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[19-Dec-2010] Crisis: Coldplay in Liverpool (ROYAL COURT THEATRE, 1 ROE ST, L1 1HL)

SueDeNimes

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Anna, that's amazing! :dance:
So happy for you!!
Looking forward to read what followed. :kiss:
 

sar74

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Great review anna seems hard to believe it was nearly a week ago already, that day will take some beating. I keep remembering little details with each new review might get round to writing one soon x
 

axe

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Okay, so here's my review. It's long and full of pics - so beware! :p

I’m shit with reviews but here goes!

I flew in to London on the 18th and was met by the lovely Craig and Roos at Stansted!
Weather looked alright as we got on the transfer bus. It didn’t stay that way, however. I don’t want to go into details but what was supposed to be a 1.5 hour journey turned into a 5+ hour journey into London. Yay. (Yes, due to snow, of course).

We missed our train to Liverpool but managed to get on a later one – so far so good!

Roos and I were lucky we travelled a day early as a lot of flights got cancelled the next day.
On the train (quite comfortable thanks to a 1st class update) we watched a couple of Coldplay vids and just relaxed after a really long day.

Here's me and the ever so lovely Roos on the train.


We got back to the hostel (a really nice one - Hatters Hostel - stay there if you need a place to stay in Liverpool! We got a three bed room for about 25 pounds/night/person) and there we met up with Zuzana (Wisna)! Very nice to finally meet :)

We had a chat with her and pretty much just went to bed after that.


Craig and Roos admiring the view... :p

Next day (CONCERT DAY!!) we met up with Zuzana again for breakfast. I went up to the room again a bit before the others to get a shower and stuff before we left (I'm the slowest person ever so I figured I should get a headstart, haha). A little while sooner the door to the room is flung up and Craig and Roos rush in and shout something about an additional ticket release for the gig. They had seated tickets and they desperately wanted to change them for standing ones. They leave as quickly as the arrived and I'm sitting - quite stunned as to what has just happened, haha.

A call later confirmed that they had managed to get standing tickets (not through the additional release but through a bit of trading and stuff...) which made me very happy indeed!

They came back to the room after picking up Zuzana's and my ticket and they got ready.


My ticket! It finally seemed real when I got this.

After a quick stop at Primark to get blankets and a hat for Craig we walked down to Royal Court Theater where the gig would take place.

In the queue already was Mich (Mimixxx) (who would turn out to be an excellent concert buddy, indeed!) so we joined her. In front of us were a bunch of Italian fans (I know axe (Andrea) was part of that group and I'm guessing Iriden (Denise) as well? I'm sorry I didn't say hello to everyone properly!) Alison (RedGirl76) soon joined our little group too. Very nice girl :)

The band soon arrived as well and it was very nice to see their smiling faces as they walked in! I'm gonna skip all the trivial stuff - it's basically just us hanging out, taking turns to get warm and get stuff to eat :p

We did get cups of coffee and tea by the lovely staff at the venue! :nice:

But now we're getting to the good stuff - thank you for sticking through all the "boring" bits ;)



At about 4pm the security guard who had been standing with us poked his head out through the venue door and asked us to grab our stuff and come inside. (We were about 14 people at this point - he counted us). We all did as we were told, of course, my first thought was that we were going to get to queue inside since it was a bit nippy outside!

That, however, wasn't the case!

Instead, we were told that "Chris thought that it was too cold outside and wanted to know if we wanted to come in and listen to the soundcheck".

Eh. YES!

Of course we wanted to!

Wristbands were handed out and we piled into the venue. I was very happy to see Debs sitting in the audience! So was Will's little girl Ava. She was the epitome of adorable! She was dancing around to the songs and Chris sang her a song :wacky:

I can't really remember who came out first of the boys - I'm thinking it was Jonny :p (I'm relying on my pics for this!)



Matt came out as well and I shouted to him that I loved his book :wacky: He seemed very touched!



Phil walked around a bit on/off stage and he seemed very happy to talk to us :)



Everyone came out and waved to us but Chris was the one who kept up most of the conversation, of course.



