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    Coldplay Live Reviews and Setlist - Home Depot Center, Carson, CA (18th July 2009)

    Coldplay's Viva La Vida tour continued on the West Coast last night as they played at the magnificent Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, the fourth in a series of five consecutive Californian shows (not including the 'not-so-secret' show on the 19th at Capitol Records!). Roadie #42 was back tweeting again in force, with twitpics of the huge venue, catering and stage; the Coldplay-shaped puppets were also seen living out their Baywatch fantasies in Santa Monica. See all those pictures after the jump. No major changes to the normal arena setlist except that Billie Jean replaced I'm A Believer in the acoustic set again, and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay was added to Will's acoustic slot. Katy Perry, Tom Cruise, Adam Brody, Gerard Way and Justin Timberlake were also spotted at the show.


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




    Life In Technicolor

    Violet Hill


    In My Place


    Glass Of Water

    Cemeteries Of London


    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


    Green Eyes (acoustic)

    LA Tribute

    Death Will Never Conquer (Acoustic, sung by Will)

    Billie Jean

    Viva La Vida (remix interlude)



    Lovers In Japan

    Death And All His Friends


    The Scientist

    Life in Technicolor ii

    The Escapist (outro)


    Picture by twnkee


    Ok so I was supposed to update via Twitter but, the bastard thing wouldn't work in the stadium. Had THE best time tonight, I'm tired and sweaty from jumping and dancing the whole time!!! Will post what decent pics I have tomorrow or Monday, got a long drive and work ahead of me. The boys were fucking brilliant tonight!! Damn work or I'd be there tomorrow doing it all over again. Met Erick and Brandi, you guys rock! [thanks labrat2001]


    Hey everyone, I just got back! I was front row on Jonny boy's side. The set-list was the same and boys didn't go on until 9:30, but I took some amazing pics and videos which I can't wait to post, but it will be tomorrow because I'm out of town! Also, I saw Makayla and her "Hey Chris, I like your hair" sign and Chris saw it and smiled and said thank you. It was cute because Guy grabbed Chris and they had a laugh about it! This is the end of my Coldplay Viva La Vida tour run and it has nothing been short of spectacular! Can't wait to share my pics with you all! [thanks ColdplayRulesTheWorld]


    Um...I'm not too good at writing reviews. Actually I'm no good but I'll try my best. So our seats were at section 110, a little far off to the side, but still pretty close. The opening acts (Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis and Amadou & Mariam) had very fun and energetic music, it just made you want to get up and dance! So after 2-3 hours of the opening acts, a lot of people around me started to get sick of them... What was really funny and cheered everyone up was one of the roadies/staff (I was a little far away, couldn't tell!) started sweeping the runway and dancing to the background music. Then he dropped his mop-thing and started breakdancing! It was hilarious. He was getting down on the floor and spinning and he even started doing the worm. It really put a smile on everyone's face. Then around 9PM Coldplay got on stage and swung around sparklers into the night sky. I think we all know that they did an amazing performance. Coldplay even went to the very back of the stadium and Will got to perform his song and they covered 'Billie Jean' and instructed everyone to do the 'Coldwave'. The lights and effects were amazing, and the crowd was great. Definetly an unforgettable night. [thanks lilmissdee_x]

    Just got back! Awesome show tonight! I can't believe that I finally heard Green Eyes live! I sort of still can't believe it! The boys sounded great as always! I hope someone got video of Chris's song when he was improvising in the stands! That was soooo awesome! I sang my heart out tonight as who knows when Coldplay will come back to Cali so I can see them again! I would write more but I'm tired! So tired! Yet still on a Coldplay high from the concert! [thanks Cold_Huntress]


    Ok, not to sound like an unappreciative jerk but, uh, did Coldplay really just completely ignore Trouble for the 2nd straight L.A. show? Nah............they couldn't have.........that'd be like U2 not playing Where the Streets Have No Name.........the song that they owe a huge part of their early popularity and fame to..........nah.......that's crazy. I must have passed out for 5 minutes or so when they were playing it and that's why I don't remember it, right? [thanks TallGuyCM]


    here is my review. well i attempted to tweet. but it got delayed in the venue. got into the venue at 6:30pm. walked around a bit. and i guess i had a bit of coldplay karma the other oxfam coordinator bob saw my shirt and said nice shirt. fyi it was a MTF shirt. many ppl took pics with us because of our awesome jackets "i love diehard fans" as one woman said. sang the whole time! and i mean the whole time. i wasted more energy at today's show and i wasn't even front row lol! coldwave was awesome. i recorded most of the scientist and lovers in japan. no luck at getting a setlist for today's show. tomorrow will be great. [thanks gotcheese2768]


    After having some fun late-night adventures in Carson attempting to find 405-Northbound, I'm back home from the concert. I'll keep it short since I'm quite tired, but this was such an unbelievable experience. Once again when I see Coldplay, it feels so surreal to me since I can't believe my favorite band is right there. The majority of the folks in my area hardly sang or danced, but that didn't stop me from having a total blast and being a glowstick-raving loon that distracted everyone. Chris's remarks were funny as always, and they even sang a small ditty on the C-stage about LA. At the previous concert, I made the mistake of not filling my bag to the brim with paper butterflies, but fortunately, I did not make that mistake again. Also, what remains of my voice gives thanks to the few fellow Coldplayers who gave me a shout-out for the sign! Many kudos, boys. It may not be until the LP5 tour that I see you again, but the memories will shine brightly. More tomorrow. I need some shut-eye desperately. [thanks Corkus]


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





    Showtime in ten minutes. Mr Champion's office awaits. R#42.



    Filling up nicely. 90 minutes 'til lift-off. R#42.



    Tonight's show is on a football field. Catering? On a tennis court of course... R#42.



    It just struck me that there are more security working tonight than people who attended Coldplay's first gig. R#42.



    By 'eck, it's a biggun tonight! LA baby! R#42


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