...there
were a few of us getting right into it. You also have to expect at a Coldplay
concert that you're gonna get people who don't know all the songs, just
a couple (if that!). THey're played a fair bit on mainstream radio. I
was still a bit surprised when one girl rocked up in stilletos though!
And of course there was a little bunch of people pushing through the middle...one
lady behind me was getting stuck right into them...she was cool. They
didn't get past me.
*I think that guy who was going off front centre was at the Powderfinger
show the week before...because he did the same thing there and the band
kept laughing at his antics. He rocked.
*I didn't notice Chris's fly was undone! I guess I looked mainly at his
face and hands when I watched him. And he is a damn fine dancer!
*Politik was a major highlight for me. Chris went absoltuely nuts on that
piano. I loved when he changed the lyrics to What a Wonderful World too...something
like "Well we don't like rain, and we don't like thunder, but we love
play, our songs down under! And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!"
*the support band (Betchadupa?) was pretty good too, I really enjoyed
their set. The drummer was a pretty happy chappy! All in all a top night!
The best show I've seen (possibly equal first with Ben Harper). Lighting,
sound, everything was great. How good was the lighting during Clocks (i
think?)...when they smothered the GA with smoke then put the green laser
through it?...nice. Lighting was pretty powerful actually. And the four
screens up the back was a great idea. Though they only played 90mins,
I didn't walk away feeling empty. They churned out a pretty fair number
of songs, each of which blew me away. The web site is saying that the
Sydney shows will be used for the DVD. The Melbourne show was soooo great!
There were camera's everywhere too. Maybe it was a practice set up. Or
perhaps they'll include a bit of footage from here also?
I was there second row a tad to the the left of the stage. All in all
it was a fantastic show, first time I'd seen them live so I was happy.
I agree with what someone else mentioned about poeple buying tickets just
cos they happen to have a spare $80 in their pocket. Alot of the crowd
didn't seem overly enthused although because I was so close I wasn't really
paying attention to the actions of the other thousands behind me. All
I know was the atmosphere around me was fairly good! That guy in the red
shirt was trying to get everyone hyped long before the show had even started,
he was funny! And there was some crazy guy in a check shirt in front of
me with a digital camera. He was going absolutely nuts through certain
songs; jumping up and down vigourously throwing his hands in the air.
I got some great photos! Although I never noticed Chris' fly undone I'll
have to go check out my pics. My highlights were Moses, The Scientist,
Amsterdam, Don't Painc, Yellow, Clocks and Everything's Not Lost. I was
also disappointed there was no Shiver and I really wanted to hear Ladder
to the sun and Poor Me.
HEY THERE!! the melbourne show went off!! OMG! coldplay are absolutely
awesome live! thanks for a great night, and keep up the great work! music
makes the world go round and with you guys we're goin at 1000 miles an
hour!! ROCK ON!