Coldplayhaveitall: I sat in spilt beer, I was squashed
from all sides, pushed, shoved, I was hungry and thirsty and had a sore
arse from sitting down in my "Coldplay viewing spot" all day,
but it was all worth it to see Coldplay live for the second time in my
life! After seeing them for the first time at Earl's Court in April, I
HAD to take the chance to see them again at V.... ahhhhhhhhhhhhh they
were fantastic!! Hello,
I saw them at Chelmsford Saturday night, was in a very crowded place (was
everyone?! or it just me surrounded by loud drunk Australians???!!!) but
it was great and I sang my little heart out! As did the other thousands
of people in the crowd... that's what I love about Coldplay gigs... everyone
singing along... ahhhhh.
Know what you mean about post-Coldplay gig blues! You just want to relive
Coldplayed: I arrived at Hylands
Park at about 1pm to set up camp which was done easily and i looked like
i was surrounded with nice people which i was, i will cut straight to
I kinda spent most of the Foo Fighters set trying to get as close to the
front as possible. songs like 'Breakout' and 'Monkey Wrench' were all
set highlights they ended with the great 'Everlong' they were a perfect
warm up for Coldplay. Now it's dark and the roadies start to roll on Coldplay's
equipment. The time is has now arrive on the speakers comes the tune of
Brian Eno 'A Ascending Decent' beautiful as the stars are out in the sky.
The comes the proper Coldplay intro and there they are Coldplay made there
way onstage the crowd went bonkers. Anyway i know this is really long
and i haven't even got till sunday yet so i wont spend to long now. The
first two songs in Coldplay's set were 'Politik' and 'One I Love' possibly
the greatest opener i have ever seen. The set-list was perfect in terms
of how they brought the crowd up lowered the tone then brought it back
up again. This was my fifth time seeing Coldplay and i was certainly the
best, it was purely mind blowing. Higlighjts of the set were 'One I Love',
'Amsterdam' (it was dark and very romantic), 'Clocks', 'Everything's Not
Lost' and 'Wonderfull World'. I left the V stage feeling so alive knowing
that i had just witnessed something very special that high kept with me
for the rest of the weekend
netsurfer287: Coldplays' music
is a feeling that you get inside and even Saturdays performance of A Rush
Of Blood To The Head bought a tear to my eye.....and i don't mind admitting
Nick4Chris: What can i say??
Wow as usual!! We only went to V yesterday because we couldn't afford
both days and of course i had to see Coldplay again as i think it will
be a while til we see them again...
Then the Foo Fighters who were great too... dave Grohl cracks me up...
he's mad But by this time i was getting excited for Coldplay... we weren't
very near the front but were right in the middle maybe a quarter of the
way back. they started with Politik as usual... brilliant. I can't remember
the whole setlist but most importantly they played Shiver... me and Andy
went mad, we were soooo happy Chris didn't speak as much as usual but
he was very humble and kept saying thanks to everyone... i got quite teary
during the scientist, shiver and in my place...
Anyway, i loved it but i always do... i think they get better and better
every time i see them live. I'll shut up now.
Thanks for reading
when Chris coughed during the Scientist he actually fell backwards off
the piano stool too.. twas very amusing
had a great time too Got quite teary when Amsterdam came on though, and
Yellow - seemed like the perfect night for that song coz at the time they
played it, all the stars were clear in the sky, no clouds or anything.
It was perfect
Dammit, I wish I was going to Staffs now lol
wanted to add my thoughts.
Once again the boys blew me away, my third time and it just get's better
each time. Politik was stunning, the build-up, the lights and then bang.
I enjoyed the rockier songs more at this gig, cos there's over 50,000
people all singing and bouncing along, that you don't get in the arenas.
I think One I Love is one of new faves.
New songs were Poor Me and Your World Turns Upside Down, first time I'd
ever heard YWTUD and I thought it was really catchy.
The best bits for me were Trouble, The Scientist and In My Place. Chris
let the crowd sing the last few lines to IMP which sounded cool.
