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27-Feb-2009: Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia - Tickets, Previews, Meetups, Reviews, Setlists, Photos

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

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  1. lucyb

    By:lucybMar 1, 2009
    Livin' life in Technicolor
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    Chris was doing yoga by the pool...looks very fit and toned compared to how he looked in The Nappies!
     
  2. Cobalt

    By:CobaltMar 1, 2009
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    What a sweetheart... :heart:
     
  3. Mimixxx

    By:MimixxxMar 1, 2009
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    He (Guy) seemed the same at War Child last week too. Hope he's okay.

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  4. technicolor_love78

    By:technicolor_love78Mar 1, 2009
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    oh, no :( :\ that's not good news. i hope everything's alright with Guy...or between him and Chris? was Guy not interacting with everybody else at soundcheck? but i just have to ask, since Chris was doing yoga...what was Guy up to at the pool? (sorry, i don't mean to be so nosy, lol).

    anyway, lucyb123, that's so awesome that you had a great time!! :D wow, getting to see them at soundcheck, meeting them and then watching them front row center...you literally had the ultimate coldplay experience!
     
  5. Raven12

    By:Raven12Mar 1, 2009
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    Don't forget they have been traveling a lot lately.. They've been around the world in the last few weeks.
    I think (and hope) they're just tired and jet lagged. Everybody is having an off day once in a while right?
     
  6. Mimixxx

    By:MimixxxMar 1, 2009
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    I'm more concerned about the Budgie Smugglers :p
     
  7. Raven12

    By:Raven12Mar 1, 2009
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    :lol:
     
  8. Zeya

    By:ZeyaMar 1, 2009
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    because of the budgie smugglers, i cant really think straight right now...
    the image is bugging me!!!!

    lucyb123, u're one lucky girl!!
    share your luck with me will u?? :D
     
  9. busybeeburns

    By:busybeeburnsMar 1, 2009
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  10. Jenjie

    By:JenjieMar 1, 2009
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    Perth was the first station where Coldplay performed their 2009 Australian tour. I had the chance to attend the first night in Burswood Dome on 2009-02-27 (Fri) and it was simply one of the best performance I’ve ever seen.

    Here’s are just some personal experience from this concert.

    1) I arrived early around 7pm and Coldplay was sort of warming up and performed Life in Technicolor. Then there was a band who performed and the lead singer voice wasn’t that great at all, and I went to hibernation mode (yeah, I slept) soon after listening to their first song! It wasn’t until 9pm-ish where we started seeing the real thing - Coldplay - playing.

    2) Should have chosen to stand and bought the gold ticket. Instead, I bought seats and the bronze ticket. If I were to see a band performance/concert again, I’m gonna stand and JUMP!

    3) The best song performed was definately Viva La Vida as the WHOLE crowd were standing and dancing with the rythm. No wonder it’s the song of the year. But I still wonder why its MTV looks like it was filmed in 1970s.

    4) I love Fix you and Violet Hills, not to mention Coldplay classics such as Clocks and The Scientist, where Chris Martin shows just how good he can lay his long and skinny fingers on the piano.

    5) Yellow was the first single which made Coldplay famous back in my high school years. Reminds me of the good times

    6) Getting in and out of Burswood wasn’t too bad with a bit of traffic jam as expected.

    Again, great concert, great drums+guitars+piano+vocal, great execution, great sounds system, great atmosphere and I’m happy for the AUSD$220 I paid for the experience.

    http://www.davidtan.org/coldplays-perth-2009-burswood-concert/
     
  11. Jenjie

    By:JenjieMar 1, 2009
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    Friday night we went to the Coldplay concert in Perth. There is a geat big luxory resort there that has a golf course, tennis facility, massage, casino, hotel etc. They also have a dome there- the Burswood Dome. It kinda looks like the old RCA dome in Indianapolis, but smaller and not as nice.

