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    [Live Review] Coldplay - O2 Arena, London, UK (16th December 2008)

    Coldplay played the third and final night of three consecutive concerts at London's O2 Arena as they continue through towards the end of their UK leg of the Viva La Vida tour. Coldplay's friend, and British actor, Simon Pegg once again made an appearance on harmonica during the performance of Green Eyes on the C-Stage... and Coldplay also played a special extra song... Jingle Bells!




    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, ft Simon Pegg on harmonica)

    Jingle Bells (acoustic)

    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)


    setlist4.jpg[discussion] [photos] [videos] [wiki reviews/setlist] (updated over the next 24 hours)


    Thouroughly enjoyed myself last night, but wish I'd driven in rather than relying on public transport. Catching my last train home meant missing the 2nd encore! Not a venue I'd do again unless I managed to get seats on the floor or first level, it wasn't great up in the clouds and the atmosphere was a bit lacking. Couldn't really have a dance without the fear of falling 100 feet!! Saying that though I thought the performance was great and Simon was very funny. All in all though Birmingham a few weeks back was a better show imo, I left the NIA with more of a buzz than last night - but I think that was mainly down to where we were sat! [thanks jon_r]


    Useless afternoon waiting for them to arrive, we've been told quite quickly that they had arrived earlier for a soundcheck though (we thus new we'd have a special song). Got told before the beginning of the concert that flags were forbidden in that venue... WHAT A JOKE. This actually worried me and I felt quite bad at the beginning of the show though I did wave my VLV one a lot. Anyway decided to stand up right at the beginning of LiT and luckily people in my block stood up too, so I spent the concert jumping and dancing, which help when you want to enjoy it (not like on sunday...). Saw R#42 working hard before the beginning of the show and started to think I could have thrown him my banner, though I was too far away... then during VLV remix, desperate to see no one was enjoying that important part of the show, I decided to run toward the roadies area next to the stage on Guy's side (where R#42 was) where I threw my banner randomly... it landed in a roadie box XD Guess they'll find it as a Christmas gift ahahaha. Anyway I really enjoyed the show (better atmosphere in my opinion, at least in my area). Quite good performance from the band, Chris reminded everyone 2 times that he seemed quite disappointed by the Londoners : changed some lyrics to something similar to ''London crowd is miles away from what a coldplay crowd should be'' (wasn't exactly that, and I don't remember during which song it was, but it was at the very beginning of the show... we'll find out with some videos I guess). Then during In My Place (as far as I'm remember, not sure again) he emphasized A LOT the ''come on and SING TO ME''... I think that worked quite well. Happy me. (though I'm not doing all seated venue anymore). I tried to get closer to the C stage during Hardest Part in order to leave London with a clear picture of Chris' face in my head (ahah, didn't manage to see him on sunday, being in the upper tier), but was asked to come back to my seat after 20 seconds hehe. We left the venue around midnight, I'm sure the band was still there and I guess we could have meet them by leaving later but we had no idea how we would have managed to come back after midnight, we thus had to stop stalking (which made me saaaaad). [thanks Khalplay]


    Highlight tonight Jonny wearing reindeer ears and the others santa hats during Jingle bells think it was almost better than monday though can't split them. I had the clearest head on view and wasn't destracted this time by a certain arse off Mr Buclkland this time so could really take it all in for the loudest cheer bit instead of left vs right we had boys vs girls, Jonny was in charge of the boys (chris called this the Brave Heart Roar) and Guy incharge of the girls ( He called this the Take That squeal) to which Guy laughed and most probably blushed for Jonnys solo in IMP Chris introduced him along the lines as Coldplays version of Slash. trying to upload vids, managed one but YT very slow tonight, only down side were some annoying people who decided to get drinks during at least 3 songs I was recording. Chinese sleep chant which I had to delete because they knocked me leaving and coming back and they did it again during LIJ..they seemed more interested in the drink than the band and didn't give anyone else any consideration plus they knocked over my bottle of water.. other than that it was perfect. Can't wait to here Politik in that Stadium next year [thanks bello-lo]


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

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