'In my place, in my place,
Were lines that I couldn't change,
I was lost, oh yeah
No one seems to have mentioned all the little funny bits that make a CP
gig what it is. We had Chris's cough in the middle of The Scientist. During
Everything's Not Lost, there was a little Justin Timberlake 'Rock Your
Body' moment and 'What a Wonderful World' with lyrics about V2003, can't
remember them exactly.
Only moan was where was 'Life is for Living'? I thought that the boys
ended every concert with this? Oh well, we did have 'Shiver'!
It's such a shame for us to part - so that's it CP perform there last
gig at Stafford tonight and who knows when we'll see them again. I'm glad
they're taking some time off, they deserve a break and I want them to
take their time over the next album.
LoveU2: OMG That was totally amazing!!!!!!! I got there Frday night
cos I had a weekend camping pass with 3 of my mates and the whole weekend
was one of the best of my life!!!
COLDPLAY were amazing, I managed to be right in the middle 3rd row from
teh front and had a perfect view of Chris!!! I was lucky to get that close
considering during the foo fighters I got pushed and shoved sooo much
me and my mates ended up about 40 rows back! lol
The atmopsphere was wonderful, Setlist truely brilliant!, and Chris was
totally going for it, loved it when he played what a wonderful world and
playing SHIVER made my evening as they didntplay it at Earls court!!!
I hope my photos come out alright but it was truely amazing and I will
never forget the whole feeling of that eveing!!
My friend who isnt even much of a coldplay fan was crying to the scientist
and her brother spent the whole of yesterday laughing at her, lol. Shows
you how emotional coldplay songs are!
got back from V at chelmsford...
Coldplay were amazing as usual. I was so pleased they played Shiver!!
I managed to get right to the barrier at the front, though I was at the
side, and I could look sideways and see the crowd going mad all along
the front and just think 'wowwwwww'! The crowd went totally wild during
yellow and in my place and the atmosphere was brilliant - I think you
get more of an atmosphere at festivals than you do in arenas.
My only criticism is that I thought AROBTTH was in the wrong place. Everyone
went mad during in my place and I think they should have just played It's
a wonderful workd after that to end things, but instead they played AROBTTH
in between them, and that sort of took the energy out of things a bit.
It would have been better earlier in the set. But hey, that's only a small
were wonderful... I liked it when Chris began to sang All My Life by The
Foos, hahaha! The red flower in his jacket was sweet-bless! They all seemed
so happy when they came to the edge of the stage at the end of the set!
The Foo Fighters were brillant, so were The Hives, and The Super Furry
I was disapionted that I never got any closer...all them drunken 'lad'
types of male rather scared me, the atmospher wasn't so great this year
because of that. I still enjoyed the bands though!
Moshing at Coldplay...did anyone find that strange?
Dingoes ate my baby: Wow. Thats what I was thinking
throughout the set. WOW!!
I've never seen them live before and I wasn't sure what to expect even
though my friend wouldn't shut up about them. I managed to get to the
very front about about 2 metres from the centre so a perfect place to
see the most stunning performance of the festival.
I loved all the songs like Yellow and Everythings Not Lost where every
single person was singing along. There was such a harmony among the audience.
Singing All My Life was a nice touch as was the Louis Armstrong song and
the constant compliments to the crowd. Thanks Chris!
I am definitely going to see them when they tour again. They were the
perfect end to an amazing weekend.
i finally saw coldplay live at the v festival and fuck me they were brilliant!!!
if its possible they sounded better than a cd!! if u havent seen em u
have to!!! they're fucking amazing.
Ninjafairy: When anyone asked me about the V
fest, i got all choked up when it came to describing what coldplay were
like, i couldnt talk, my friend wasnt quite as excited as i was and couldnt
understand why i couldnt talk about them. When they did the scientist
i nearly cried, they were amazing and that was the first time ive seen
them! And i was four rows from the front talking to this really sexy guy
who kept giving me vodka and red bull!!