[3-Jul-2012] Coldplay @ Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC, USA

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On Tuesday morning we rushed back to Charlotte to get home in time for the Coldplay concert. I had gotten Kevin tickets for his birthday back in February and y'all he was so cute. He was SO excited about this concert! I loved seeing him so happy!


I was lucky enough to get our company box tickets for us and our friends Jenn and David. They are huge Coldplay fans too. The seats were actually perfect.


When we entered the arena, they gave us these wrist bands that lit up by some electronic signal or something. I'm sure my Dad could tell me. But it was so cool. Look at them all....they flashed and went along with the music. Very nice touch.

To be honest, I didn't think I knew a single Coldplay song but I did recognize a few.

And to be honest, the concert was so good that even if you hated Coldplay, you still would have enjoyed the show. I was really impressed.

But I still like my country music!


These guys and mostly Chris Martin just put so much emotion and passion into their music. It was pretty amazing.

http://anniesadventures16.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/coldplay-concert.html
 

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Since CM and the family are still in NC for the next few weeks, maybe we will see them again. Great show and good enough for inspiration to pound out 3 original songs when I got home, the adrenaline was going so much. One day...
Where did you hear this? I highly doubt that is possible since they are still touring...
 

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^They have no gig planned between the 10th and the 23rd of July, I believe.
 

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I know this for a few reasons.

1. His wife is currently in state in Wilmington and Cary with Mr. Downey Jr. filming the new Iron Man 3 movie. So that makes it plausible.
2. My boss has a home on the same exclusive island where his son ran into Mr. CM and family, spoke to, got pics, sigs, etc... so that's good enough for me. It seems he is flying in and out of the area while on the east coast tour.

There is an even funnier story about Downey Jr. in the same area, but I guess that's for another thread/time. Cheers!
 

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I know this for a few reasons.

1. His wife is currently in state in Wilmington and Cary with Mr. Downey Jr. filming the new Iron Man 3 movie. So that makes it plausible.
2. My boss has a home on the same exclusive island where his son ran into Mr. CM and family, spoke to, got pics, sigs, etc... so that's good enough for me. It seems he is flying in and out of the area while on the east coast tour.

There is an even funnier story about Downey Jr. in the same area, but I guess that's for another thread/time. Cheers!
How exciting! Thanks for sharing this info.
 

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Wolf Gang supporting Coldplay in Charlotte, NC

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this show was probably one of the best nights in my life, and i have one the setlists one of the roadies used, about 3 gallon bags full of confetti, $100 worth of merch, and a part of the balloons during Lovers In Japan to prove it.

it was funny how i got the setlist.. i was kinda helping the roadies with confetti clean up LOL and this guy came up and said "Here you guys go, i have an extra setlist" lets just say i about DIED.
 

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I've seen a number of videos linked from this concert now and while the audio quality of each is from average to poor, I found that I could actually hear a much more balanced mix of the instruments in them than I was able hear in person. I sat in section 102, right below the upper mezzanine. I don't know whether it was the arena acoustics or the live audio mix, but the percussion and bass dominated everything to the point where it was difficult to hear a lot of the vocals and guitars... especially Chris' acoustic guitar when he was playing rhythm.

Did anyone else experience this "boomy" percussion and bass "live" mix as me? Just curious... I would have gotten a lot more out of the concert if I had been able to experience the full spectrum of the band :inquisitive:
 

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I've seen a number of videos linked from this concert now and while the audio quality of each is from average to poor, I found that I could actually hear a much more balanced mix of the instruments in them than I was able hear in person. I sat in section 102, right below the upper mezzanine. I don't know whether it was the arena acoustics or the live audio mix, but the percussion and bass dominated everything to the point where it was difficult to hear a lot of the vocals and guitars... especially Chris' acoustic guitar when he was playing rhythm.

Did anyone else experience this "boomy" percussion and bass "live" mix as me? Just curious... I would have gotten a lot more out of the concert if I had been able to experience the full spectrum of the band :inquisitive:
yeah, i took video of IMP and i was in 4th row, and the bass and drums are louder than usual....i wonder if it was like that at ATL or Philly
 

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yeah, i took video of IMP and i was in 4th row, and the bass and drums are louder than usual....i wonder if it was like that at ATL or Philly
Thanks for confirming that chrismartin_536894. I was wondering if it was due to the acoustics of the arena and was perhaps localized to where I was sitting. You and I were in very different areas if you were in the 4th row. I'm really surprised that a show that has the degree of professionalism that it obviously takes to put on a Coldplay concert would have a mix of this caliber. I enjoyed the concert as it was, but I would have gotten even more out of it if I'd been able to hear it in a proper balance.
 

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Rank: 29
Artists: Coldplay, Robyn, Wolf Gang
Facility: Time Warner Cable Arena
City/State: Charlotte, N.C.
Date: July 3, 2012
Gross Revenue: $1,230,556
Attendance: 15,509
Capacity: 15,509
Sellouts: 1
Number of Shows for Reporting: 1
Ticket prices: $99.50, $29.50
Promoters: Live Nation

Finally got the boxscores and Coldplay and Co. have finally released their take for the night. Don't know if folks care about that stuff, but since I went, thought it was cool to see how they did in good ol'e Charlotte. They pretty much took the Top 20 spots this week on the boxscore due to them finally releasing some numbers from the past 3 months.

Don't harp on me about the ticket prices, this is just what is reported. I know... I paid for mine too.

Great to see. Enjoy & Cheers!
 
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