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16-Sep-2009: Hampden Park, Glasgow - Tickets, Previews, Meetups, Reviews/Photos


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I had a ticket for this show but had to sell it as circumstances meant I couldn't go!! :(

 

So I'll be looking forward to everyone's reviews and pics!!!

 

Hope you all had an amazing night...why wouldn't you?! It's Coldplay!!!

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Based on Kirsten's tweets, there were a few changes.

 

The setlist should be like this - but note that it is unconfirmed:

 

SETLIST for Coldplay Concert on 16 September 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland

(unconfirmed)

 

Life in Technicolor

Violet Hill

Clocks

In My Place

Yellow

Glass of Water

Cemeteries of London

42

Fix You

Strawberry Swing

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)

Talk (techno version)

The Hardest Part (Chris piano)

Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)

 

Viva La Vida

Lost+ (with Jay-Z) - NOTE!

 

Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - sung by Will)

Trouble (acoustic)

Billie Jean (tribute to Michael Jackson)

Viva La Vida (remix - interlude)

 

Politik

Lovers in Japan

Death And All His Friends

 

ENCORES :

The Scientist

Life in Technicolor II

The Escapist (outro)

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Shortish review before I hit the sack lol

Another great show but I do prefer them indoors if I had to choose. Lots of arseholes in the crowd tonight where I was standing that wanted to chat away quite loudly anytime they played a quieter song. Maybe I attract them I dunno lol.........................anyway!

Band were on top form tonight even when they tried playing 2 songs at the one time (they fucked up the start of Postcards From Far Away when somebody hit the Viva La Vida switch) but things like that make gigs special for me. Loved the setlist tonight. Jay Z coming on for Lost+ was the highlight for me. Thought he would seeing as its being recorded for Radio 1 and it was amazing! Sound was good where I was although I prefer it a bit louder. Hampden does have shitty sound mind you so maybe the louder it gets the worse it becomes. Not the most boisterous crowd I've ever seen in Glasgow although it looked really special down the front anytime they were on the screen. The screen is fantastic!! Stage is really simple but the screen is just superb. Great vids during most of the songs. Thought Glass of Water's visuals were stunning. The X Factor thing after Yellow was cheesy as but still funny in a sort of watch through your hands cringe way lol. Bit of fun :)

Anyway to sum it up another special gig. Jay Z put in the best support slot I've seen since Red Hot Chilli Peppers supported U2 at Slane Castle (With Coldplay on before them ). The man is amazing!! Oh and I was standing next to Jo Whiley! She is absolutely stunning in the flesh!

 

Never took any pics this time so look forward to everyone else's

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Okay ... back at my current 'home' (R#42 would point out that you can't call a hotel home unless you've got WiFi, which I have :D ).

 

What can I say?!!?!?

Not much I'm afraid as I am still blown away. I guess it will take some time until everything has sunk in ...

 

Two things I have to mention though!

I 'only' showed up at Hampden Park at around 1.45 pm and just two dozen of people were there by then, spread on the different turnstiles.

The second thing which stood out was the 'organisation' when getting people to the front of the stage.

Running was not allowed, instead they gathered all the fans at some kind of police barrier tape and stewarts walked backwards with the barriertape and kind of 'escorted' everyone to the front. Only the last few meters was a bit of running.

 

I was soooo happy about this, as I would have failed awfully in the long run and now I was even lucky enough to end up first row really center.

 

People didn't sit down though so it was standing all the time but since the entry was delayed we only had to wait for another hour until the White Lies took the stage.

 

Atmosphere was brilliant and people sang along.

 

Jay-Z entered the stage shortly after 7 pm but honestly, he's definitely NOT my cup of tea. He will never grow on me ... however the audience went wild and loved it ...

 

There was loads of pushing from behind and for a longer while there was this scottish lass standing behind me, smelling of beer ... yuk!!! :(

 

I really had to defend my spot more than once which was a bit annoying but I reckon' that's how it is.

 

Coldplay came on and everyone went nuts. I just loved it and hardly took photos even though I had such a good spot ;)

 

Maybe it was just me, but it seemed that Chris was more concentrating on singing (probably because it was recorded for BBC radio) and not that much into 'interacting with the audience front row'?

