[2017-7-16] Stade de France, Paris, France

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Quick review: Great experience. The queueing was quite nice and when the time came to enter the stadium everyone respected the original numbering and it was very relaxed.

We ended up getting front row barrier on Guy's side near the corner to the catwalk - best standing place I ever had, it was a dream come true and the wait was totally worth it ! An amazing concert, if not with a great setlist (but at least Trouble was played, my favorite song from Parachutes). Got a printed setlist in the end and of course tons of confetti !

Other than that, Chris stopped and restarted ASFOS because he saw someone apparently feeling unwell. And Tove Lo had a, well, let's say highly questionable 'surprise' for the audience :joy:

This was my last AHFOD Tour concert. Filmed the entire thing, will put it online at some point but it will take a while. :)
 

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Hard to understand why coldplay and Tove lo do not perform Fun. Is it that hard to play live?
 

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That was amazing. I went to Brussels last month and yesterday was even better ! Thanks to an amazing crowd and place.

GPASUYF <3
Birds is my favorite from AHFOD but I missed a rockier song on the setlist. Amazing.

And OH MY GOD I wasnt expecting BOTH In My Place and Trouble on the C-Stage. Despite watching it on the screens as we had a really good spot near the barriers, Trouble was probably my highlight on the night. But not much sing along during it, as if the crowd didnt know the song. :/
 

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But not much sing along during it, as if the crowd didnt know the song. :/

Haha, at our concert in Lyon they just sang along to Viva La Vida, Something Just Like This and Sky Full Of Stars XD XD XD
 

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:( That was also my fear as the Stade de France can attract a much more diverse audience, but I found them really involved, at least during the choruses.

My only disappointment would be Clocks (not because of the lip-sync, i managed to forget it :D ).
As my all-time favorite it was a great moment for sure, but I found it a bit flat during the second part (i really miss the Twisted Logic Tour version...) and the crowd didnt really seem in it. But maybe I'm wrong.
 

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One of the best Coldplay concerts i've attended! Absolutely incredible. I was there the night before as well, but the crowd was even better on the 16th. I mean they even started a Mexican wave DURING the concert when Chris was talking. Insane. Insane.
I'm going to the 3rd date as well, will post my reviews whenever i can! This is really an adventure of a lifetime and my favourite shows of the tour so far. So happy and grateful.
 

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Last night was my final night and Mike the cameraman really made it worth it for me, saw myself on the screens a handful of times! Hope I can make the live release hahaha I also got a setlist and Chris' pick! I'm at the airport now during a layover and can't really process last night.

It was my 7th show of this tour and while Australian shows are generally great, the European crowds are a whole other level of energetic. I'm so glad I got to experience them both nights in Cardiff and the first two of Stade. The energy is something special.


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I ran away

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Wait WHAT
How is that possible, I was barrier at the C stage last night ?!
Was it then that you saw me? Otherwise it was definitely someone else haha
Hmmm, were you standing behind a LoVe flag ? And just to clarify - were you not in the EE queue yesterday ?
I thought I saw you on the big screen on July 15 as well, but maybe I am just mixing you up with someone else. Since I don't know you personally I just thought it was you based on the Gluten Tag photo, but maybe I got it wrong or you have a lookalike :D
 

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Hmmm, were you standing behind a LoVe flag ? And just to clarify - were you not in the EE queue yesterday ?
I thought I saw you on the big screen on July 15 as well, but maybe I am just mixing you up with someone else. Since I don't know you personally I just thought it was you based on the Gluten Tag photo, but maybe I got it wrong or you have a lookalike :D
I was regular standing on the 16th, didn't arrive at the venue until the afternoon. You must've mixed it up with someone else haha
I did appear on the big screen on July 15 though! During Yellow I think.
 

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As an early 18th birthday present from my parents I was given tickets to go see Coldplay live in France on 16/07/2017 (it was a complete surprise- they just handed me an envelope with the tickets in 1 week before!).

It was my first ever concert and the first time I ever saw Coldplay live.

I live in England so it was a double shock for me that they got me tickets to see Coldplay in France!

Obviously I was so excited! (My mum filmed me opening the envelope and my reaction when I see what's inside is hilarious!).

We were sat in section E 14 row 56, we were pretty close to the stage, although we couldn't see their faces properly we had the big screens to make up for it.

It was the best day in my whole life! I've never been so happy before and they were so freaking perfect! As soon as I saw them come on stage I nearly died of a heart attack! I was screaming so much.

The concert was beautiful and whatever I say doesn't give justice to how I feel about Sunday and seeing Coldplay perform for the first time!

Being in the concert and seeing Coldplay felt like home to me! I've never felt such a deep sense of belonging and connection to something before like I did on Sunday!

The song selection was so great and I went crazy when they started playing Trouble! When we all jumped to Charlie Brown it was truly magical and at the end when all four of them bowed down I was heavily overcome with emotion!

I never wanted the show to end and as soon as I came out I started crying because nothing will ever compare to how I felt on Sunday and I felt so completely alive at the concert! (My parents loved it to bits as well).

We arrrived back home a couple of hours ago and I've got a really bad case of 'Post Coldplay Concert Depression', I can't stop crying whenever I think about it and I just want to 'go back to the start' of the concert and relive every moment again and again!

But I'm so grateful that I got to see them live and I know that I'll be going to see them live many many times again in the future!

Coldplay are the only people in the world that have this effect on me and I'm so glad they all went to UCL and met and formed something so magnificent that it brings people together and makes the world a happier, more amazing place!