    We had looked for tickets online, but were a little unsure when we saw that they were $150 for the tickets that we wanted in the standing section right in front of the stage (the best and most expensive tickets). A guy in our group took a shot and looked on Ebay for some tickets and it worked out - we got 10 tickets for $75 AUD each (works out to about $50 USD).
    We left early and took the train to Perth where it was a change but then three quick stops away put us right at the dome. We were there very early, so we decided to head to the hotel for some food. After we ate, we decided to kill some time at the casino before we headed over because none of us were interested in the first band to play (some Australian punk band). Matt actually ended up for the evening, Kevin was up on blackjack but down some on roulette and slots to be slightly down, Raul was down more, another guy down a lot, and I ended up even (except for the 2.50 chip that I decided to keep as a souvenier). Not that bad of a performance overall.

    Wine in the casino was 3 dollars a glass (it was terrible but strong) due to the casino wanting people to get drunk, so we sat down to relax and have a glass before heading over.

    We got there in time for the second band, Mercury Rev, to play. None of us thought that they were that good, but they were not terrible and allowed us to settle into where we would be standing. We had a tremendous spot. We were dead center of the stage, about 10 people thick back- close enough to see the sweat on the faces of the performers, but not too close for it to be overpoweringly loud by the speakers.

    Coldplay was awesome! They played every single hit they have ever had, everything off of their new album. They did some different stuff accustically, and also "technoed" a few of their normal songs. The special effects were also tremendous and always changing. They always fit the theme of the song that was being played.

    Chris Martin actively engaged the crowd and really got into it at a few points. He always kept the crowd in it, and it was never like they were just playing at the crowd, but rather for the crowd. They even did a segment from up in the stands of the upper deck.

    What I liked the most about the concert is that the music sounds like Coldplay. Sometimes when you see bands live they don't sound like they do on their albums, but this is not the case. I think my favorite song they played was Yellow, also my favorite song they have, as enourmous yellow ballons filled with confetti were dropped into the crowd, and bounced all over before they were popped sending the confetti everywhere.

    The video screens, lights, and special effects were the best I have ever seen, and the music was great. The crowd was involved and loud the whole time and I really cannot say enough about the show- I loved it. Coldplay played for over two hours straight, and really it was absolutely worth every penny.

    After the show we enjoyed free drinks back in the casino before taking the train back to Perth to meet up in a bar with people who had not gone to the show. We then took the train back home and called it a night. What a night.

    http://abroad-fremantle.blogspot.com/2009/03/coldplay-viva-la-vida.html
     
  12. Jenjie

    By:JenjieMar 1, 2009
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    Going to a Coldplay concert brings high expectations. You expect to hear Yellow and have a huge singalong, to see Chris Martin and the band in military jackets and generally have a rocking good time. You don't expect to see giant yellow balloons being tossed around the Dome, the band running off the stage 3/4 of the way through the gig to sing in amongst the audience and wishing you'd caught one of the thousands of paper butterflies released into the crowd during Lovers in Japan.

    The first Aussie concert of the Viva La Viva world tour ranks as one of my top five absolutely amazing concerts. The sheer scale of the show - from the lights and lasers, the hanging globes and projected screens and then there's the music. Mostly songs from the current CD with a good dose of Coldplay classics with a few medleys of songs thrown in.

    Chris Martin has a great voice and ability to make the audience hang off each word. He brought the Dome down with his emotional encore of The Scientist and seemed almost self-conscious before he sang The Hardest Part solo.

    Fix You - a song that failed to inspire me on iTunes was heartwarming live. My favourite song - Lovers in Japan - was beautiful (even if the butterflies hadn't been there).

    The best part though - the Viva La Viva chorus that had the audience chanting all the way back to the carpark and stuck in my head all weekend.

