[4-Sep-2012] Coldplay @ RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

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Concert in Cologne

Coldplay enchanted / thrilled 45,000 fans in the Rhein-Energie-Stadion

By Ronald Krüger / translated & edited by Nancy Boysen

COLOGNE. "At the end of their set “Marina & The Diamonds" created the right atmosphere for the main event of the evening. "One, two, three" – everyone in the Rhein-Energie-Stadion is to hold the arms up in the air. An unnecessary effort. 45,000 fans aged between 15 and 45 have come with the aim of experiencing Coldplay, one of today’s greatest stadium bands.

When it is finally 21.10 o’clock (9.10pm central European time), Jay Z’s "99 Problems" can be heard. The purpose of this intro becomes clear much later in the concert, as in "Speed of Sound" Chris Martin sings a “Happy Birthday” to Beyoncé , who is the wife of his friend Jay Z, and who celebrates her 31st birthday on 4 September.

After the short instrumental title track off the new, fifth studio album "Mylo Xyloto", Coldplay kicks off their concert in an extremely dynamic way with "Hurts Like Heaven". Confetti cannons and radio-controlled flashing wristbands in bright colours transform the stadium into a sea of lights - a child’s birthday and New Year combined.

The effect is overwhelming, and Chris Martin’s promise to deliver "the best show that you have experienced" sounds convincing despite the extremely high bar set. You do not have to be a diehard Coldplay fan to remember the following 100 minutes as an unforgettable evening. It is the perfect combination of light effects and music that makes the concert a complete artwork.

Chris Martin jumps, runs with flailing movements back and forth on the stage. A big kid embraces the world. You can be sure that everything has been rehearsed, nothing is left to chance. When, at the end of the ballad "The Scientist", a moved Chris Martin calls the audience in Cologne the best audience in the world, you know that it is a lie. He will also say that in the following concert in the Hague – probably at the end of “The Scientist”, because it is intended to be said at the end of this ballad.

However, his gesture of embracing the world is authentic. Here a romantic inspires the world. The great solemn gestures are dangerously on the edge of kitsch. For this, Coldplay is slapped by the music critics. To be an “emotional uncle” is a harmless variant. In “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face”, again the band baptizes the stadium in a universe of thousands of bright lights. 45,000 people merge with a simple wristband idea, lots of confetti, big balloons and a convincing attitude to a big community.

Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman are predictable as a band. Those who attended their concert in December 2011 in the Lanxess-Arena are offered the same setlist. Almost all numbers on the new album are played plus some old hits such as "In My Place", "Yellow", "Warning Sign" and "Clocks".

Enthusiasm knows no boundaries in "Viva la Vida". The same applies to Chris Martin who – theatrically - drops to the stage floor that is covered with confetti. Time and place make the difference tonight (on 4.9.12) when the great emotions are celebrated. Coldplay can spellbind (enchant) the stadium audience on a lovely, warm summer evening. Nobody can copy/imitate that so fast.

Article from 05.09.2012
 

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Hi guys, so I finally uploaded my footage! Hope you enjoy!

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykDsUA4ID44[/ame].
 

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hi all, i know it's little bit late to post a review, but i was so busy this week :sick:
okay, let's begin. sorry for my english :sick:
I woke up at 5 AM even I had a seating ticket, because my train was at 7.30 am from Nürnberg to Köln. I was really really excited, couldn't eat anything. I changed 1 bus, 2 trains and one trams, and finally I was in front of the stadium! there were 2 other coldplayers in front of me on the way to stadium, when we first saw the stadium and they were playing paradise (they played it billion times), we screamed so much hahhaha :D then i met other cpers in queue, they were so nice :blush: :blush: they brought so many things to eat, but it was SO hot, i only drunk water and juice..! and some cakes :wacky:
when we were waiting in queue, one of that turkish secuirty guy told me that he could take me in to FOS, i was so happy to hear that, but after he said, there will be another control inside, so he can not take me in :sick: okay, anyway, then I got my xyloband, aaand at the first time I saw that spectecular stage, I was shocked, couldnt move 2 mins... security guy asked me if I was ok,if I was shocked :lol: I said, yes, this is my first concert man!! unbelievable! he laughed me hahah :D :D then I found my seat, yeah it was in such a worst place ever, I knew that it was bad....I sat down, was almost going to cry, but then I saw PHIL HARVEY! rest of the phil harvey story can be found here : http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5405303&postcount=2286 he was so cute!!!
Charlie xcx and marina was good. then it was time for coldplay. 99 problems started to play, the girl next to me screamed, and me also :awesome: I thought that everybody was gonna watch the show with sitting, like watching a theatre or something. but NO HELL NO. after 99 problems, people behind me stood up, me also, and that scream girl, and the whole tribune were standing!! back to the future started to play.... I was almost gonna faint, so much emotions! I listened & watched billions of concerts & interviews of coldplay, and i've never thought that one day I'll see them live. this was unreal for me. I still feel like, I was in a livestream, not in a real concert.
then you all know, MX started, xylobands, HLH....... everybody was screaming, shouting, jumping, it was amazing.
for me, every song was so special, confetties, baloons, xylobands, in my place ending, god put a smile ending, viva la vida chant, jonny at major minus, guy's smile, will and his perfect voice at us aganist the world. and yeah WARNING SIGN. I've waited for this song for 3 years. this was the song that I started to love coldplay :nod:

