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

jon_r

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Brilliant thankyou, have been twice before and they came on around that time at both gigs, so was hoping for that sort of time!
 

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My second coldplay gig this week(first being sheffield) and again the lads put on one hell of a show! The crowd took a while to warm up(one person told me to sit down then got told where to go by moi). Me and my friend where wearing santa hats, because we where the only two stood up in our block when chris looked at us and smiled lol. Green eyes and lit ii where big highlights for me they were amazing. At the end i got a setlist and loads of confetti... Happy days :)
 

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My second coldplay gig this week(first being sheffield) and again the lads put on one hell of a show! The crowd took a while to warm up(one person told me to sit down then got told where to go by moi). Me and my friend where wearing santa hats, because we where the only two stood up in our block when chris looked at us and smiled lol. Green eyes and lit ii where big highlights for me they were amazing. At the end i got a setlist and loads of confetti... Happy days :)
Hey! I think I might have see you, at the end, by the very front? Were you a tallish guy. with brown hair?
I was getting a setlist too :)

Also SNAP! with the gigs you went to...I was at Sheffield too and last night :nice:
 

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I don't know whether to post my review and pathetic amount of video and pics in this thread or the photoblog one :D
 

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Ok, so I have to go and play in a stupid basketball match and don't wanna...Ive half written a review... and in a few hours I'll be back....to post the rest.

MEANWHILE.... my best video I took (when my camera behaved itself) wooooooooooo :D
ENJOY (Chrissy fans in particular)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjgEyTlQrF8"]YouTube - Coldplay, Lovers In Japan at NIA Birmingham, 2/12/08, Chris :D[/ame]

:dance:
sorry its not very long.
 

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KARA! OMG! His face is inches from yours! :dead:
 

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I KNOW!!! :dead: :dead: :drunk:

EEEEEEE! I love the face he made!

Im so annoyed it wouldnt work for IMP. I have a 1 sec clip that it took....but its shit. ugh
 

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I know. :dead: IMP from that position must have been AMAZING! :drunk:

When you get back from your game I want to hear all about it! Hehe. :p
 

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Ok!! I can't be bothered to play. I just wanna upload my photos... mind you, theres only about 4 or 5. but a few more far away vids... you've got my best video there :)

see ya a bit later!!!!
 

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They We're Simply Amazing!

Got loads of video's but I was literally at the back so no one would want to see them! However being at the back had it's advantages as you got the whole atmosphere including the best view of all the lights!!
 

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BTW who was the guy doing the Ambient music before coldplay came on? Seen not many people enjoyed it but I did and would like to know who it was!!

EDIT: just found out he's called Jon Hopkins
 

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I didn't not enjoy the DJ. I mean it's nice background music I guess it just all sounded very similar and it wasn't really much to look at.
 

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Ok this is very long....I'm sorry, but I wanted to say everything about last night...some pics and videos to follow.....

So, we got there. Took a look around :D went to that nearby pub for some food and drink.. then we looked at where the lorries and stage trucks were parked. Saw no one and it was too cold, although I did see a load of the footballer people leaving (at the time I was thinking.....what the fuck?? hahaha)

Major props to Jen for managing to get these AMAZING seats for me and her :))))))) thanks sooooo sooo sooo so much.
Sold our other tickets to touts... no other options, no one wanted it from this forum! :( Tried to persuade a couple in the pub to take them, but the man hated Coldplay. :lol:
Got inside, saw Pete on the Oxfam stall, Jen had a chat with him. He's so cuuuute :drunk:

...I did a hardcore dance when I saw where my new seat was... block AA....row M. seat 10 a.k.a directly in front of the ramp. JONNY SIDE TOO!!!!
Jen's seat was in block CC..... GUY ZONE!!!!!!!
Serious, serious result!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

I had a mighty good feeling about this gig from the beginning. Even though people hate Jon Hopkins, there's one song of his where I just LOVE the bass!
When Eugene thingy threw his Captain America arm shield thingy, Jen caught it. haha. Rather hilarious moment involving falling over a chair.

