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soxfan1023
26-05-2009, 10:16 PM
haha, oops, you can't see anything is what I meant!

Pseudonym
26-05-2009, 10:18 PM
We don't take kindly to Red Sox fans here. :angry:



JK, I'm sure someone will help you.

intervention
26-05-2009, 10:29 PM
We don't take kindly to Red Sox fans here. :angry:



JK, I'm sure someone will help you.

true that , no videos for boston fans :angry::angry::angry:

:laugh3:

soxfan1023
27-05-2009, 12:15 AM
haha, yea, big boston fan! I wish the Whalers still played in Hartford though!

halokiti
27-05-2009, 12:27 AM
wow i need to think to go for this then???:thinking:

thanks for the info...


Edit:

Yeah i asked my hubby about this and we are going now....to NY Jones Beach concert in July they added ahh...i love NY...

When is one of the mods going to start a thread for Wantagh/Jones Beach so we can talk about who is going and such.

bogotti
27-05-2009, 12:39 AM
julyyyy 27thhhhhh jonesss beachhhh

bogotti
27-05-2009, 12:51 AM
any1 no who is opening there july showss

jr!
27-05-2009, 12:29 PM
Here are the pics i took from the hartford gig!

Best concert of the year so far...!

Hope you enjoy the piccies!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i43/gonzjr/Coldplay027.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i43/gonzjr/Coldplay028.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i43/gonzjr/Coldplay058.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i43/gonzjr/Coldplay087.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i43/gonzjr/Coldplay032.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i43/gonzjr/Coldplay088.jpg

Christa42
27-05-2009, 12:41 PM
yummy

cold_love23
28-05-2009, 04:01 PM
does anyone have video of when they first went to the c-stage, and chris said something like "okay I know Guy is handsome but let's be careful with him." :lol:

My guess is that Guy was getting groped, and I wanna see that. :uhoh2:


:sneaky:

Monkeybuns
28-05-2009, 04:28 PM
I have to say that this show was FANTASTICK!!! The guys were in top form and it was well worth the almost 2 hour drive from NJ. Being almost in the front row of the Pit ROCKED. Jonny Buckland was a leap away from us, literally. If I had to chose between the 2008 arena shows I saw, which were all very good since we were right in front of the cat walk, and these smaller shows with a Pit, the smaller ones RULE!!!
I don't even want to go to Jones Beach, even though every seat is great, because it has no pit, normally. Booooo!

CookyMnstr
28-05-2009, 08:06 PM
So, I'm finally home and with time to post vids/pics from this show. I"m gonna try not to repeat what everyone else said already, 'cause it's been so long that everyone else who's posted has got it covered. I will say though, that this was the very best concert experience I've EVER had(this was my 11th Coldplay concert). Being front row---there's nothing like it. But being there with a bunch of coldplayers, screaming jumping dancing just as loudly as me--it was so fanfuckingtastically special:nice:!!! The long drive, the waiting in line, the frantic running toward the pit entrance, the nerves, the hunger, the not being able to drink so that we wouldn't have to go to the bathroom:laugh3:, totally 110% worth it!!!!! Hearing the girls(especially my fellow RythmSecLuver Sarah:kiss:)sing so loudly & screaming right next to me was just so cute!!!:D

Of course, if Coldplay hadn't been so ON and so energetic and into it and enjoying themselves as much as we were, it wouldn't have been as great. They were all in top form:dance:. Politik was the best I've ever experienced--being RIGHTTHERE you feel it(Sarah says her arm hurt from throwing it up in the air so much:lol:). I thought I was gonna pass out during/after VLV from jumping up so much and trying to keep up with ooohhhooohoohhooohhhhhh's during and after the song, as loudly as I could.(and of course, having Mr Champion just feet from me:bomb::dance::dead:).

GlassofWater and 42 were some of my faves, as was The Scientist--I was crying for the 1st half of it :blush:; just too much emotion that night). When they went to the back for B&C stage, we couldn't see anything really, but we still were dancing and jumping around. I love "I'm a Believer" it's so fun!:dance: And The Hardest Part, played this way just on piano is beeeeaauuuttiiiifuuulllll. I got all pissed off during DWNC, 'cause someone was blocking the camera right in front of Will:angry:. Seriously, camera guy, it's Will moment, you couldn't move over so I could seee?!?!:whip: When they do the VLV techno version(that was the weird tweet no one could get and thought I was on drugs:rolleyes:) our little coldplaying group kicked of the ohhoohhhoohhh's :smug:, and kept it going until basically the song was over. I still can't believe we didn't pass out:laugh3:. (oh and I don't think anyone mentioned it; during C Stage Miller was on the blacked out stage taking pics, you could only see a teeny tiny red dot, but when I took a pic with flash, oops there he was! So we all turned around and stared smiling twd him:lol:).http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0484.jpg?t=1243537710

It was just the best...SUCH A PERFECT DAY!!! NOTHING COULD BE BETTER, and NOTHING EVER WAS. Christa, Pris, Sarah, Steph, Erica, Chelsea...just :hug:And Carla, Chavi, Lore, Denise, Hester, Mel, Kels...:kiss: especially you crazy C&C peeps for keeping up with us all day long via Twitter:D.

Ok, not too many good pics/vids 'cause I just wanted to enjoy myself, but I did somehow manage a few decent shots...
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0425.jpg?t=1243536663 (this where you see my tweet about the MrB needing more "junk in the trunk" is true!:P)
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0422.jpg?t=1243536739
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0463.jpg?t=1243536852
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0448.jpg?t=1243536895 It's so damn hard to get a good shot of Chris, he just moves around too much for my camera!:angry:

And the best for last:smug:, Willllll:heart:http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0471-1.jpg?t=1243536950
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0472.jpg?t=1243537055


YouTube - Strawberry Swing--Coldplay,Hartford 5.23.09
YouTube - 42 Coldplay--Hartford 5.23.09
(sorry for all the screaming & SQUEEing:D)

Raven12
28-05-2009, 08:25 PM
Cooky, those vids are AWESOME!! Esp. the Strawberry Swing one, I :heart: it! And the audio is so great!! :dance:
Great review and that second pic of mr. B.. :bomb:!!!

Pris
28-05-2009, 08:26 PM
I love your review :blush:
I should probably get this done too :uhoh: i'll try and upload everything else tonight... and see if there's anything that's not yet been covered :D

I got all pissed off during DWNC, 'cause someone was blocking the camera right in front of Will:angry:. Seriously, camera guy, it's Will moment, you couldn't move over so I could seee?!?!:whip:
I was laughing my ass off this morning 'cause i've got that on video!!! There's Will on the big screen singing DWNC and i could clearly listen to you bitch about the black shadow that covered him :lol:

SwallowedInSea
28-05-2009, 08:29 PM
Hahahahah I can't wait to see that video!! :lol:

CookyMnstr
28-05-2009, 08:56 PM
I was laughing my ass off this morning 'cause i've got that on video!!! There's Will on the big screen singing DWNC and i could clearly listen to you bitch about the black shadow that covered him :lol:
I HAVE TO see that!!!!:laugh3:(but um :uhoh: don't post it on here:blush:!)

marie/pims
28-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Great review!!and yes, NO ONE should EVER block Will.EVER

Jenjie
28-05-2009, 09:26 PM
Better late than never, I've done som Wikification :D

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/23_May_2009:_Comcast_Theatre%2C_Hartford%2C_CT%2C_ USA

SwallowedInSea
28-05-2009, 09:27 PM
Ooops.... sorry Jen, I'll have a review coming soon as well! :blush:

technicolor_love78
29-05-2009, 02:10 AM
CookyMnstr: i loved your review!! and thanks for posting those wonderful pics (esp. of Guy :bomb:) and vids! :D

Christa42
29-05-2009, 02:15 AM
thanks Jen, cooky your brain is amazing, can i have a smidjen of your memory please?

roche714
29-05-2009, 03:03 AM
Thanks for all the reviews and pics.They are fantastic

In the pic of all of the coldplayers,i would love to put a name to a face. Also the girl in the green at the end, was at the Tonight show,wasnt she??I remember her from the video

SwallowedInSea
29-05-2009, 04:26 AM
Okay, okay, I guess I can write my review/story now. :P