In any way, he spotted my banner during Violet Hill but didn't show any reaction. Later he looked again and had a big grin on his face and then looked up to me (probably to check if it was really me who was holding the banner ;) ). Of course Guy noticed it too and yes ... he had some time for a killersmile again ;) :bomb: :dead: :heart:

I will sooo miss it :(

 

Shortly before VLV was about to start Chris interrupted and said someone had just pushed the wrong button and they had technical difficulties ... don't know what was wrong though ...

Maybe R#42 is going to shed some light into this?!

Yep ... and when Lost! was on, Jay-Z entered the stage to share it with Coldplay for his bit.

The audience went completely crazy! No exaggeration!!!

 

As for the C-Stage, Chris started with his Glaswegian Rhyming Song but left out the 'fu**ing' bit and filled it in with 'bollocks' and explained that he couldn't sing it on the radio ... ;)

I was confused when he led over to Will, as C-Stage usuallly starts either with Green Eyes or Trouble.

Now they started with Death Will Never Conquer and played Trouble afterwards.

 

What really surprised me was how fast the show was over ... I never had this feeling before?!

Maybe it was because of standing first row so close to the center?!

 

A few pics are about to follow ...

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Shortly before VLV was about to start Chris interrupted and said someone had just pushed the wrong button and they had technical difficulties ... don't know what was wrong though ...

Maybe R#42 is going to shed some light into this?!

 

Somebody started playing the VLV tape before Chris had finished playing Postcards From Far Away. An 'I was there' moment lol

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Oh can I just add.....I don't think the mini stage thing works in a stadium. Was really cool in the arena's but it kinda broke up the show too much and there was too much delay in getting them back to the stage. Was a bit disjointed. Would have been cool for the folk up the back mind you that were close so swings and roundabouts :)

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Thanks a lot for the reviews guys, so glad everyone enjoyed the show :dance:

 

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The X Factor thing after Yellow was cheesy as but still funny in a sort of watch through your hands cringe way lol. Bit of fun :)

 

Yay, I thought the same thing at Manchester. It was really funny and cheesy, but kind of spoiled the end of the song for me. Hope not to see it at Wembley again.

 

Maybe it was just me, but it seemed that Chris was more concentrating on singing (probably because it was recorded for BBC radio) and not that much into 'interacting with the audience front row'?

 

There was basically no interaction at all with the front row at Manchester either, not even his little nods and smiles! I guess they're still coming to terms with the bigger stadium settings and trying to play more to the majority (via the screens) than the front?? But one or two little nods to the front row never hurt! And, whatever anyone else says as well I'm convinced Chris' voice is really tired right now and he's having to really concentrate on the singing...

 

Oh can I just add.....I don't think the mini stage thing works in a stadium. Was really cool in the arena's but it kinda broke up the show too much and there was too much delay in getting them back to the stage. Was a bit disjointed. Would have been cool for the folk up the back mind you that were close so swings and roundabouts :)

 

I couldn't agree more, the show felt really disjointed in a stadium setting compared to the arena shows I saw last year (at the o2 London) - I think they pretty much had the perfect set-up then for what they were trying to achieve, but they haven't quite nailed the stadiums yet (and there's not long left!)

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I was at Hampden tonight.Thought it was quite poor to be honest. I saw them in 2003 and in 2005 and they were brilliant and blew me away.Tonight just didnt stand up to them. Firstly,i got hit about 3 times with thrown cups of pee and generally there were idiots in the crowd trying to push past to the front. Secondly the sound where i was,was awful.I was just in front of the leg of the C stage and the sound was far too quiet,i remember they were up on the stage at the back and the acoustic guitar sounded really poor. Thirdly going up to the back and using the stage just doesnt work in a stadium it really disjoints everything. Best songs for me were LIJ,Politik and LIT 2.

 

I saw U2 last month at Hampden and perhaps they have set the bar too high with the 360 tour but Coldplay tonight was nowhere near it.

 

 

P.S Hope i dont get flamed for this but its just my honest opinion.

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Another one ... I thought it looked a bit like 'Twilight-Jonny' :laugh3:

 

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WOW! Your pictures are awesome!! :D Thanks so much for sharing and I can't wait to see more! How cool that Jay-Z came out and did Lost+!! Did you know it was coming or was it a complete shock? Did he just come out or was he introduced at the beginning? I'm very curious as to how this all went down... hmmmmm... Do tell! :)

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I'm not sure how much they can see the people down front. There's quite a big gap between the barrier and the stage and those really powerful lights flashing at them.

