thanks for the review! You can add your pics to flickr or photobucket etc and then hotlink to them in here by using the URL inside  IMG tagshey all, just got home and finished editing my photos from the show, i was rather close (7th row on the floor) and so i got a few really cool/weird pictures of chris and johnny rocking out together and stuff, including a picture of when i thought chris was passed out before launching right into "Lost?".
The setlist is correct, although the coolest part of the show for me was when they came back on for their first encore and launched right into "Politik", that song is one of my favorites but just the way the did it where no one was expecting it anyways was the coolest feeling in the world.
But the best song of the night for me for some reason was "The Escapist" because live the song transitions soooo much better then I could have ever imagined, and it totally sounds horribly bad on the record compared to a live setting.
They played "Chinese Sleep Chant" as well, which was a incredibly treat and they also did a very, very cool techno version of "Viva La Vida" on the speakers inbetween their "in the crowd" acoustic section. If anyone knows more about that part and where I can find that techno version please let me know, I loved it, along with the 5 minutes straight of cell phones that litup the entire place. it was beautiful.
So for a first Coldplay show, it was the best show I have ever been to. Cant wait until the next U.S. tour or next album!
I do have pictures, but I dont know how to upload them through here yet.
I saved the review from the 2005 show and he used those exact words then too. Lazy.
The British group had a lackluster start then found some spirit and ended with truly magical moments.
The redundancy in tempo, texture and dynamics — not to mention the largely unimaginative light show (playing “Speed of Sound” in the dark was not dramatic, it was dunderheaded) — leaves a listener comfortably numb. But in arenas, we want our rock to be transcendent, cathartic and just plain fun.
Maybe I'll post some pictures... Possibly not, though. My seats were really decent, and I got some great photos of Jonny and Chris on the catwalk RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME making love with their eyes in front of hundreds of people. Yesss.