So, let's see... Pris arrived at my house around 12:30 or so on Friday night (the airport pickup is another story in and of itself) and we got right to making our signs. I made the one for me and Cooky that said "The Rhythm Section is Bangin'!" and Pris made one with the phrase Chavi suggested: "Latin America Came Your Way-- Now How About You?" So those looked great and we probably finished making them around 2 or 2:30 in the morning! :lol:
So anyway... the next morning we were off! We got to Christa's house and met everyone and then got in the car to head to Hartford. We hit a bit of traffic but didn't stress too much because we knew we were already ahead of the game, the crazy Coldplayers that we are. :rolleyes: So anyway, after a long car ride of singing and discussing topics such as Guy's weight loss like Cooky mentioned, we arrived in Hartford! We really had nothing to worry about-- we got there before the parking lot even opened, so by the time we parked the car and got to the line and everything there only a couple of other people there already! That included Lauren (cold_love23) and her sister Sarah (or is it Sara? :confused:) whose username escapes me at the moment (sorry! :bigcry:) and they probably thought we were crazy, but soon they joined in with our craziness anyway, so it all worked out. :P So then... we waited. It really didn't feel like waiting too long, because we were all so excited and had some food and games to entertain us, and soon enough 6:30 rolled around and we were just dying for them to open the gates. The staff at the venue were actually really nice and stood on the other side of the gate teasing us for a while, since they could tell we were so incredibly excited. At one point they actually raised the gate and then lowered it again and we were all just like :bomb: But then of course eventually it was time to go in. So we went had our bags checked, our tickets scanned, and then we RAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!! It was insane, I almost fell down a couple times, and since I'm so short I'm not the fastest runner, but eventually we made it all to the next line. :dozey: This was not well organized at all-- there was one poor kid sitting at a table giving out wrist bands to everyone in the pit, and people were like rushing the table and I felt sooooo bad for him. Then they eventually got all of us in a semblance of a line, and let us into the pit. So we went ahead and then.... there it was, prime real estate right in front of Mr. Guy Berryman's bass. So of course we bolted and planted outselves right on the barrier in Guy-land and stood there for about two hours like :wacky: and in total disbelief that we had successful gotten the spots we wanted in the front row right in front of Guy. So, the opening acts.... Howling Bells and Pete Yorn were both very good, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed them more if I wasn't going insane just waiting for Coldplay to come out!!! :bomb:
The openers flew by and then it was time for the main event.... as soon as Magnificent came on we knew what would follow, and then sure enough there was Jay-Z, the Blue Danube, and then.... Life in Technicolor. The boys ran out and it was just so surreal that they were right there in front of us. But we all were just so intent on rocking out, singing, and dancing, that we were enjoying every moment. I got a ton of pictures (even though most were blurry) which I will try and post, and a couple of videos, but I was having too much fun singing and dancing and I realized that my videos were going to give someone motion sickness so I just gave up. :P Cooky and I were so intent on making sure Guy and Will saw our Rhythm Section sign, so we held it up a lot during the show. The first time Guy saw it he gave us a little smirk, and you could tell he was thinking like, "Oh okay, very funny, more crazy fangirls," which I'm sure we seemed like! :lol: But then, later, during Politik (and forgive me because I know how silly/fangirly/lame I sound here) I was totally rocking out because that's always a highlight of every show for me, and I guess he saw how into the song I was (it was pretty obvious, to say the least :P) for about half a second we made eye contact, and he gave me a much more genuine smile than he did the first time and I was like :wacky: :bomb: :dead: and my heart melted or something. :P But, whoops, I'm getting ahead of myself. So.... you could tell right off the bat from the beginning of the show that Chris and all the guys were just in a really good mood that night... probably as a result of the previous night's Guystock.... :lol: So everything was going really well. Chris came up on the ramp next to us and saw Christa's Phil sign, and I missed his reaction, but from what I heard it seemed like he got it! :lol: I just can't wait until he sees it again at Wembley as that banner makes its way all across the world!! So then what happened? Hmm... oh, B and C stage happened, though we couldn't really see them at all. But that was okay, we had a nice time singing and dancing amongst ourselves down in the pit... with the exception of the drunk couple behind me making out without really coming up for air at all. :dozey: Okay, that's not important. Anyway... B and C stage came and went, Chris made some comment about Guy being in a porno and we all freaked out, and some stupid guy's shadow was blocking the screen during DWNC so we couldn't see Will! :angry: Okay, anyway... basically everything about this show was amazing... Lovers in Japan was another highlight for me. I had never been on the floor before during this tour so I'd never been able to experience being right under those butterflies as they come floating down around you. I can't even describe how amazing that feeling is, just the happiest thing in the world. :wacky: I got some pretty good pictures from that part, too. Then there was the encore, which of course made me a little teary eyed because I didn't want them to go. But of course the show had to come to an end, but not before Will looked right at me and Cooky with our rhythm section sign, smiled and gave us a big thumbs up!! :dance: So then I could pretty much go home happy. :P I collected SOO MANY butterflies and I got one of the yellow balloons that bounced backstage!! We couldn't fit it in the car, though, so we popped it and I saved the pieces. :P After that we had a little party in the parking lot and waited for the place to empty out. Christa got the most amazing butterfly cupcakes and of course we had some Stellas. :wink: Overall, it was just a totally incredible night with amazing music, pretty boys :wink:, and even better Coldplayers. :nice:

Some pictures:
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539328766_16506828_32882104_8343867_n.jpg
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http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539353716_16506828_32882109_5385551_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539393636_16506828_32882116_6638016_n.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539413596_16506828_32882120_8115792_n.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539448526_16506828_32882127_2164417_n.jpg
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http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539568286_16506828_32882149_4697055_n.jpg
And my absolute favorite of the night....
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs038.snc1/4339_551539573276_16506828_32882150_85782_n.jpg

SwallowedInSea
29-05-2009, 04:54 AM
Jeez, I wrote a freaking novel! :uhoh: Sorry... :blush:

marie/pims
29-05-2009, 05:22 AM
Thanks for the brilliant review!!!That was great!

SwallowedInSea
29-05-2009, 05:25 AM
I didn't realize I was writing so much :uhoh:..... but I'm glad you enjoyed it! :nice:

labrat2001
29-05-2009, 05:29 AM
That was an epic review! very descriptive, that was awesome that Chris, Guy and Will liked your signs :dance::dance:

Ab
29-05-2009, 06:34 AM
WOW!
Thank you so much girls, I enjoyed reading your reviws.
(The longer they are, the juicier they get! :D)
Us Coldplayers on Coldplaying SHOULD DEFINITELY go to all their shows! :cool:

Raven12
29-05-2009, 11:01 AM
Sarah, your review is awesome!!
And your comments are hilarious, :lol: Thanks so much sweetie!

Christa42
29-05-2009, 11:50 AM
I'm living it all over again. squueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and i have more pics

Pris
29-05-2009, 07:25 PM
Sarah that review was awesome!! :lol:

I'm afraid mine won't be that much diferent to Sarah's & Cooky's as i was with them pretty much 24/7 during those days :nice:
But anyways, after two flights, a very long wait at an airport and a freakin' earthquake i made it to NYC at midnight on friday. Sarah picked me up and then we went to her place and got to work on our signs that ended up looking oh so pretty :wacky:
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/apriscilla_u/Hartford/LACYW.jpg?t=1243620757