Saw the roadies dancing/torches just about....awesome. hahah! Wish I could have joined in, its my favourite Jay-Z song. :lol:

Coldplay come on :dead: , LIT...Violet Hill....niceee..... great :D Clocks..... yeaaaah... In My Place! So at this point, I know whats coming... and my stupid camera starts mucking me around. It took some film and then cut out, turned off....lost what it had taken. UGH!!!!!! SO ANNOYING!!!
but yes...I enjoyed the Chris and Jonny love intensely. It was in front of me. So close. :dead: Chris was on his knees in front of Jonny, grabbing him trying to pull him all over the place, haha. :heart: less than a metre or so away. DAMN CAMERA!!!

The only thing I managed to get, was one photo. Jonny is so shy....!!! Only came down that ramp the one time. :/

Speed of Sound, and then Yellow! So I'm happy here, because at Sheffield they finished on Yellow.... :) Yellow, had everyone singing really awesomely, and Chris was impressed. Chinese Sleep Chant, 42, Fix You. Everyone in the whole place is singing and really getting into it. It's 100 times better than Sheffield already... Chris and the boys keep smiling and lauging, I think they enjoyed it because they were here for three days in a row and theyre relaxed :D
Chris mentions that the singing is the best he's heard in a long, long time (and I know people will say 'oh he says that everytime') I genuinely believe he meant it, combined with their goofy happy faces last night :nice: He also made another comment further on in the evening about our singing. :sneaky:

The techno GPASUYF and Talk- awesome :D Everyone in the crowds loving it. The Hardest Part was beautiful, I havn't heard it live before and it really, really was something lovely. :cool:

People in Birmingham didn't go as apeshit crazy for Viva La Vida as the Sheffield people did (the only song they knew, ha). Lost was great, I liked that last night.

Next was an unexpected moment, that was amazing for me. I thought that as they'd played Green Eyes last night, it might have been a one off and I wouldnt get my hopes up. It's one of the songs I've been longing to hear at all previous 5 concerts I've seen...but alas no. So I didnt quite believe it at first when Chris said 'This is a song called Green Eyes' OHHHHHHHHH Ive waited sooooo long to hear it!!!! :heart: x a million. People around me didn't have a clue what song it was.... but to me.... it was just perfect. Its so lame but I felt my eyes well up. I need to hear Warning Sign or Spies now. Impossible.

another amazing moment, was when the Viva La Vida remix came on and almost every person in the venue waved their phone lights!! I loved the crowd last night, everybody was up for it. when Chris came out, everyone was still singing it... and he sounded surprised...he also played it on the piano and said 'wow....you're all actually IN TUNE!' hahah :)
He was also saying halfway through one song, how they wasted airmiles going around the world, when all they needed was right here at home. YEAH boys....you know your home country is the best :proud:

Politik, another moment I was jumping up and down so much...... :heart: that song sooooooooo much. :eek:
Loveers in Japan, greeeeattt....got some nice video and the butterflies looked great as usual!!!

I really wondered what they were going to play, since Yellow was the encore before. I loved The Scientist as it's full proper song, not acoustic like at Sheffield, which really doesnt do it justice. It was great.
and then LIT 2..... it's just lovely. REALLY really lovely. I HAVE A VID.... will upload :nice:

After the gig, I stood there unable to believe my seat, and where I was, and it really was one of the very best times I've seen them. The crowd was great, hearing Green Eyes :heart: , Chris was being his usual funny and charming self.... it would have been better if Jonny had ventured down the runway a few more times... :sneaky: but it was awesome. AWESSSOOOOOOME!! :D

Afterwards, me and Jen went to the front....thought about trying our luck to get something from the stage. A security guard gave us a photocopy of the setlist which was a bit crap, and on later inspection, it was the first night's setlist! haha. So, we talked to some of the nice American sounding roadies on the stage, one of them searched all around Jonny's area for anything for me.... and he got me Jonny's setlist and a pick..... but not sure if it was Jonny's or not. Great! :D :D :D :D
He looked all over the stage for cool things for us! Really great guys, the roadies.
We thought about trying to hang around outside to meet the guys but no point, they leave so quickly.

Anyway. cheers Coldplay..... a very, very great night. I loved it. And thanks for Green Eyes.....next time, I want Shiver or Spies....thanks :p
 
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