11-Nov-08: Atlanta - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos

Mimixxx

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Shitloads of soundcheck pics here:

[ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrhahs/sets/72157608996452983/show/"]Coldplay Sound Check[/ame]
 

ecarlson8

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In My Place

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeuzuYV70PE"]YouTube - Coldplay - In My Place pt1 - Atlanta 11/11/2008[/ame]



Viva La Vida -> Lost!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER5OwK-Mrm8"]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida into LOST! - Atlanta 11/11/2008[/ame]



Lovers in Japan

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_LbiboDjVc"]YouTube - Coldplay - Lovers In Japan - Atlanta 11/11/2008[/ame]



Clocks

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPi9IijPvYs"]YouTube - Coldplay - Clocks - Atlanta 11/11/2008[/ame]



Green Eyes

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXyZAIsSOrs"]YouTube - Colplay - Green Eyes - Atlanta 11/11/2008[/ame]

fix you

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPv0WH8Su_k"]YouTube - Coldplay - Fix You - Atlanta 11/11/2008[/ame]
 

ccsg

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Did anyone get Glass of Water on vid? I didn't see it.
 

SueDeNimes

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greeneyes1207

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Thanks for your pics!

One thing:

:thinking: What on earth was so important to not watch :singer::drummer::guitarist::guitarist: when they are directly in front of you???

:angry:

ahahaha, I have absolutely NO idea! a lot of the pictures from when they were doing the acoustic set has a lot of people in the background doing random things, making funny faces, and you're right, not watching the important things ( and they paid to see it nonetheless)
 

Hamsterdam

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I feel was one of the better shows I attended, in terms of quality.

Great evening in the Heart of Dixie!
 

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Atlanta Review

“We have, as of yet on this tour, been to England. But we’ve been to Atlanta twice.”

While it’s debatable whether Coldplay is the world’s biggest band, it is undeniable that they dominate both England and the UK in popularity. So for Chris Martin, the band’s star lead, to compare their home with Atlanta, Georgia speaks volumes to their growth.

The band claims that it was a 2000 performance at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta that gave them their breakout performance in the States and helped launch their success worldwide. Performing to 20,000 people in the Philips Arena on Nov. 11 symbolized their continued success. As Coldplay took the stage, the recorded song slowly rose in volume over the speakers, and the live performance took over as the climax shifted it into high gear, with white lights absorbingly flashing from every angle and the band in full view.

“Violet Hill,” the first single from the latest album, followed fluidly with the same exciting energy, not giving the crowd, which surprisingly ranged from young to old, time to think. In typical form, Chris Martin exuded the most energy, dancing repeatedly from both ends of the stage that extended onto ramps that fed into the crowd from the stage’s left and right ends. Even when the sound equipment was loud and brash, and a bit heavy with bass, the crowd vocally supported Martin so much that it at times was overwhelming, giving the concert a hymnal feel.

Favorites from “A Rush of Blood to the Head,” “X/Y” and even their first LP “Parachutes” each gave off their own look and feel through specific uses of color and lighting. A large projected screen behind the band would alter and change as the concert advanced, playing videos and showing specific artwork for each track. After “Strawberry Swing,” which echoed visions of pink throughout the venue, the band shifted to a small, hidden stage near the middle of the floor seats. Shaped like a box, with illuminated panels as the floor, the band crowded around an old piano and played a techno version of “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face.”

“Talk” followed with the same electronic feel, also using a more intimate approach in lighting, and a less focused sound. Afterward, guitarist Jonny Buckland, drummer Will Champion, and bassist Guy Berryman fled back to the dark main stage and left Chris Martin alone, spotlighted on piano. Two other singles followed on the main stage, “Viva La Vida” and “Lost!” with equal excitement as before but with Champion out front banging simply away on timpani with large mallets right behind Martin. Calling out to the audience in the back of the auditorium, the band headed for the balcony where another set of instruments awaited. There they played acoustic renditions of “The Scientist” and “Death Will Never Conquer” from the rafters, and fans ran from all directions to crowd around. The band then took a pause to go backstage, and the crowd reacted expectantly, calling for their return with chants of “Coldplay, Coldplay, Coldplay!”

Their return brought the same reaction and the kinetic “Politik” followed with strobe lights aligning the front and back of the main stage. Martin shouted “Ah yeah!” and the crowd clapped in rhythm with the persistent beat of the song. But even after almost two exhausting hours of a vibrant performance, the final encore was perhaps the defining moment of the night. With a traditionally lit stage, the band huddled together at the center, seemingly discussing the following song. Out of nowhere, though, Martin ran out of the group, jumped in the air, guitar in hand, and as his feet hit the stage, the lights burst into bright yellow and the band rocked their very first single from June 2000, “Yellow.”

As the concert died, everyone in attendance sang the last notes, and the band then thanked everyone for supporting them and giving them “the best job on Earth.”

If being a member of Coldplay is the best job, then watching them perform live has to be a close second.

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