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/apriscilla_u/Hartford/TRSIB.jpg?t=1243620776 Next morning we got up and drove to Christa's place where we were meeting the rest of the girls. Noelia, Steph, Erica and obviously Christa. I'm pretty sure i looked like a crazy woman jumping out of the car to hug the girls when we got there :blush:
After that we started our way to Hartford. There was some traffic and a few of us were getting a bit anxious of whether we'd make it in time, we'd get our spot, if there would be any people waiting in line by the time we got there, etc. But we kept reminding ourselves that we were really early and we would make it just fine :nice: We had Coldplay on the stereo the whole way there (with Cooky as the dj) and had a great time singing/talking/laughing the whole way there.
So we finally arrived to Hartford and we found the venue pretty easily. It turned out we just had to wait about 10 minutes to be able to park, so we did and then we.were.in :D
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs086.snc1/4604_86614998092_548643092_2007976_6405864_n.jpg
We got out of the car and made our way to the entrance to start getting in line. There were only two girls there apart from us, which turned out to be Lauren (cold_love23) and her sister Sara. The wait after that went by really quick, we were so excited and nervous and having chips and butterfly shaped cookies Christa had brought :blush: At some point we could clearly listen to music coming from the venue, and we got all excited thinking we were listening to the soundcheck. Then it turned out it was just a live recording :dozey: Oh, well... it was still fun to listen to :D We could see all kinds of people going in and out of the venue (mostly going in) and we were kinda concerned about it.. i mean, where were all those people going?? :inquisitive: And why couldn't we do it too?? :lol: At some point we even had one of Pete Yorn's guitar players (sorry, don't know the boy's name :P) right next to us in the line but we had no idea who he was until later on we saw him on stage :lol:
The people at the venue were really nice and friendly, and after an evil "gate-opening-test" they finally opened it for good :dance: We had our bags open, our tickets in hand and our feet ready... and then we just ran for life!!! :escaping: I almost fell as it had been raining a little.... the floor was wet and my sneakers slippery :wreck:, but no way wet floors would keep me away from my Coldplay :angry: After that it was a mess to get into the pit. It was up to one poor guy to mark everyone's tickets and give us all a wristband, but finally they pulled it together and let us in. All of us went straight to the spot we wanted, front row, right on the barricade on Guy's side :wacky: so we could have the rhythm section sight :wideeyed: I ended up right on the corner of Guy's ramp and the stage :bomb: the.perfect.spot :dead:
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs086.snc1/4604_86615033092_548643092_2007980_5569985_n.jpg
The venue from front row :wacky:
After that it was a matter of waiting and checking out the opening acts. At this point time flew by, we were all just so incredibly happy and excited and in a complete frenzy :dance: Both Howling Bells and Pete Yorn were pretty good, they made me wanna look them up and get some of their music.
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4604/42/16/548643092/n548643092_2007982_7601457.jpg
Howling Bells

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Pete Yorn
After that it was Coldplay time!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: We could see the roadies getting stuff together and we could see Hoppy there pretty much the entire time on Guy's bass. Bash was there at some point too, as Franksy. Matt was using crutches :confused: and only was on stage for a minute or two, then he went back behind the black curtain. We also did some last minute arrangements to one of our signs as we waited for the show to start :D
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4604/42/16/548643092/n548643092_2007978_3420451.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4604/42/16/548643092/n548643092_2007985_3151475.jpg

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All of Coldplay's equipment got set up, we heard/sang/danced all the way through U2, JayZ and then the Blue Danube :wacky: then it was finally time!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs086.snc1/4604_86615078092_548643092_2007988_6406564_n.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CB-d861yJY
We could see the sparklers coming in and i just lost it :lol: Then it was LiT. And VH. And then just pure heaven :dead: It was so SO SO amazing. We were so close and the guys were in such a great mood. They were laughing and dancing the entire time, and you could just tell they were having as much fun as we were :blush:
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4604/42/16/548643092/n548643092_2007989_3336829.jpg
IMP was amazing, as i finally got to see Jonny and Chris upclose :dead: The crowd at this point was great, or maybe it was just us :lol: I had never been on the pit before, so i was really looking forward to the yellow balloons and the butterflies, and just getting to experience the whole thing. But it was so much better than i could've ever imagined!!! We were dancing and singing and screaming the entire time, and i can't think of having a better time with other people. It was just so fantastic to get to experience that with people that feel the same as you about the music and the band. Love you girls!!! :kiss:
Yellow was particularly sweet as Chris made us sing the last verse "just for Will" :blush: Which we did :D I kept getting attacked by yellow balloons, being hit with them in the head and even one of them bounced on my camera while i was recording it :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkDQJlRKfTg
42, Politik and Glass of Water were incredible. The energy put into those songs by both the band and the audience (erm... us!! :D) was so great.
For Lost! Chris used that Chinese Lion head, which i don't understand at all what it's got t do with the song :lol: But who cares!! He looked funny and sang and danced around with that thing on Guy's ramp. Therefore, i had him so so close :bomb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU1_BuGBj_k
No zoom was used during the recording of this video :P
As i said, the boys were in a great mood which just made it that much better for us :nice: Guy was smiling the entire time, and kept smiling&pointing at a spot in the seats. Me thinks he had someone there :nice:
LiJ was probably the highlight of the night. It's just such an amazing athmosphere with what's going on on the big screens and the song, and the butterflies. OMG the butterflies :dead: It's just perfect :wacky:
***I'll post LiJ's vid as soon as stoopid youtube stops "processing"it :dozey:***
EDIT: Done
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l099fP0Eks
During the B stage i could see a bit of what was going on, but not really so i kept looking at the bigscreen. Then during THP, we could see Guy and Will chatting at the main stage while waiting the song to be over :nice:
Viva was amazing, the woooahhhhooosss were really cool and people jumped around and we all had a lot of fun singing our hearts out and jumping around to the beat :dance: Will is SO the star of that song. He hits that bell with such a power :stunned: It's so intense you just can't stop looking at him banging the damn bell :wacky:
So at this point i've held my sign as much as i could, but at the same time i wanted to take pics&vids and just enjoy the show!!! So i just held it up anytime the lights were up, or one of the boys was coming over to were i was :D I kept trying to take pics of all of the boys, but Jonny and Will were so far away and Chris moves so much i just stoped trying and ended up with a Guyfest on my pics :sneaky:
During the C stage i couldn't see a thing. I turned my eyes to the big screen and it wasn't helping much. There was this big shadow of a head blocking part of it the entire time!! Wth!! :angry: I still wanted to take some vids of that part of the show, as it's usually really fun... but beware... You can only see part of the boys, the rest it's the stupid shadow :inquisitive: And keep the volume down, as you can hear us singing and yelling VERY LOUD :blush: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxx7sEtEKLs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7j-4xEZP0
The show went by so fast but i had such an amazing time. Besides the couple right next to Christa that were sucking face the entire time :sick: i think we were surrounded by pretty cool peeps. There was a guy behind me, and he was totally into it. He kept singing and yelling & clapping along whenever we would. Pretty cool guy :nice: We were going mad the entire time, and i think we made our point across to the boys that we were not just crazy fangirls as we knew everysingle word and we were enjoying the show so much. I even caught Guy smiling at us :dead:
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It was absolutely impossible not to see our signs :lol: They were big and bright and we had 4 of them :P Chris' reaction to Christa's Phil sign was EPIC :lol: I got a smile and a wink from Will when he saw my Latinamerica sign :dead: (and i gotta apologize to poor Chelsea standing next to me as i screamed like a little girl after that :lol:) and Will also gave both Sarah and Cookie a smile and a thumbsup for the Rhythm section sign :bomb: If anybody's got that on pics or video, please share!!! :angel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm3-TOiFhEQ
It was an amazing show and i had such a great time. Before we knew it it was the Scientist and LiTii and then it was over :cry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As_MOaKEnKY
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After that we collected butterflies, and the nice security guy even passed me some from the stage and the ramp :D Then some roadie threw a yellow balloon to us, that ended up in Sarah's hands :dance: We did some merch shopping, we got our LRLRL's and then we headed to the parking lot to continue our coldplay private party with drinks and incredibly pretty butterfly cupcakes :wacky:

It's gonna take an awful lot to top this gig for me. Everything about it was absolutely perfect. The band, the vibe, the amazing company :kiss:
It just couldn't have been any better in any way :nice:

Pris
29-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Jeez that thing is huge :shame: Sorry :blush:

Here's some more pics:

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SwallowedInSea
29-05-2009, 07:44 PM
Ahhh Pris you seriously have some of the best pictures from that night!!!! :bomb: I can't stop looking at them :wacky:

Carlaatje
29-05-2009, 07:45 PM
So, I'm finally home and with time to post vids/pics from this show. I"m gonna try not to repeat what everyone else said already, 'cause it's been so long that everyone else who's posted has got it covered. I will say though, that this was the very best concert experience I've EVER had(this was my 11th Coldplay concert). Being front row---there's nothing like it. But being there with a bunch of coldplayers, screaming jumping dancing just as loudly as me--it was so fanfuckingtastically special:nice:!!! The long drive, the waiting in line, the frantic running toward the pit entrance, the nerves, the hunger, the not being able to drink so that we wouldn't have to go to the bathroom:laugh3:, totally 110% worth it!!!!! Hearing the girls(especially my fellow RythmSecLuver Sarah:kiss:)sing so loudly & screaming right next to me was just so cute!!!:D

Of course, if Coldplay hadn't been so ON and so energetic and into it and enjoying themselves as much as we were, it wouldn't have been as great. They were all in top form:dance:. Politik was the best I've ever experienced--being RIGHTTHERE you feel it(Sarah says her arm hurt from throwing it up in the air so much:lol:). I thought I was gonna pass out during/after VLV from jumping up so much and trying to keep up with ooohhhooohoohhooohhhhhh's during and after the song, as loudly as I could.(and of course, having Mr Champion just feet from me:bomb::dance::dead:).

