[20-Apr-2012] Coldplay @ Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Here's Every Teardrop this is my last video for this night.. on to saturdays show!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItGN6MHivOM"]Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Live @ Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC - YouTube[/ame]
 

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MX/ Hurts Like Heaven

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

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Major Minus, Princess of China, UATW

only videos we're missing from the setlist in the first post
I've got UATW on my channel on Youtube, here it is.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0VywS2QcAk"]Coldplay - Us Against the World (live in Vancouver Apr. 20th 2012) - YouTube[/ame]

I also taped it on the 21st show as well, since I was closer.
 

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I've got UATW on my channel on Youtube, here it is.


I also taped it on the 21st show as well, since I was closer.
I really love how they've started performing the song in a slightly different way, and I agree, it gets better every time!
 

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In My Place

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qtlCKurUUs[/ame]

Princess Of China

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=30NUd7JyNfQ[/ame]
 

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That DLIBYH performance! wow. Was disappointed with the first performance in Edmonton but this is so fucking amazing. Glad they made Jonny's guitar more prominent
 

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I thought I found a video of Major Minus (the title is Coldplay Vancouver 4/20 Major Minus) but it's a video of Lovers in Japan :|
 

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Viva La Vida/Charlie Brown

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6XCw1rIHBk[/ame]

The Scientist

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-mE43vkIsM[/ame]

Xylobands

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTDgn8Wx_uk[/ame]
 

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I can't tell who is singing at the end of UATW? It's not Chris? Is it Jonny?
 

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Coldplay: A crowd-pleasing cocktail of Lite-Brites, Spirographs and sing-alongs



Few acts these days could sell out two shows at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, but Coldplay, easily one of the hottest in the world, boasts cross-generational appeal. (Not to mention sweeping choruses that inspire loud sing-alongs – always the mark of a collective good time.)

The U.K. band has sold in the order of 55 million records and is sitting with another new hit album in Mylo Xyloto. Frontman Chris Martin promised Friday night’s crowd that they’d give “119 per cent,” and the band delivered on that rather random promise with a visually compelling and dynamic 90-minute performance.

The production was all about clever tricks and crowd-pleasing spectacles. One of the most impressive of these was the multicoloured LED light wristbands handed out to fans upon arrival. The radio-controlled lights lit up in dramatic unison once the band launched into the new album’s title track, and they were used throughout, turning the room into a giant Lite-Brite and the audience into part of the production.

Coldplay works hard, plays solidly, writes lovely, magnanimous songs with big, joyous melodies, and understands its audience, which means they are not above playing older hits, this time including In My Place, Yellow, The Scientist, Viva La Vida, Fix You, alongside invigorating, chest-walloping renditions of new tracks like Paradise and Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall, the fittingly dramatic show closer. And while Martin might not be the most natural performer, he makes the most of what he’s got.

Only a truly skilled showman can successfully play to a big room, and navel-gazing behaviour just doesn’t do. While Mick Jagger plays to the very back of the hall with the campy moves of a drag queen doing Tina Turner, Martin, who is superbly fit, opts for the utilitarian moves of a calisthenics instructor. If he’d dropped and given us 100 push-ups, it would not have been out of place.

The band – including guitarist Jonny Buckland, drummer Will Champion and bass player Guy Berryman – generously moved between the main stage and a B-stage connected by a catwalk. Martin covered all of it thoroughly, frequently praising the crowd, and stopping to catch a red bra thrown to him from a clearly diehard fan. In an effort to reach everybody, the foursome even squeezed into a row at the rear of the room during the encore for a rendition of Us Against the World.

Like its predecessor, U2, the band is not one to be accused of subtlety, which is a good thing in an arena, where the sound will never be fantastic, and the group will always be a speck to at least half the audience. And so, being literal wins out against nuance. On Clocks, Martin sang “Tides that I tried to swim against,” and made a swimming motion across the top of his piano. When a song was particularly inspirational, he’d fall to his knees, and then to the floor, in an act that at times came dangerously close to self-parody.

As the show went on, giant balls bounced among the crowd, the band’s clothes glowed with drabs of fluorescent paint and a piano rose from the B-stage on cue. We were covered with giant confetti, and dazzled by Spirographs, red lasers and overhead clouds of swirling colour. On the Rihanna duet, Princess of China, a projection of the Barbadian songstress appeared onscreen, while Martin, his T-shirt drenched, rocked the hell out of his piano seat and, voice breaking, sang his part.

By show’s end, he triumphantly collected his trademark jacket and bowed to the cheering audience, clearly pleased with their reaction. And he’d earned it.

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Some Coldplay fans duped after buying doctored tickets online

Some Coldplay fans are angry today after buying tickets on Craigslist for the band's weekend shows at Rogers Arena that turned out to be fake.

Emily Walcott of Maple Ridge says she resorted to Craigslist after tickets for the popular band's show sold out on Ticketmaster. The 19-year-old found a good deal online from a woman she says "seemed pretty nice". When she asked why the woman was selling the tickets for less than face value, Walcott was told it was because the ticket holder's job got complimentary passes to the show.

When Walcott arrived at the concert, her tickets wouldn't scan.

"We went to a different booth where (the usher) told me they were Photoshopped," she recalls. "I was really choked. I couldn't process anything that was going on."

Walcott says she went through a wave of emotions for believing that woman who sold them to her and ignoring the red flags. She was most upset that she was out $220 and wasn't able to see her favourite band. A report has been opened by Abbotsford police, who Walcott says were very nice to her.

"After I found out they were fake I was thinking, well at least I learned my lesson,'" she adds. "But then I was also thinking, why did I have to learn my lesson with Coldplay? I was really looking forward to it."

Abbotsford Police say they're not pleased. Cst. Ian MacDonald has heard from people claiming to be have been duped up to $400 because they ignored some major warning signs.

"[It was for] what they thought were prime seats," he says. "Instead they simply ended up finding transportation downtown and ultimately were turned away when they tried to get through the door."

He says crooks prey on emotions.

"Certainly, music concerts, need-to-see events, can create those emotions in people which causes them in many instances to pay more than ticket price value for an opportunity to see their favourite band and show," he says.

"For at least brief moments in time, they're willing to forgo what normally would be indicators that maybe this isn't a good idea for the hope they're going to get ideal seats for a concert that's in high demand."

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Looking back, I'm surprised they didn't play 42 seeing as it was 4/20...
 
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