[25-Apr] E-Werk, Cologne, Germany - Links in 1st post -SHOW TIME 9PM (GERMAN TIME)

nancyk58

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^You are welcome. If there are reviews to be translated from Baden Baden then send me a PM with the links.

I am leaving very soon so I will not be able to do something before tomorrow, but there should not be new activities before 5 May (or the SNL show in a few days) so hopefully OKAY.
 

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@ Danceteacher:

You know I always love your pre-concert photos for two reasons:

1) They capture the excitement of the fan-madness perfectly :lol: And all the stuff that we are doing before the actual concert.
2) YOU ARE ALWAYS SO SNEAKY WHILE TAKING THEM, I didn't even realise you were taking pictures of us at half of the photos :surprised:
Ha, ha, that's what I always do! Live troll ;) But Anchorman is even sneakier ;)

and OMG the interview later on, HAHAHA! I totally fan-ed all over him, he was probably thinking like "what she fuck is she even talking about?!" :lol:
But you know what's even more surprising? All of my "eye-contact" gushing actually made it into the broadcast o__o
Here's the link if you want to lol a little:

http://www.einslive.de/codebase/ajax/audio.jsp;jsessionid=EFB2C19944DB0C0F13A933D1BBA3722E.1live1?dslSrc=%2fmusik%2fextras%2f2014%2fcoldplay%2f140426_coldplay_radiokonzert_nb_wdr.mp3&cfgFile=%2fcodebase%2fplayer%2fblack%2fskin.cfg&autoPlay=true&red=1live


Oh yeah and the man who interviewed us thought Guy was the drummer LOLOMG :facepalm:
Marcel, if you're reading this... I even TOLD YOU THE NAMES! :lol:
Thanks for the link - that is sooo funny!
 

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Love the pics and reviews everyone, and the merch is awesome. Sooooo looking forward to NYC...
 

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Beautifull pics! :D I'm really jealous! it's sad I coudn't get there :)

@danceteacher , do I spot there a plectrum? :)
 

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wow look at the quality of photo :lol:
I thought it was a photo of Coldplay's first appearance in Cologne

and you can see veronica's photo next :awesome: link
 

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Been a while since I logged in, but just been listening to the E Werk show and gotta admit these songs sound absolutely amazing! I loved MX a lot but this is just really nice to hear for a change!

Wasn't fond of Midnight at first listen but live it sounds amazing :D
 

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did they play midnight with the light organ in cologne??? because in badenbaden they didn't, but at itunes they did!
 

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did they play midnight with the light organ in cologne??? because in badenbaden they didn't, but at itunes they did!
yep, there were even 2 laser harps :D

although i think that was chris did was for more for show effects than him actually playing something :D
 

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Guy plays the base line on Midnight with the laser beams


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At the beginning of this year every Coldplay fan was in some state of hibernation when suddenly the band announced they will play the iTunes Festival in Austin. The same festival I saw them for the first time in an intimate setting three years ago at the Roundhouse in London. I was really excited as they played 4 new songs from their upcoming album Ghost Stories. Two weeks after that show they played the entire album live in a secret place in Los Angeles for a TV broadcast set to be aired just before the new album. Nobody was allowed to film or record in there. You can see the trailer for that broadcast on the Coldplay website.

You could tell something was up and everyone was asking themselves: “When do they come back to Europe?”. So on a beautiful Thursday in April I was walking outside with my brother when my friend Frans was calling me. I instantly got the feeling that maybe there was big news and I wasn't disappointed. Coldplay are doing a promotional tour for their new album. Six shows around the world. The first of those six in Cologne, Germany. Overload, overload. How the hell are we going to get tickets? As the capacity of this show is only 2,000 people the demand will be so high. An hour before the ticket sale we were already molesting our F5 buttons. What if? What if we get tickets. Well, we did get tickets. I couldn't be happier. We are so lucky. So many fans couldn't get tickets. Did we really deserve this? I didn't had much time to think cause 30 minutes after that I was already in line at our local record store for the Record Store Day release of the new single Midnight. I got 4 of them for me and my friends so my day could not get any better.