GlassofWater and 42 were some of my faves, as was The Scientist--I was crying for the 1st half of it :blush:; just too much emotion that night). When they went to the back for B&C stage, we couldn't see anything really, but we still were dancing and jumping around. I love "I'm a Believer" it's so fun!:dance: And The Hardest Part, played this way just on piano is beeeeaauuuttiiiifuuulllll. I got all pissed off during DWNC, 'cause someone was blocking the camera right in front of Will:angry:. Seriously, camera guy, it's Will moment, you couldn't move over so I could seee?!?!:whip: When they do the VLV techno version(that was the weird tweet no one could get and thought I was on drugs:rolleyes:) our little coldplaying group kicked of the ohhoohhhoohhh's :smug:, and kept it going until basically the song was over. I still can't believe we didn't pass out:laugh3:. (oh and I don't think anyone mentioned it; during C Stage Miller was on the blacked out stage taking pics, you could only see a teeny tiny red dot, but when I took a pic with flash, oops there he was! So we all turned around and stared smiling twd him:lol:).http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0484.jpg?t=1243537710

It was just the best...SUCH A PERFECT DAY!!! NOTHING COULD BE BETTER, and NOTHING EVER WAS. Christa, Pris, Sarah, Steph, Erica, Chelsea...just :hug:And Carla, Chavi, Lore, Denise, Hester, Mel, Kels...:kiss: especially you crazy C&C peeps for keeping up with us all day long via Twitter:D.

Ok, not too many good pics/vids 'cause I just wanted to enjoy myself, but I did somehow manage a few decent shots...
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0425.jpg?t=1243536663 (this where you see my tweet about the MrB needing more "junk in the trunk" is true!:P)
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http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0463.jpg?t=1243536852
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0448.jpg?t=1243536895 It's so damn hard to get a good shot of Chris, he just moves around too much for my camera!:angry:

And the best for last:smug:, Willllll:heart:http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0471-1.jpg?t=1243536950
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YouTube - Strawberry Swing--Coldplay,Hartford 5.23.09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPtcUWaTxc)
YouTube - 42 Coldplay--Hartford 5.23.09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsIaz5i38lo)
(sorry for all the screaming & SQUEEing:D)


I love the review
sorry girls I gotta run out again, but I couldn't reist reading at least one!!
Pris, sarah, I'll read yours when I got home tonight! :kiss:

cooky... I cried during the scientist :bigcry:

Jsalyers
29-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Pris that is amazing:dance::dance: Again, im really glad that you were able to do this and experience it all:)
One day hopefully we will all get together and see them;)
Very very nice pictures too:D

lndnsky
29-05-2009, 08:26 PM
Read them all... And love them....
Pris you're pics are just amazing... And vids too..

CookyMnstr
29-05-2009, 08:54 PM
Pris, that review was just fanFUCKINGtastic!:thumbsup:
So detailed and organized and with media to enhance the story!:D My eyes are watery, just thinking back on it!!!!:hug:

BTW if anybody is curious as to what my squee sounds like....umm in the DWNC vid, right after Chris introduces Will with that little song and everyone goes wild, there's one single banshee like scream. That's ME!:blush::laugh3: I now have to apologize to anyone who's ever been next to me at all the concerts I've ever attended!:blush: Damn. I didn't now that's what I sound like!!!:shocked2::lol:

Christa42
29-05-2009, 08:56 PM
swesome reviews girls, made me cry.

halokiti
29-05-2009, 08:59 PM
I was going to read Pris's review but I better save it for home so it gets my full attention. I can't remember as much to write it so detailed.

StephBerryman
29-05-2009, 11:21 PM
The reviews are great! I don't think i have to say much!

Noelia---can i just give you my memory card and whenever you get a chance you can upload my pics and vids? I accidently deleted two videos...aahhh! I'm such a moron! I don't want to cause more damage.

I have the full video of Politik and Glass of Water which came out pretty good. Also, i think i have the clip when Chris asks the audience to sing "Yellow" for Will. I want to share these with you ladies and the rest of the coldplayers.

Ab
29-05-2009, 11:54 PM
AH SHIT!
Pris, THAT :freak: WAS :freak: EPIC :freak: !
*NEEDS.TO.BREATHE!*

Jeez that thing is huge :shame: Sorry :blush:

Here's some more pics:
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4604/42/16/548643092/n548643092_2008030_2136100.jpg
Kill me right now! :dead:
That's gonna be absolutely one of my top fave pix, & just another reason to wuv Pris! :wacky:

marie/pims
30-05-2009, 06:10 AM
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O.M.G.

technicolor_love78
30-05-2009, 06:18 AM
Jeez that thing is huge :shame: Sorry :blush:

Here's some more pics:


http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4604/42/16/548643092/n548643092_2008030_2136100.jpg




thanks for posting more, Pris :) i swear nobody has ever looked hotter while taking a swig of water :shocked2:

Pris
30-05-2009, 06:32 AM
Aaaand it's jacket time :sneaky:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtiHZC8DQ74

Sweet dreams ladies!! :wink3:

halokiti
30-05-2009, 08:04 AM
Great review and videos Pris. Nice unintentional closeup of Chris's bum during LIJ.

technicolor_love78
30-05-2009, 01:56 PM
Aaaand it's jacket time :sneaky:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtiHZC8DQ74

Sweet dreams ladies!! :wink3:

Pris you just keep coming out with all these goodies! Great video and review! :)

Jenjie
30-05-2009, 04:10 PM
gratz guys, you broke the Wiki page :P

seriously though, congrats for being the first show in 2009 to need 2 Wiki pages :D


http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/23_May_2009:_Comcast_Theatre%2C_Hartford%2C_CT%2C_ USA

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/23_May_2009:_Comcast_Theatre%2C_Hartford%2C_CT%2C_ USA_%28Fan_Reviews_Part_2%29

Jenjie
30-05-2009, 04:11 PM
Coldplay Thrills Fans with an Encore Performance in Hartford

After releasing a hugely successful, Grammy winning album and touring the world non-stop for the past year, you would think Coldplay would be ready for a nice long vacation. However, the band did not become one of the world’s biggest by sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, and they won’t be doing that any time soon. Instead, they are spending their summer playing amphitheaters in cities that most do their best to avoid. One of those cities is Hartford, Connecticut, where Coldplay would continue their Viva La Vida tour at the Comcast Theater. While their live show hasn’t change much since I saw them on the first leg of the tour last summer, they amazed me once again, belting out their biggest hits along with a few new surprises in another memorable performance.

New Jersey native and Syracuse graduate Pete Y0rn opened the show with a sleep-educing forty minute set of dull ballads and soft rock numbers that were better suited for an elevator than a packed amphitheater. Yorn sauntered around the stage for most of the set, barely acknowledging the crowd and saying little between songs. The rest of his band looked even less interested, often blankly staring off into space while playing their instruments with as little enthusiasm as humanly possible. While Yorn’s songs have been featured in TV dramas such as House and in romantic comedies such as Me, Myself, and Irene, they simply didn’t come across well in this setting.

Thirty minutes after Yorn and company left the stage to a small smattering of applause, A semi-transparent black screen was lowered over the stage and the lights were dimmed. Lead singer Chris Martin led the rest of the band, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion out on stage. With sparkling torches held aloft, the band jogged to the drum set, extinguished the flames, and began the show with the customary opener, “Life In Technicolor.” After the screen dropped and the band was finally revealed, they segued into “Violet Hill,” which inspired the first giant sing along of the night. The setlist focused mainly on the band’s older hits, as well as a good deal of material from their latest full-length, Viva La Vida, and it’s follow up EP, Prospect’s March.

