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12-Mar-2009: Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos

Discussion in '2009: Australian/NZ & Middle East Tour' started by Jenjie, Nov 22, 2008.

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  1. Benjamin

    By:BenjaminMar 15, 2009
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    Oh, don't worry then. ;)

    What you managed to get is amazing as it is... well done getting that past security!
     
  2. Benjamin

    By:BenjaminMar 15, 2009
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    Let us know when it's uploaded! ;)
     
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    By:foxtrotoscarMar 15, 2009
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    well, IF that's him in the front row, you get a good view of him in my high definition vid of In My Place, from 2:00-2:30mins. I must have been standing pretty close to you cos its the same view. in fact if you look closely i think i can see him saying "that's ma boy..";)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV7w_0hunGU"]YouTube - coldplay-in my place-[HD][email protected] Sydney 2009[/ame]
     
  4. monkeyman

    By:monkeymanMar 15, 2009
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    ok, zip file is uploading now... watch this spot (or be back in an hour or so.... :p)

    edit: the upload screwed up and now it is going really slow... i'll leave it on over night and figers crossed it will be done in the morning...
    sorry about all the delays...
     
  5. Jenjie

    By:JenjieMar 15, 2009
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    In the past few weeks, a lot has been made of Chris Martin. U2's Bono called him a 'cretin' on BBC Radio, which has raised the long lasting question of where Coldplay stands in the list of "world's biggest band". As Coldplay's fearless leader, Martin has been charged with proving why this group of friends, originally from London, deserve the titles of greatness that have been placed upon them since their early days. I am here to tell you that he manages this feat with charm, confidence and the full support of each member of the band.

    At the Acer Arena (formerly the Superdome) at Sydney's Olympic Park, Coldplay reinvigorated my love for not just one or two songs, but their entire catalogue. This was partially done by changing the formula of classics (a more up tempo version of Yellow, and a minimalist, electro version of God Put A Smile On Your Face are two great examples), but mostly from the energy that the band continues to bring to every track. This also shows how Coldplay continue to remain relevant and that’s through adaptation. Of course this could have turned sour - changing a good thing could shock the loyal fans into demons - but thankfully the boys know their audience well enough to push and pull just enough.

    Decked out in very cool, Napoleonic military inspired outfits, Coldplay played a set that jumped through all 4 of their albums, as well as dipping into their latest EP, Prospekt's March. The focus was definitely upon Viva la Vida, but there was never a question that the songs that made the band huge - Yellow, The Scientist, Clocks, Fix You - were going to get a play.

    The show was choreographed perfectly to bring the crowd to higher and higher still levels of euphoria. Apart from the main stage, there were two runways into the crowd which were used on numerous occasions during the performance (including a beautiful spot lit piano solo by Chris Martin.) During Yellow, confetti filled balloons poured into the crowd, and later still during the show fluorescent coloured, butterfly shaped paper fluttered through the air. However the show stopper was definitely when the crowd walked off the stage, and into the crowd to a mini-stage, previously unnoticed amongst the seats. Between songs played here (including a cover of The Monkees' 'I'm a Believer'), Chris Martin regaled the crowd with a witty, charming, and modest story, which he ended by expressing his gratitude for being considered in the same league as other world conquering bands, all of which must have been designed to remind fans and critics alike of just how big this band has become.

    If you can't gather this by now, I loved Coldplay's concert. This was my third such experience, and every one has provided a different experience, but also has given me a new lease on my love for this band and the wonderful music they have consistently made. If you get a chance next time they are in a town near you, do not hesitate in buying a ticket.

    http://twobearsinarecordstore.blogspot.com/2009/03/coldplay-acer-arena-sydney-march-12th.html
     
  6. monkeyman

    By:monkeymanMar 15, 2009
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  7. Benjamin

    By:BenjaminMar 21, 2009
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    Woot, downloaded it! Not the best quality in the world but it's better than nothing. Thanks! :D

    I keep thinking about this night... Being the only night of the four that I went to. This thread is completely dead compared to the threads of the other three Sydney nights.

    Anyway, can I just say that it was absolutely hilarious when the standing crowd all booed Mercury Rev? We all thought they were finished and then they started playing another song! Hahahaha! :p
     
  8. Ab

    By:AbMar 21, 2009
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    Ouch! :laugh3: