[5-May-2014] Beacon Theatre, New York, USA

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Congratulations!! So pleased for you :)

They played True Love :D Shame it wasn't broadcasted.
Thank you so much!!! I was literally sobbing haha meeting them was very important to me. :) I left before they played LIFL and True Love (so I could go to the barricade at the side of the building for when they came out) but I heard a recording of True Love and ughhhh.......SO GOOD!!


aaAAWWW I'm very happy for you. I'm so glad the members of my favourite band are such good-hearted souls :bomb::wacky:
Thanks so much, I'm honestly the happiest girl in the world because of yesterday. They were all soooo nice, I can't believe how lucky I am.
 

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Thank you so much!!! I was literally sobbing haha meeting them was very important to me. :) I left before they played LIFL and True Love (so I could go to the barricade at the side of the building for when they came out) but I heard a recording of True Love and ughhhh.......SO GOOD!!




Thanks so much, I'm honestly the happiest girl in the world because of yesterday. They were all soooo nice, I can't believe how lucky I am.
Congratulations!!! : )

Finally, the brownie curse has been broken! :laugh3:
 

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Congratulations!!! : )

Finally, the brownie curse has been broken! :laugh3:
OMG thank you so much!!!! I literally didn't eat ANYTHING yesterday because I knew if I did, something like that would happen again! :/ But thank you so much :) I can't believe this is real, I think I'm in shock hahaha
 

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So I picked up Angie right after the 5 pm show and we went to get some chow. We walked back and every time I go into The Beacon Theater I fall in love. It is so intimate, beautiful and old school. There is actually a round beautiful ticket booth in the front. There are 5 bars in the entry way, 5! We talked to a few coldplayers and it was all good. Angie got a tix in the front center aisle directly in front of Jonny. I was left of her a few rows back on the aisle which was the side entrance for all the VIP's headed to the back. Saw a few local NY celebs, newscasters and there was a ton of industry peeps. Phil came out that entrance and ran a up the aisle to more than once working his magic It was a little weird b/c it was a lot of the who's who and it was seated. a little stuffy for my taste but I am a native NY'er and we all come in all shapes and sizes and everyone loves Coldplay. When the roadies came out and all the hob nobs thought it was the band and started cheering thinking it was the band, ahem............So I people watched for a while. I know this is a pre-album tour and people paid a lot of money to see them play but I wonder if half the people would be there if they were queuing for 8 hours in the cold. I did realize I was very lucky to be there.

The set is so simple and gorgeous. To me it represents what I as a fan have been waiting to hear again from Coldplay: classic, clean, simple, pure. The stars represent so much from the beginning. I am glad they are back.

Always in My head started and it's even more hypnotic live. It takes you to a place where It's just you and the band and they are singing to you and only you& you do not want it to end.

Charlie Brown comes on and its ever so amazing. I was by myself and I am dancing my ass off. I had a lot of room because i was on the aisle seat and security is laughing and giving me the thumbs up because no one else around me is dancing. PPl were clapping but i was truly having the best time.

Paradise comes on and everyone goes wild. I took some pics. Magic is next and i start filming away, so beautiful. I realized one of the reasons I love this new album so much because Chris actually sits still and I can attempt to film and take pics of him!

Magic is glorious, Guy has the Bass with Sass and Chris's Vocals are smooth and delicious. the beat keeps you hypnotized... "Yes I do" and "of Course I do" is going to be the next "Honey Honey"


God Put A Smile comes on and it's the version I prefer myself. I feel like it's down and dirty, the way it is supposed to be played. I kind of had a feeling something different would come on next and holy crap, Till Kingdom Come is on and I am screaming my ass off. The newbs look round and they are like what song is this??

Midnight is so amazing live. I love the song but when you see it, feel it, hear it live it blows you away.

going to skip a few songs and then Oceans, Holy effing crap I don't even know what to say. I took a vid and I was literally shaking it is so beautiful. You feel like you have entered something so personal and intimate and you are actually lucky enough to hear this beautiful song and you are afraid it's going to go away and never come back. You cherish this moment. Jonny is stellar. It was stunning

A Sky full of Stars, my personal dark horse, is incredible!!!!!! It is going to be huge and not just huge cause the younger set and newbs and EDM ppl like it. It is going to be huge because everyone is going to love it. Your Mom, your babysitter, your cool cousin, your friend who works on Wall Street,your kids, Your snobby music friend. And you are going to dance! Dance like no one is watching dance. People were going nuts in the aisle and security had more to deal with than just little old me. It was insane in my section.

