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1-Dec-08 - Birmingham, NIA - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos

busybeeburns

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Welcome to the thread for the above concert which can be used for all discussion prior to, during and after the gig.

One thread one concert - should hopefully keep everyone organised and up-to-date with Coldplay on the road.

Did you get tickets?
Are you looking for tickets?
Are you looking for ticket swaps?
Need help/directions on getting to the concert?
Not sure what the arrangements and rules are for the particular venue is?
Are you just bloody excited?
Do you have a review for the concert?
Did you take any pictures... share them here!


Seating Plan

Block 10U
thebobchatt


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Setlist

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
Yellow
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Cemeteries Of London
Chinese Sleep Chant
42
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
Lost!
Green Eyes (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will singing)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
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Politik
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
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The Scientist
Life in Technicolour ii
The Escapist (outro)


Photos

http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1557

Wiki reviews

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/1_December_2008:_NIA,_Birmingham,_UK

Videos

Life In Technicolor

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AKfVgq5MW8"]YouTube - Coldplay live Birmingham NIA 01-12-2008..opening Life in Technicolor and Violet Hill[/ame]

Violet Hill

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AKfVgq5MW8"]YouTube - Coldplay live Birmingham NIA 01-12-2008..opening Life in Technicolor and Violet Hill[/ame]

Clocks



Yellow



In My Place



Speed Of Sound

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJLulc3TBrE"]YouTube - Coldplay - Speed of Sound (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

Cemeteries Of London



Chinese Sleep Chant



42

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paJIvs4XBrs&eurl=http://www..com/home/2008/12/02/coldplay-nia-birmingham-01122008-reviewssetlistpicturesvideo/&feature=player_embedded

Fix You

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvDUX70o1VA"]YouTube - Coldplay Live NIA 01/12/2008 - Fix You[/ame]

Strawberry Swing

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t82tdrylJso"]YouTube - Coldplay - Strawberry Swing (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKvXpMY2eJ8"]YouTube - God Put A Smile On Your Face - Coldplay (Live @ NIA Birmingham 021208)[/ame]

Talk (techno version)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXlB0nAnrlo"]YouTube - Coldplay - God Put a Smile Upon Your Face "techno version" (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

The Hardest Part

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDgLHO-kVq8"]YouTube - The Hardest Part (Acoustic) - Coldplay (Live @ NIA Birmingham 021208)[/ame]

Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)



Viva La Vida

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqEZY5A5tSY"]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida and Lost! (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

Lost!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqEZY5A5tSY"]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida and Lost! (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4f02IaQ6ik"]YouTube - Coldplay - Lost (NIA, Birmingham, 2008)[/ame]

Green Eyes (acoustic)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3rQhP5q--U"]YouTube - Coldplay - Birmingham[/ame]

Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will singing)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOgpyOpMeU0"]YouTube - Coldplay - Birmingham NIA Dec 1st 2008[/ame]

Viva La Vida (remix interlude)



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Politik

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHlT3Zt2ZhY"]YouTube - Coldplay - Politik (NIA, Birmingham, 2008)[/ame]

Lovers In Japan

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4zgVfhRFvo"]YouTube - Coldplay - Lovers In Japan (NIA, Birmingham, 2008)[/ame]

Death And All His Friends

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HycJlzmrkfo"]YouTube - Coldplay - Death and all His Friends (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwEOW1xJoJI"]YouTube - Coldplay - Birmingham[/ame]

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The Scientist

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9asnKzbbqE"]YouTube - Coldplay - Birmingham[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzj-hK5Rgz4"]YouTube - Coldplay - The Scientist & Back For Good (Take That cover) (NIA 1/12/08)[/ame]

Life in Technicolour ii

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw7CordK7Ck"]YouTube - Coldplay - Life In Technicolor ii (NIA, Birmingham, 2008)[/ame]

The Escapist (outro)



Merchandise

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Check out the shop for more items and other colours.
 

Bebop28

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Yaaay, sooo excited about this, I'll be going aslong as I can get the tickets! :D Need to go research how big this place is now...
 

