Monday, July 13, 2009

Coldplay Concert

26 songs. 2 hours solid. 25,000 fans.
100+ degrees. sweat.
"the most beautiful venue on the planet" said Chris Martin.
the sunset reflecting on the gorge. butterfly confetti.
every song [except Trouble] that I wanted to hear, plus some.
sweat. piano solos. Michael Jackson cover of Billie Jean.
the band coming into the crowd, twice.
Viva la Vida. more sweat. free CD as a gift from the band.
incredible special effects.
the energy.

i want to document the good and the bad, so here were the downsides.

100+ degrees. sweat. drunk people.
smoke. [tobacco & marijuana]
drunk people. sweat.
$4 waters.

Coldplay was absolutely amazing and here's the proof:

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)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will vocals)
Billie Jean
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Scientist
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)

Don't hesitate to see this band in concert if you ever have the chance, and especially at such an amazing venue as The Gorge Ampitheater. Seriously!