Aryam: Ive just arrived
from the concert, it was espectacular; the best songs were yellow, clocks
& in my place cause everybody were jumping; and with songs like the
scientist or trouble people just turned their lights on; im very exited,
the scenery was perfect i loved the whole desing, Chris learnd some spanish
( i couldnt understand all the words), and at the end of the concert somebody
gave Chris a t-shirt from La Seleccion mexicana jaja (the mexican seleccion,
(football), so he put it on and it was relly cool, well gotta go, im really
happy and now i will dream wiht the concert, see ya.
Marianers: I went to the concert...and WOW!!!
I absolutely loved it!!
it's been one f the best things I have ever been to and seen....(even
though i don't go out much...)
I loved how he sang "what a wonderful world" (7th of september)..
i think they are great musicians! Their music is so..inspiring in a way,
yet, ..tehre's something to it...still can't put it into words..haha,
how corny is this..but its true!!i was dying to go the 8th too!! but no....hehe...
And I am jealouse! hehe...I wish i could meet them...but oh well..the
concert was good enough for me
Pookah: I have to be honest, this was the
best concert of my life, but it was the worst, too. After queing for 7
hours, the security personel were so arrogant and arbitrary that they
made more than one of us cry. Then the rain came, the biggest stampeed
of people I have ever seen, (my friend Lucy got trampled on) no order
or help from anyone, whatsoever. I got separated from all my friends.
At least 2 dozen people had to be pulled out from the front crowd, `cause
we were left there to wait for so long, and it was such a mess, people
fainted, and some even came out with broken ribs.
The supporting band came out, they are called "Jumbo". They
sucked. Somebody hit me right in the face and I went blind. I got pulled
out and taken away. The paramedic panicked when I told him I couldn`t
see...he insisted on taking me away, but I didn`t want to leave, so told
him I was feeling better. So they sent me right at the back, where I found
my husband and sister. Coldplay came out (finally) and everything was
suddenly right and cool! I loved every minute of it! The best stage and
But I`m still puzzled. Why would Coldplay choose to play in the second
crappiest venue in Mexico City? The acoustics there are terrible, as it`s
a metal dome. You have beer sellers pushing you about and blocking your
view all the time (it wasn`t a damn football match!) No organization or
seating right at the front, so lots of people get hurt. We have much better
venues here. They could have filled up Estadio Azteca, hands down. If
they didn`t want something that big, we have other theatres and concert
halls, and the best venue in Latin America, Auditorio Nacional, has comfortable,
numbered seats, excellent acoustics, and a covered entrance, so you don`t
get soaked while you wait. I really do hope next time they come, they
play there. Still...the best concert ever. Now I better go to hospital
and have a check-up, I think my nose is broken.
Mariana: i agree..the concert was brilliant,
excellent and clearly the best concert i've ever been to..but to be completely
honest the organization and security were a total mess.
I got there at 7:00 am to assure a good place, but after i was in line
for 10 hours, it started to rain and some people were getting out of the
line to not get wet..and thats when all the trouble began because when
the security people opened the gates, many people tried to cut in line
( a stupid man pushed me..i almost fell )
when we were inside i got to be in the first row (i was so close that
you can hear everything they say on stage without a microphone) and even
before anything started i counnted about 23 girls that had to be pulled
out because they fainted of weren't feeling well..then Jumbo (opening
act) started, they weren't so bad and they only played for like 30 minutes,
so it was ok..
then, before coldplay satrted was when everyone started to push to try
to get closer (and everyone in the front row got slammed in the little
gate that divides the stage and the audience thing..including me)
THEN COLDPLAY CAME OUT!! and i was so happy, but diring 'shiver' and 'the
scientist' all i got to see was a secutity man's balls because he was
pulling more faited girls from the audience (he was right in front of
my face, i couldn't see anything i wanted to kill him!!!)
but then things got better (at least no more fainted girls) and i completely
enjoyed the concert...i even KNOW that jonny saw me because i was yelling
'JONNYYYY JONYYY' and waving my hands at him (haha i must have looked
like a moron) but he looked at me, i know it!!
so, in conclusion: i waited in the venue for 12 hous, i ended up with
bruises on my knees, arms and chest..and a concert i'll NEVER forget,
so it was worth it!!
Mannishboy: This is presumptuous
but it helps me give you some perspective
about the concert last night:
I have seen Coldplay 3 times (which are not enough..)
The first one was "BDO" in Australia in 2001, then
0303 in the US and yesterday in Mexico.
Yesterday was the concert Ive seen Jon, Guy will and particularly Chris
the most engaged and energetic with an audience.
Altough the concert in the US was in a much smaller venue, (imagine "Salon
21" for those familiar with Mexican venues) and the accoustics and
set up were better, (US and Mexico had almost the exact same set up, Australia
was bare bones, but incredibly effective). I felt the most energized and
enaged yesterday, I believe Coldplay are one of those rare bands these
days that are very respondant and dependant on the energy that the audience
gives them to reciprocate through their performance, the enthusiasm and
energy that they gave is yesterday surpassed all my expectations and previous
It could have been a number of factors:
1) The incredible expectations Coldplay created in Mexico, it is already
an event that a band comes to Mexico, but a band that
comes off winning many awards (VMA, British awards, etc) in the height
of their fame and game is quite amazing.
2) A well publizised visit and giving me time to plan, the previous concerts
I attended were more espontaneous, I was there and
I was more pleasantly surprised, yesterday was more planned and I knew
what to expect in general, the genius was in yesterday details (Chirs
speaking spanish, lyrics, attitudes, etc.)
3) The prescence of dear friends and my loved one, the previous
concerts I went with friends I met in Aus and US, good friends,
but the level of engagement of my friends here was bigger, they went to
the concert to see Coldplay and not to just accompany me (US) and to see
many other bands (Big Day Out Australia).
About the venue, yes, I agree "Palacio" is not the best place
to attend a concert, and as in many things, Mexico goes from one extreme
to the other. "Palacio" is just the right size but the accoustics
are terrible, "Auditorio" is great accoustically but lacks the
size. We need a new venue that is more functional and especially designed
to accommodate these types of concerts. As it is a custom in Mexico, Palacio
was a "temporary" measure to have concerts that became permanent.
My friends and I arrived at 6.30 by taxi, got in no problem and
were ready about 200m from the stage by 7.15, I guess we missed all the
commotion Ive seen mentioned.
And I did like beer brought to me, it allowed me not to miss any part
of the concert, and if you felt overwhelmed you could have always pulled
back and take a breather, this time they left room for that.
Not bad, great experience
don't give a damn about the venue or the acustic or the girls or those
security guards... for me it was great... I enjoy it at 100%... the best
time of my life... fortunately I was in the front line, I got squashed,
I'm black and blue near to my ribs... but It's part of the experience
of being in a massive concert... I've had worsts... It was great... come
on!!! I payed 510.60 pesos for my ticket... I wouldn't have wasted in
a faint... what the hell!?!?!... thanks to my mom I'm strong and feed
me with vegetables so I could resist the crowd trying to pull me out of
Anyway I totally enojoy the whole thing... even Jumbo... they were cool...
I thought they'll be arrogants but no hahaha
lulycg: I went to the concert on sunday,
Coldplay was really great, Chris were just perfect, I couldn't believe
he spoken spanish so good... and when he wore the Mexico's soccer t-shirt
was so unbelievable!
I was really close but we had to get out of the crowd, we couldn't breathe
and some guy really tall didn't let me see everything.
Certanly the organization was a mess, I couldn't believe there was no
seats in the arena, I'm not from Mexico city, so I didn't know El Palacio
de los Deportes, in my ticket said line 8 so I expected to be seated,
instead I was in the middle of a crazy crowd
After all it was a really great concert, when it was end I was almost
voiceless! all the songs couldn't be better, when they performed Clocks
I went really mad just GREAT!!!
Thanx for the photos c'ya next time
atticus: Maybe the venue
wasn't the problem, I arrived 5 hours before the show, and it was a mess,
even when at the begining I had a good location, people from behind started
pushing very hard and I was squizzed so badly that I had to be pulled
out, I ended up seen only heads but at least my ribs weren't broken (as
would be if I had stood on the first rows). I understand why they like
general admission's concerts but for doing them you need to have a much
better organization, and what was the deal with the bracelets? those are
used when there are separations inside the arena for letting people come
and go without causing troubles as the ones there were on Mexico but here
THERE WAS NO SEPARATION!!! so what was the point of them (besides being
a good souvenir ) Don't get me wrong, they were great, and I'd love to
see them again but I don't want to be injured on a Coldplay's show. I
hate doing comparations but I can't believe that a Pearl Jam show in the
same venue was better organized than a Coldplay's one...