[25-Apr-2012] Coldplay @ Keyarena, Seattle, WA, USA

sjors93

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I still can't believe that they play rihanna's voice from a tape. Unbelievable.
 

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Personally I hope they lose that by Toronto. I'd much rather hear politik than a song they're not even doing all the vocals on.
 

rainplay

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No kidding, but I don't think they will. I just sat down and talked with my sister during POC anyways.
 

TraceOddity

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Well, I'm going to be pretty selfish and watch the show instead of tweeting it, so maybe I'll use PoC to send some goodies to Twitter and the forum. :)
 

mrman78

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Personally I hope they lose that by Toronto. I'd much rather hear politik than a song they're not even doing all the vocals on.
I was SHOCKED they didn't play Politik!!! That was the first concert I've ever been to of theirs that they didn't play it! :veryangry2:

On another note, I can't get my pics off my camera or fast enough internet access yet to upload my pics and vids, so hopefully I'll get to load them soon as I don't want them to be eclipsed by all these other ones dammit!! :rolleyes:

Sigh, the joys of moving. I was so proud of what I was able to get and now I can't get them on here! :laugh3:
 

Lukestar1991

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No kidding, but I don't think they will. I just sat down and talked with my sister during POC anyways.
That sounds like a good idea. From the videos I've seen no-one is into it at all. It must be quite demoralising when they get that type of reaction.
 

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KeyArena-Awesome!

I was at the concert last night. Tho I was put out that I didn't get the side I wanted, it was worth the extra money to BD on the floor, row 4. All that confetti was brilliant!! The songs were excellent and I was so glad they played Lovers In Japan-one of my favorite! I personally enjoyed Princess of China. No different then when they've performed Lost! With just Jay-Z on a TV screen. Major Minus was excellent as always, In My Place- spectacular, Fix You- lovely, Yellow- wicked, God Put a Smile on Your Face--high voltage!, Violet Hill- just as good or better than the video.
Anyway, what I was surprised by was all the people younger than me filling the rows in front of me but not singing, screaming or dancing! Coldplay love it when we sing at the top of our lungs, scream and yell our enthusiasm, and dance---it shows them how much their much means to us, what a huge, positive impact it has on us!!!
I'm so glad I flew down from Alaska to see it!! So worth the money!! I hope they put out another album and tour again so I can see them again!!

I got some pics and videos but none I would feel comfortable putting up. So I'll say Thank You to all of you who have shared your great pictures and videos. It's funny to be able to spot myself in some of them!!
 

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I don't know if this review has been posted, it's a really good one.

Live Review, Photo Set: Coldplay, Metronomy, The Pierces at Key Arena
Posted by Allen Huang on April 26th, 2012 at 8:44 AM



A little over a decade ago, I saw Coldplay live for the first time. I actually went to the show for Grandaddy; The Sophtware Slump had just come out and they were touring with the buzzworthy young band from England. Coldplay’s Parachutes, already a hit with the press across the Atlantic, were now barely scraping into 120 Minutes regular rotation, and only hinting at a break into TRL canon. But Chris Martin was as chatty as ever, charmingly nervous but willing to play up the part of the big rock star. Multiple times he commented on the strangeness of the venue (they played Benaroya Hall of all places), and even once he said that this would be the perfect venue for a band much, much bigger than they were.



Fast forward to 2012. Coldplay is now playing soccer and football stadiums, with extravagant stage setups and enough set designers in tow to screw in many many fluorescent lightbulbs. Mylo Xyloto marks their fifth album and their fifth reimaging, this time as like a fluorescent, ravetastic version of Disney’s “Newsies.” They brought a piece of the city with them, a large graffiti mural emblazoned with inspirational tidbits and lyric snippet. And of course they have the Arena Rock Catwalk, so they can “come into the crowd” and “feel the audience’s energy.” Which they did. Multiple times.



Their set breezed by on a tight schedule, bouncing back and forth between earlier and later hits. All killer, no filler, as they say. Taking notes from the Flaming Lips’ live shows, Coldplay brought their toys: paint splattered balloons, a metric ton of M, X, and heart shaped confetti, fluorescent fish (?), lasers, spotlights, scaffolding, blacklights, you name it. Wristbands were distributed before the show which lit up in sequence to the music, giving the concert at the Key Arena the air of a soccer game. And by the feel of the crowd, our team was winning.



Speaking of sports, Chris Martin’s banter was very sports heavy. A shout out to the Seahawks during “Violet Hill“ and a song dedicated to the poor start of the Mariners (“Us Against The World“) had an audience of all ages eating out of the palm of his hand.

When you think about it objectively, it’s amazing that a band like Coldplay, spanning the years that they have, haven’t really made an egregious misstep in their careers. Every single one of their studio albums is a little better than average, with a healthy amount of truly memorable modern rock moments sprinkled amongst them. And they’ve never been afraid to grow, to reinvent, to change form and run with it. Kind of like Radiohead, but without the art school shackling or the moody estrangement. It was never meant to be more than fun.

But the question remains, does a band like Coldplay, inoffensive enough but never really groundbreaking, deserve a concert like this? As their albums go on, their sound becomes more and more bombastic, epic, arena. But even older tunes like “Warning Sign,” “In My Place,” and “Yellow,” sound larger than life, larger than they were back in 2001.

When Martin and company were playing Benaroya, I believe he didn’t think Coldplay were going to be the biggest band in the world. But I do believe he thought they’d get close.

PS Metronomy played too. They are a small, small band, rigidly English and not really worth noting. They played like they couldn’t wait to get away from the crowd.

Set List:

Mylo Xyloto/Hurts Like Heaven
In My Place
Major Minus
Lovers in Japan
The Scientist
Yellow
Violet Hill
God Put A Smile On My Face
Princess of China
Up In Flames
Warning Sign
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
Viva La Vida
Charlie Brown
Paradise

Encore
Us Against The World
Clocks
Fix You
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

http://www.ssgmusic.com/live-review-photo-set-coldplay-metronomy-the-pierces-at-key-arena/
 

mrman78

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CONCERT VIDS:

In My Place:

http://youtu.be/NVmU8I-NIZU

Viva La Vida:

http://youtu.be/Yc_XBoVMA80

Violet Hill:

http://youtu.be/k4BCc9YoOj4

Lovers In Japan:

http://youtu.be/FCGRlOdMQTw

Charlie Brown:

http://youtu.be/X6VvVzL-DpM

DLIBYH (super close-up of Chris!):

http://youtu.be/EUxznJu6AkM

INTRO/MX/HLH:

http://youtu.be/gx0bShVR1Qo

Hurts Like Heaven:

http://youtu.be/mEe-IW46gBA

GPASUYF (Will Drumming):

http://youtu.be/Y7Bdns4ctPI

Warning Sign:

http://youtu.be/d_8FxMTSJfU

Us Against The World:

http://youtu.be/D-PYv4Nvx4c

End:

http://youtu.be/SD-FzEJTpXU
 
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