The concert was so close too, only a week after the announcement. So there it was, Thursday evening, the night before the concert. I was already in Breda at my friend’s house as it is a bit closer then my home. We stood up at 6 am and off we went to Cologne. We never really realized how close Cologne was by train. We’ll definitely come back when they will properly tour the album. So we checked in our hotel at around 11:30 and walked to the venue. The location is so weird. We were walking through this really old and industrial neighbourhood which reminded me a bit of the Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall video. And there it was, the E-Werk. Luckily there where only a few fans waiting in front of the stairs leading to the front doors. A Dutch fan immediately recognized us as fans from The Netherlands because of our plastic bag. Her name was Ellen, I recognized you from the photo in this thread. Was very nice to meet you!

The waiting in line was for the most part pretty boring as usual. And as if it was tradition of course the sun would come out and get really hot. I think I got a sunburn at 4 of the 6 concerts I attended. But luckily it wasn't that bad. I also met Fabian who I will hopefully meet again this summer as we found out we both are going to the Arcade Fire concert in Berlin! Nice to meet you too.

The doors went open at 7:30. An hour before that it was getting really busy at the place. There was some trouble with the queuing and which door was for which kind of tickets but we managed to be in the front. The doors went open and of course the first thing we did was run! We were hoping to get a nice place left to the stage as we saw on the iTunes Festival broadcast that Chris’ piano would be there. And we got what we wanted! Only 1,5 hours left. While we were waiting for the concert to start we also met two girls from the Netherlands who were behind us, didn't ask for names but maybe you will see this post?

The stage was beautiful. Chris’ new piano, the synthesizers, the stars hanging from the ceiling, the trees with stars in them. The atmosphere of it was kind of Magic, see what I did there. The venue was also something I haven’t seen before. It was an old factory or something, quite similar to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam only square.

And then suddenly the show started. No 99 problems, no Back to the Future theme, no Life in Technicolor or Mylo Xyloto as an intro. Just the guys walking on stage. And it was fantastic. Seeing them again up close, it’s so intimate.

They started off with new song Always In My Head. Great song to start the concert with, I love the last lyric: “This, I guess, is to tell you you’re chosen out from the rest”. Chris wasn't paying a lot of attention to the front row but a lot of fans were already singing the lyrics.

Then boom, Charlie Brown. Doesn't matter they don’t have Xylobands anymore to light up the room. The song is just as energetic and powerful as during the Mylo Xyloto tour and we were jumping and singing as hard as we can. There was something wrong with the piano so we couldn't hear the end part as Chris was making gestures something wasn't on. But shortly after they started Paradise. Not really my favorite but the crowd was loving it.

The new hit single, Magic! I love the bass groove and Jonny’s guitar playing. Beautiful song and the extended outro was amazing too with Chris playing the “Ooh” part melody on acoustic. After that Chris went back to his piano for Clocks and as always they aced it. We were singing as loud as we could and they were loving it.

Third new song, Midnight. It’s so much different from what they have done before. You like it or you don’t and I happen to be in the first category. Chris was sitting down on the stage and his singing was just perfect. As the song progressed both Chris and Guy where playing the laser harp. Which is a cool addition. You can see and hear Guy really plays the bass part with it but what Chris was doing was just show which was OK for me as he was singing on top of it.

Straight after another new song called Another’s Arms. Great song and lovely guitar solo from Jonny. Was really cool to see his guitar playing up close. I love this song too, the lyrics not that much, but It has a really nice vibe to it.

Viva La Vida, of course, they have to play it. As we we’re screaming the lyrics Chris looked me and Frans right in the eyes and pointed to us which was really awesome. Haven’t listen to this song in a while but at a concert It’s always a guarantee for joy! It’s not like at stadium gigs but the crowd was singing at the top of their lungs.

Then Fix You which was beautiful as always with the incredible ending. Goosebumps every time. After Fix You, new song Oceans. Which is the quiet acoustic song of the album. It reminds me of Spies, Us Against The World and a little bit of Atlas. Will playing a kind of radar sound, as if you are at sea, and Chris singing beautiful falsetto and singing “I’m ready for the pain. So meet under blue sky, meet me again, in the rain”. Jonny playing a haunting slide guitar part. It’s a lovely song, love it very much.

Just like during the Mylo Xyloto tour the show ended with Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. Lasers, Confetti, and shouting the lyrics! Still a great track, and Chris’ voice is much better when he is not walking around and dancing like crazy. Really great ending.

