30-Jul-08: Toronto - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos [originally 29/30 Oct]

k778

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video from the soundcheck!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTIci0LuM5I[/media]
 

k778

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lol a bunch of people in my row were talking about the 'guy in the green shirt'
he looked so happy, definately would've loved to be him

i recorded it from section 105, so it was a section over.
it's a side view though
does anyone know which camera the bald guy is using? its the one chris mentioned during yellow. i swear when he mentioned the camera, for a second i thought that he was talking to me haha
 

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A critic confesses: Chris Martin melted me

Whenever I have a conversation with someone about this strange job I do, the question always comes up: "How do you keep an open mind?"

It actually gets easier with time. I've been at this music-critic thing for 10 years and if going to shows every other night has taught me anything, it's that I should allow myself to be surprised.

Sometimes you know what awaits. I'll be attending my seventh Backstreet Boys show next week, for instance and I can say right now that I will loathe every minute of it.

Sometimes, though, you find the evening's dreaded assignment morphing into an altogether pleasant night out. Which is exactly what happened this past Wednesday when I grudgingly stepped out to catch Coldplay at the Air Canada Centre.

I don't hate the band or anything and actually dig a few of their tunes, but I'd seen them before a couple of years ago and found them very nothing-special live. "Better take some stimulants," counselled a friend. Still others mocked me for being a nancy boy in love with Chris Martin. I was cynical.

Martin's sensitive soul and cracked falsetto has certainly won him his share of admirers. The sold-out crowd at the ACC was stacked with young women travelling in packs, all dolled up for their boyfriend and giddy in anticipation of being personally serenaded with "Fix You."

There was good energy in the stands, then, and a hyperactive Martin returned it in kind, dashing about the stage like a gawky madman and clearly taking his job as entertainer very seriously.

Damn it, I did kinda like him, and I was taken aback at how many indelible hits the band had unleashed on the planet in just a few years. I decided to splurge on a $9 can of Canadian and cave in to the moment. I had fun. I admitted to myself that "Fix You" was a pretty lovely tune, and that anyone who can dust off a song like that for a wife who's just lost her father – as Martin did for Gwyneth Paltrow – is soooo laid.

It's not all there yet, mind. Coldplay's live show still doesn't quite hit those periods of transcendence that I've experienced watching, say, Radiohead or the Notwist or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – instances when the music just veers off somewhere I never expected and I'm totally taken out of myself for a few minutes.

They almost hit it on the latter half of "42," which started quietly and then turned into an ominous, spastic psych-out, but they're too stiff as players to cut loose like that very often. And they should. Coldplay needs to loosen up. Until then, they won't have their Joshua Tree or OK Computer moment.

I'm not giving up on them, though. I think they might just hit it.

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/471557
 

Elvisman

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OK I saw some video of The Scientist with the "green shirt guy" thankfully it wasn't me. He even played air drums!
 

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WOW! So that was so amazing..

Here's the setlist:
1. Life In Technicolor
2. Violet Hill
3. Clocks
4. In my Place
5. Viva La vida
6. Yes!!!!!!! (OMG OMG OMG)
7. 42
8. Fix You (you should've seen Chris' face as the crowd was singing)
9. Strawberry Swing
10. Chinese Sleep Chant
11. God Put A Smile On Your Face
12. Speed of Sound
13. Yellow
14. Lost!
15. The Scientist
16. Death Will Never Conquer

17. Talk Remix Thing
18. Politik
19. Lovers In Japan
20. Death And All His Friends/ The Escapist

21. Don't Panic (I pretty much freaked when they played this)
22. I'm not really sure what this was, it didn't sound ilke the Dubliners but I haven't heard a good quality version of it so I don't know.
hmmm must watch both the nights in youtube now...
 

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does anyone know which camera the bald guy is using? its the one chris mentioned during yellow. i swear when he mentioned the camera, for a second i thought that he was talking to me haha
I think it's a mini video camera, rather than a photo camera. It looks like this newish thing called a 'Flip' Video.
 

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green_eyes11

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i have the canon powershot SD1100 IS. I do have the manual mode, but haven't used it. I'm going to play around with it...hopefully, better results will come. Thanks!
I've heard that's a great camera! Ya, the best thing you can do is teach yourself more about the manual mode. Have fun experimenting with new settings! Feel free to PM me if you ever have questions :)
 

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does anyone know which camera the bald guy is using? its the one chris mentioned during yellow. i swear when he mentioned the camera, for a second i thought that he was talking to me haha

Haha, I totally asked "The Oracle" that question after the concert.
Though, of course, no response, lol.
 

green_eyes11

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Here's another one of my pics...
I'm pretty sure it's from Death And All His Friends.

(Look at all the pretty butterflies from Lovers In Japan on Chris' piano :))

 

green_eyes11

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Another pic...

I swear Guy stood (*cough* posed) like this for a good five minutes, haha. I was pretty convinced he was doing it for the ladies/cameras... So I of course had to take a picture, lol...



Model much?
 

green_eyes11

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So this is a terribly blurry picture, however there's definite eye-contact here so I couldn't not post it, lol...

 

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green_eyes11

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I tried to access the url but it said it was private and I don't have permission to access it. :(
Ah sorry! I forgot I had the permissions set like that... I just changed it. You should have no problem viewing it now :) Though it's probably still not big enough for a bg if you're planning to stretch it to fill your screen :( boo to flickr!
 

k778

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Here's another one of my pics...
I'm pretty sure it's from Death And All His Friends.

(Look at all the pretty butterflies from Lovers In Japan on Chris' piano :))

Wasn't this when Chris had a butterfly stuck on his forehead lol
 

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Here's another one of my pics...
I'm pretty sure it's from Death And All His Friends.

(Look at all the pretty butterflies from Lovers In Japan on Chris' piano :))



That's great! I remember seeing Chris brush butterflies away with his hand before playing one of the songs.



Another pic...

I swear Guy stood (*cough* posed) like this for a good five minutes, haha. I was pretty convinced he was doing it for the ladies/cameras... So I of course had to take a picture, lol...



Model much?


That is so funny! Who's the fairest in the land?


So this is a terribly blurry picture, however there's definite eye-contact here so I couldn't not post it, lol...






Sweet! Eye contact! Shivers.....
 
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