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    [Live Review] Coldplay - O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland (22nd December 2008)

    Coldplay played the second of two consecutive concerts at Dublin's refurbished O2 Arena as they continue through towards the end of their UK leg of the Viva La Vida tour. They continued with the brand new addition to the setlist... just for Dublin... Fairytale Of New York (Pogues cover, sang by Will Champion!)




    Life In Technicolor

    Violet Hill


    In My Place

    Speed Of Sound


    Chinese Sleep Chant


    Fix You

    Strawberry Swing

    God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)

    Talk (techno version)

    The Hardest Part (Chris solo piano)

    Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)

    Viva La Vida


    Green Eyes (acoustic)

    Jingle Bells (acoustic)

    Fairytale Of New York (acoustic - Will lead vocals, Pogues cover)

    Viva La Vida (remix interlude)



    Lovers In Japan

    Death And All His Friends


    The Scientist / Back For Good

    Life in Technicolor ii

    The Escapist (outro)


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


    Finally just arrived back home from one of the best gigs I've ever seen. I'll post a more in-depth review with many videos tomorrow but for now Bohs's review summed it up well. It was absolutely amazing. But while it's still all fresh in the memory, the highlights have to be Yellow, Fix You, Green Eyes and Viva La Vida. Bohs wasn't joking, the reception Viva got once the strings entered after Postcards was UNBELIEVABLE! [thanks deise59]


    ...Then another personal highlight of the night when the band left the stage and began ascending the stairs to a tiny platform in the middle of the crowd which just happened to be no more than about 6 feet away from where I was situated. I had debated this earlier in the night with my friend that they would come to the spot beside us to play the acoustic set, and luckily I was right I tried to collar Jonny as he came up the steps, I scream to "let me play Green Eyes" unfortunately it wasn't to be! Heart warming renditions of Green Eyes/Jingle Bells (which Chris proclaimed as a new song!) and Fairytale Of New York followed. Fairytale of New York went down a treat with the Dublin crowd as they ably assisted Will with his vocals on this. They promptly made a quick exit from their little platform and gave the crowd a little respite as a remix of Viva La Vida played.... I felt exhausted, elated, overwhelmed all the emotions you could imagine. I was just speechless, but I had a permanent grin on my face. One which is still here now as I write this! The gig maybe over, but the memory of this night will never fade away. Thank you Coldplay for one of the best nights of my life! [partial review excerpt - thanks bohs man]


    Talked with Denise just one minute ago. Wonderful gig! She recorded a lot of videos and shot a lot of photos! Same setlist of yesterday, she is still outside waiting for the guys (they took a look to her banner about 'Crests Of Waves')... Denise met Chris yesterday in a casually way. He said Crests Of Waves was tried in soundcheck (even today) but it sounds ugly! Maybe one day in the next future will be performed... Denise will be tomorrow in Belfast, trying to talk with Chris again (or perhaps with the others), but today she shown his banner to Phil Harvey and he smiled! [thanks iriden & coldpatrix]


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

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