[Grande] 14-Jul-08: Forum, Inglewood, CA - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos

Cris_Santos

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Finally a recording of Yes! It's only 45 sec long though.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF3IzNSJN_s[/media]

And DAAHF :dance:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcoK9a2EF3A[/media]
 

Makis

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Tony Parker and Eva Longoria was there too
Is your photo from last night? :)
The concert was awesome!!! I need to see them from the front though, I had such crappy sits, colonnade 13, and row 13 so, I only saw from Johnny’s side, but still the drive from Tijuana, for Coldplay as always, was worth it!!! Johnny was amazing!!! I love the raw live sound better then the album, and the new version of God put a smile upon your face amazing!!! Thanks to anyone who got video and pictures from the front, I hope they come to San Diego in the fall!! :laugh3:
 

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Is your photo from last night? :)
The concert was awesome!!! I need to see them from the front though, I had such crappy sits, colonnade 13, and row 13 so, I only saw from Johnny’s side, but still the drive from Tijuana, for Coldplay as always, was worth it!!! Johnny was amazing!!! I love the raw live sound better then the album, and the new version of God put a smile upon your face amazing!!! Thanks to anyone who got video and pictures from the front, I hope they come to San Diego in the fall!! :laugh3:
me too ..i want them to come to san diego.but i think they never have but hopefully that changes
 

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me too ..i want them to come to san diego.but i think they never have but hopefully that changes
They have, I saw them at the Open Air and the Cox Arena for the Rush of blood to the head tour album tour and they came once on the 1st leg of the X&Y tour, I dont know why the skipped us this time:cry:, but I am still hopefull too. :D
 

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They have, I saw them at the Open Air and the Cox Arena for the Rush of blood to the head tour album tour and they came once on the 1st leg of the X&Y tour, I dont know why the skipped us this time:cry:, but I am still hopefull too. :D
i didnt know that thanks letting me know..wow then they probably will come.........so ur from TJ and a coldplay fan awesome
 

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i didnt know that thanks letting me know..wow then they probably will come.........so ur from TJ and a coldplay fan awesome
Oh yes big fan!!! hehe I even went to Mexico city to see them!!! :D, they are just that great! but last night they really rock! I am so glad I was there!
 

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For those commenting about the length of the setlist...

I don't really think the set is all that short. Have Jam bands really skewed perception that much with their endless noodling solos and parade of obscure b-sides!?:confused:

For comparison, I researched U2 setlists (if you won't take my word on this look for yourself: http://www.u2tours.com )

Vertigo Tour: 21-23 songs

Elevation Tour: 19-22 songs

This is the FACTUAL contents of recent u2 sets. Only marginally longer than Coldplay's and this considering U2 has TONS more material to draw a set from, AND charges higher ticket prices. Just a bit of perspective...

Don't get me wrong, if you don't think the length of a show (by any band) is worth the money, don't pay and don't go, but the simple fact is the length of coldplay's shows is well within the range for modern headliners. Sure some bands play longer (though I'm willing to bet the majority of such bands have larger catalogs to draw from), but a fair amount of headliners play comprable length sets (or in some cases shorter) The decision of whether a concert is good value for the money is, in short, an entirely personal and subjective choice....
 

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Some more quite clear vids (they're even clearer if you watch them on You Tube and click 'Watch in High Quality')

LiT (I like how they play it behind a big curtain)

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

VH

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjCokJ8UTs0[/media]

SS

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTviCSHaX1g[/media]

42

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvEsbwAXnF8[/media]

VLV

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhJ2_hpAcy8[/media]

Clocks

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

FY

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lacA-ZLe1Rs[/media]
 

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I don't really think the set is all that short. Have Jam bands really skewed perception that much with their endless noodling solos and parade of obscure b-sides!?:confused:

For comparison, I researched U2 setlists (if you won't take my word on this look for yourself: http://www.u2tours.com )

Vertigo Tour: 21-23 songs

Elevation Tour: 19-22 songs

This is the FACTUAL contents of recent u2 sets. Only marginally longer than Coldplay's and this considering U2 has TONS more material to draw a set from, AND charges higher ticket prices. Just a bit of perspective...
and by they way they used to play Vertigo twice, so that makes one song less in the setlist :p
 

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Coldplay's world tour off to solid start

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Coldplay is striving for arena-rock epic greatness, but it's not there yet.

Still, the band turned in a solid performance, with only a few misfires, in launching its world tour Monday night at the Forum arena in Inglewood.

The quartet is good; it's just not consistently great. There's a lot of heart but little wallop, and that's where the group came up short.

Coldplay certainly has all the right elements: a personable frontman in singer Chris Martin, inventive guitar work from Johnny Buckland and a skillful rhythm section in bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion. Add a knack for warm-and-fuzzy songs and a social conscience (reps from Oxfam America were on site), and it should all add up.

Despite some free concerts in June that served as warm-up shows, the band was in work-out-the-kinks mode Monday. The Forum isn't known for pristine sound -- far from it -- but technology has improved, and yet the mix was surprisingly muddy, even shrill at times.

There was some gimmicky staging, with lasers right out of 1978 and dangling video globes and raining confetti that seemed more suited to the Hannah Montana set than Coldplay's adult audience, which also was heavily female.

The nearly 90-minute show kicked off with the instrumental "Life in Technicolor," which leads off Coldplay's chart-topping new album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Capitol). But the song is all buildup with no payoff, music in search of a film soundtrack. The band followed with the McCartneyesque current single "Violet Hill," which gave way to a gliding rendition of the older "Clocks" and head-bobbing "In My Place."

Frequently employing backing tracks -- they couldn't just recruit a tour keyboardist? -- allowed Martin to work the crowd with his spastic hopping about, the entire band making good use of catwalks jutting from each side of the stage into the arena floor.

The sold-out crowd was pumped up and ready for every ooh-ahh sing-along opportunity, like the new "Viva la Vida," and also went wild for all those Martin piano ballads of romantic introspection.

Some of the new material came off as clumsy and didn't click, but just when it looked like things might falter, the band got its act together, scaling down for a bittersweet "Trouble" and a slightly awkward though still crowd-pleasing "Speed of Sound." The ringing "Talk" was missing in action, though, and should be added to the set list.

A definite highlight came with one of the simplest moments as the band walked the floor toward the rear of the arena and headed upstairs to the back corner colonnade for a rearranged, gentle acoustic version of the swelling ballad "Yellow" and the folksy "Death Will Never Conquer" -- a free download on the group's Web site right now -- with drummer Champion on lead vocals. The two songs brought the group and audience together more than all the light and video trappings and layered backing tracks earlier in the evening.

The night's final numbers included an overdone "Fix You," with a church organ opening, and the galloping, U2-styled "Lovers in Japan," which came close to that epic heroism Coldplay is shooting for and just might achieve as the tour continues.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

http://uk.reuters.com/article/chinaNews/idUKN1536174420080716

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