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[19-May-2014] Royce Hall, Los Angeles, USA


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If I'm remembering correctly, Chris actually did mention it hadn't been played in 12 years.

 

Yes, you can hear him say it at the end of this video:

 

[video=youtube_www;ofzKiWaKRQ8]www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofzKiWaKRQ8

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What an amazing night! I was in the 3rd row center and had a great view of all the guys. The setlist was one of the best I’ve seen and full of surprises and great classics. They played a lot of old songs and then played the whole new album straight through (with Yellow thrown in after A Sky Full of Stars and O). They sounded amazing as usual and had great chemistry on stage. Apple and Moses were running around the stage before the show and were wearing Ghost Stories shirts. Chris ran over to them a couple of times (he played the guitar to them during Charlie Brown). I was lucky enough to get a setlist, and one of the roadies threw a bunch of picks into the audience but there was so much confetti that only one person found one. Some janitor is going to sweep the floor today and probably throw them away! I took a lot of pictures and some videos, but my phone was only at 60% battery when I got to the venue, so I couldn’t record more and only got a 30 second clip of A Whisper. I guess I’ll just have to keep the memories in my head (Always In My Head?)! Regardless, it was a once in a lifetime experience that I’m sure will never be topped. There was only a minor change in the setlist: Fix You was not played, but Yellow was played.

Here's a bunch of pictures, and I'm working on posting videos to You Tube.

 

 

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this LA Times article[/url] says that people left during the mid GS songs. attendees, any truth?

 

There was an older couple in front of me that left half-way through. Also three people sitting next to me left before the encore, one was wearing Coldplay merch but looked like he was watching a lecture, no energy. There were quite a few people around me that started sitting down half-way through. Okay, I even sat during Oceans just to give my feet a rest, but why were people sitting during Midnight and ASFOS? Not judging, but there were a heck of a lot of older couples, and even many older gentleman going solo. They were lifeless souls swallowed in the sea of awesome.

 

It was pretty much the same with the Twisted Logic and Viva concerts in Anaheim, people stay for the hits then hit up the lobby during everything else. Kind of annoying because I know there were plenty of die-hard fans that would have been dancing and singing their heart out to EVERY song.

 

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Whoever the guy or girl was in the center section who was absolutely loosing their mind during A Whisper, you were awesome.

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I attended last night, we sat in the right corner balcony. We stood as soon as Coldplay started and got yelled at by the people behind us. Excuse me, if you're not here to have a good time, why are you at such an exclusive show? Anyway, we stayed standing throughout, and eventually most of our section stood too. The seat next to me remained amply the entire show, except for a brief minute when some kids snuck in to the show and crowded around. They were promptly kicked out by security. It was an amazing show. One of my favorite parts was when Chris accidentally started singing an extra "Para-" and said oops he messed up, then continued jamming with "Para..." followed by the crowd singing "O o o oo oooh!" a few times. It was impromptu and awesome. We waited for about an hour out back but eventually realized they had already left covertly to the hotel.

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Well, that article says nothing new. It's obvious Coldplay don't want to fill Arenas & Stadiums with this album, they are just doing less than 10 shows on small theatres cause they are conscious about this. Now for the audience, if they left middle Ghost Stories songs really j#rks, LUCKY J$RKS, there're thousands or hundred of thousands fans around the world who would give anything to be there and enjoy some time with the band, hear them sing with them, just show some respect instead. Really. It's an spectacle if you don't like it do not go, lend the space to another person. That article just upset me because I'm from Argentina and I've been waiting 4 years already since 2010 for Coldplay to perform again in my country. Also, yesterday May 19th and the Album HASN'T ARRIVED HERE! I'M STILL WAITING TO BUY IT, IT'S NOT FOR SALE because of country problems with importations, I mean I find myself lucky if I can get my hands on the coldplay album, buy it and show the band some appreciation AND I READ THAT THERE'RE PEOPLE WHO LEAVE A COLDPLAY CONCERT! COME ON PEOPLE! WHAT'S UP WITH YOU THAT YOU LEAVE SUCH BAND!

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I was just looking at the setlist on Setlist.fm and apparently they dedicated Yellow to Kevin Cordasco. He was a sixteen year old kid who passed away from a rare form of cancer last year, and received recognition as 'the biggest Breaking Bad fan'. The cast met him and he even changed a very drastic detail in the series finale. He seemed to be a great kid, and I think it's lovely that the band dedicated this to him.

 

I wonder if they're Breaking Bad fans, then? :dazzled:

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I was just looking at the setlist on Setlist.fm and apparently they dedicated Yellow to Kevin Cordasco. He was a sixteen year old kid who passed away last year, and received recognition as 'the biggest Breaking Bad fan'. The cast met him and he even changed a very drastic detail in the series finale. He seemed to be a great kid, and I think it's lovely that the band dedicated this to him. I wonder if they're Breaking Bad fans, then? :dazzled:

 

I think they also mentioned him at the end of their album booklet thing!

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Whoever the guy or girl was in the center section who was absolutely loosing their mind during A Whisper, you were awesome.

 

 

LOL YO THAT WAS ME! I haven't watched any of the videos of the performances yet but I might look for myself as that guy jumping up and down. I was absolutely LOSING it when they were doing A Whisper, I don't think too many people understood the significance of that until Chris pointed it out afterwards. I caught on to the F Chord Chris strummed for Don't Panic and I totally knew what they were going to play before anyone else. The people around me were like :dozey: until they found out.

