[27-Apr-2012] Coldplay @ HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA, USA

Caroline

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Lauren and I are waiting for the guys! I hope we catch them :)
 

Tash

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Setlist:

1 Mylo Xyloto
2 Hurts Like Heaven
3 In My Place
4 Major Minus
5 Lovers In Japan
6 The Scientist
7 Yellow
8 Violet Hill
9 God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
10 Princess Of China
11 Up In Flames
12 Warning Sign
13 Don't Let It Break Your Heart
14 Viva La Vida
15 Charlie Brown
16 Paradise
17 Us Against The World
18 Clocks
19 Fix You
20 Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

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l0wxo2

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Just got back to my hotel room. Me and Caroline waited for about an hour after the show but I guess the boys left right away. Anyway, the show was phenomenal, they really blew me away. I got tons of pics and video on my camera, which I will upload when I get home Sunday. I got goosebumps when the wristbands went off at the beginning, there are no words to describe it. No changes in the set list but I enjoyed the concert completely. We were right next to the xstage so when they came out to it, we went to the barrier and they were right in front of us, it was amazing. Getting to finally hear Warning Sign.. Amazing. DLIBYH is so good live, definitely a highlight for me.The crowd was great, which Chris commented on several times. The Paradise singalong at the show was one of the strongest I've ever heard from a crowd. That about sums it up :)
 

dry_pretzels

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And then I had my first Coldplay concert. :dazzled: I'm just going to ramble in this review . . .

First off, the only (small) complaint I have is the sound. Maybe it's because I sat on the side of the stage, which probably doesn't receive the best sound, but I really wish the vocals were louder and clearer. The overall mixing sounded a little distorted to me, but it wasn't too distracting.

The band and the music itself were, well, explosive. That's probably not the best adjective, but I'm going to use it. Their sound hits you like some tidal wave and you're completely enveloped in the music. The boys just sounded so great together, and they put so much effort into their playing (after GPASUYF, Jonny has pretty much become my guitar hero). I will never understand how Chris has so much energy to leap, frolic, spin around, etc. throughout the gig. His enthusiasm was contagious, and his voice sounded pretty fantastic. I loved his falsetto during Up in Flames.

Highlight of the night for me was definitely Warning Sign (is it routine for Chris to mess up in the middle of it now? :lol: his apology was pretty endearing). Beautiful acoustic-ish rendition (Jonny's guitar added so much to it :heart: ) with a very lovely piano outro. I also really liked the mellow piano-vocal intro to Yellow before Chris' acoustic guitar takes over.

I think I'll stop now.


ETA: Forgot to mention the LIGHTS. LASERS. XYLOBANDS. MIND-NUMBING AND DAZZLING COLORS EVERYWHERE. Those were great.
 

Caroline

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Just got home from the gig! I had a bad day including a counterfeit ticket! I was able to get 13th row on Guy's side though! My seat was right next to the X-stage, so I had a perfect view of everything. I was a little worried the crowd would be weak because for some reason in San Jose they always tend to be. Thankfully, I was very wrong, because the crowd was loud and wonderful! It was the great big sing-a-long a Coldplay show should have! Chris' vocals were wonderful tonight. Below are a few of the 200 hundred pictures I took. I will upload more later.




 

Tash

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Charlie Brown

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

Clocks

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCIcfjZ01Zw[/ame]

Paradise

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC8_k6bp4og[/ame]

MX/Hurts Like Heaven

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