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[30-Dec-2012] Coldplay @ Barclays Center, New York, NY, USA


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Back To The Future intro/MX/Hurts Like Heaven

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‘Cold’ sizzles in B’klyn

 

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If You’re the kind of person that thinks of rock ‘n’ roll as the language of society’s outsiders, kicking back against the world in the loudest and most obnoxious way possible, then you should never, ever go and see Coldplay. For some time, the British band has been a well-oiled entertainment machine, and last night at Barclays Center their vast array of bells and whistles took up almost as much focus as any of their songs.

 

There probably isn’t a crowd in the world that Chris Martin can’t coax into excitement and even though the band is due to play a New Year’s Eve show at Barclays with Jay-Z tonight, the front man was determined to get the party started early. “No one ever spares a thought for poor old December 30th,” he chirped. “Tomorrow’s just a ‘warm down’ for this show!”

 

Indeed, for the first half- hour, it was more like being at a pageant than a pop concert. Crowd members were given light-emitting bracelets upon arrival, which flashed in sync to opener “Hurts Like Heaven” and numerous other tracks, thus creating a spectacular human light show. Gigantic blasts of confetti also accompanied the rousing chorus of “In My Place” and the release of huge inflatable balls rounded off a robust run-through of “Major Minus.” It’s a shame they weren’t in town a month ago because, with tricks like that, they would have been a smash at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 

But thankfully, Coldplay allowed their chops to slowly cut through the choreography. Almost 15 years on from their formation, they still have a small army of naysayers who gleefully write them off as wimpy and whiny. It’s an accusattion that the quartet make a point countering by giving songs like “Violet Hill” and “God Put A Smile On Your Face” a thunderous make over. It’s here that the Chris Martin show temporarily takes a break and the other members of the band get their chance to shine, especially guitarist Jonny Buckland, who can elicit a truly remarkable palette of sounds from his ax. The only thing that stands between him and guitar-hero status is the fact that he dresses like a soldier who’s just been kicked out of the army for being too unfashionable.

 

But the quartet rarely indulge themselves musically. Instead, the main concern is taking the show to the crowd — in every possible sense. Aside from the main stage, the band also utilizes a second stage in the middle of the arena from where they deliver an electronically driven version of the Rihanna duet “Princess Of China,” with Ri-Ri adding her part via a pre-recorded video playback. Martin even throws in an acoustic encore from the back of the arena, while standing touching distance from the delighted fans stuck in the cheap seats.

 

If it all sounds like one pandering gesture after another, that’s because it probably is. But there’s no denying the outcome. As the house lights go up, 18,000 visibly excited fans walk out singing the band’s harmonies in unison and go home feeling that they weren’t just spectators to Coldplay’s show, but that they were actually part of it. Now, that really is entertainment.

 

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Incredible. I might add more thoughts later, but this was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had, certainly in a concert. This meant a lot to me because I couldn't make their show where I live in San Jose due to school complications, and after hearing about xylobands and the interactivity I tried to save up for the East Coast tour but just missed getting enough money by the St. Paul show. Once I heard about this show there was no doubt and I snatched up a flight and ticket right away.

 

The only issue was while I had a great view of the stage, I was in the side and thus was blocked by the amps and couldn't see the main circle above the stage, which sucked. I could see a few bits and from what I could see, the only songs with interesting stuff in that circle are on the Live 2012 DVD anyway. Tomorrow might be better but I'm on the side again, I'll be on the upper level so maybe that'll help.

 

Almost broke into tears during Warning Sign. When I heard it was a song they played I was pretty bummed cause I really like it. I'm glad they kept it on the setlist. Apparently the setlist was pretty much like every other show, which to me is fine, I wanted to experience what I would have gotten if I was able to make the other shows.

 

Really grateful. Looking forward to tomorrow. Hopefully they shake things up even a little bit!

thanks for the review, very quick! :D
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MX/Hurts Like Heaven

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Yellow

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Paradise

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Viva La Vida

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Fix You

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this was one of the best cp shows ive been too!!!! the crowd was on FIRE! so loud, i thought. best part of the night was we made neon signs w/ some charlie brown lyrics on them and at the end of hte song chris said .. "we see your posters, thank you!" best moment ever! everyone around us started high fiving us!

 

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It's a shame that they use the same setlist.

 

In addition to it still considered as an "MX show", I feel like they have been using the same setlist because of the xylobands. It probably takes a lot of time to program them.

But I'm sure tonights will be different because of the occasion.

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In addition to it still considered as an "MX show", I feel like they have been using the same setlist because of the xylobands. It probably takes a lot of time to program them.

But I'm sure tonights will be different because of the occasion.

 

This is pretty much it. Every second is planned before hand. They've been playing the same set for 9 months. Unbelievable when you think about it.

 

I thought that Chris (by his own admission) and the band were meant to have taken a leaf out of Bruce's book. If so then why do they play shows timed to precise clockwork when he constantly varies his 3 hour plus shows every night??

 

Isn't that what he's legendary for??

 

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This is pretty much it. Every second is planned before hand. They've been playing the same set for 9 months. Unbelievable when you think about it.

 

I thought that Chris (by his own admission) and the band were meant to have taken a leaf out of Bruce's book. If so then why do they play shows timed to precise clockwork when he constantly varies his 3 hour plus shows every night??

 

Isn't that what he's legendary for??

 

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Bruce Springsteen is also in GREAT shape, gives everything he got with so much energy and confidence on stage. I think that's what inspired the band, not the setlist thing. It's also keeping in mind that it could be someone's first ever concert or someone's last ever concert, I believe.
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