[18-Apr-2012] Coldplay @ Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada

glennjamin

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1:21 They both have 5 glowbands! :wtf:
Haha.. Our VIP Host had almost a full box of em left after the dinner reception was over. I didn't have two arms full, but i was able to snag a red, white, and pink band.

On a side note, I found on youtube that you could re-trigger them on by sticking a paperclip through the side of em. :)
 

coldplaymom

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Coldplay’s comfort rock
Posted by Josiah Hughes
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First of all, how the hell could anyone have been violently slashed at the Coldplay concert? From where I was sitting, it was the most cleancut show I’ve ever attended. The men could only be described as “people who noticed when Randy River and Bootlegger went out of business,” while the women, a vast majority of whom could be described as “cool moms,” were dressed more business casual than any administrative employee I ever saw in my years as a temp. A lot of sleeveless blouses for the women and weirdly cut black leather jackets for the men.

While the Saddledome normally smells like hot dogs, beer, weed and farts at these giant events, the Coldplay concert smelled very upper middle class. The room’s collective cologne wafted together, colliding with the strong smell of clean laundry to create something that can only be described as suffocatingly pleasant.

The only reason I noticed all these things was that I didn’t really want to be there. I was sulking in my seat, thinking about how much I disliked the band’s sappy light rock and how their overly earnest, heart-on-sleeve schtick was not for me.

Then the set started, and holy crap do these guys know how to beat the shit out of your heartstrings. First of all, everyone who bought tickets was given a wristband that lit up along with the music. It was seriously magical, and brought me on board as soon as they started. The live gimmicks peaked early as they followed up the wristband trick with confetti canons, giant beach balls, lasers and, halfway through the set, weird inflatable objects.

Then there was the music. Here’s the problem: to say you hate Coldplay is to pretend that you’ve never heard them before. When they’re not doing a better U2 impression than U2 themselves, the band plays some seriously enchanted music. I tried to be a hater, but I can’t help having a heart. You would have done the same thing. Coldplay is a fucking lite rock hit factory. I don’t care how many Eddy Current Suppression Ring LPs you own, you would have been singing along to “Fix You” too.

As people, too, they’re charming as shit. Chris Martin looks like a Quentin Blake illustration from a Roald Dahl book, and he’s so funny. He won me over with the line “Gwyneth’s making drumsticks” on Extras, and he was even more awesome onstage. He interrupted one of the band’s quieter songs, saying, “Oh fuck, we messed it up.” Then he referred to his own band as “the world’s seventh biggest soft rock band from England.” Dammit! Even Coldplay makes fun of Coldplay!

That’s not to say the whole night was a warm musical hug. There were some awkward moments, particularly when Coldplay tried to “rock out.” Loud Coldplay is some sort of weird, shitty twang rock that doesn’t sound very good. But it does get the moms shuffling their feet in a sensible manner.

Then there was the weird duet that Chris Martin did with a video of Rihanna performing. While the more up-tempo songs have the sort of agreeable beat that’s ideal for rich women to tap their frail, diamond-encrusted fingers on the steering wheel of a Range Rover, it was less exciting in person.

In my section, the ultimate momgasm occurred during the band’s debut hit “Yellow,” as a legion of middle-aged ladies gently swayed back and forth as they sang along and recorded some guaranteed-to-be-unwatchable iPhone videos.

Before ending the show with a one-two punch of their most recent singles (which further proved their invincibility when it comes to writing waiting room hits), Chris Martin took the mic to thank the audience for coming. “Thanks for putting up with parking and all the other hassles that involve coming to a concert.” If that’s not proof that this is upper middle class rock, I don’t know what is. Aside from finding a good accountant and booking the right all-inclusive holiday, these people’s biggest inconvenience is finding a decent parking spot for their night out. And their biggest pop stars are the world’s seventh biggest soft rock band from England.