He came down and chatted with us a bit too! :wacko: Such a nice man, I mean really.





Mich (and Craig) gave him some advice on whether or not to play the X-Factor :p

They continued the soundcheck and it was so adorable everytime Chris turned around to look at Will for a bit of help with the pacing and stuff. He had some trouble with Christmas Lights!

Then they went back up to do a couple of more songs and the rest of the band walked offstage. Chris (and Phil), however, came down to talk to us again! :wacky:



Now this was really such a high point for me... Okay, first of all I have to be a bit of a fangirl - sorry!

Craig asked him to sing just a line from A Message or something and Chris got all flustered and embarrassed - claiming he couldn't do it. I said that we could all sing along with him and then he said "Aw, you're very sweet." and touched my arm. I'm sorry - but I could've died right there.

What came next, though... Debs came up to us, hugged me from the side and turned to Chris.

Debs: "This girl here, she has a lovely singing voice."
Chris: "Oh, really? That's great!"
Debs: "She sang Fix You on the boat!"
Chris: "Ah, that's cool! I heard about that!"

(for you who don't know - we had a bit of karaoke on the boat trip...)

THAT MEANS I'VE BEEN TALKED ABOUT.

I can't wrap my head around that at all. And Debs even remembered me! It's just the best thing ever to me.

So, Chris said goodbye - lovely to meet you all - see you in the same places later - and left.

We were ushered back outside where both Roos and I kind of realized what had just happened and we cried a bit :p

We queued up again and that is where I'm going to leave you for the time being.

TO BE CONTINUED! :)
ahaha WTF you were in my fucking same hostel! we were at the Hatters! ahhahah crazy... so strange we didn't know it! we were on floor number 4. :)

nice review, i'd like to do mine but i'm sick now, fever.. :(
 

fran_rey

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Do you want a Christmas present? Full Concert in MP3 is being uploaded to Megaupload! It's coming...
 

vivalafrida

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Okay, so here's my review. It's long and full of pics - so beware! :p

I’m shit with reviews but here goes!

I flew in to London on the 18th and was met by the lovely Craig and Roos at Stansted!
Weather looked alright as we got on the transfer bus. It didn’t stay that way, however. I don’t want to go into details but what was supposed to be a 1.5 hour journey turned into a 5+ hour journey into London. Yay. (Yes, due to snow, of course).

We missed our train to Liverpool but managed to get on a later one – so far so good!

Roos and I were lucky we travelled a day early as a lot of flights got cancelled the next day.
On the train (quite comfortable thanks to a 1st class update) we watched a couple of Coldplay vids and just relaxed after a really long day.

Here's me and the ever so lovely Roos on the train.


We got back to the hostel (a really nice one - Hatters Hostel - stay there if you need a place to stay in Liverpool! We got a three bed room for about 25 pounds/night/person) and there we met up with Zuzana (Wisna)! Very nice to finally meet :)

We had a chat with her and pretty much just went to bed after that.


Craig and Roos admiring the view... :p

Next day (CONCERT DAY!!) we met up with Zuzana again for breakfast. I went up to the room again a bit before the others to get a shower and stuff before we left (I'm the slowest person ever so I figured I should get a headstart, haha). A little while sooner the door to the room is flung up and Craig and Roos rush in and shout something about an additional ticket release for the gig. They had seated tickets and they desperately wanted to change them for standing ones. They leave as quickly as the arrived and I'm sitting - quite stunned as to what has just happened, haha.

A call later confirmed that they had managed to get standing tickets (not through the additional release but through a bit of trading and stuff...) which made me very happy indeed!

They came back to the room after picking up Zuzana's and my ticket and they got ready.


My ticket! It finally seemed real when I got this.

After a quick stop at Primark to get blankets and a hat for Craig we walked down to Royal Court Theater where the gig would take place.

