the crowd was amazing, singing out loud all the time!!! Chris was enjoying every minute of the concert, he was so happy!!!!
Brazilian fans Rocks!!!! So proud to be brazilian!!! We love COldplay.. best concert ever!
Now my feet will have to touch the ground (for twelve hours!)
Quote:Originally Posted by lfdianne;4999587 Oh my gosh, Sarah! That's so great! Front row is the best
Yeah, it was amazing!!! I'm so glad it all worked out
Quote:Originally Posted by MX&Yellow;4999653 Coldplay's performance was AMAZING & Yep! this brazilian crowd was AWESOME
Nah, they were awesome, singing and jumping and stuff was natural with all the excitement they made us feel
Quote:Originally Posted by Bonus_mosher;4996404 Does anybody else think tonight we will hear DLIBYH?
Quote:Originally Posted by Bonus_mosher;4996404
They rehearsed it, it would be silly not to play it
When did they reharse it? Cause I heard the soundcheck and they were playing a new song indeed but I dont know if it is a new Coldplay song or another band's...
Quote:Originally Posted by Blue Nails;4999745 Aah I can't wait to hear your story!
Here it goes!
WARNING: it is huuuuuuuuuuge! Couldnt help myself, so much to tell you!
I went to Rio on Thursday (29th) and all I wanted was to sleep properly coz I knew It wouldn’t be easy to do all that I wanted to in this crazy weekend I had ahead of me. So I did it, and Friday afternoon I was feeling ready for the battle. =) I say that cause here in Brazil the lines start really early, people are hardcore when it comes to this kind of concerts, and everyone were really over-excited for this one in particular.
So, we know that Coldplay always stay in this one hotel, so all the coldplayers settled a meeting there to see if we could meet with band, get some pictures/autographs and such. Some of them got there Friday (30th) right after lunch, but I only managed to do so at 4pm. When I got there they said to me that they’ve seen Phill and he said that maybe the band would come down later, and as they were saying it Chris and Jonny started to wave to us in the window and everyone got really excited and some of us started to sing every Coldplay song we could think of (especially the oldies) then, after some time we started to sing Paradise and Miller (Roadie #42) showed in the balcony and started taking pictures of us, then he came downstairs and asked us if we could sing it again and filmed the whole thing (so, maybe he’ll post it in coldplay.com ).
After that we saw Franksy and Dan Portainer in the hotel bar and they took pictures of us But the time passed and our guys were still inside in the middle of a bunch of interviews… Finally after hours of waiting Kelly came downstairs and we knew the time was coming! There were barriers so we were in a long line in front of the hotel entrance. Jonny boy came out, took pictures and signed things to a amazed crowd. He is a very sweet guy, so caring and smiling all the time And thank God for that coz I had a mission: I wanted to get something signed by him to Ellen for her wedding
When he came closer to me I told him that I had a friend that loved him very much and she wanst there coz she was getting married in the next day, so he wrote a message to her: “Ellen, congrats on your marriage! Love, Jonny from Coldplay”. After that I told him that I loved how he combined so many different riffs in Hurts like Heaven and he gave me the most beautifull smile and thanked me. Then it was time for Will, and he was even kinder that Jonny He signed ALL of my stuff (it was a lot of CD’s, singles, and such) and asked me what was my favorite song and I said Such a Rush and he said “oh my, that’s an old one!” and I said that I was loving the drum part of ETIAW and he said thanks. Then we took a picture and he thanked us all for waiting for so long and for going to the concert, he asked if we were the ones singing ealier and we said yes and he said that they really liked to hear us and all I could think of was “but we were singing terrible ”
Chis was next, and it all became a blur, coz everyone got even more thrilled and we couldn’t even hear his voice! But he still signed a lot of stuff and took some pictures, and in a minute he was back inside.
