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    Coldplay Live Review & Setlist - Main Square Festival, Arras, France (2nd July 2009)

    Coldplay's Viva La Vida tour continued into Europe once again as they played the Main Square Festival in Arras, France tonight. Plenty of tweets from Roadie #42 who captured pictures of the crowd and the band shortly before the start of the set. See those images after the jump. Rumour has it that Coldplay played Michael Jackson's Billie Jean... but no Glass Of Water.


    [discussion] [photos] [videos] [wiki reviews/setlist] (updated over the next 24-48 hours)


    Setlist: [thanks chavi]


    Life In Technicolor

    Violet Hill



    In My Place



    Fix You

    Strawberry Swing

    God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version) - Stage B

    Talk (techno version) - Stage B

    The Hardest Part (Chris piano) - Stage B

    Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental) - Stage B

    Viva La Vida


    Green Eyes (acoustic) - Stage C

    Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will vocals) - Stage C

    I'm A Believer (Neil Diamond Cover - acoustic) - Stage C

    Viva La Vida (remix interlude)



    Lovers In Japan

    Death And All His Friends


    The Scientist

    Life in Technicolor ii

    The Escapist (outro)


    Picture by Virgin.fr


    That was so bloody UN-BELIEV-ABLE !!! i was with Tibujoli and we met some so nice people from Arras. We spent such an evening that we will remember for ever! We managed to get THE perfect location accross the central line just before the stage. At the beginning we were afraid of being a little bit misplaced and then went the opportunity to stand almost on the first row just in front of every single thing that happened on the stage. And that was stupendous and i think we are not able to find the words to express what we experienced. They moved a lot, and made everyone happy in the "Grand' Place" in being everywhere. And they so surprised us : first went a little impro on "the hardest part" with the melody of Billie Jean. Then with many funny parts where Chris wanted to show that his French had improved (indeed he even tried to sing in French, and that was lovely). And then comes the "showing off" part - they moved between stages through the central line and we handed Chris a Tee-shirt. He kind of stopped at our position and took the Tee-shirt, touched our hands looking us in the eyes. Being less than 2 feet from them and especially from Chris, was quite astonishing. Well despite the waiting and the rain (during the first part of the gig) that was really really good. ps: i don't think that glass of water was played last nite [thanks floche21]


    well, I come back home for minutes and I'm completely exhausted, there was too much sun and not enough water moreover it rained 15-20 minutes at the beginning of the show. But it was so great. All my photos are blur (?)(floues en francais) so I won't post them... [thanks shini]


    More on this concert including reviews, videos, pictures and tweets here onwards.




    Moments to go. R#42



    Definitely in for a great night. Intro not even on and the crowd are chanting Viva. Goosebumps. R#42.



    Almost ready to roll intro. R#42.



    In just a few hours all of these folks will be helping to Viva Coldplay's Vida.



    Packing for a long weekend of festivals. Youthful optimism: I'm packing shorts and sandals. Jaded cynicism: also packing shoes I'm happy to leave behind in the mud. Anyone know what the weather's doing? R#42



    Just landed en France. Anyone know if there's any festivals round here? R#42


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