In the queue already was Mich (Mimixxx) (who would turn out to be an excellent concert buddy, indeed!) so we joined her. In front of us were a bunch of Italian fans (I know axe (Andrea) was part of that group and I'm guessing Iriden (Denise) as well? I'm sorry I didn't say hello to everyone properly!) Alison (RedGirl76) soon joined our little group too. Very nice girl :)

The band soon arrived as well and it was very nice to see their smiling faces as they walked in! I'm gonna skip all the trivial stuff - it's basically just us hanging out, taking turns to get warm and get stuff to eat :p

We did get cups of coffee and tea by the lovely staff at the venue! :nice:

But now we're getting to the good stuff - thank you for sticking through all the "boring" bits ;)



At about 4pm the security guard who had been standing with us poked his head out through the venue door and asked us to grab our stuff and come inside. (We were about 14 people at this point - he counted us). We all did as we were told, of course, my first thought was that we were going to get to queue inside since it was a bit nippy outside!

That, however, wasn't the case!

Instead, we were told that "Chris thought that it was too cold outside and wanted to know if we wanted to come in and listen to the soundcheck".

Eh. YES!

Of course we wanted to!

Wristbands were handed out and we piled into the venue. I was very happy to see Debs sitting in the audience! So was Will's little girl Ava. She was the epitome of adorable! She was dancing around to the songs and Chris sang her a song :wacky:

I can't really remember who came out first of the boys - I'm thinking it was Jonny :p (I'm relying on my pics for this!)



Matt came out as well and I shouted to him that I loved his book :wacky: He seemed very touched!



Phil walked around a bit on/off stage and he seemed very happy to talk to us :)



Everyone came out and waved to us but Chris was the one who kept up most of the conversation, of course.



He came down and chatted with us a bit too! :wacko: Such a nice man, I mean really.





Mich (and Craig) gave him some advice on whether or not to play the X-Factor :p

They continued the soundcheck and it was so adorable everytime Chris turned around to look at Will for a bit of help with the pacing and stuff. He had some trouble with Christmas Lights!

Then they went back up to do a couple of more songs and the rest of the band walked offstage. Chris (and Phil), however, came down to talk to us again! :wacky:



Now this was really such a high point for me... Okay, first of all I have to be a bit of a fangirl - sorry!

Craig asked him to sing just a line from A Message or something and Chris got all flustered and embarrassed - claiming he couldn't do it. I said that we could all sing along with him and then he said "Aw, you're very sweet." and touched my arm. I'm sorry - but I could've died right there.

What came next, though... Debs came up to us, hugged me from the side and turned to Chris.

Debs: "This girl here, she has a lovely singing voice."
Chris: "Oh, really? That's great!"
Debs: "She sang Fix You on the boat!"
Chris: "Ah, that's cool! I heard about that!"

(for you who don't know - we had a bit of karaoke on the boat trip...)

THAT MEANS I'VE BEEN TALKED ABOUT.

I can't wrap my head around that at all. And Debs even remembered me! It's just the best thing ever to me.

So, Chris said goodbye - lovely to meet you all - see you in the same places later - and left.

We were ushered back outside where both Roos and I kind of realized what had just happened and we cried a bit :p

We queued up again and that is where I'm going to leave you for the time being.

TO BE CONTINUED! :)
Uh-mazing review!
You have no idea how jealous I am of you, nor how indescribably happy I am for you! :kiss:
 

wisna

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Okay, so here's my review. It's long and full of pics - so beware! :p

I’m shit with reviews but here goes!

I flew in to London on the 18th and was met by the lovely Craig and Roos at Stansted!
Weather looked alright as we got on the transfer bus. It didn’t stay that way, however. I don’t want to go into details but what was supposed to be a 1.5 hour journey turned into a 5+ hour journey into London. Yay. (Yes, due to snow, of course).

We missed our train to Liverpool but managed to get on a later one – so far so good!

Roos and I were lucky we travelled a day early as a lot of flights got cancelled the next day.
On the train (quite comfortable thanks to a 1st class update) we watched a couple of Coldplay vids and just relaxed after a really long day.

Here's me and the ever so lovely Roos on the train.