Thank you Coldplay for existing, I don't know what I'd do without you!
 
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As an early 18th birthday present from my parents I was given tickets to go see Coldplay live in France on 16/07/2017 (it was a complete surprise- they just handed me an envelope with the tickets in 1 week before!).

It was my first ever concert and the first time I ever saw Coldplay live.

I live in England so it was a double shock for me that they got me tickets to see Coldplay in France!

Obviously I was so excited! (My mum filmed me opening the envelope and my reaction when I see what's inside is hilarious!).

We were sat in section E 14 row 56, we were pretty close to the stage, although we couldn't see their faces properly we had the big screens to make up for it.

It was the best day in my whole life! I've never been so happy before and they were so freaking perfect! As soon as I saw them come on stage I nearly died of a heart attack! I was screaming so much.

The concert was beautiful and whatever I say doesn't give justice to how I feel about Sunday and seeing Coldplay perform for the first time!

Being in the concert and seeing Coldplay felt like home to me! I've never felt such a deep sense of belonging and connection to something before like I did on Sunday!

The song selection was so great and I went crazy when they started playing Trouble! When we all jumped to Charlie Brown it was truly magical and at the end when all four of them bowed down I was heavily overcome with emotion!

I never wanted the show to end and as soon as I came out I started crying because nothing will ever compare to how I felt on Sunday and I felt so completely alive at the concert! (My parents loved it to bits as well).

We arrrived back home a couple of hours ago and I've got a really bad case of 'Post Coldplay Concert Depression', I can't stop crying whenever I think about it and I just want to 'go back to the start' of the concert and relive every moment again and again!

But I'm so grateful that I got to see them live and I know that I'll be going to see them live many many times again in the future!

Coldplay are the only people in the world that have this effect on me and I'm so glad they all went to UCL and met and formed something so magnificent that it brings people together and makes the world a happier, more amazing place!

Thank you Coldplay for existing, I don't know what I'd do without you!

Wow, your post brought tears to my eyes. I also wish I could go back to the day of my concert (Lyon 8th June). It was also my first concert and it turned my sister into a Coldplay fan XD.
I have had and still have really bad post concert depression but the memories are also so motivating to get things done, do something with life and get back to that safe place again.
 

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As an early 18th birthday present from my parents I was given tickets to go see Coldplay live in France on 16/07/2017 (it was a complete surprise- they just handed me an envelope with the tickets in 1 week before!).

It was my first ever concert and the first time I ever saw Coldplay live.

I live in England so it was a double shock for me that they got me tickets to see Coldplay in France!

Obviously I was so excited! (My mum filmed me opening the envelope and my reaction when I see what's inside is hilarious!).

We were sat in section E 14 row 56, we were pretty close to the stage, although we couldn't see their faces properly we had the big screens to make up for it.

It was the best day in my whole life! I've never been so happy before and they were so freaking perfect! As soon as I saw them come on stage I nearly died of a heart attack! I was screaming so much.

The concert was beautiful and whatever I say doesn't give justice to how I feel about Sunday and seeing Coldplay perform for the first time!

Being in the concert and seeing Coldplay felt like home to me! I've never felt such a deep sense of belonging and connection to something before like I did on Sunday!

The song selection was so great and I went crazy when they started playing Trouble! When we all jumped to Charlie Brown it was truly magical and at the end when all four of them bowed down I was heavily overcome with emotion!

I never wanted the show to end and as soon as I came out I started crying because nothing will ever compare to how I felt on Sunday and I felt so completely alive at the concert! (My parents loved it to bits as well).

We arrrived back home a couple of hours ago and I've got a really bad case of 'Post Coldplay Concert Depression', I can't stop crying whenever I think about it and I just want to 'go back to the start' of the concert and relive every moment again and again!

But I'm so grateful that I got to see them live and I know that I'll be going to see them live many many times again in the future!

Coldplay are the only people in the world that have this effect on me and I'm so glad they all went to UCL and met and formed something so magnificent that it brings people together and makes the world a happier, more amazing place!

Thank you Coldplay for existing, I don't know what I'd do without you!
It was very heart-warming to read your experience! :blush: Their shows are magical and so much joy that one can't even describe.
 

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Wow, your post brought tears to my eyes. I also wish I could go back to the day of my concert (Lyon 8th June). It was also my first concert and it turned my sister into a Coldplay fan XD.
I have had and still have really bad post concert depression but the memories are also so motivating to get things done, do something with life and get back to that safe place again.
I'm glad you liked my post! I'm also glad your sister loved the concert that much (how could you not?!).

Looks like my 'PCD' won't be leaving any time soon! I agree with you, Coldplay are so extremely motivating and yeah I can't wait until I get to see them again!

(Oh and thanks for the follow!)
 

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It was very heart-warming to read your experience! :blush: Their shows are magical and so much joy that one can't even describe.
Thank you! And yes I agree with you, the whole concert was magical and so full of power! The atmosphere was truly something special!
 

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Chris has just sung Hypnotised on the C-Stage. "We were supposed to debut it on the next tour" he said.
 

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Well, when their recent AHFOD Tour is over, I think it might take a long time until they go on the road again...
 

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That random half assed version of Hypnotised... why can't this band make sense. The EP just came out, why are they not promoting it? Hypnotised and Miracles should've been on the standard setlist already. Unless they believe America somehow deserves the new songs more than Europe :|

/grumpiness


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