 

Didn't bother me that they didn't look at me at the LCCC, I was there to see them perform, not to get a wink :P

 

Does bother me that you guys got Lost+ though... SO JEALOUS!!!

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I was at Hampden tonight.Thought it was quite poor to be honest. I saw them in 2003 and in 2005 and they were brilliant and blew me away.Tonight just didnt stand up to them. Firstly,i got hit about 3 times with thrown cups of pee and generally there were idiots in the crowd trying to push past to the front. Secondly the sound where i was,was awful.I was just in front of the leg of the C stage and the sound was far too quiet,i remember they were up on the stage at the back and the acoustic guitar sounded really poor. Thirdly going up to the back and using the stage just doesnt work in a stadium it really disjoints everything. Best songs for me were LIJ,Politik and LIT 2.

 

I saw U2 last month at Hampden and perhaps they have set the bar too high with the 360 tour but Coldplay tonight was nowhere near it.

 

 

P.S Hope i dont get flamed for this but its just my honest opinion.

 

Personally I actually hope they won't "nail" stadium gigs as I just want that Coldplay became a stadium only band prefer indoors gigs....LOL

 

Saw U2 in Wembley and was by far not that impressed...the only thing they have is a massive stage which doesn't do really anything, it's just massive.

 

:)

 

P.

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I'm not sure how much they can see the people down front. There's quite a big gap between the barrier and the stage and those really powerful lights flashing at them.

 

Didn't bother me that they didn't look at me at the LCCC, I was there to see them perform, not to get a wink :P

 

Does bother me that you guys got Lost+ though... SO JEALOUS!!!

I agree! The gap between first row and stage seemed so much bigger to me than at the Munich concert I have been to and where I ended up first row as well ...

 

However, there was some kind of 'interaction' with people front row in Munich and also in Nijmegen and I am not only talking about me and the banner there but loads of people got winks, smiles or waves ... :)

 

Of course I don't know for B-/C-stage.

 

And surely I'm not going to a show and get front row to get a special recognition but as Tonsu did say, it wouldn't hurt ;)

 

I am pretty sure that we only got Lost+ because the show was recorded for radio.

 

And just speaking of it ... anyone going to record it and able to share it later?!

I am not even able to listen to it, as I will be in London then ...

 

Thanks! :)

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Good morning everyone!

 

Thanks for your reviews and pictures! :)

Thanks also for your interesting points of view.

 

LittleMissMessy: you probably read it on the official site: the Glasgow concert is gonna be on radio tomorrow night! :)

 

As for the interaction with the front row: Chris also did it in Paris, so I don't understand why he didn't do it in Manchester and Glasgow, it's strange...!

 

As for the sound, I've heard it a lot now: there seems to be a big difference of quality depending on your spot. The sound seems to be perfect for front row people, but not for the others...? Again: I think it's really strange.

 

As for the C-stage in stadiums: again, I think there's a difference depending on your spot: it's better for the bench spots, sitting far away from the stage... For those who are standing front row, the C-stage is so far away that it's difficult to see it!

But I was front row and didn't bother. I actually loved it, because I think it's a brilliant idea to do that in a stadium (and most of journalists and articles agree), and the music is beautiful.

It takes some time for them to come to the stage after that, but as I LOVE the Viva la vida remix, it wasn't a problem for me neither. ;)

 

Ah and another thing about the C-stage: the objective is to get closer to the audience. I think it's a better idea than the U2 space spation which has the same goal (for those who have seen them: Bono always says the space station goal is 'to get closer to the audience'). For me, a big and massive structure doesn't get the artists closer to the audience. But actually coming and singing in the middle of the crowd: that REALLY is getting closer to the audience!

That's why I think it's a brilliant idea.

:)

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Live review: Coldplay, Jay Z at Hampden Park

 

Sep 17 2009

 

ROCKERS Coldplay thrilled Scots fans with a hit-packed set at Hampden last night.

 

And frontman Chris Martin enlisted the help of X Factor's Simon Cowell to judge the Hampden roar.

 

Having just sung Yellow with giant yellow balloons bouncing around the pitch and a shower of paper butterflies, Martin told the 40,000 crowd: "Seeing as you sound so great for a cold Wednesday evening, we're going to try something together - Coldplay and 40,000 Scottish people.