We got back to the hostel (a really nice one - Hatters Hostel - stay there if you need a place to stay in Liverpool! We got a three bed room for about 25 pounds/night/person) and there we met up with Zuzana (Wisna)! Very nice to finally meet :)

We had a chat with her and pretty much just went to bed after that.


Craig and Roos admiring the view... :p

Next day (CONCERT DAY!!) we met up with Zuzana again for breakfast. I went up to the room again a bit before the others to get a shower and stuff before we left (I'm the slowest person ever so I figured I should get a headstart, haha). A little while sooner the door to the room is flung up and Craig and Roos rush in and shout something about an additional ticket release for the gig. They had seated tickets and they desperately wanted to change them for standing ones. They leave as quickly as the arrived and I'm sitting - quite stunned as to what has just happened, haha.

A call later confirmed that they had managed to get standing tickets (not through the additional release but through a bit of trading and stuff...) which made me very happy indeed!

They came back to the room after picking up Zuzana's and my ticket and they got ready.


My ticket! It finally seemed real when I got this.

After a quick stop at Primark to get blankets and a hat for Craig we walked down to Royal Court Theater where the gig would take place.

In the queue already was Mich (Mimixxx) (who would turn out to be an excellent concert buddy, indeed!) so we joined her. In front of us were a bunch of Italian fans (I know axe (Andrea) was part of that group and I'm guessing Iriden (Denise) as well? I'm sorry I didn't say hello to everyone properly!) Alison (RedGirl76) soon joined our little group too. Very nice girl :)

The band soon arrived as well and it was very nice to see their smiling faces as they walked in! I'm gonna skip all the trivial stuff - it's basically just us hanging out, taking turns to get warm and get stuff to eat :p

We did get cups of coffee and tea by the lovely staff at the venue! :nice:

But now we're getting to the good stuff - thank you for sticking through all the "boring" bits ;)



At about 4pm the security guard who had been standing with us poked his head out through the venue door and asked us to grab our stuff and come inside. (We were about 14 people at this point - he counted us). We all did as we were told, of course, my first thought was that we were going to get to queue inside since it was a bit nippy outside!

That, however, wasn't the case!

Instead, we were told that "Chris thought that it was too cold outside and wanted to know if we wanted to come in and listen to the soundcheck".

Eh. YES!

Of course we wanted to!

Wristbands were handed out and we piled into the venue. I was very happy to see Debs sitting in the audience! So was Will's little girl Ava. She was the epitome of adorable! She was dancing around to the songs and Chris sang her a song :wacky:

I can't really remember who came out first of the boys - I'm thinking it was Jonny :p (I'm relying on my pics for this!)



Matt came out as well and I shouted to him that I loved his book :wacky: He seemed very touched!



Phil walked around a bit on/off stage and he seemed very happy to talk to us :)



Everyone came out and waved to us but Chris was the one who kept up most of the conversation, of course.



He came down and chatted with us a bit too! :wacko: Such a nice man, I mean really.





Mich (and Craig) gave him some advice on whether or not to play the X-Factor :p

They continued the soundcheck and it was so adorable everytime Chris turned around to look at Will for a bit of help with the pacing and stuff. He had some trouble with Christmas Lights!

Then they went back up to do a couple of more songs and the rest of the band walked offstage. Chris (and Phil), however, came down to talk to us again! :wacky:



Now this was really such a high point for me... Okay, first of all I have to be a bit of a fangirl - sorry!

Craig asked him to sing just a line from A Message or something and Chris got all flustered and embarrassed - claiming he couldn't do it. I said that we could all sing along with him and then he said "Aw, you're very sweet." and touched my arm. I'm sorry - but I could've died right there.

What came next, though... Debs came up to us, hugged me from the side and turned to Chris.

Debs: "This girl here, she has a lovely singing voice."
Chris: "Oh, really? That's great!"
Debs: "She sang Fix You on the boat!"
Chris: "Ah, that's cool! I heard about that!"

(for you who don't know - we had a bit of karaoke on the boat trip...)