Black Rose

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The NIA is pretty much in the centre of Birmingham (so if you have a car, good luck finding somewhere to park which doesn't cost an arm and a leg), it holds about 4,500 people.
 

Jenjie

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Kicking off at The NIA Coldplay will be playing a ten date UK tour this December. Tickets are priced £42.50 and £38.50 plus booking and transaction fee go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 30 May.

http://www.necgroup.co.uk/whatson/6418/
 

marko1892

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I'm going to this gig, cannot wait, been a long time since i've seen coldplay and armed with tracks like lost, this gig will be amazing! Anyone wanting Parking information...

The NIA isn't really in the city centre, its just off the city centre, an idea perhaps would be to park in the city centre itself at one of the multistorey car parks and either walk or catch a bus to broadstreet.
 

insane romantic

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I got my ticket :D

For people travelling by train, the NIA is close to Birmingham New Street, which is a massive station - plus you don't have to worry about parking. That's how I'm getting there.
 

Beximus

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I think I got tickets - the sites kept crashing on me. So I may have none, or I may have about 6 pairs!

Anyone know what the NIA Plan is? All the tickets were offered as seating - surely there must be some standing somewhere.
 

Bebop28

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Bloody hell talk about stressed! I was one of the first on there, got tickets in one of the front blocks and then I realised Dad had taken his card with him to work, Mum was running round the house trying to ring him, what a time to not answer the phone! Anyway got the tickets somewhere in the Upper Tier now, but I'm not too fussed I'd sit anywhere to see Coldplay :D CANN'T WAIIIIIIT!!
 

superforest

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I think I got tickets - the sites kept crashing on me. So I may have none, or I may have about 6 pairs!

Anyone know what the NIA Plan is? All the tickets were offered as seating - surely there must be some standing somewhere.
All seating I'm afraid
 

mkmatt

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WOOHOOOOOO i'm going with the mrs - our first ever coldplay gig, first day of the UK tour, and on our anniversary .... life doesn't get much better :) ... december 1st cant come soon enough now

Managed to get mine direct from the NIA website - lower block 3 which aint to bad i think
 

Beximus

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Ok, so I'll have a quick moan now.

Seating????? WTF???? Do they think we're all middle aged with dodgy hips?

Moan over :D
 

Beximus

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Crap. Now I've got 2 sets of tickets for the first, and none for the second.

EDIT: Woooo!! Not anymore :D
 

insane romantic

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I got mine from seetickets.com and it doesn't say whereabouts they are.

Well...it says "Allocated - J,M,8-9" :thinking:

Does anyone know what that means. To be honest I don't really care as long as they're inside the arena somewhere :\ I'm just hoping they're together, because it says J, M sounds like they'd be in different rows or something :confused:
 

Beximus

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I got mine from seetickets.com and it doesn't say whereabouts they are.

Well...it says "Allocated - J,M,8-9" :thinking:

Does anyone know what that means. To be honest I don't really care as long as they're inside the arena somewhere :\ I'm just hoping they're together, because it says J, M sounds like they'd be in different rows or something :confused:
That's near to me - as I see it, it's Block J (floor), Row M, seats 8 and 9.
 

mkmatt

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Seating????? WTF???? Do they think we're all middle aged with dodgy hips?
I got my ticket within seconds via an email from ticketfactory (nia company site) and it actually states on the ticket that "People around you may stand!" ... so they know people dont wanna sit for these gigs. I'll be standing no matter what anyways :)

Also earlier in this thread someone said it only holds 4,500 ...... but its actually more like 13,000 with all the floor seating. Still the smallest venue of the tour but should give everyone a good view no matter where they're sitting

Theres a good seating plan and map of local area on this site http://www.ticketline.co.uk/venue/details/birmingham-national-indoor-arena
 

sharp-boy

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1st ever coldplay gig

This will be my 1st ever Coldplay gig. Im 16 nd my dads makin me pay :cry: but it will be worth it.
Im ten rows from the front in block B.
 

Beximus

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Yaay! Tickets arrived today :)

I'm impressed they've come out so early to be honest, but at least avoids the stress of not having them 2 weeks beforehand.
 
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