Well I thought I was happy enough and then my Spidey senses heard the first chords of the songs we have hidden in the back of our hearts hoping to be played again section of our brains and souls. Life is for Living!!!!! I start screaming and I hear all the other old timers up on the balcony freaking and we hear one of the most beloved Coldplay songs ever. Jonny is killing it with the riffs. And then I start having a tear or come out or two and I feel so blessed. You are probably going to kill me and this is the GD truth, but i am so blown away by Life is For Living, I do not even remember "the song we are not supposed to talk about" So I am keeping my end of the deal up and not talking about it. I cannot believe this was 24 hours ago. Oh we said hello to Dan Green and Angie talked to him for a bit.
I hope you enjoyed my version of an incredible evening

So here come the pics and vids! Enjoy!
 

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Thank you the_escapist

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And I have back my ticket for 9 pm show! But still consider myself lucky to be there at all :)


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Nice meeting many of you Coldplayers last night. Here is my video from ASFOS:
[video=youtube_share;JRopOjf3phg]http://youtu.be/JRopOjf3phg[/video]
Thank you so much for that video. In LA, we were not allowed to bring in phones or cameras, and on the one hand it was kind of nice not to have the distraction of all those phones in the air, but on the other, oh those songs and memories. I know they will be on the tv show, but I always love documenting my experiences at a show.
 

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The set is so simple and gorgeous. To me it represents what I as a fan have been waiting to hear again from Coldplay: classic, clean, simple, pure. The stars represent so much from the beginning. I am glad they are back.

Always in My head started and it's even more hypnotic live. It takes you to a place where It's just you and the band and they are singing to you and only you& you do not want it to end.

Charlie Brown comes on and its ever so amazing. I was by myself and I am dancing my ass off. I had a lot of room because i was on the aisle seat and security is laughing and giving me the thumbs up because no one else around me is dancing. PPl were clapping but i was truly having the best time.

Paradise comes on and everyone goes wild. I took some pics. Magic is next and i start filming away, so beautiful. I realized one of the reasons I love this new album so much because Chris actually sits still and I can attempt to film and take pics of him!

Magic is glorious, Guy has the Bass with Sass and Chris's Vocals are smooth and delicious. the beat keeps you hypnotized... "Yes I do" and "of Course I do" is going to be the next "Honey Honey"


God Put A Smile comes on and it's the version I prefer myself. I feel like it's down and dirty, the way it is supposed to be played. I kind of had a feeling something different would come on next and holy crap, Till Kingdom Come is on and I am screaming my ass off. The newbs look round and they are like what song is this??

Midnight is so amazing live. I love the song but when you see it, feel it, hear it live it blows you away.

going to skip a few songs and then Oceans, Holy effing crap I don't even know what to say. I took a vid and I was literally shaking it is so beautiful. You feel like you have entered something so personal and intimate and you are actually lucky enough to hear this beautiful song and you are afraid it's going to go away and never come back. You cherish this moment. Jonny is stellar. It was stunning

A Sky full of Stars, my personal dark horse, is incredible!!!!!! It is going to be huge and not just huge cause the younger set and newbs and EDM ppl like it. It is going to be huge because everyone is going to love it. Your Mom, your babysitter, your cool cousin, your friend who works on Wall Street,your kids, Your snobby music friend. And you are going to dance! Dance like no one is watching dance. People were going nuts in the aisle and security had more to deal with than just little old me. It was insane in my section.

Well I thought I was happy enough and then my Spidey senses heard the first chords of the songs we have hidden in the back of our hearts hoping to be played again section of our brains and souls. Life is for Living!!!!! I start screaming and I hear all the other old timers up on the balcony freaking and we hear one of the most beloved Coldplay songs ever. Jonny is killing it with the riffs. And then I start having a tear or come out or two and I feel so blessed. You are probably going to kill me and this is the GD truth, but i am so blown away by Life is For Living, I do not even remember "the song we are not supposed to talk about" So I am keeping my end of the deal up and not talking about it. I cannot believe this was 24 hours ago. Oh we said hello to Dan Green and Angie talked to him for a bit.
I hope you enjoyed my version of an incredible evening

So here come the pics and vids! Enjoy!
Oh Christa, this is exactly how I feel. I'm glad you remember the songs, because I can't remember much from the shows in March. I was just so blown away and in awe. And I realized by trying to remember everything that I was missing the present. Thanks for an awesome heartfelt review.
 

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Thanks for this review Christa! We were at the 5 pm show and had hoped for a few more songs but I'm not complaining. Hey Dianne!


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Durk, upper right hand corner of the post box is a "Thumbs Up" button . It has a number next to it.

I have aver one more vid & pics are taking longer than usual to upload.
 