THAT MEANS I'VE BEEN TALKED ABOUT.

I can't wrap my head around that at all. And Debs even remembered me! It's just the best thing ever to me.

So, Chris said goodbye - lovely to meet you all - see you in the same places later - and left.

We were ushered back outside where both Roos and I kind of realized what had just happened and we cried a bit :p

We queued up again and that is where I'm going to leave you for the time being.

TO BE CONTINUED! :)
Anna, it was nice to relive the moments again through your review!
It was really nice to meet you!
 

fran_rey

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Okay, so here's my review. It's long and full of pics - so beware! :p

I’m shit with reviews but here goes!

I flew in to London on the 18th and was met by the lovely Craig and Roos at Stansted!
Weather looked alright as we got on the transfer bus. It didn’t stay that way, however. I don’t want to go into details but what was supposed to be a 1.5 hour journey turned into a 5+ hour journey into London. Yay. (Yes, due to snow, of course).

We missed our train to Liverpool but managed to get on a later one – so far so good!

Roos and I were lucky we travelled a day early as a lot of flights got cancelled the next day.
On the train (quite comfortable thanks to a 1st class update) we watched a couple of Coldplay vids and just relaxed after a really long day.

Here's me and the ever so lovely Roos on the train.


We got back to the hostel (a really nice one - Hatters Hostel - stay there if you need a place to stay in Liverpool! We got a three bed room for about 25 pounds/night/person) and there we met up with Zuzana (Wisna)! Very nice to finally meet :)

We had a chat with her and pretty much just went to bed after that.


Craig and Roos admiring the view... :p

Next day (CONCERT DAY!!) we met up with Zuzana again for breakfast. I went up to the room again a bit before the others to get a shower and stuff before we left (I'm the slowest person ever so I figured I should get a headstart, haha). A little while sooner the door to the room is flung up and Craig and Roos rush in and shout something about an additional ticket release for the gig. They had seated tickets and they desperately wanted to change them for standing ones. They leave as quickly as the arrived and I'm sitting - quite stunned as to what has just happened, haha.

A call later confirmed that they had managed to get standing tickets (not through the additional release but through a bit of trading and stuff...) which made me very happy indeed!

They came back to the room after picking up Zuzana's and my ticket and they got ready.


My ticket! It finally seemed real when I got this.

After a quick stop at Primark to get blankets and a hat for Craig we walked down to Royal Court Theater where the gig would take place.

In the queue already was Mich (Mimixxx) (who would turn out to be an excellent concert buddy, indeed!) so we joined her. In front of us were a bunch of Italian fans (I know axe (Andrea) was part of that group and I'm guessing Iriden (Denise) as well? I'm sorry I didn't say hello to everyone properly!) Alison (RedGirl76) soon joined our little group too. Very nice girl :)

The band soon arrived as well and it was very nice to see their smiling faces as they walked in! I'm gonna skip all the trivial stuff - it's basically just us hanging out, taking turns to get warm and get stuff to eat :p

We did get cups of coffee and tea by the lovely staff at the venue! :nice:

But now we're getting to the good stuff - thank you for sticking through all the "boring" bits ;)



At about 4pm the security guard who had been standing with us poked his head out through the venue door and asked us to grab our stuff and come inside. (We were about 14 people at this point - he counted us). We all did as we were told, of course, my first thought was that we were going to get to queue inside since it was a bit nippy outside!

That, however, wasn't the case!

Instead, we were told that "Chris thought that it was too cold outside and wanted to know if we wanted to come in and listen to the soundcheck".

Eh. YES!

Of course we wanted to!

Wristbands were handed out and we piled into the venue. I was very happy to see Debs sitting in the audience! So was Will's little girl Ava. She was the epitome of adorable! She was dancing around to the songs and Chris sang her a song :wacky:

I can't really remember who came out first of the boys - I'm thinking it was Jonny :p (I'm relying on my pics for this!)



Matt came out as well and I shouted to him that I loved his book :wacky: He seemed very touched!