An early highlight of the set was the band’s first big hit “Yellow,” which featured an impressive laser show that stretched all the way to the lawn, as well as confetti-filled yellow balloons bouncing all over the venue. Another early highlight was the performance of “Fix You” from 2005’s X & Y. After jumping around the stage and working the crowd into a tizzy for most of the song, Martin simply sat at his piano and listened as the 13,000 in attendance sang the last chorus back to him in (not quite) perfect harmony.

After an upbeat performance of “Strawberry Swing,” the band ventured off stage and into the crowd, stopping at a small platform located in the center of the pavilion. The quartet has been doing this throughout their Viva La Vida tour, to the delight of those in the cheap(er) seats, who got an unexpectedly close view for these three songs. Without a drum set, the band presented “techno” versions of “God Put A Smile On Your Face” and “Talk.” Both sounded slightly awkward and didn’t live up to their full band versions, but they seemed to please the crowd nonetheless. Champion, Buckland, and Berryman then returned to the stage, leaving Martin alone on the platform with his piano. The lead singer announced that this would be the boring part of the set, and he instructed those in the audience who might be craving a hot dog to head to the concession stands. While few took him up on the offer, Martin’s rendition of “The Hardest Part” certainly wasn’t the highlight of the set. That would follow shortly.

As Martin made his way back through the crowd and a recorded version of the instrumental track “Postcards From Far Away” was played, an enormous bongo drum was rolled to the front of the stage, where Champion stood ready. Just as Martin made it back, the opening notes from “Viva La Vida” could be heard, and the crowd instantly roared its approval. As he would do all show, Martin bounced around the stage , getting up close and personal with as many fans as possible. He ended “Viva La Vida” singing the melody on his back, and the crowd ate it up. After performing “Lost!,” the band would once again leave the stage.

This time, Martin and Co. would venture even further from the elaborately designed set, making their way to a platform on the lawn, nearly causing a stampede of fans who had been lounging on blankets and folding chairs only minutes before. Martin would then string together a series of cheesy but humorous rhymes about Hartford and playing for the fans in the back, one of which went “When you’re depressed and sitting on your butt, come play a show in Connecticut.” The band would then perform “Green Eyes” from A Rush of Blood To the Head, as well as “Death Will Never Conquer,” a short folk-ish track the band released free on their website featuring Champion on lead vocals. Martin had introduced the drummer with a rhyme that sounded something like “Now you’re all in for a thrill, for here’s our drummer Will.” Is Martin preparing for a future career as a children’s novelist? I hope not.

After finishing their set on the lawn with a sing-along cover of Neil Diamond’s “I’m A Believer,” the band would take a short break before finally returning to the main stage. Here they would preform one of their most rocking tracks, Politik,” and then “Lovers In Japan.” The latter brought a blizzard-like storm of brightly colored confetti that nearly obscured the entire stage. After grabbing not only a Japanese umbrella but also an enormous dragon head costume (seriously), Martin would bring the song to and end and then end the set with “Death And All His Friends.”

After the band left the stage, the crowd began to sing the melody to “Viva La Vida,” and before long, the quartet returned to the stage to preform a two song encore. It began with “The Scientist” and then concluded with “Life in Technicolor II” from the Prospect’s March EP. Surprisingly, the crowd was as into this song as any the band had played, singing along as if the tune was their biggest single. Coldplay then took their bows and made their exit. As thousands of very satisfied fans did the same, they continued to sing the melody to “Viva La Vida,” and it could be heard on the concourse and even as the throngs made their way outside the venue and back to the parking lots. With this most likely being Coldplay’s last visit to Hartford for some time, it was obvious the band had left their mark with this performance. At the beginning of the show, Martin brought up the fact they were trying to make up for a sub-par showing during their last visit to the city. While they may not have given the “eight billion percent” effort the lead singer had promised, they certainly made their previous missteps seem like a very distant memory.

http://leafsacc.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/coldplay-thrills-fans-with-an-encore-performance-in-hartford/

Christa42
30-05-2009, 04:13 PM
Woot Woot!!!!! glad to be of service!!!! it really was magical

Jenjie
30-05-2009, 04:16 PM
So this saturday i went to see my favorite band in the entire world, coldplay, live at the meadows music theater. It was my birthday present.

It was the best concert i have EVER been to in my ENTIRE LIFE.

Not only was the singing phenomenal and in my opinion better than their CD's, their mannerisms and acts took the cake.

They interacted with the audience so much, and even moved stages a few times rather than staying on the main stage.

They moved to the section where i was at, and i rushed by everyone and was only a few feet away from Chris Martin. I could see the sweat on his forehead. There, he played 'trouble' and a few other beautiful piano songs, including "postcards from far away". It was incredible. I couldn't believe i ordered middle stadium seats [i bought them the first day they came out to the public, and the front rows were ALREADY sold out, so i settled for the middle], yet he came to me.

In the way back, there was lawn seating. The people who sat there could not even see the stage, and payed a mear 20 bucks to get in. And once again, Coldplay came to them and started singing them some cute little songs, and did a cover of "I'm a believer". He asked us all "Are you in loveeee?" and refered to his bandmates as "Most likely to star in a horror film", "most likely to star in a porno", along those lines. I forgot what he said to the final member, but something along the lines of how he hates to sing, in private and public, but for just this once to tell us all if he was in love.

We did a cellphone light wave, which was very fun. :wha

During "Yellow", giant yellow balloons full of confetti were released. When they popped, they whole place exploded with sparkles.

And, during lovers in Japan, canons hidden all around the stadium erupted and shot out millions of tissue paper butterflies. It was gorgeous. I later collected a lot up from the floor and am currently in the process of making some type of mural for my wall with it.

I forgot which song, but perhaps in continuation with lovers in japan, chris got in a giant chinese dragon suit and danced around while singing. It was hilarious.

At the end, we all got free albums of their Live CD "left right left right", which has the same butterflies on it as the ones shot from the canons. That CD is incredible.

It was an incredible concert. I cannot wait until they come back... I am going to get VIP tickets and molest Guy Berryman.

My only regret is that i didn't bring my camera. my cellphone pics turned out terrible. :cry

either way...

It was the best moment of my entire life, and i'll treasure it forever.

http://xstrong.livejournal.com/10898.html

halokiti
30-05-2009, 04:32 PM
My video taken during "In My Place" finally uploaded, there are quite a few guest appearances from Coldplayers in it.
YouTube - Coldplay - In My Place (live) Hartford 5/23/09

Christa42
30-05-2009, 04:45 PM
holy crap erica that is epic!!!!!! you can see us holding up the Phil sign!!!

Pris
30-05-2009, 04:54 PM
Great review and videos Pris. Nice unintentional closeup of Chris's bum during LIJ.
Mehehehe, thanks :D I kept trying to get my camera somewhere other than his butt, but then i thought... mehh, wth i might as well get it on camera :P

gratz guys, you broke the Wiki page :P

seriously though, congrats for being the first show in 2009 to need 2 Wiki pages :D


http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/23_May_2009:_Comcast_Theatre%2C_Hartford%2C_CT%2C_ USA

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/23_May_2009:_Comcast_Theatre%2C_Hartford%2C_CT%2C_ USA_%28Fan_Reviews_Part_2%29
Sorry Jen :blush:
We just had a lot to tell :cheesy:
*goes to check out Erica's vid :wideeyed:*

halokiti
30-05-2009, 05:04 PM
When I had my camera on Chris during ramp and you guys held up the sign, was it you guys that was screaming about Jonny and Guy looking at the sign?

Pris
30-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Here they would preform one of their most rocking tracks, Politik,” and then “Lovers In Japan.” The latter brought a blizzard-like storm of brightly colored confetti that nearly obscured the entire stage. After grabbing not only a Japanese umbrella but also an enormous dragon head costume (seriously), Martin would bring the song to and end and then end the set with “Death And All His Friends.”
Chinese lion head was during Lost!, not Lovers in Japan :dozey:

They moved to the section where i was at, and i rushed by everyone and was only a few feet away from Chris Martin. I could see the sweat on his forehead. There, he played 'trouble' and a few other beautiful piano songs, including "postcards from far away".
Huh?? Trouble?? :thinking:

..................................................

