[2-Jun-2012] Coldplay @ Emirates Stadium, London, UK

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[ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_welbourn/sets/72157630052994588/show/"]Coldplay at the Emirates Stadium[/ame]
 

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[ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevpurcell/sets/72157630042748326/show/"]Coldplay, Emirates Stadium, June 2012[/ame]
 

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Traveled 22 hours yesterday and made it back home with so many wonderful memories!

I went to the show with my gig buddy LongLiveLife! We met up and arrived at the venue around 12:15 Saturday, finding ourselves 4th in queue. After a long day of standing in the cold wind we made the mad dash into the stadium and across the pitch (quite a scary thing!) and managed to get front row!

It was truly a memorable concert. I agree with those who mention the thrill of hearing "99 Problems" and knowing what's coming up. And then to have Jonny walk up right in front of you and to think "Wow, that's really him!" And then Chris and the rest...there are just no words.

My buddy says they must do a rain dance right before each show but I honestly didn't even realize it was raining until they moved to the X stage and I watched Guy playing with the rain soaking him. And they still gave it 150 percent.

And at the end I managed to score a set list - I promised that I would not tell who the giver was, but it was a wonderful surprise.

So many people have posted pictures vastly superior to mine but I'll share a couple:

Here is a view of the Xylobands from up front. It was gorgeous.



And the moment when Chris ran past and waved at us:



Will hammering away at the Viva bell:



Guy and Will thanking our side of the crowd:



And the final bow:



Souvenirs of an unforgettable experience!

 

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Great reviews Row and everyone else! The longer the better is my motto. ;)
I'm glad you all had a good time.
 

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Would someone be able to tell me how to add pictures? Thanks in advance
 

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Happy Jubilee and all that... although frankly beginning to feel a bit like, ok enough already, had the river thing - sorry but that was so funny with the orchestra in the dry and the poor choir singing their hearts out on top in the deluge that only an English summer can conjure up. I laughed my head off! Saw some of the concert - Stevie Wonder - brilliant, Madness - ditto, Paul McCartney - better than I'd expected but Elton John... er sorry when did he stop being able to sing. I know he'd been ill but frankly he was pretty awful to my ears.

Anyway - one of our bits of the weekend was Coldplay at the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal). So... firstly support - Rita Ora was brilliant, that girl can sing and got the limited crowd that was in early going. Only a short 20 mins set which was a shame, I'd have gladly listened to more - great band as well. The Robyn... well not my sort of thing, very very clever drumming but her sound and style didn't really suit a stadium gig. A smaller venue would have been better but then again maybe not for me.

So Coldplay hit the immense stage. Now I quite like Coldplay but in that genre probably prefer Snow Patrol if I'm honest - I listen to them more regularly anyway. Having seen Snow Patrol a couple of times at The O2 I was expecting to say "Coldplay were good but not as good as Snow Patrol"... I couldn't say that, they can command a stadium these boys. Not a lot of chitchat just hit after hit from Yellow, In My Place, the absolutely stunning Fix You to Paradise and all points in between. Great sound, fantastic light show - we were up in the Gods towards the back which whilst you can't see the stage close up you do get to see the light show better - and a great great sound quality. Add to that the fact that it absolutely chucked it down with rain for most of the gig a testament to both band and the technical crew - there was pretty much no cover for them at all.

Finally - everyone got a wristband as you went in - at a couple of points, the start and more notably the end these lit up driven by a radio signal, pulsing in time to the music. 60,000 people waving their flashing wristbands in the air, cool sight and also a great way to include the crowd actively in the event. Top marks...

http://guitarsandlife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/gig-review-coldplay-arsenal-football.html
 

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one of the best Emirates slideshows so far!

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[ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vickyrose/sets/72157629996572779/show/"]Coldplay[/ame]
 

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*sees 59 new tweets.* *wipes sweat off forehead*

*has DEEP respect for Tash*
:D

This!!

I posted as many as I could before I had to leave last night, but I don't know how she keeps up!:D
I don't know either! :lol:

:nod:

I know the truth about her, like I said on antoher thread...She's actually 8 people on super fast computers,lol.:laugh3:
I do happen to have a super fast internet connection! :)

that or she's a cyborg :inquisitive: :shocked2:
Cyborgs don't sprain their ankle when they fall down a stairs!

I forgot to say I met the famous and lovely Tash.. !! Who for all your information IS NOT A CYBORG !! ROFL LOL.. just for information haha.. but she is very nice and we spent quite a bit of time together yesterday.. She did get a set list.. I am sure she will be happy to post it at some time when she is back in her own country! :) But she is going to Monday's gig too.. jealous.. so we will all have to be content with Non-Cyborg like photos for a day or so.
It was nice to meet you!
The setlist one of the security guards gave me was a setlist from Coventry! But I got the one from Saturday on Monday :nice: No Monday setlist though : (
 

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more from ttp://thinkinginsomniac.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/photo-journal-saturday-02-june-2012/












 

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and a few more from ttp://thinkinginsomniac.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/photo-journal-saturday-02-june-2012/





 

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hi - what is written on the set list after 'Fix You'???

Traveled 22 hours yesterday and made it back home with so many wonderful memories!

I went to the show with my gig buddy LongLiveLife! We met up and arrived at the venue around 12:15 Saturday, finding ourselves 4th in queue. After a long day of standing in the cold wind we made the mad dash into the stadium and across the pitch (quite a scary thing!) and managed to get front row!

It was truly a memorable concert. I agree with those who mention the thrill of hearing "99 Problems" and knowing what's coming up. And then to have Jonny walk up right in front of you and to think "Wow, that's really him!" And then Chris and the rest...there are just no words.

My buddy says they must do a rain dance right before each show but I honestly didn't even realize it was raining until they moved to the X stage and I watched Guy playing with the rain soaking him. And they still gave it 150 percent.

And at the end I managed to score a set list - I promised that I would not tell who the giver was, but it was a wonderful surprise.

So many people have posted pictures vastly superior to mine but I'll share a couple:

Here is a view of the Xylobands from up front. It was gorgeous.



And the moment when Chris ran past and waved at us:



Will hammering away at the Viva bell:



Guy and Will thanking our side of the crowd:



And the final bow:



Souvenirs of an unforgettable experience!

 
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