16-Jun-08: London - Brixton Academy

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There's pretty bad review of this gig in the new issue of NME.

The reviewer compares them to U2 and said Coldplay are nothing in comparison. She calls them bland, flat and predictable and says even the strongest of their new songs can never replace The Scientist in the set. She also called the acoustic set novelty and said that they've flattened Yellow which is 'the best song Chris will ever write.'
 

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There's pretty bad review of this gig in the new issue of NME.

The reviewer compares them to U2 and said Coldplay are nothing in comparison. She calls them bland, flat and predictable and says even the strongest of their new songs can never replace The Scientist in the set. She also called the acoustic set novelty and said that they've flattened Yellow which is 'the best song Chris will ever write.'
The girl, quite simply, is nuts!
 

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Little late to respond, been on vacation, which I really needed after the huge excitement of coldplay in London!!

I was there too! check out my vids
http://nl.youtube.com/user/carlaatje84
and photo's at a site we started:
http://coldplayatbrixton.hyves.nl/

concert was fab! Even though we arrived late and the line was already around the corner (we were suppost to fly in from amsterdam in the afternoon, but we arrived late because we were delayed about 30 min and then circled above london for 45 minutes because of stupid Bush)we stood in second row! Really loved the butterflies, almost chocked on one though! Can't wait to see what they have in store for us in rotterdam.
afterwards we waited at the stage entrance and saw Guy and Jonny (didn't have a marker! do-oh!!) after about 15-30 minutes we figured Chris and Will had left already or something, and walked away when we walked past another entrance and saw first Will and Marianne leave, and later Chris and Gwyneth

I have to add that I really hate to fly and really hated circling above london like that, but listing todon't panic for 45 minutes really pulled m through!
 

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1Live (Germany) To Repeat Brixton Live Concert Tonight



1Live (Germany) has an official announcement on their site announcing a repeat broadcast of the Coldplay's Brixton gig from last month, thanks to Philip for this translation:

Coldplay live!

We present Coldplay live! On June 16 they played an exclusive concert in the venerable Brixton Academy. The night from July 7 to July 8 you can hear the full concert at midnight during 1Live Plan B. Starting July 14 we present chosen concert-highlights at Plan B Concert-Summer in full-length. From Monday to Thursday, 3 weeks long, at midnight. As foretaste we present Coldplay live at Brixton Academy! Apart from their greatest hits they play songs from their new Album "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends".

More on this broadcast on the 1Live website here

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Wir präsentieren Coldplay live! Am 16. Juni haben die ein exklusives Konzert in der ehrwürdigen Brixton Academy gespielt. In der Nacht vom 7. auf den 8. Juli hört ihr um Mitternacht in 1LIVE Plan B das Konzert in voller Länge.

Coldplay live!

Ab 14. Juli präsentieren im Plan B Konzertsommer ausgewählte Konzert-Highlights des Jahres in voller Länge. Montags bis Donnerstag, drei Wochen lang, jeweils um Mitternacht. Als Vorgeschmack gibt es Coldplay live in der Brixton Academy! Neben ihren größten Hits gibt es auch Songs von ihrem neuen Album "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends":

Setlist:

Life in Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
In My Place
Viva La Vida
Chinese Sleep Chant
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
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Square One
Trouble
Lost!
Strawberry Swing
Yellow (acoustic)
 

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Ok, im home now. Videos will have to wait until tommorow.
Got some good pics, some did look better on my camera than on my laptop but hey. They videos are great though.

Heres a few pics







The gig was great, they sounded really on form, and for me I think Lost was my favourite live off the new album, it just sounded better live I think than on the album.

With regards to the crowd, the sounded great and all sang along. But what I meant is they were all rather static and didn't move much which is the only bad point of it all.

I enjoyed myself and if anyone didn't I couldn't tell you why.

Does anyone have the tracklisting? Im sure that the rip will be on rapidshare tommorow hopefully, we will see.
Great pics!

2 things: What camera were you using?

and is it just me, or has Chris really beefed up recently?
 

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There's pretty bad review of this gig in the new issue of NME.

The reviewer compares them to U2 and said Coldplay are nothing in comparison. She calls them bland, flat and predictable and says even the strongest of their new songs can never replace The Scientist in the set. She also called the acoustic set novelty and said that they've flattened Yellow which is 'the best song Chris will ever write.'
People who buy and read the NME are as mental as the people who write it.

It's the biggest load of tosh on the market. Talk about building people up and knocking them down. I hate the NME, quite frankly, its crap.
 

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Ha it's a good job it wasn't a copy I had bought that I saw it in, otherwise I'd be quite offended :p
 

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I'm compiling all of the videos that we've gotten so far, and I've got all the performances except for the most of Trouble and all of GPASUYF, seems nobody recorded them, so if you've got one of those two PM me
 

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People who buy and read the NME are as mental as the people who write it.

It's the biggest load of tosh on the market. Talk about building people up and knocking them down. I hate the NME, quite frankly, its crap.

I completely agree, I don't know why Coldplay deal with them at all anymore as they obviously don't need the exposure. It's like once a band gets to a certain size, their writers find it easier to just write nonsense rather than something constructive. Please everybody boycott this shit rag!
 

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I'm compiling all of the videos that we've gotten so far, and I've got all the performances except for the most of Trouble and all of GPASUYF, seems nobody recorded them, so if you've got one of those two PM me
Are you planning to post your list here Cobalt? Mind sending me a quick PM when you finally do - sounds like a great job? :)

I completely agree, I don't know why Coldplay deal with them at all anymore as they obviously don't need the exposure. It's like once a band gets to a certain size, their writers find it easier to just write nonsense rather than something constructive. Please everybody boycott this shit rag!
I bought NME for the first time in many MANY years for the VH single, and quite enjoyed reading it, but that was probably just because I felt like a giddy fifteen year old again :laugh3: When I was that age all the NME did was build people up for a year or two and then knock them for six months till the band disbanded or someone committed suicide, seems like it still does? Melody Maker was far better, shame it closed down. In fact, now we're talking about it, I'm tempted to change my sig to 'don't read any editorial in the NME'.
 

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thread updated: all videos can now be found in the first post, along with links to the photos, reviews & setlist
 

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Awww, I was thinking about this gig earlier.... it was such an amazing gig....my favourite band in my favourite *TINY* venue. :dead:
Can't believe I was there.
found a few photos I forgot I had






:nice:
 

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What did Chris sing during In my place? "One glass of champagne for me, two glass of champagne for you, three you .... " (didnt get it) :rolleyes:
 

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now that i finaly know how all this crap works here are my videos:
some are not that good quality and I yell and sing a long through all of them so i'm sorry...

life in technicolor and violet hill
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clocks
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in my place
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viva la vida
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Chinese sleep chant
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God put a smile upon your face
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42
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square one
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trouble
I don't have trouble? hmmm that's not right i'll look it up...

lost
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strawberry swing
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encore
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fix you / lovers in japan (this is bad.. i'll try to make it better... fix it:D)
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