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16-Dec-08 - London, O2 Arena - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos

Jenjie

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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 101
Age Six Racer

Block 102
Fraetes

Block 107
mc_squared

Block 110
crazyduckette
kimchi baka
Long Live Life
rushofbloodUK

Block 111
Chris2

Block 414
voodoo_geisha

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Setlist

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Yellow
Chinese Sleep Chant
42
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (Chris solo piano)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
Lost!
Green Eyes (acoustic, ft Simon Pegg on harmonica)
Jingle Bells (acoustic)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
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Politik
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
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The Scientist / Back For Good
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)


Photos

http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1569

Wiki reviews

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/16_December_2008:_O2_Arena,_London,_UK

Videos


Life In Technicolor

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhlnD5Xg67Q"]Life In Technicolour Coldplay, O2 16th December 2008[/ame]

Violet Hill



Clocks



In My Place

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDptpLSCSn8&feature=channel_page"]YouTube - Coldplay crowd noise competition O2 Arena London 16/12/08[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzdLr6LmmGM"]YouTube - Coldplay - In My Place - Live At The O2 Arena 16th December 08[/ame]


Speed Of Sound



Yellow

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3i485VkHQo&feature=channel"]YouTube - Coldplay - Yellow - Live At The O2 Arena 16th December 08[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F_6c9cQlfw&feature=channel_page"]YouTube - Coldplay Yellow O2 Arena London 16/12/08[/ame]


Chinese Sleep Chant



42


[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYtrRZCUFv8"]YouTube - Coldplay 42 O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


Fix You

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJITJ0NYNpA&feature=channel"]YouTube - Coldplay - Fix You - Live At The O2 Arena 16th December 08[/ame]


Strawberry Swing



God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7acffnFPOvg"]YouTube - Coldplay GPASUYF/Talk O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


Talk (techno version)



The Hardest Part (Chris solo piano)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dtLJmL9Mig"]YouTube - Coldplay The Hardest Part O2 16/12/08[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmRz1IEEGe0"]Coldplay - The hardest part + Postcards from far away @ O2 Arena, 16/12/08[/ame]


Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)



Viva La Vida

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGTIVgXSF-U&feature=channel_page"]YouTube - Coldplay Viva La Vida O2 Arena London 16/12/08[/ame]


Lost!



Green Eyes (acoustic, ft Simon Pegg on harmonica)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcnzZQXJVH8"]YouTube - Coldplay and Simon Pegg O2 16/12/08[/ame]


Jingle Bells (acoustic)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YEdDMQ8eM8"]YouTube - Coldplay - Jingle bells feat. Simon Pegg @ O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


Viva La Vida (remix interlude)



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Politik

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvO1ZuWtbEE"]YouTube - Coldplay - Politik @ O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


Lovers In Japan

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4mH74izygg"]YouTube - Coldplay - Lovers in Japan @ O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


Death And All His Friends

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3YTD4ms-7s"]YouTube - Coldplay - Death and all his friends @ O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


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The Scientist / Back For Good

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBOB95MmudM"]YouTube - Coldplay - The scientist + Life in Technicolor ii @ O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcb1gpYPV5I"]YouTube - Coldplay - Back for good @ O2 Arena 16/12/08[/ame]


Life in Technicolor ii



The Escapist (outro)



Merchandise

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voodoo_geisha

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anyone know what this means?
Allocated : 414,Q,787
it's come up on my order confirmation... i'm guessing it's something to do with seat numbers, rows and blocks...but which is which!? :S
 

Jenjie

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I'm guessing block 414, row q, seat 787 if its the same format as the MEN use
 

Khalplay

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I'm 111,V,357 which is lvel 1 or am I mistaken ? That's absolutely not what I asked for but well... I guess I should be happy to have a ticket :)
 

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If anyone is interested in a seat for this date, please let me know. I'm likely to have at least one spare.
I'll want only to recoup what I paid in each case.;)
Touts need not apply.
 

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theres no standing tickets? r u allowed to stand up during the concert? if not how can u see a Coldplay concert sat in a chair like if u were in opera? pretty weird.
 

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anyone know what this means?
Allocated : 414,Q,787
it's come up on my order confirmation... i'm guessing it's something to do with seat numbers, rows and blocks...but which is which!? :S

This means your in Block 414 Row Q seat 787. Unfortunately i know this is at the back of the arena.
 

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Sorry i know i put this in another thread but just incase i thought i would put it again

Ok i think i can clear this one up:

I live in Greenwich and i decided to go down to the O2 Arena itself to get tickets. Previously my girlfriend was told they would go onsale at 9, i thought wow half an hour before the net but suspicious. We got there at 8:30 and there were a few people there. The security guy said he was told 12pm for sale which really confused me. Both were wrong. There was a cluster of people and O2 did really badly on this part. There were about 9 booths and nobody had a clue which ones would open. They should've put up a sign saying Coldplay tickets 9:30am Booths 7,8,9 etc. 9:30 hits and it's a complete free-for-all. One opened and everyone crammed in then a second and i saw one window flicker went i rushed but didn't open so to the back i went. We were told it was a maximum of 4 tickets, then that we needed photo ID. The communication was really bad. After that we were told no ID for 1-3 tickets then ID for 4 or more.