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/2012/04/19/coldplays-comfort-rock-1029/
 

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Not sure if this has been posted yet...

spoiler

this video contains a minute of Lovers In Japan, The Scientist and DLIBYH

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNLrFJiLB9c"]Coldplay - Live Calgary 2012 - Part 1 - YouTube[/ame]
 

Tash

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Clocks

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUBeFCeINJo[/ame]

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKNYsazwIXs[/ame]

Fix You/ETIAW

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBsKXzrcTIc[/ame]

ETIAW

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=cabW-UoqVPg[/ame]

Charlie Brown

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_wyDEfDcXA[/ame]

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWF-6KolkcI[/ame]

HLH

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUIzMPfG_GQ[/ame]
 

Tash

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Videos so far:

1x Mylo Xyloto
6x Hurts Like Heaven
2x In My Place
0x Major Minus
1x Lovers In Japan
2x The Scientist
2x Yellow
1x Violet Hill
1x God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
1x Princess Of China
0x Up In Flames
2x Warning Sign
2x Don't Let It Break Your Heart
1x Viva La Vida
6x Charlie Brown
3x Paradise
1x Us Against The World
3x Clocks
2x Fix You
4x Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Posts with videos:

http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279535&postcount=181 (IMP)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279562&postcount=184 (Paradise)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279609&postcount=190 (IMP)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279625&postcount=193 (ETIAW)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279650&postcount=197 (Charlie Brown)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279734&postcount=200 (HLH)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279750&postcount=201 (HLH/Yellow)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279760&postcount=204 (HLH/Charlie Brown)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279765&postcount=206 (LIJ/The Scientist/DLIBYH)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279814&postcount=220 (HLH)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279821&postcount=223 (Warning Sign/DLIBYH)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279865&postcount=235 (MX/HLH)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5279901&postcount=247 (VLV/Charlie Brown/Clocks/Fix You/ETIAW)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5280026&postcount=254 (Yellow/Charlie Brown/Paradise)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5280167&postcount=267 (Clocks/Fix You/ETIAW/Charlie Brown/HLH)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5280181&postcount=270 (GPASUYF)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5280223&postcount=272 (The Scientist)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5280300&postcount=273 (Paradise)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5280331&postcount=278 (Warning Sign)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5281139&postcount=288 (POC)
http://coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5282305&postcount=293 (UATW)
http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5288144&postcount=295 (Violet Hill)
 

MK Ultra

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Glad they brought back Lovers In Japan. That song is too good to not be included in a setlist.
 

Tash

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GPASUYF

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyNBNwogB1I[/ame]
 

R23

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Wow, Lovers In Japan returned? Didn't expect that one. A bit crazy to see it without al those butterfly confetti from the Viva tour days.
 

Tash

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The Scienstist

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhkmaSCSRAI[/ame]
 

Tash

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Paradise

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=wixQ0Vf2FoI[/ame]
 

R23

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^ Did they use the Xylobands during Paradise at previous shows in December? I can't remember.. It still looks amazing.

Loving the little 'para-paraa-paaaradiseee' singalong at the end by the way!
 

Tash

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^ Did they use the Xylobands during Paradise at previous shows in December? I can't remember..
:nod:

Rotterdam, 17 December 2011

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNaqXv9nUfo[/ame]
 

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Oh wow I loved WS! (Including fuck up, Chris seemed really pissed. :lol:)

So we're still waiting for LIJ? How come the most anticipated videos are the last to appear on Youtube? :shifty:
 

Tash

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Warning Sign

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWiBZc4Fk30[/ame]
 

k2sriram96

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Dream Set-List:

MX+Hurts Like Heaven
Yellow
In My Place
Major Minus
Lovers In Japan/Swallowed In The Sea/Talk
Shiver/Trouble
Everything's Not Lost/Lost
Violet Hill/Cemeteries Of London
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face/Princess Of China

Up In Flames
Wedding Bells/Warning Sign/Green Eyes
Strawberry Swing

The Scientist
Us Against The World
Politik/A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Viva La Vida
Charlie Brown
A Hopeful Transmission+ Don't Let It Break Your Heart
Up With The Birds

Parachutes
Clocks
Fix You
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
 

tom043

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AAH Warning sign -> DLIBYH , That is so good ! And i love the longer and different piano version of warning sign ! Gotta love the boys
 
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