But of course It’s not over. The boys came back, and Chris explains the radio broadcast of the show is now over. And the upcoming songs are just for us. He asks us not to record anything from this part and put it on YouTube. If we don’t we will get an exclusive. Everyone was clapping, and putting their thumbs up! I already knew which song they were going to play but more on that later. First they played God Put A Smile Upon Your Face. For me the first time they played it almost like the album version. Only that Chris was playing his part on a telecaster instead of acoustic. Then The Scientist, classic as always. And at last… The surprise.

Chris asked us again: “Please don’t record this”. And then they played their new track: A Sky Full Of Stars. Which, according to people who heard it at one of the special shows in Los Angeles, will be their new hit single. We heard already some tiny bits as they were soundchecking it before the show. It was so special to hear the song for the first time in a place like this. But besides that I wasn't that impressed. I had that with more songs so maybe it will grow on me but it’s not an instant favorite. The song is like a more dance-y version of Every Teardrop Of Waterfall with Jonny playing the melody on guitar. Chris has some beautiful vocal melodies, his singing was absolutely perfect, but instrumental wise nothing stood out for me. Can’t wait to hear the studio version though.

Show is over. Back to reality. But of course the adventure wasn’t over! I wasn’t expecting it but Matt McGinn, Jonny’s guitar tech, gave Jonny’s setlist to a security guard and pointed to I think one of the fans next to me but the security guard gave it to me! What a perfect gift! I’m going to frame it next week. As a lot of people where asking to take a picture of it we were walking outside maybe trying to meet them. But we had no luck. We thought we saw the vans they would jump into but we later found out that the vans were not for them.

Back to the hotel. And the next day back to the Netherlands. What a perfect gig it was. They were soundchecking A Rush Of Blood To The Head and on the setlist was Atlas instead of God Put A Smile Upon Your Face. But we aren’t allowed to complain I think. We are so lucky to see them from so close. So many fans never get the chance to see them at all. The next day a few fans also met Chris, Jonny and Will at their hotel. We are really jealous but maybe someday we will get the chance too. I would love to tell them how much their music means to me and that I wish the best for them.

In two months they’re playing the Royal Albert Hall in London so maybe see some of you there again? Although I don’t think I have any luck left to get tickets.



 

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Lovely review thanks! I can see myself on your picture haha :p
 

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Thanks! Great review! I saw from the 5th row the security guy giving the setlist to someone, so that someone was you!;)
 

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Well it's a little late so I'm not going to post an entire review ( there are a lot already and I don't think I have anything else to add than to say it was so amazing!:)
I managed to get a spot right in front of Guy which was awesome. I remember him sitting down on a chair during Oceans. That was really cute, seeing him sit right in front of me while Chris was playing. I loved all the interaction Chris had with the crowd and their laugh moments among themselves. They really seemed to enjoy it as much as we enjoyed them! :)

GPASUYF and ASFOS were highlights for me! When Chris said , ''we'll play some older songs'' everyone went wild and as soon as GPASUYF kicked in the same happened! It was really awesome they brought back the old version of GPASUYF (A lot of headbanging in this one haha, well, at least I was doing it haha!) GPASUYF really rocked the hell out of that place!

And at the end ASFOS ofcourse. No body knew that song but everybody went wild. It was just impossible to stand still. I went crazy of happiness and I was jumping and clapping and screaming I couldn't contain myself anymore! What an amazing night!

Oh and I almost forgot. I think Chris was looking at us and pointed at us at the end of AIMH! I was in heaven!
You can see it in my vid, aroud 0:22
[video=youtube;qtk6C3u48Ek]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtk6C3u48Ek[/video]

More of my pics and videos here:




 

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Hey Coldplayers!!
I posted this in the NYC show thread, but here goes: SOOOO STOKED to have bought tickets, they sold out in LESS THAN A MINUTE so I bought them on Stubhub for over $400...... yikes. But so worth it.

Anyways, I wanted to ask you all for your opinions, do you think that there will be roadies pulling fans down to the front like they usually do??? Im currently creating a t-shirt for the show in hopes it'll catch a roadie's eyes and bring me down from the balcony... worked last time...
 

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I posted in the NYC show thread, but wanted to ask you all that went to the show in Cologne, were there roadies pulling fans down to the front for the show?? Im going to the NYC show and Im making a t-shirt in hopes of being pulled from the balcony seats..... fingers crossed?
 
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