 

I have such an insane story for yesterday. I'm pretty sure its one of those days I can tell my future kids about because of how crazy everything was. In short, I met Phil, Jonny, and Will and got pictures with them! I snuck through the side door of the venue leading to the basement floor, bought a balcony ticket from someone and made my way in. Afterwards I moved by myself from the balcony to the center orchestra's 4th/5th row. I got emotional listening to all of those old songs, man. Til Kingdom Come made my day, I am SO HAPPY they played that. To know I saw them play Don't Panic is so awesome.

 

I go to UCLA and had a midterm review session in Royce during the afternoon. I walked out, got up to the third floor of the building to look back and see all of the roadie trucks and supplies and saw a friend of mine who had a ticket for the show standing in the back. He texted me saying that Chris Martin had just walked by them and inside the venue while giving his daughter a piggy back ride. I joined him a little after.

 

Not too many students or fans were chilling outside in the back except for a few individuals who were just trying to get their albums or instruments signed by the guys.

 

A black BMW pulled up to drop Phil off and we had a conversation with him for some time. He affirmed that they were only doing these few shows for the entire album. This was it. They finish the Ghost Stories tour July 1st with London. I asked if something was in the works for the year after and he alluded to it as if something was in progress, although I forget his verbatim wording.

 

Afterwards two other BMW's came to the back. Will and Jonny were in one and Guy was in the other. When Will and Jonny came out we all gravitated towards them for autographs and pictures while Guy slid through the back to avoid fanfare haha. Classic Guy.

 

I went up to the third floor where some lecture halls are (I've had class on the floor here and there) and heard the boys sound check for some time from outside as well. They were soundchecking Magic, and Paradise while I was up there.

 

My friend knew of an acquaintance that bought two tickets. He sold one prior so that individual would be his plus one. I was trying to purchase the balcony ticket he had for himself. The will call process was very strict so they put the wrist band on his wrist instead of mine and I was told to walk out with nothing for the time being. There was no guarantee that I would even get in at all so I was very anxious and rather sad, again.

 

I sat out on this side door of Royce Hall, being a student here makes it a little helpful to know the building. There were a few girls that tried to flirt their way through to get a guy chilling on the balcony drinking beer to help them in. That guy agreed and opened the door from the inside and I was able to come in, meet the guy on the bottom floor in the bathroom, make the transaction of the wrist band and ticket, and made my way up. Bought merch. Ticket was for the balcony so I went up there for some time. I missed the majority of London Grammar, I caught them on the TV while waiting to buy my t shirt. I noticed the girls that snuck in but didnt have a wrist band or ticket were being escorted out lol, and afterwards they were guarding the side door to make sure others didnt come in. I went up to the balcony and had a seat on the second to last row, center right. I saw my friend down there in the orchestra with a vacant line of seats next to him so I decided to walk down during the intermission shortly before Coldplay went up to see if I could sit there instead. I tried walking through as if I knew where I was going in a rush, just flashed my ticket and didnt let them see it. The ticket lady just asked "oh, you know where your seat is right?" and I was like yep sure um what and just kept going through haha. If I was occupying someone's seat I would have just gone back to my balcony seat. Thankfully and at the same time to my chagrin, no one actually did. I'm disgruntled with Ticketmaster as a service, they did a rough job with this gig. I still noticed a decent amount of vacant seats. It was very disappointing, especially given the fact that I knew of so many friends and fellow students who were crying on the third floor listening to them through the wall, unable to get in. After some time they should have just allowed students to fill vacant seats.

 

Chris started the show emphasizing that "its only us! its only us!" He was thanking us for coming the night of their album release. He emphasized how they were going to play a lot of old songs, and even some they've never played before, perhaps alluding to A Whisper. It threw me off that they just started with Atlas up front, made me know that this setlist was going to be pretty different and special. Til Kingdom Come is one of my favorites of all time, I'm just so happy they played that and Don't Panic; Don't Panic is one of the first tracks I ever heard by them. And A Whisper, such a low key track from AROBTH. Man. I lost it haha.

 

I got a bag full of confetti from A Sky Full of Stars, Ink was good live. Oceans is really good live too. Midnight is much better live, the laser harps were so cool. One of the roadies gave some setlists and I got my hands on one! I snatched a pick from Guy's mic stand. A lady got one of Chris' picks. I kindly asked if she'd be willing to give it to me since I play guitar and he's my favorite musician. Her only explanation in denying was that nothing special was on it, there was no harm in asking I guess. (it was a generic Dunlop pick, I didn't care at all, the sentimental value of that would be priceless for me.)

 

Afterwards I went to the back and only saw Phil as he walked out. He signed my setlist and that summed up one of the best nights of my life. I Ocean's 11'd my way to see my favorite band perform a slew of their old songs in front of 1,800 people in my favorite building on my college campus. My dream of an intimate Coldplay gig came true.

 

Now if only I could jam with Chris one day haha. A guy can dream. :)

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There was an older couple in front of me that left half-way through. Also three people sitting next to me left before the encore, one was wearing Coldplay merch but looked like he was watching a lecture, no energy. There were quite a few people around me that started sitting down half-way through. Okay, I even sat during Oceans just to give my feet a rest, but why were people sitting during Midnight and ASFOS? Not judging, but there were a heck of a lot of older couples, and even many older gentleman going solo. They were lifeless souls swallowed in the sea of awesome.

 

It was pretty much the same with the Twisted Logic and Viva concerts in Anaheim, people stay for the hits then hit up the lobby during everything else. Kind of annoying becauseI know there were plenty of die-hard fans that would have been dancing and singing their heart out to EVERY song.

 

Also,

Whoever the guy or girl was in the center section who was absolutely loosing their mind during A Whisper, you were awesome.

 

.I ssooooo wanted to go and i would have been going crazy like i did when i went to the VLV tour one. But i have no cash.....i dislike peeople who are lucky enough to go and dont show emotion and or leave midway

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