Coldplay played the Verizon Center in Washington last night. No changes to the normal setlist, but if you caught a handful of confetti during the show, check them carefully as they're bats, not butterflies!
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)
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TWO WORDS: F**KING. AWESOME. Actually, 4 words: f**king awesome BATS and pumpkins!
a) My seats were GREAT! I was on the aisle near the front of section 6 on the floor... I wasn't sure if I'd be able to see, but it was fantastic! The Talk/GPASUYF/Hardest Part set was really close to me
b) The Halloween stuff was awesome! The roadies wore skeleton shirts, they tried to pull of some Halloween jokes (but kind of failed ), the magic balls were pumpkins, Chris kept mentioning Halloween... but the best part was definitely the bat/pumpkin confetti. When I first realized that they were dropping bats instead of butterflies, I freaked out!
c) I think they performed really well, better than in August. It seemed short (Yellow was the only encore... what?!), but incredibly high energy. Everyone seemed to enjoy the fact that it was Halloween. There was a lot more talking from Chris than there was in August.
d) I wonder if they told Chris to calm down with the Obama stuff, cause he only mentioned the election once. I think he was wearing his SNL armband though (can anyone confirm?) [thanks notlost92]
The bat and pumpkin confetti was amazing. They had the usual sort of paper confetti and then they also had metallic pumpkins and bats! I brought some home so I'll try to snap a picture unless someone else has a good photo of them from the venue. They also turned the magic balls into halloween pumpkins and at one point Jack Skellington's head complete with changing facial expressions. Lots of people dressed up, including quite a few of the roadies. Crowd was GREAT. All the boys were in fine form. Chris took off his jacket fairly early as did Jonny; Guy didn't take anything off but he was only wearing red shirt w/ a vest to begin with so he wouldn't have had much to take off! Will seemed to be really into the drumming thing tonight, particularly during VLV. I guess the most amazing thing of the entire concert, at least to my eyes, was getting to see them interact. When they'd play near each other they'd talk and chuckle. Their smiles are so priceless! You can really tell they're friends, particularly Chris and Jonny. In addition to the square dancing there were some times when they'd do a sort of "dueling guitars" thing, playing really close to each other. [thanks Fadelight]
Jonny wore the blue shirt....untucked [thanks texasluvsjonny]
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