It was an incredible concert. I cannot wait until they come back... I am going to get VIP tickets and molest Guy Berryman.
:lol:

When I had my camera on Chris during ramp and you guys held up the sign, was it you guys that was screaming about Jonny and Guy looking at the sign?
That is very likely!!! :lol:
I'm not really sure tho... :thinking:

Pris
30-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Not sure if this one has been posted.... :uhoh:

Coldplay Turns In A High Energy Show At Comcast Theatre
By LEAH IGDALSKY | Special To The Courant
May 25, 2009

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Coldplay: from left, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion, singer-keyboardist Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland (JAY L. CLENDENIN / LOS ANGELES TIMES / June 2, 2008)

Coldplay has plenty of reasons to be pompous. The London-based rock band has won seven Grammy awards, and is currently one of the biggest acts in the world. Still, in its Saturday night performance at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, the group displayed humility and appreciation, genuinely thanking its fans for its current success.

Early on, lead singer Chris Martin promised to give "eight-million percent" effort, because he appraised his last Hartford performance as "less than fantastic." Coldplay redeemed itself through a nearly two-hour set of nonstop energy.

"Speed of Sound" grew from ethereal piano to a swirl of thrashing guitar and drums, backed by cryptic lyrics of questions and answers. Martin yelped in falsetto behind a piano draped with a flag for "Viva La Vida," the band's latest album, as multicolored laser lights rushed across the stage.

Coldplay started "Yellow" with electric fervor before calming for its emotional lyrics and then rebuilding an attack on the chorus, accompanied by two dozen large, confetti-filled yellow beach balls bouncing through the packed arena.

"42" began as a piano-driven ballad, with black-and-white footage of the band playing projected on a screen, creating the feel of a mysterious film noir. The drums and bass picked up midway to craft a pounding, U2-like rock sound backed by flashing red and black images of the band, before closing with a return to the dramatic style of the song's opening.

After "Strawberry Swing," a rootsy tune with a jig-like feel, band members journeyed into the first tier of seats beyond the pit, where they tore through "Talk" atop a platform equipped with guitars and an upright piano. The rest of the band returned to the stage to allow Martin a spotlighted performance of "The Hardest Part," showcasing his nimble fingers and adroitness on the piano. After returning to the stage, Martin theatrically collapsed on his back, exhausted.

The band later ventured out onto the lawn, leading the crowd in a cellphone light wave throughout the theater, and improvising a song about the importance of playing for the people in the back of the arena.

The band returned for an encore that included the simple, driving piano lines of "The Scientist."

Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn's pop with sensitive lyrics and a rough edge opened the show, mixing sentimental ballads and up-tempo, rock-tinged tunes, including some from his forthcoming record, "Back and Forth," to be released June 23.

http://www.courant.com/entertainment/music/reviews/hc-cold-play-review.artmay25,0,7453083.story

Denise
31-05-2009, 01:49 PM
It took me a while but I finally managed to read the reviews..they're all brilliant as are the pics and videos. Thank you girls :kiss:

Christa42
01-06-2009, 01:36 PM
i miss this thread:cry:

busybeeburns
04-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Bootleg:

http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58531

Christa42
05-06-2009, 01:26 PM
woot woot. woot woot, woot woot love the vlv remix - its like i am still there.....

Pris
05-06-2009, 04:00 PM
I can't stop listening to it :bomb: :bigcry:

ApproximatelyInfinite
05-06-2009, 05:10 PM
can any of you hear us at all? :lol:

i don't think i can, save for maybe one or two snippets of my loud, dulcet tones :P. the description did say something like "near the stage, berryman side," though! you'd think you'd be able to hear us crazies.

Pris
05-06-2009, 07:08 PM
Pay attention during the begining of Glass of Water Chels... there's noone singing but you can hear in the background a group of girls singing every word, i'm 99% sure that's us :smug: At those kind of "not singles" songs it's easier to pick up our chanting :D Plus at some points (like the C Stage) you can clearly hear Cooky's squeee :lol:

ApproximatelyInfinite
05-06-2009, 07:15 PM
haha, that's true, i thought i heard noelia's squee once or twice :P

semy says he can hear me a few times, but i have yet to really establish whether it's me or not :P

Christa42
05-06-2009, 11:43 PM
i posted this in the bootleg thread but it needs repeating ( or so i think) during LIJ you can hear the rustling ( falling of the butterflies) and squeeels of delight when the butterflies fall. i love that moment so much it makes me cry

xxKels
05-06-2009, 11:48 PM
:cry:*pats Christa* and says "there there now, it` will be alright...":kiss:

Christa42
05-06-2009, 11:54 PM
are we the only peeps in the cincinatti thread? i dont understand this, this is what coldplayers live for!

ohmystarisfading
07-06-2009, 03:05 AM
haha I downloaded the bootleg and I can hear coldplayers in some parts.

Have you guys listened to the escapist outro track? Near the end you can hear someone say "We should send some to Lori!" and someone else say "Yeah , definitely" and then "Aw, I ripped it!" I'm pretty sure those are all coldplayers though I'm not exactly sure who :uhoh:

And then during VLV you can hear a guy say "SIGN DOWN!", telling someone to lower their sign (maybe the rhythm section one?) and then someone goes "Sorry", and the guy says (to someone next to him I'm guessing) "Gotta keep these whipper snappers in line"

So far that's all I've found, I'm really glad this show has such a great recording :D It's like re-living it all over :escaping:

SwallowedInSea
07-06-2009, 05:02 AM
haha I downloaded the bootleg and I can hear coldplayers in some parts.

Have you guys listened to the escapist outro track? Near the end you can hear someone say "We should send some to Lori!" and someone else say "Yeah , definitely" and then "Aw, I ripped it!" I'm pretty sure those are all coldplayers though I'm not exactly sure who :uhoh:

And then during VLV you can hear a guy say "SIGN DOWN!", telling someone to lower their sign (maybe the rhythm section one?) and then someone goes "Sorry", and the guy says (to someone next to him I'm guessing) "Gotta keep these whipper snappers in line"

So far that's all I've found, I'm really glad this show has such a great recording :D It's like re-living it all over :escaping:

Ahahahah that's sooo funny! I'm gonna have to listen to those parts again! :lol: I don't think it was the Rhythm Section sign though, cause I don't remember anyone yelling at me. :P Maybe the Phil sign! :lol:
But I do love that they called us whippersnappers! :cool:

Christa42
08-06-2009, 11:14 AM
hehehe:sneaky:

Pris
08-06-2009, 11:39 PM
Whippersnappers?? :lol:
& I love that we refuse to let the thread die :wacky:

white.shadows
09-06-2009, 02:12 PM
Hey whippersnappers:)

I was the one who taped the show. I was right behind the girl with the sign. (No, I wasn't the one who said "SIGN DOWN!")

I had a fabulous time, other than not being able to make any noise as I was recording. There was certainly enough noise being made around me, which was all well and good!

If you listen to the recording, at about 3 minutes 45 seconds into Yellow, you'll hear a big pop. One of the balloons popped right in front of me and a piece of confetti flew into my mouth! It was startling because all of a sudden there was a really strong taste of latex rubber in my mouth. (Okay, no snickering.) I thought it was a piece of the balloon but then I spit out a piece of yellow tissue paper!! :lol:

Christa42
09-06-2009, 02:15 PM
White.shadows - omg i love you, i had the big yellow phil sign, sorry if it got in your way. we were on the right front barrier by Guys side. you have made so many people so happy. dont know how to thank you enough. . i relive it everyday thanks to you.

ps. did you see those gross out people making out? ewwwwwwwwww i got rid of them though - jabbed her a few times with my elbow

white.shadows
09-06-2009, 02:22 PM
^Oh no worries, the sign didn't get in my way, you only had it up for a few seconds at a time anyway. I also got some nice video with my camera, but the sound sucks so I have to try to figure out how to sync the better audio to the video. I also got some nice pics... just have been so backlogged with stuff here that I haven't gotten the chance yet to post 'em.

Christa42
09-06-2009, 02:31 PM
we would love to see them, its funny my vids are so much better than my pics, time for a new camera. its great for little one though

white.shadows
09-06-2009, 02:32 PM
<<ps. did you see those gross out people making out? ewwwwwwwwww i got rid of them though - jabbed her a few times with my elbow>>


LOL!! Yeah, get a room somewhere...