 

"And because you are sounding pretty f***ing awesome, does anyone want to try an X Factor audition and see if we can make it to the X Factor final?"

 

After a spot of crowd participation, a recording of Cowell from the TV show came on-screen.

 

He told the crowd: "That was a complete and utter nightmare. I don't know what you were trying to do - it was horrific."

 

His verdict was met with a barrage of booing before Martin asked: "Let's see if we can make the most noise Hampden Park has ever heard."

 

After the fans had another go, Cowell appeared on-screen again, saying: "I thought that was bloody fantastic."

 

Maps on giant screens had honed in on Glasgow as the band arrived on stage waving sparklers. They got going with fans' favourites Violet Hill and Clocks before Martin said: "Good evening, everybody, thank you for letting us come to Hampden."

 

The 32-year-old danced up a storm as the multi-million-selling band ran through hits such as Fix You, Viva La Vida, Trouble and In My Place.

 

Earlier, American hip-hop superstar Jay Z and indie rockers White Lies warmed up the crowd.

 

Brooklyn businessman Jay Z had to work hard, playing to a half-full stadium in stark contrast to the reception he enjoys in the US, where his latest album is competing for No1 spot.

 

Wife Beyonce had accompanied him to a show in Manchester earlier this week.

 

But last night, Jay Z had to make do with a ninepiece band for company as he delivered hits including Run This Town and 99 Problems.

 

Coldplay have gagged guitar legend Joe Satriani over details of a copyright infringement settlement.

 

He is banned from saying how much he got after they "lifted" sections of his song If I Could Fly.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/music/music-news/2009/09/17/live-review-coldplay-jay-z-at-hampden-park-86908-21679450/

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Gig review: Coldplay / Jay-Z

 

Published Date: 17 September 2009

By FIONA SHEPHERD

COLDPLAY/JAY-Z

HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW

 

COLDPLAY may be noted for many things, but an adventurous streak is not one of them. And yet the decision to invite the world's most respected rapper to be their stadium tourmate is both open-minded and risky. And, despite Jay-Z's professed interest

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in indie music, his willingness to play second fiddle to a guitar band also appears to be out of character.

 

However, once you have turned a potentially hostile Glastonbury crowd into putty in your hand, the prospect of mildly bemusing a Coldplay audience cannot be terribly daunting. He and his band came out all guns blazing, and the crowd succumbed by degrees. Jay-Z's catalogue is so varied that if you didn't like one style, there would be something else along in a minute, be it a U2 sample, a bhangra backing, or an old-school soul workout, which made full use of a funky brass section and athletic drumming.

 

Over the course of a one-hour set which was refreshingly free of the time-wasting posturing which often blights hip-hop shows, the rock/rap collision of 99 Problems was the most charged, climactic number, although arguably the biggest cheer was reserved for the image of a Saltire on the big screen.

 

The audience swayed to the mellifluous strains of The Blue Danube Waltz, heralding Coldplay's arrival on stage, brandishing sparklers. Laser danced off the rim of the roof and the crowd created a lightshow of their own as mobile phones were duly held aloft.

 

Coldplay opened their account with the momentous Violet Hill, but even their blandest songs, such as In My Place were boosted by the epic embellishment of massed voices, by frontman Chis Martin's reserves of energy and no less than a galactic panorama emblazoned across the backdrop.

 

Suddenly, there were huge balloons bouncing around the crowd ‚Äď and they were all yellow, as the song says. An obvious gambit, perhaps, but more effective than the cheesy X Factor-related routine which followed. Fix You required no gimmicks, again just relying on the emotional power of the 40,000-strong singalong.

 

Eschewing the anthemic for a moment, God Put A Smile Upon Your Face was rocked out garage band style on a runway into the crowd, and there was a further intimate interlude featuring an acoustic Trouble and a cover of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean on another platform deep in the heart of the crowd.

 

Jay-Z returned for a brief, mismatched cameo (it would have been rude not to rope him in), but sections of the audience were still singing along to the previous number, a mighty Viva La Vida. By this point, it was almost all over bar the butterfly-shaped ticker-tape shower.

 

Coldplay are new to this stadium business and could be forgiven for wanting to test out so many of the accepted conventions of such a show (the free CD on the way out was a particularly nice touch). But next time, they might want to try streamlining their surfeit of ideas.

 

http://news.scotsman.com/entertainment/Gig-review-Coldplay--JayZ.5654582.jp

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