Phil walked around a bit on/off stage and he seemed very happy to talk to us :)



Everyone came out and waved to us but Chris was the one who kept up most of the conversation, of course.



He came down and chatted with us a bit too! :wacko: Such a nice man, I mean really.





Mich (and Craig) gave him some advice on whether or not to play the X-Factor :p

They continued the soundcheck and it was so adorable everytime Chris turned around to look at Will for a bit of help with the pacing and stuff. He had some trouble with Christmas Lights!

Then they went back up to do a couple of more songs and the rest of the band walked offstage. Chris (and Phil), however, came down to talk to us again! :wacky:



Now this was really such a high point for me... Okay, first of all I have to be a bit of a fangirl - sorry!

Craig asked him to sing just a line from A Message or something and Chris got all flustered and embarrassed - claiming he couldn't do it. I said that we could all sing along with him and then he said "Aw, you're very sweet." and touched my arm. I'm sorry - but I could've died right there.

What came next, though... Debs came up to us, hugged me from the side and turned to Chris.

Debs: "This girl here, she has a lovely singing voice."
Chris: "Oh, really? That's great!"
Debs: "She sang Fix You on the boat!"
Chris: "Ah, that's cool! I heard about that!"

(for you who don't know - we had a bit of karaoke on the boat trip...)

THAT MEANS I'VE BEEN TALKED ABOUT.

I can't wrap my head around that at all. And Debs even remembered me! It's just the best thing ever to me.

So, Chris said goodbye - lovely to meet you all - see you in the same places later - and left.

We were ushered back outside where both Roos and I kind of realized what had just happened and we cried a bit :p

We queued up again and that is where I'm going to leave you for the time being.

TO BE CONTINUED! :)
Sweet review! Thanks Anna.
 

Jason-DeBord

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Hey Everyone,

I've been publishing a daily journal about my (first!) trip to England to see these shows... with so much traveling, obviously they are lagging a bit - just got up on the one on the Newcastle show ("Day Five"). I also put one up about "Blacky" today for context...

All can be found via this link - obviously Day Four (Liverpool) and Day Five (Newcastle) would be of the most interest to members of the forum...



Nice to finally meet some fellow Coldplayers!

Jason
 

fran_rey

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Messages
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Hey Everyone,

I've been publishing a daily journal about my (first!) trip to England to see these shows... with so much traveling, obviously they are lagging a bit - just got up on the one on the Newcastle show ("Day Five"). I also put one up about "Blacky" today for context...

All can be found via this link - obviously Day Four (Liverpool) and Day Five (Newcastle) would be of the most interest to members of the forum...



Nice to finally meet some fellow Coldplayers!

Jason
Wow, nice work!
 

Juanma

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Messages
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Hey Everyone,

I've been publishing a daily journal about my (first!) trip to England to see these shows... with so much traveling, obviously they are lagging a bit - just got up on the one on the Newcastle show ("Day Five"). I also put one up about "Blacky" today for context...

All can be found via this link - obviously Day Four (Liverpool) and Day Five (Newcastle) would be of the most interest to members of the forum...



Nice to finally meet some fellow Coldplayers!

Jason
this is :eek: :eek: :eek:

THANKS

sorry for triple post
 

Denise

Errr..what? yup PoC sucks
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Nice review so far Anna, and yes that girl was me :)

And Jason, that's awesome you got to tell Jonny Blacky is in safe hands and that the trip was worth it, at least you Carrie, and Oz didn't have problem getting there and be back home, too bad for Amanda though :(
 

starbuck3

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coldplay liverpool show .. french view :)

hello ,

after 11 hours of travel from paris ( thanks to my future wife, she work for air france that's help us a lot of !! )

please find french souvenirs of this fabulous show


[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n2SnZBDvhs"]YouTube - 00000 2.avi[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIy8p9wA1sE"]YouTube - 00001 2.avi[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oorup5CJkM"]YouTube - 00002 2.avi[/ame]

more videos will come tomorrow ( 25 minutes more )
 
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