Christa42
09-06-2009, 02:35 PM
it was funny they just crept up and were there at some pt in the show - and then they had there own little party and i was like - i have been here since 3 and ran to this spot and get out of my way - i told them to get out of my space - they had their fun then got bored i guess. soo bizarre

SwallowedInSea
09-06-2009, 03:20 PM
^Oh no worries, the sign didn't get in my way, you only had it up for a few seconds at a time anyway. I also got some nice video with my camera, but the sounds sucks so I have to try to figure out how to sync the better audio to the video. I also got some nice pics... just have been so backlogged with stuff here that I haven't gotten the chance yet to post 'em.
So YOU were the amazing person to record our show!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! :kiss:
I hope our over-the-top excitement wasn't too annoying for you... if anything, I hope we were entertaining! :lol:
And, by the way, I would LOVE to see your videos. :)

Pris
09-06-2009, 04:18 PM
haha I downloaded the bootleg and I can hear coldplayers in some parts.

Have you guys listened to the escapist outro track? Near the end you can hear someone say "We should send some to Lori!" and someone else say "Yeah , definitely" and then "Aw, I ripped it!" I'm pretty sure those are all coldplayers though I'm not exactly sure who :uhoh:

And then during VLV you can hear a guy say "SIGN DOWN!", telling someone to lower their sign (maybe the rhythm section one?) and then someone goes "Sorry", and the guy says (to someone next to him I'm guessing) "Gotta keep these whipper snappers in line"

So far that's all I've found, I'm really glad this show has such a great recording :D It's like re-living it all over :escaping:
I hadn't noticed that :thinking:
Ha!! I just heard it again, and i totally recognize them!! Those were the cool girls surounding me :cool:
At about 2:25 it's Christa who says "We should send some to Lore" And the "oh, definitely" is Chelsea :D

Hey whippersnappers:)

I was the one who taped the show. I was right behind the girl with the sign. (No, I wasn't the one who said "SIGN DOWN!")

I had a fabulous time, other than not being able to make any noise as I was recording. There was certainly enough noise being made around me, which was all well and good!

If you listen to the recording, at about 3 minutes 45 seconds into Yellow, you'll hear a big pop. One of the balloons popped right in front of me and a piece of confetti flew into my mouth! It was startling because all of a sudden there was a really strong taste of latex rubber in my mouth. (Okay, no snickering.) I thought it was a piece of the balloon but then I spit out a piece of yellow tissue paper!! :lol:
OMG Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou :kiss: :bomb:
You have no idea how happy you've made us with that recording :wacky:
I'm glad we didn't annoy you, as we were loud and fangirly the entire time :lol:
That's a funny story about the balloon!! :lol: Those things can be dangerous :uhoh: :P
And you should try and upload your stuff, we'd love to see it!! :D

white.shadows
09-06-2009, 05:41 PM
<< I'm glad we didn't annoy you, as we were loud and fangirly the entire time >>

Oh, loud and fangirly is cool. Believe me, I would've been exactly the same way were I not recording. :D

Christa42
09-06-2009, 06:19 PM
white.shadows - you just might have a fangirl following ......hehehehe thanks again

girls i am changing my siggy again

Pris - i remeber that now, cause we had the plastic bags out scooping up the butterflies - we will have to tell Lore to listen to it

ApproximatelyInfinite
09-06-2009, 07:57 PM
Hey whippersnappers:)

I was the one who taped the show. I was right behind the girl with the sign. (No, I wasn't the one who said "SIGN DOWN!")

I had a fabulous time, other than not being able to make any noise as I was recording. There was certainly enough noise being made around me, which was all well and good!

If you listen to the recording, at about 3 minutes 45 seconds into Yellow, you'll hear a big pop. One of the balloons popped right in front of me and a piece of confetti flew into my mouth! It was startling because all of a sudden there was a really strong taste of latex rubber in my mouth. (Okay, no snickering.) I thought it was a piece of the balloon but then I spit out a piece of yellow tissue paper!! :lol:


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nice:

the quality of that recording is amazing for someone standing in the audience with (i assume) a pocket recorder or something. we can't thank you enough for getting the whole show! :D

i also can't believe you were RIGHT behind us :lol:. good thing for your recording that you didn't get TOO much of our fangirlyness!

white.shadows
09-06-2009, 08:13 PM
^It was a bit more high tech than a pocket recorder...
But I'm thrilled that you all are enjoying the results!!
That's one of my biggest incentives for taping--knowing that
other fans will get a kick out of hearing it!

Pris
09-06-2009, 08:34 PM
Oh you have no idea how much we're enjoying it :wacky:
That thing has been on loop on my ipod since the day i downloaded it :dance:

CookyMnstr
09-06-2009, 08:44 PM
white.shadows=our hero!!!!!!:thumbsup::D

Cannot thank you enough for recording this show:nice:, it meant so much to all of us "crazy fangirls in front row=>the whippersnappers" to be able to listen and re-live this night over&over. Sorry for the excessive squee-ing:shame: It just cannot be helped!:P

all of a sudden there was a really strong taste of latex rubber in my mouth. (Okay, no snickering.)
Umm, wrong thread for that.:lol: Actually, wrong forum!:laugh3: (You know I giggled like a 12yr old at that!!!)

I had posted a comment the other day, I dunno what happened to it:inquisitive:, but you're right Pris...the "we should send some to Lore" IS Christa, and "yeah, definitely" IS Chelsea.:D LOUDMOUTHS:P

Pris
09-06-2009, 09:12 PM
Exactly, i was right in between them and you can't hear me.... i'm the quiet one :rolleyes: :P

ApproximatelyInfinite
10-06-2009, 12:11 AM
believe me, i am definitely a loudmouth :lol:. in high school, i was known for silencing our entire student body with a single word :P.

Christa42
10-06-2009, 01:59 AM
and chelsea, i know you are the daughter i never had becasue i was voted most talkitive (talk!) in high school, back in the day when you were allowed to vote on stuff like that. i dont think it;s politically correct to do that any more,

Lore
10-06-2009, 02:03 AM
aww this lovely thread :P

SwallowedInSea
10-06-2009, 02:07 AM
and chelsea, i know you are the daughter i never had becasue i was voted most talkitive (talk!) in high school, back in the day when you were allowed to vote on stuff like that. i dont think it;s politically correct to do that any more,
You kidding? We did superlatives for our yearbook senior year and as editor I pretty much picked who won in every single category. :blush:

Christa42
10-06-2009, 02:10 AM
sarah, i would have said you were my daughter but that would have made me 64, just kidding (will you still love me? lore)

do they still do that stuff? its so bad

ApproximatelyInfinite
10-06-2009, 02:13 AM
hey, sarah is only one year older than me! :P

and i certainly am talkative, no denying that :lol:. but i was speaking purely of volume...i was a prefect in my school, and i think a large reason behind my appointment was my lungpower for crowd control purposes! :D

EDIT: and they still do that yearbook stuff, but at least in my school it was perhaps more PC than it was in the past. we didn't have "prettiest" or anything like that, but i think we had something akin to most talkative :P. i also only had 35 people in my graduating class, so they also kind of catered the categories so each person won something :P.

SwallowedInSea
10-06-2009, 02:13 AM
sarah, i would have said you were my daughter but that would have made me 64 (will you still love me? lore)

do they still do that stuff? its so bad
Speaking of which, are you going to get tickets to Paul McCartney at Citi Field?? My mom wants to go so we're gonna try to get tickets! :dance: Lore, you should fly up for it!! :P

edit: We have gotten way off topic, but whatever, this gig was weeks ago. :P

Lore
10-06-2009, 02:14 AM
sarah, i would have said you were my daughter but that would have made me 64, just kidding (will you still love me? lore)

do they still do that stuff? its so bad


:lol: I think I will :P but one thing I know is that I'll visit you before that :P

Lore
10-06-2009, 02:15 AM
Speaking of which, are you going to get tickets to Paul McCartney at Citi Field?? My mom wants to go so we're gonna try to get tickets! :dance: Lore, you should fly up for it!! :P

edit: We have gotten way off topic, but whatever, this gig was weeks ago. :P


if I had the chance to go there, I think I would had choose the hartford week :P...

but paul :bomb: I need to win the lottery or something, it would be so awesome to see him live :bomb: he came here once, but it was 1993 and I was 6 years old :lol:

Christa42
10-06-2009, 02:16 AM
oh cheese and crackers, one more gig i forgot about, ok lore if you come to ny for paul i will forget all other gigs and of course sarah, cooky, chelsea and i fight for you to stay with us

ApproximatelyInfinite
10-06-2009, 02:17 AM
i saw paul once! it was amazing :wacky:. i would kill to see him at citi field, but i just can't afford any more concerts until england, where they seem to be much cheaper :P.