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Oh Christa, this is exactly how I feel. I'm glad you remember the songs, because I can't remember much from the shows in March. I was just so blown away and in awe. And I realized by trying to remember everything that I was missing the present. Thanks for an awesome heartfelt review.
And I second the gratitude.....I was so excited I only remembered snippets!
Christa, you'll get a kick out of this....right before our show in LA I was chatting with some kids standing next to me about how we like various albums etc and I threw out this gem " Well, I'll always love my favorite band but, you know sometimes when a songwriter gets all happily married with kids and stuff they forget how to write the more meaningful stuff about heartache and sorrow you know?....and then its all anthems and sing-a-longs. But that's OK I will always love them and remain a hardcore fan no matter what."

5 minutes later, Cue Ghost Stories....LOL....and I was like Holy Shit! Chris is an even better songwriter than I give him credit for...putting himself in such "another place" to write these raw, painful songs....

12 hours late, Cue the Uncoupling Notice..... not so LOL

Amusingly, I was sitting directly next to Bash when I said this- completely in earshot....if he DID hear me he must have been thinking " that fan is in for an earful of surprises"....(I moved seats right after that, so thankfully didn't have to fight the urge to jabber at him anyway.)

In my fangirl stupor the standout was "O/Flock of Birds" and thinking how incredibly sad the lyrics were...and now I'm wondering;

Knowing about where the lyrics are coming from now... how does it color how you feel about the songs and the show in general??

Unless they magically add some shows to this mini-tour I'll never know...

I appreciate your awesome review and so glad you and Ang were there.
 

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Thank you so much Diane & Kelly, you so get it! I'm still floating up in the clouds

its funny , I am so eagerly waiting on Angie's review even though we were there together. Her pics are going to be sick
 

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bwahahhaa Christa dear you posted your entire YouTube account up there, went from Chrissy to Thom dancing. :p
 

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working on uploading and stuff now. Jonny pic spam coming soon. :D
 

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Oh lord, guess that will have to wait till I get home. Enjoy Thomey dancing!

omg 1 of 73!!!!
 

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OK so I guess I can same stuff about the shows while my stuff uploads.

Knew it would be short shows but the chance to see them in such a small venue doesn't come that often so you gotta go. And if you travel for one show, well you gotta go to both right. :p

I had to get up at 3am for my flight from Houston to NYC. Almost missed my connection in Chicago because O'Hare and American Airlines are useless as tits on a boar hog! Had to run like a psycho thru the terminal and made it just as they were getting ready to close the door. If you want to know why AA has all those "rebooking centers" every 30 feet in the airport, it's because they suck!:angry:

So got to NYC and was too wound up to eat, but needed new batteries for my camera, so walked past Beacon to a shop and noticed a group of people on the side of the building. Went to check it out and Will was there signing stuff. I had just missed Jonny :bigcry: They said Guy had also been in but ignored everyone....so what else is new. :rolleyes: Chris hadn't come yet. Waited about 15 minutes and up pulls Chris and Phil. Had to call Phil over cuz he likes to act like he's no one and not FUCKING AWESOME! :dazzled: He didn't want to take pics, but I made him. :smug: Chris was in a really good mood. He signed my ticket.

5PM show was pretty much what I expected it to be. Kinda laid back and more of a dress rehearsal vibe. Was hoping they would use it to maybe brush some dust off some older tunes, but no. :( The venue is really beautiful. I had a crappy balcony seat but got it for cost off ticketbastard so not complaining. I thought Chris' voice sounded really good.

Met Christa after and we went to eat...and drink...Cinco de Mayo baby! although Yankees can't do a proper margarita...they tried to sell me one with cucumbers in it :facepalm: ....Ugh NO!...lime please. :drinking:

Went back to venue and had awesome floor seat off Stub..but location was all about the Jonny so worth every cent!
All the new stuff sounds amazing live. Oceans is just so beautiful. Really happy they played Life is for Living.
Talked briefly with Dan Green after the show He asked what I thought of the new stuff....he always asks me that! :p
Told him I really liked it and thought it had a nice vibe that would mix well with the older stuff and I could help them with their set list and include some really old stuff like Such a Rush...he laughed and said that aint gonna happen. I told him to work on them ....maybe just type in on the setlist! :wink3:

Had an awesome time. Got to see Christa :hug: and Julie and meet some new Coldplayers.
Ready for a proper tour now.
 

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Only shot one video......Jonny and Chrissy being dancy and Will beating the crap out of those drums.
[video=youtube_share;ZL7CXrqwwt0]http://youtu.be/ZL7CXrqwwt0[/video]
 
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