Jonny-boy, always smiling
Miller, right before filming us
After that we went home, ate, took a shower and got in the line at 3am And we weren’t the first ones!! There were aprox. 10 in the line for a week or so . The place was huge, crowded and confusing cause there were people leaving from Friday’s concert, so we went looking for Mel, Laura and the girls from Argentina, cause we were afraid they might get lost in that mess. We found then so we talked and talked until the morning… more of our friends arrived (Paula, Livia and Cris) and at 7:30 we started to hear some noises from the stage (that was really, really, really far from the line) and Paula, Livia and I started to run to some place where we could hear it properly. As we were running the sound became clear and it was ETIAW!! we found the “staff entrance” and got in We were still far from the stage, but we could see Chris in his piano, Will stretching his arms and Guy sitting in one of those big black instrument boxes after some time they played a song we couldn’t recognize and then Guy played some bits of the Midnight Cowboy theme (his favorite song) but some people from security saw us and told us to leave the place but after that we didn’t hear nothing more…
At 2pm we “run for our lives” to get to the front row and we got there! Livia and I were between Chris’ and Guy’s places, a very good place to be but it was very, very hot and we had to stand there in the sun until the end of the concert or lose the spot… From 2pm until aprox. 1am when the concert started. Most of our friends couldn’t stand the heat and the exhaustion of standing in the sun with 100,000 people pushing you, without even going to the bathroom... Lots of fans passed out, even Melissa and Laura had to go to back of the crowd... But they're fine now, Thank God!
It was hard to breath, my legs were killing me, but everytime I thought of giving up the front row I looked to Chris' piano in a corner of the stage and the time I waited to see this concert, so with the help of Livia and your Coldplay Karma, I made it!
When 99 ploblems started to play it was like none of this were happening, I got my strenght back! MX/Hurts like Heaven is even better live than I imagined. Oh my, Jonny's riffs, I'm so amazed by the way he makes so many different riffs sound so in harmony, you know... and the energy of this song its just the best way to get the crowd in the mood for the concert! Then it was time for the good and old Yellow and the crowd just went insane, my God, they were jumping, and singing. During In My Place it was even better! And, as if he had to do any other thing to catch our attention, Chris got a spray can and wrote Ri<3 (a heart in the place of the 'o') in the stage!!
And Major Minus was a surprise for me, cause I didnt liked it that much, but it is something else when you're singing and jumping, and Guy was seriously enjoying it! When Paradise started everyone was singing and I knew that the front row was really full of coldplayers <3 and we could see that they were astonished with us singing it, it was amazing! This song is much better live indeed.
The highlight of concert for me was God put a simle. I know it is an old song, but Jesus, the way they play it now.... is just pure awesomness!! They start it slowly, then accelerate it, then rock it! I loved it!
Another time I got really stunned was when Charlie Brown started, Holy shit, I jumped and screamed and sang it, and basically got inse so much that Chris looked straight to my friends and I and waved
And I went crazy during ETIAW too I started to move my arms, dance, I dont know how I managed to move so much when it was so crowded hahahahaha, but then it was over and I just sat in the ground, I couldnt move! But it wasnt for long, cause people were practically jumping in my feet. So I got up and all of a sudden someone gave me a paper and when I looked at it, IT WAS THE SETLIST!!!! I couldnt believe my luck, seriously!
The other day I woke up and went to their hotel again cause I waned to get the setlist signed And after some waiting They came out and talked to us, but this time it was even faster, cause there were lots of people there... Jonny, Guy and Chris signed my setlist but Will went straight to the car (they were leaving the hotel) so I saw Phill and asked him to sign the setlist and take it to Will for him to sign it too, AND HE DID. Phill is the nicest guy I've ever met, seriously!
The setlist! I'm going to frame it
Some of my cds, the one that werent signed last year...
I still have lots of pictures to upload aaaaaaand the videos! Coming soon
Sorry for the crappy english!
03.02.10 - Murumbi - Sao Paulo 10.01.11 - Rock in Rio - Rio de Janeiro
Paris - Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo - London Boat Trip - Pinkpop Landgraaf - Rock Werchter - Main Square Arras - Optimus Alive Lisbon - Oxegen Ireland - iTunes Festival London - Paris - Paris - London - Paris - Berlin - Zurich - Copenhagen - Stockholm - Paris - Hannover
Wow, that story makes me really happy. Would it be ridiculous to move to Rio so I can be around these awesome people?!
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