[2-July-2011] Coldplay @ Rock Werchter festival, Belgium

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White Lies weren't that good imo. *ducks*

And really, never believe what Humo says. The reporter apparently doesn't like Coldplay at all, and instead of reviewing the concert, he probably wrote the article in advance. Humo can be very predictable: Selah Sue and Triggerfinger (I've seen Triggerfinger and they were in fact really great, I haven't seen Selah Sue) both had 4/4, and I think that was meant to be. It's Humo's job to promote (read: hype in an exaggerated way) these Belgian artists and never say one bad word about them.
 

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Got home from the festival yesterday.

Coldplay was awesome as always. We waited for almost 5 hours to see them and and had to survive the terrible sounds of PJ Harvey and Portishead (which idiot scheduled those two hippy bands on the Mainstage before Coldplay? My god, what a fail) but it was all worth it. Was so happy to finally witness them playing Shiver and Everything's Not Lost live. And it's true, ETIAW is live like the new Viva La Vida. I'm still speechless because it was that good.

Here are some of my pictures of the gig:

















 

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nice pictures :)

Mine aren't that good, when it was dark , it was very hard to keep my camera that still
 

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Great pix indeed.
I only took about 6 photos, my camera wasn't working properly :( lucky the ones I do have are pretty clear.
 

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I must say , I'm was a bit dissapointed that they didn't play :

-Lovers in Japan
-Life in techincolor
-Strawberry Swing
-Talk
-Speed Of Sound
-The Hardest Part

I would've loved to hear those :confused:
 

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I must say , I'm was a bit dissapointed that they didn't play :

-Lovers in Japan
-Life in techincolor
-Strawberry Swing
-Talk
-Speed Of Sound
-The Hardest Part

I would've loved to hear those :confused:

^Yeah, especially Strawberry Swing. ♥
But, still a great setlist.
 

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that's the problem with festivals. They don't play as long as they want to. I think in the future, stadium show will be 2 hours or more long, so that they can play more hits in combination with new songs.
 

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Yes during festivals it can't exceed 1h30...

People were also able to watch the show on Belgacon TV, did someone record it or have you got the links on youtube cause I can't find anything?
 

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that's the problem with festivals. They don't play as long as they want to. I think in the future, stadium show will be 2 hours or more long, so that they can play more hits in combination with new songs.
They should and probably will play for longer on their own tour but Coldplay will most probably never play a two hour show. The whole layout and structure of their show makes sure that they dont stretch the show too long and everything flows.
 

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They should and probably will play for longer on their own tour but Coldplay will most probably never play a two hour show. The whole layout and structure of their show makes sure that they dont stretch the show too long and everything flows.
I think that at some point they really have to. They'll always want to play songs of their last album and play the classics. There are like 10 classics now. Some songs can't even be cut (Yellow, Clocks, The Scientist,...)
 

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I think that at some point they really have to. They'll always want to play songs of their last album and play the classics. There are like 10 classics now. Some songs can't even be cut (Yellow, Clocks, The Scientist,...)
I can see them cut a song like Clocks or The Scientist. After all, they rarely played Trouble on the two previous tours.

But I doubt we'll see much X&Y or VLV album cuts make the setlist in the future. I was actually surprised they played Cemeteries Of London on this tour. Didn't expect that. Wonder if it'll stick around in the setlist.
 

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I can see them cut a song like Clocks or The Scientist. After all, they rarely played Trouble on the two previous tours.

But I doubt we'll see much X&Y or VLV album cuts make the setlist in the future. I was actually surprised they played Cemeteries Of London on this tour. Didn't expect that. Wonder if it'll stick around in the setlist.
I do believe they'll scrap every song from X&Y except Fix You. And Trouble was never the classic that Clocks was. I don't think they'll ever get away with scrapping The Scientist or Clocks (although I wouldn't mind if they'd scrap Yellow :p )
 

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I do believe they'll scrap every song from X&Y except Fix You. And Trouble was never the classic that Clocks was. I don't think they'll ever get away with scrapping The Scientist or Clocks (although I wouldn't mind if they'd scrap Yellow :p )
Noooooooooo! They shouldn't scrap Yellow! That's like, their signature song!:p
Outside of the UK, Trouble was the biggest Parachutes hit, so I never understood why they scrapped it. Although I do understand that having Trouble and The Scientist and Fix You in the setlist would be overkill. Same goes for having Talk, Speed Of Sound and Clocks all in the set I think.
 

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back from all the festivals so I can post a few pics:




 

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Great photo's! You and me were almost in the same position as I see your pics. Thanks for sharing!
 
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