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    Coldplay Live Reviews and Setlist - Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA (13th July 2009)

    Coldplay's Viva La Vida tour continued on the West Coast last night as they played at the Shoreline Amphitheater in San Francisco, CA, the first in a series of five consecutive Californian shows (not including the 'not-so-secret' show on the 19th at Capitol Records!). The Coldplay-shaped puppets were out and about again, this time in sunny San Fransisco - see those pictures after the jump. Roadie #42 also posted two videos during and after the show which you can watch here at the Coldplay Live forum. 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.


    [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)

    Sitting on the Dock of the Bay / 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 billonahill


    AHHAFHDFLKAHFSLSAFH. I just got home, it was fucking amazing, the best night of my life. Can't write now, I'm SO tired and sweaty and need a shower/bedddd. BUT I TOUCHED CHRIS MARTIN! (and Jonny and Will! Guy was being silly and shy, but OMG ANYWAY). [thanks strawberryfields]


    Hey guys, I was about 10 feet away from Coldplay! The set list was the same and I have a bunch of videos I will load up tomorrow. The boys were great and Chris was saying how they loved San Francisco and that they don't tell that to everyone. He kept saying 'fuck' it was really funny! The crowd was pretty good, but I have PIT tickets for the show later today so I'm hoping for front row! Oh, when they went to the C-stage tons of people were grabbing at Chris and he was like "careful, careful" but he said it very sweetly. It took me over an hour to get out of the parking lot! [thanks ColdplayRulesTheWorld]


    Man if there was anyway to describe tonight, it wouldn't be too far from an outdoor house party. Seriously most of all the little kids, couples, and friends I saw were in good spirits just enjoying the music, whether under the influence or not. And maybe since it's summer, it was like going to a baseball game. The fooood did help though, lemonade, Ben & Jerry's, kettle corn, garlic fries, cotton candy, I could go on but I'll stop here. All the same, very nice vibe from the crowd tonight. My seat was in the 101 section so the ramp was smack dab in front of me. This time, I was able to feel the butterfly rain, get hit by the yellow balloons, and get a glow stick that Chris threw. I definitely had to watch my head tonight, lol. Very worth it all though. I second the Billie Jean request, sounded awesome live. I believe they did a version of Sitting on the Dock of the Bay on the C-stage as well... I'm glad I went to see Coldplay in concert again, cause this time around the album was saturated more and the live instruments brought out sounds and melodies you just don't fully get from the cd. While I did notice that sometimes the crowd wasn't fully into the concert by means of dancing or other "physical output", it was only a few times. The interest was still there, it was just a laid back energy. Favorite banter: "I don't mean to sound like a schoolteacher...but, that's just the way it's going to be." - Chris *along the lines of*. I have a lack of pictures and videos, though I did manage to get screen footage of God Put A Smile Upon Your Face and snippets of a roadie breakdancing to Jay-Z before the concert began. just a nice nice nice way to spend a summer monday night. [thanks soulsalsa7]

    This was my first Coldplay concert. Shoreline Amphitheater, July 13, 2009. Section 202, Row P, Seat 23. And all I can think now is this... What an amazing show. Though I was pretty far away from the stage, as soon as Coldplay took it the entire audience was filled with energy and enthusiasm. All of the songs, from Violet Hill, to Cemeteries of Shoreline London, and yes, even to one of my least favorite Coldplay tunes, Green Eyes, were performed flawlessly. The way they walked, galloped, (and if you caught a glimpse of Chris at the beginning of VLV, ran) between stages just added to the excitement in the air. It was also great when Chris interacted with the audience, asking for us to perform the "Mexican Cell Phone Wave", and encouraging us to sing a very overwhelming one note melody to Mr. William Champion. And we obliged. Because "that's just the way it's got to be". Coldplay knows how to put on an amazing show, and they sure as hell delivered this last night. Absolutely fantastic. Oh, and Chris seems to like us a bit, unlike, as quoted by him, some of the other "fucking arseholes" out there. [thanks 4getregret]


    What an amazing show!!This being my 6th time ive seen the boys live,it was by far the best one!!I think being in the 10th row had something to do with it.But I also believe a big part of it is that they are playing the best they have ever played live right now.They were so energetic from the start.Chris was very talkative with the crowd.I think the one thing that stood out for me was Johnnys playing.His guitar was very loud and he was on his game!!Like i said they were energetic but sometimes I think Guy is a little too casual as the other 3 just go nuts. During Death And All His Friends the banner got stuck and didnt come down all the way.But the production team was right on it and flashed the VIVA sign on the big screen that they use.During Yellow the baloons were all over the stage.I think at one point the whole stage was covered with them!!It was funny seeing Johnny,Chris,and Guy kicking the balls throughout the whole song.I even got hit in the head with one.I wasnt paying attention haha.Lovers In Japan was amazing with the butterfly confetti falling on me and my party.We all got a copy of LRLRL.It was pretty easy and smooth as they handed them out at the gates on the way out.Overall it was a flawless performance by the boys.And reminded me yet again why they are my favorite band!!Cant wait til next time!! [thanks IneedYou23]


    Wow....that's all I can say. I was at the Shoreline Ampitheater last night - on my birthday July 13th - and I wish I had been able to afford regular seats as I couldn't see squat from the lawn; everyone was standing and I'm vertically challenged. I've got to say though - they were AWESOME and Chris is quite the showman. He seems like he's the type of guy you could just walk up to and strike up a conversation about whatever. Great show and I came home with a (popped) yellow ball and lots of confetti - some of it was plastered and decopauged to my right tennis shoe I think I am going to laquer it and go get some new shoes! [thanks harleycoder]


    this show was a HELL of a lot better than last year's san jose show. i've got some crappy pics as well, but took some cool vids. although, i got shut down halfway through billie jean. and then my cam died. but it was cool to see the band run by on their way backstage for the first encore. god damn those kids move around a lot! they were all over the damn place! definitely got my money's worth with cemeteries of london, and part of talk. viva was awesome as always, and yellow was a hilight last night. great gig. [thanks electricalstorm1]


    yesterday was my very first Coldplay concert and it was the most perfect monday of my life!!!! i cannot believe my luck after all the stress i had to go through to get tickets, the tickets i ended up with were a few seats from the b-stage!! i was section 200

    i got a great shot of the guys i still cannot believe it!! too bad my stupid camera ran out of memory and i got like 8 seconds of the B-stage performance.

    although i hate that almost no butterflies went my way and absolutely no yellow balloons went my way either BUT i still got the B-stage so itsall good. and i did get some butterflies that i snatched from the reach of the people next to me

    one thing i hated was that there so many people around me that did not even seem like REAL coldplay fans they barely knew the words to the songs and they had no spirit and they were in my way! but the B-stage and all the songs make me forget about all that. it was simply an AWESOME show and i cannot wait to see them again! and i believe they did the micheal jackson song amazingly.I love COLDPLAY!! [thanks anacaren08]


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


    The Coldplay-shaped puppets hit San Francisco (no flowers in their hair, though)












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