I am not being classist here, but the wait was horrible. It was basically all chav's. What really wasn't nice was when we were in the bundle and a lot of them started smoking. As a non-smoker it was horrid. Anyway! Most of them were touts, you could tell. My main point is, what happened i feel is that O2 allocated the less desirable seats to the agencies keeping all the best seats for it's own box office. I got 4 tickets at 10:50. I got Block A1 Row H which is the block right infront of the stage, eight rows back. I realise i am extremely lucky. I don't know what the situation is now but the best tickets were actually available from the O2 in-person box-office. Not over the phone becuase the O2 phone line is ticketmaster.

I feel geniunely sorry for those who got worse tickets or those buying off these idiots. You could tell they were angry when the news about photo ID happened. Also when i finally got mine an hour and a half later the ticket lady commented i was the first 'real fan' she'd served saying she could tell they were all touts. If this confirms anything it's in future if you can make your way to the actual box office of the 02.



Coldplayed
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mc_squared

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Sorry i know i put this in another thread but just incase i thought i would put it again

Ok i think i can clear this one up:

I live in Greenwich and i decided to go down to the O2 Arena itself to get tickets. Previously my girlfriend was told they would go onsale at 9, i thought wow half an hour before the net but suspicious. We got there at 8:30 and there were a few people there. The security guy said he was told 12pm for sale which really confused me. Both were wrong. There was a cluster of people and O2 did really badly on this part. There were about 9 booths and nobody had a clue which ones would open. They should've put up a sign saying Coldplay tickets 9:30am Booths 7,8,9 etc. 9:30 hits and it's a complete free-for-all. One opened and everyone crammed in then a second and i saw one window flicker went i rushed but didn't open so to the back i went. We were told it was a maximum of 4 tickets, then that we needed photo ID. The communication was really bad. After that we were told no ID for 1-3 tickets then ID for 4 or more.

I am not being classist here, but the wait was horrible. It was basically all chav's. What really wasn't nice was when we were in the bundle and a lot of them started smoking. As a non-smoker it was horrid. Anyway! Most of them were touts, you could tell. My main point is, what happened i feel is that O2 allocated the less desirable seats to the agencies keeping all the best seats for it's own box office. I got 4 tickets at 10:50. I got Block A1 Row H which is the block right infront of the stage, eight rows back. I realise i am extremely lucky. I don't know what the situation is now but the best tickets were actually available from the O2 in-person box-office. Not over the phone becuase the O2 phone line is ticketmaster.

I feel geniunely sorry for those who got worse tickets or those buying off these idiots. You could tell they were angry when the news about photo ID happened. Also when i finally got mine an hour and a half later the ticket lady commented i was the first 'real fan' she'd served saying she could tell they were all touts. If this confirms anything it's in future if you can make your way to the actual box office of the 02.



Coldplayed
Block A1
Add it here too.;)

http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45741
 

crazyduckette

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Ah. So that's how they get the best tickets. GRRRRRR. Bastards. Wish I lived in Central London.

Congrats anyway!

Your waiting with the chav touts warrants good tickets alone! haha.
 

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Ah. So that's how they get the best tickets. GRRRRRR. Bastards. Wish I lived in Central London.

Congrats anyway!

Your waiting with the chav touts warrants good tickets alone! haha.
True, but it sounds like you then also run the risk of getting lung cancer for your troubles!!:rolleyes:
 

voodoo_geisha

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. Also when i finally got mine an hour and a half later the ticket lady commented i was the first 'real fan' she'd served saying she could tell they were all touts.
that's really shocking...it maddens me.
:| chavvy scum have the best coldplay tickets?!?!
how dare these cheating bastards undercut us!!!
:veryangry2: it's frigging ridiculous. I want to go and strangle a chav now, any chav, i don't care, they're all scumbags.
 

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that's really shocking...it maddens me.
:| chavvy scum have the best coldplay tickets?!?!
how dare these cheating bastards undercut us!!!
:veryangry2: it's frigging ridiculous. I want to go an strangle a chav now, any chav, i don't care, they're all scumbags.
Have you tried Nottingham city centre??:p
 

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That's really interesting Coldplayed, thanks, now I know why I paid my ticket 42£ and I'm almost at the top of the level 1 seats whereas I wanted a floor seat :(

Do you guys know if we are allowed to go down the stairs of our block (I saw people doing that in France for one gig in Bercy) or must we stay right on our place during the whole concert ?
 

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That's really interesting Coldplayed, thanks, now I know why I paid my ticket 42£ and I'm almost at the top of the level 1 seats whereas I wanted a floor seat :(

Do you guys know if we are allowed to go down the stairs of our block (I saw people doing that in France for one gig in Bercy) or must we stay right on our place during the whole concert ?

i tried to do that once at a gig at nottingham arena and got told to get back in my seat because they needed the space at the bottom of the stairs clear just incase anyone needed first aid. I'm predicting it'll be the same at the O2, but it's worth a shot...you might not get moved! :)
 

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i tried to do that once at a gig at nottingham arena and got told to get back in my seat because they needed the space at the bottom of the stairs clear just incase anyone needed first aid. I'm predicting it'll be the same at the O2, but it's worth a shot...you might not get moved! :)
But you run the risk of getting thrown out too!!:rolleyes:
 
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