Coldplay played the Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, last night in support of the latest album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. There were no surprises in the setlist, and no surprise appearance from Jay-Z either.
Life In Technicolor
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Cemeteries Of London
Chinese Sleep Chant
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (piano - Chris)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
The Scientist (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will singing)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Escapist (outro)
At almost exactly 8:00, Duffy started playing. She had barely started singing the first song, when I saw GUY BERRYMAN!!! He came and stood directly in front of us. He was leaning against the stage watching Duffy, and moving his head to the beat. It took a while to register in my head, but when I saw the scruffly beard and hoop earring, I said to my sister "OMG that's guy berryman"... at first she thought that he was too short to be guy berryman, but then she saw the earring.
He was wearing a short sleeved gray v-neck t-shirt. and he looked adorable. He only stayed for the first duffy song and then left. [thanks cold_love23]
Phenominal show. Loved the joe the plumber thing. some great numbers were 42, fix you, the scientist acoustic. the hardest part turned out to be the biggest surprise of the night i actually loved it and i didn't think i would.
But the highlight was no doubt the first encore. Politik is the best song i've ever heard live, now twice. The bridge just gives me the chills. Lovers in japan was phenominal, especially with the obama sun. And then death and all his friends, the best song on the album. [thanks winigwl]
i orignially had the most crap seats in the stadium, literally. but the nice man next to me...pointed out none other than ROADIE 42...and convinced me to ask one of his helpers for tickets. so i worked up my courage and went to ask him. i said "erm, are you by any chance giving ticket upgrades?" and the helper man (a camera guy) said "well that depends. how big of a coldplay fan are you?" and i went "" and he was like "right. you can have them." [thanks ApproximatelyInfinite]
More on this concert including lots of reviews, videos and pictures here onwards [thanks melanieau, ohmystarisfading, cold_love23, ApproximatelyInfinite, jo_saw_sparks, winigwl, pallavi, MacBook86, xneverwherex, CookyMnstr, halokiti, apocalyptica]