23-Jul-08: Chicago - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos [original date 04-aug]

busybeeburns

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Welcome to the thread for the above show which can be used for all discussion prior to, during and after the show.

One thread one show - should hopefully keep everyone organised and up-to-date with Coldplay on the road.

Did you get tickets?
Are you looking for tickets?
Are you looking for ticket swaps?
Need help/directions on getting to the show?
Not sure what the arrangements and rules are for the particular venue is?
Are you just bloody excited?
Do you have a review for the show?
Did you take any pictures... share them here!


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Setlist & Reviews

Photos


Videos


Life in Technicolor + Violet Hill
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_bMkKCjA60[/media]


Violet Hill
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIHVIRZfTTs[/media]


Clocks
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZTjTTaXUHM[/media]

In My Place
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz2EP3AeLDc[/media]


In My Place
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNyg5ToyV5Y[/media]


Viva La Vida
[media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=BQOQALQN5G0[/media]


Viva La Vida
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws0V6FVS1e8[/media]


Yes
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpdMGSQ7OiQ[/media]


Yes
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb1vs5ZDpqM[/media]


Fix You
[media]http://www.youtube.com/v/Su_q7hDSzcU[/media]


Fix You
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd1a4UNAR1Q[/media]


Fix You
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raDbx7boIFk[/media]


Strawberry Swing
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZhlZ_7kymI[/media]


Chinese Sleep Chant
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8fJSV4Zss[/media]


God Put A Smile Upon your Face
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dG-GUvNv3w[/media]


God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBB75oTcLMI[/media]


Speed of Sound
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeBntL8U_KI[/media]


Speed Of SOund
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJPUhxIsT8[/media]


Yellow
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkBRYhDyWag[/media]


Yellow
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuJWCBZ8MZo[/media]


Lost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTIqGImj714[/media]


Lost!
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXF94dTbDYk[/media]


The Scientist
[media][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLseDosqioE[/media]


Politik
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJjFSTxfLnc[/media]


Politik
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbuMKyDCaU[/media]


Lovers In Japan
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7k8qf6Ohig[/media]


Death And All His Friends
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q003-d9Z2Rs[/media]


The Dubliners
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzfA6Ac6_zM[/media]


The Dubliners
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYGOV7S04qI[/media]


The Dubliners
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaWfk2Jjfvs[/media]


Green Eyes
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1EejacS1A[/media]


Green Eyes
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHwtecZg3ac[/media]


Additional Footage:

Before the Acoustic Set
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sbdgL3p6u0[/media]






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KissesBirds

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I'm going to this one! I want front row! I thinking of going it alone (buying 1 ticket) to increase my chances of getting front row. It would be great if it was general admission. But there is no info yet.
 

KissesBirds

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Yes, we should!!! Let me know what tickets you get please! I'll have an ulcer by then. :\ It's because I'm greedy. I have to be up front. By Jonny.



I have to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Trouble87

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I REALLLLY want to go to this show and am going to try my best to get some tickets... the only thing that worries me is that when I tried to get tickets for the Chicago show during the Twisted Logic tour they were sold out in minutes!! If I don't get tickets I don't know what I'll do.... :(
 
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Hey im going for this show too! 3 tickets for me and im going to get the best I can. Im all for planing something

are the tickets going to be "best available" or what?
 

gvargas

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It's United Center again, right? They should play a smaller venue...

Yah, our tickets were alright last time, but they could've been closer. We got pretty good seats to the Alpine Valley show.
 

Trouble87

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Yeah it's at the United Center, during the XY tour when they came to Chicago I was up in the high seats (upper deck or whatever), although they were way up there they still weren't that bad... I would love to have floor seats or lower deck seats this time around but if I can't I would be happy to just be there even if they turn out to be nose bleed seats...
 

Carolyn Marie

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I, for one, am not thrilled about the show being at the United Center. The acoustics are God-awful terrible and the location is not my favorite.

I would have preferred another show at Alpine Valley , but...at least we get a show!
 

DawniD11

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I am hoping to get decent tickets to this - I was on the floor at Quicken (Cleveland) for the X&Y tour and went to the Indy show...this Chitown show appears to be the only one fairly close to Indy...
 

Trouble87

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I don't think the acoustics are that bad, I was at their show during the XY tour and it was pretty damned cool, it's just that when you think of Coldplay you think of a small, more intimate setting with maybe 4000 people, not in a huge stadium playing in front of 40,000+ people.
 

Carolyn Marie

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why are the acoustics bad at the UC?
I say that the acoustics at the United Center are bad because unless you are on the floor there is a lot of feedback thrown around. If you are in the first balcony facing the left side of the stage, at about the halfway point of the venue, it's like you hear everything twice. Ugh. I just hate it there.
 

Carolyn Marie

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I don't think the acoustics are that bad, I was at their show during the XY tour and it was pretty damned cool, it's just that when you think of Coldplay you think of a small, more intimate setting with maybe 4000 people, not in a huge stadium playing in front of 40,000+ people.
You mean, like, at Alpine Valley where they kicked ass in 2005? ;)
 

gvargas

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For the Alpine Valley show...the sounds wasn't that great. But....that was because we were able to get pit tickets. So, I traded the sound for finally being able to be up close. I am sure the people behind us, got to hear them really well. In the pit, I think the speakers were actually kind of behind us. But, it was so exciting to be that close.

For the United Center concert last year, we didn't have really close tickets. But, I thought the sound was better, since the speakers were this time in front of us. But, my sister did complain about the sound, saying it was hard to hear them clearly.

Both experiences were good for different reasons. I got to see the stage as a whole and all the effects for the United Center one since we were on the side.

Here are my pics from that show:

http://flickr.com/photos/giselavargas/sets/72157600134185424/

We were kind of off to the side...so we didn't get a great view of them. Pics aren't that great. But, it was fun anyways.
 
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For the Alpine Valley show...the sounds wasn't that great. But....that was because we were able to get pit tickets. So, I traded the sound for finally being able to be up close. I am sure the people behind us, got to hear them really well. In the pit, I think the speakers were actually kind of behind us. But, it was so exciting to be that close.

For the United Center concert last year, we didn't have really close tickets. But, I thought the sound was better, since the speakers were this time in front of us. But, my sister did complain about the sound, saying it was hard to hear them clearly.

Both experiences were good for different reasons. I got to see the stage as a whole and all the effects for the United Center one since we were on the side.

Here are my pics from that show:

http://flickr.com/photos/giselavargas/sets/72157600134185424/

We were kind of off to the side...so we didn't get a great view of them. Pics aren't that great. But, it was fun anyways.
Great pictures thanks for sharing!

So what is everyone strategy this time around? Click on ticket master right at 10 or what?
 

brendan3eb

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The tickets on stubhub are going for like $500?!?! Is it even possible to find a place to get floor tickets for $100; ticketmaster isn't even listing the chicago date

also, how do you know if your section is good or not? Do they do seating around the entire floor or just one half?
 

brendan3eb

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could someone please help me out with the earlier questions...? Are the stubhub tickets the only ones available? When will we be able to get them from livenation or ticketmaster?
 
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