Mr. Coldplaying v3
- May 30, 2015
I had no problem with the atmosphere. There are many complaints that the audience was dead but that had no impact on my enjoyment, I just did not notice it. I don't think you can compare it to a stadium gig or something that many super fans would have attended. I was standing next to fans that had travelled from another country, two other fan page owners and a father and his very young son. All of us were not exactly dancing crazily but we were definitely excited. Everyone around me seemed to be filled with joy and you could definitely feel that in the room. I'm assuming there were a lot of record label employees in attendance who may have been given tickets as a sort of Christmas gift within their office. Of course, they are not going to know/like every song but they had every right to be there. It annoys me that some fans feel entitled that just because they would have been dancing and singing to every song means that they should have been there in the place of another person.Thank you very much for the detailed report. I am glad you had a great time and the organisation wasn't as bad as you could read on the internet.
Could you please tell us something about the atmosphere, the band and the songs?
Were the listeners into the music? I read some of them left the room before the end.
You were close to the band. Did they enjoy themselves? Did they give their best? Was there a good interaction between them?
Was the music live as good as on the album?
Which song did you enjoy the most, which the least?
Why did the members of Coldplay not speak to the invited guests at the party? That surely was disappointing, wasnt it?
Who said that this was the last show? Chris formerly said there would be about 7 small shows.
You neednt answer all the questions, just the ones you would like to answer.
Thank you in advance.
Frankly, a lot of the songs on Everyday Life aren't exactly songs that you would be jumping up and down to. Even songs from older albums like Lovers in Japan and A Sky Full of Stars were stripped back. There were a lot of friends and family at this gig and after speaking to someone very high up at Coldplay (who I have not mentioned previously), they went to the bathroom during one of the songs because they do not think it's great. I think we have to understand that not everyone is going to be in love with every song. I did not see people leaving because my full focus was on the band. However, I don't think we should bash people for leaving either. They had every right to be at that show and may have had to leave for many reasons. The show started and ended VERY late so getting home may have been an issue for some.
The band seemed to be very happy. Chris was making faces at the crowd and was being his usual goofy self. I have seen them during the AHFOD tour and this was far from what I experienced back in 2017. Chris was very chatty, interacting with the crowd and his band members. I was right in front of Will and Guy and they also seemed to be in a great mood. I have this lovely video of Guy with a massive smile on his face and another with Will doing something similar! Chris' voice was a bit hoarse as you may have heard in the audio clips posted earlier but I never noticed this until I listened back. It didn't have an immediate impact on my enjoyment or overall experience. Overall, the band interacted extremely well with each other and Femi Kuti's ensemble.
The tracks from Everyday Life translated very well to a live setting. I cannot see most of these songs being played in the future but they were amazing. Everyday Life had me with my head in my hands at the end, that song gets me every time. Daddy is a track that I usually skipped over but it had me in a trance as Chris exerted raw emotion through his vocals and the piano. Sparks was out of this world, they played it just like on the album! I cannot fault any of the tracks in any way, each one succeeded in triggering a different emotional response from me and they had me hooked by the end of the show! If I had to pick a favourite and least favourite I would have to choose Everyday Life as my favourite, Arabesque, Trouble in Town and Champion of the World are close seconds! I'm not sure I can even pick a least favourite lol. Maybe Lovers in Japan or BrokEn. (I still loved them though)
There were two bars in the hotel, one was strictly for the band and their families. I can only imagine that they were extremely tired after travelling from Jordan to London and performing all these shows. Norah said she was so tired after it all and she said that the band did so much rehearsing prior to the shows. Also, Chris has been sick as of recently and you could hear that in his voice. I don't think mingling with a bar full of people would have been good for his vocal cords! I was not upset at all. I would not change anything about that night, I met so many wonderful people and had such interesting conversations. Maybe if the band were present that would not have happened. It would have felt weird having them there to be completely honest. I'm not sure how to explain that lol.
Chris said multiple times that this was the last show. Ian had an idea that the 7 shows included guest appearances on shows such as SNL. I still think that is true and that the LA shows have been added last minute.
Thanks for the questions and feel free to ask me anything else. I will try to answer if I get time!