honestly, I always thought, chris' voice is not good enough at the live performances. I don't know why I was thinking this, maybe it's because of some stupid comments on the internet.
but NO NO NO. his voice is perfection. how strong, how deep, how smooth everything. his speaking voice is the cutest thing ever, and his German :dazzled:

at the end of the show, I was in somewhere else, not in the real life. I read so much reviews here, everybody was saying the same thing 'on the clouds'. yeah, definetely. when they were saying goodbye to us, I really wanted to go to stage, shake their hands and thank them for their music and their personality.
and my journey to go back home began, i waited 3-3,5 hours at köln train station, it was not so boring, there were so much people, and some people from concert. then i got on my train to home, slept well, and saw Coldplay in my dream, it was so real hahhaha :lol:
I was planning to go to Hannover concert, but i cant :cry: :cry: :cry: because some problems showed up,I have to stay in Turkey one more week..:sick: I really wanted to see them one more time, because MX tour is over next year. I have a little hope to see them in Turkey next summer or in Germany, but yeah just a little hope :/ :cry:

some of my vides, they are not in a good quality :\

chris was walking to our side while i was taking video and I'm going crazy :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: such a fangirl :p
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Wpw59zgS4&feature=channel&list=UL"]04-09-2012 Rheinenergie Stadion, Cologne, Germany- Lovers in Japan.mp4 - YouTube[/ame]

amazing yellow beginning
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qUvjGPUF0&feature=channel&list=UL"]04-09-2012 Rheinenergie Stadion, Cologne, Germany- Yellow.mp4 - YouTube[/ame]

this is my favorite one , beginning of fix you.. his voice :bomb:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwgw_-E-QC8&feature=channel&list=UL"]04-09-2012 Rheinenergie Stadion, Cologne, Germany- Fix You.mp4 - YouTube[/ame]


the end...
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpF-_YHNF9w&feature=plcp"]the end - YouTube[/ame]













everybody is waiting!!!








xylobands!








the end..




and Kölner Dom, I heard it from an interview that Chris and Will love this building :wacky: :wacky:


what a perfect picture, i was so lazy to turn on the night-mode :lol:
 

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My video of Charlie Brown

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgp-9qzDiLw"]Coldplay - Charlie Brown Cologne 2012 - HD - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Nice video! Haha, my friend and I were sitting in front of you at the entrance. :cool:

Some of my pics... :)






Haha thank you! Ah, are you his friend? The one in front of the gates? Nice pics :).
 

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Haha thank you! Ah, are you his friend? The one in front of the gates? Nice pics :).
Thanks. :) No, I'm the one with the blonde hair and pink t-shirt in front of the gates (at the beginning of your video). :laugh3:
 

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Have filmed the whole Show in Cologne 04.09.2012

Hello Friends :)
I have filmed the full Show in Cologne.Go to my Youtube Channel "Trancealien1" and you will find it in my Playlists.
Enyoy it :)))
 

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Hello Friends :)
I have filmed the full Show in Cologne.Go to my Youtube Channel "Trancealien1" and you will find it in my Playlists.
Enyoy it :)))
[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=v51ThruEki0[/ame]
 

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Hello Friends :)
I have filmed the full Show in Cologne.Go to my Youtube Channel "Trancealien1" and you will find it in my Playlists.
Enyoy it :)))
Thank you SO much for this! :thumbsup:
 

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^ use the STEALTHY add-on for firefox :nice:
 

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Thanx Trancealien, i see it now for the second time behind. The link from Tash is at me down, thanks GEMA.
 
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