Lore
10-06-2009, 02:17 AM
I can't go there :bigcry:

btw Pris sent me a lovely NYC postcard, now is in my wall and evetytime I see it, it reminds me that I'll go there as soon as possible :P

and about yearbooks... I think that bsb and coldplay are mentioned in my yearbook :lol:

SwallowedInSea
10-06-2009, 02:17 AM
I had to teach my mom the secrets of online ticket buying for this... the tickets go on sale on Wednesday and I won't be here to help her. :P

Christa42
10-06-2009, 02:18 AM
dammit so many gigs!!!! so little money! ok we should join kels in the beautfiful new orleans thread

xxKels
10-06-2009, 02:19 AM
:thinking:cheese and crackers....?

SwallowedInSea
10-06-2009, 02:19 AM
I can't go there :bigcry:



and about yearbooks... I think that bsb and coldplay are mentioned in my yearbook :lol:
I was an editor so I had lots of influence on our yearbook. :wink:

The theme for the whole thing was music and we had a different lyric on each page, and Coldplay was quoted more than any other band in the whole thing :evil:

xxKels
10-06-2009, 02:21 AM
:thinking:thats cool, Sarah (CP most quoted)

Christa42
10-06-2009, 02:24 AM
:thinking:cheese and crackers....?

it;s the ny version of not trying to curse - jesus christ!

sugar, honey, iced tea, is another one of my favorites, - Shit

xxKels
10-06-2009, 02:26 AM
:laugh3: "and their talking in a language i dont speak, and their talking it to me..eeeeeee":dozey: :P

Christa42
10-06-2009, 02:30 AM
i really try not to saw the lord jesus in vain, so cheese and crackers has a nice ring to it. and sugar honey iced tea has a nice twang

xxKels
10-06-2009, 02:31 AM
:thinking:Christa, have you been nipping the bottle again?

Christa42
10-06-2009, 02:32 AM
actually no, and my goodness its tuesday allready!! busy day with kids and crappolla

Lore
10-06-2009, 02:35 AM
:lol: your talk is funny girls :P

ApproximatelyInfinite
10-06-2009, 02:46 AM
my personal favorite replacement swearword is "muffins" :P. mich and semy actually took quite a liking to me saying that on the board back in the day :lol:.

SwallowedInSea
10-06-2009, 02:48 AM
I don't have any censoring words :uhoh:

ApproximatelyInfinite
10-06-2009, 03:26 AM
eh, i swear all the time :P. muffins is just useful when i'm in certain company :P

Christa42
10-06-2009, 03:16 PM
mother fletcher is a good one

Pris
10-06-2009, 03:59 PM
Hahahahaha :lol:
So, have we converted the Hartford thread to another random talk one?? :P
Not that i'm complaining, i've been cracking up reading all your posts :laugh3:

Christa42
10-06-2009, 07:20 PM
don't want the thread to die .... its so sweet and cute

Pris
10-06-2009, 08:22 PM
And we already decorated it with all those pretty pics and vids and signs :wacky:

xxKels
11-06-2009, 08:11 AM
mother fletcher is a good one

WTF? :confused:

Christa, you got to stop talking like this, I`m beginning to imagine you with a tight hair bun, humped over with a walking cane:(
:cry::P

CookyMnstr
11-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Ummmm don't we already have a thread in the LOUNGE (coughC&Ccough) to talk amongst ourselves about random stuff??!?!::thinking: :uhoh:

Let's leave the pretty Hartford thread alone...or we'll be banned from going to any more Coldplay gigs for fear that we'll spam up the corresponding thread on coldplaying:P:lol:

Christa42
11-06-2009, 04:00 PM
ok kels, *whips on leather jacket and sho ho clothes and shoes*

bring it on Mother Fuckers!!!!!!!

sits on floor in thread and stamps feet- i want my hartford thread to live forevvvvvaaaaaa not letting gooooooo

CookyMnstr
11-06-2009, 04:03 PM
:o

Christa42
11-06-2009, 04:04 PM
i am in a fiesty mood today

Pris
12-06-2009, 05:49 PM
But i don't wanna let the thread die!!! :bigcry:

Christa42
12-06-2009, 06:04 PM
ok, go find some pics we have not posted yet and post them now, i think i still have a few up my sleeve, sarah must have lots more

CookyMnstr
12-06-2009, 06:04 PM
:laugh3:
Any time I hear a live version of any song played at this concert, I get flashbacks.:nice::dance:
And I keep thinking that we were up so close to Guy, he definitely could see us...and I was acting like suuuuch a maniac:wacky::rolleyes4:--I mean I was like belting out every song, and screaming like a banshee, and jumping up&down like I was on fire !!!!:blush::P I just thought at the time "ohmygod I'm front row:stunned::bomb:--fuck it, Im not holding anything back!!!"
But now I'm a little embarrassed:laugh3:...oh well, you only live once, right?

white.shadows
12-06-2009, 06:33 PM
Sorry folks I am on the road without all my files, otherise I would post some pics/vids to keep the thread alive!

CookyMnstr
12-06-2009, 06:46 PM
OMG, I see from your siggy you're going to a show tonight?!!? Woohooo:dance: Have fun!!!
(btw I'm listening to your wonderful recording right now!:wink:)

And some piccies so I don't feel so guilty for being random in this thread...

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0398.jpg?t=1244828353
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0409.jpg?t=1244828423
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0431.jpg?t=1244828486
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0474.jpg?t=1244828716

Christa42
12-06-2009, 07:00 PM
thanks white.shadows!!! have a great time come back any time

yummy cooky!! i still dont know how to do spoilers - you have to come over and teach me stuff again

white.shadows
12-06-2009, 07:24 PM
Yep I'm at the Houston airport waiting to catch my flight to Des Moines!!! Whoopie!!!

ApproximatelyInfinite
12-06-2009, 09:04 PM
thanks white.shadows!!! have a great time come back any time

yummy cooky!! i still dont know how to do spoilers - you have to come over and teach me stuff again


you just type [ spoiler] and [ /spoiler] around whatever you want to be in the spoiler :D (but delete the spaces i put after each first bracket :P)


http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/CPCookyMnstr/Hartford%20CT%205%2023%2009/IMG_0398.jpg?t=1244828353



oooh, my thumb! :lol:

and apologies to jen for putting two Ns in her name...in all the excitement, i couldn't pay close attention to what i was writing :P

Christa42
13-06-2009, 03:51 AM
chelsea, what would we do without you? :):kiss:

halokiti
13-06-2009, 04:03 AM
You guys are still hanging out here. lols.

xxKels
13-06-2009, 04:05 AM
:stunned:the thread just WILL . NOT. DIE.:D

Christa42
13-06-2009, 04:08 AM
squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Pris
13-06-2009, 04:41 PM
:stunned:the thread just WILL . NOT. DIE.:D
Not as long as we can help it :D

Anyways, i'd forgotten to post this ones.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CB-d861yJY

:wink3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtiHZC8DQ74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkDQJlRKfTg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm3-TOiFhEQ

YouTube - TS - Coldplay Hartford 23.05.09

I added them to my review aswell :nice:

xxKels
13-06-2009, 05:29 PM
:laugh3:HaHa, Cooky.....in 5 years this thread will still be fresh, with the pay-per-view special,

"HBO presents: Hartford, The Lost Tapes".

Christa42
13-06-2009, 09:46 PM
ooooh i have been out all dayyyyyy, and going out again,will post some tomorrow......

Christa42
24-05-2010, 01:34 AM
omg it's our anniversary!!!!!!! one year ago today we were front row and it;s Erica's Bday today too!!