    My top five concerts are, thus far:
    Michael Buble, 11 June 2008
    Justin Timberlake, 9 November 2007
    West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, April 2007
    John Mayer, 22 April 2004

    http://hightealadies.blogspot.com/2009/03/coldplay-viva-la-viva-perth-concert.html
     
  13. Jenjie

    By:JenjieMar 1, 2009
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    On the 27th of February, 2009, Coldplay played their first show in the Australasian part of their Worldwide Viva la Vida tour! The tour was announced on the 28th of November, 2008 and tickets went on sale in early december, the first days tickets sold so fast and had such high demand that Coldplay opened a second day on the 28th of February, 2009. Coldplay are being supported by Sydney band Decoder Rise and American band Mercury Rev. The Perth event was being held at the Burswood Dome, Burswood Entertainment Complex, for the first night approximately 16,000 tickets were sold. Tickets went on sale for the general public on the 4th of December, 2008. Coldplays support bands performed well in the Perth show and recieved large rounds of applause from the audience when they finished each song, and dare i say an even larger applause when they left the stage.”

    After seeing the advertisement on television at the beginning of December last year i was over the moon to hear that they were coming to Perth, i have been an avid fan of Coldplay for quite some time, and missed their concert back in 2006 when they performed the songs from their X&Y album, this time around they were partaking in a Viva la Vida World Tour. Anyway as soon as i found out i let a mate of mine, Michael, know about it and asked if he would like to come with me if i could purchase the tickets, he said yes and thankfully i succesfully got the $140 Gold General Admission 1 tickets, basically meaning we were at the very front, right infront of the stage.

    We left for Burswood at around 4.45 so we could catch a train to get to Burswood at 5.45, we got there exactly at 5.45 so it was well timed on our behalf, upon Arrival we had to head for Gate B so we had to walk all the way around the dome from the train station, when we got to the gates we had to line up, and as it turned out the line wasn’t to bad at this point, the gates were supposed to open at 6.15 but didn’t open till nearer 6.30, when we got in, Michael and myself walked straight into our area of the stadium, picked where to stand and just stayed there until everything started, we were approximately 15-20 metres from the stage and around 5 metres from the right cat walk.

    The music all started at around 7.10pm with Decoder Rise from Sydney coming on first for around 20 minutes, they were an alright band but there music was all basically the same which was a shame because they were realively good, but they didnt sing so that is saying something. Mercury Rev, the next support band to come on came on around 7.45pm after a 15 minute stage change for the bands, they were a good band and the drummer played his role very well, also the bass guitarist was quite interesting with a pretty cool afro working for him. After around 20 minutes of Mercury Rev, they went off stage to a cheer, half because they were good and half because it was nearly time for Coldplay i expect, after another 25 or so minutes the moment of the night occured…

    Coldplay came onto the stage to a roar that i would consider comparable to that of a football player in England scoring a goal for his team at his home ground, it was absolutely huge, the celebrations of Coldplay walking onto the stage i would say lasted atleast a solid two minutes of people yelling, screaming, wolf whistling, clapping and going absolutely nuts. The set list layout for the concert was very good, and every sing recieved a huge around of applause as well as thousands of fans singing a long to them. Chris Martin, the leader of the band, is a man i would consider fit enough to be an athlete, he never ever stopped moving around, even when he had to jump back to his piano or keyboard to play the rest of the song, he was continually running around and enjoying the atmosphere.

    By the time the third song had come on i had pretty much lost my voice, it was absolutely insane, after an encore of people yelling the viva chant, they came back out again to perform 2 or 3 songs, before they made a massive thank you to the crowd and eventually went off stage to cool down, rest and prepare for the performance the next day. In my mind, the boys deserve many awards, there ability to work the crowd and support the people who support them is absolutely amazing, in my opinion no one in the dome would of felt left out after the performance that Chris Martin, and the rest of the band put on.

    http://itzeddie.com/wordpress/?p=302
     
  14. forcin

    By:forcinMar 1, 2009
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    *EXPLODES*:bomb:
     
  15. Cobalt

    By:CobaltMar 2, 2009
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    This is coming from a man that likes his tighty-whities. What did you expect?
     
  16. Mimixxx

    By:MimixxxMar 2, 2009
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    Well that was just a joke, these however, are not :worried:
     
  17. Cobalt

    By:CobaltMar 2, 2009
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    :lol:

    I wouldn't be surprised if he likes them anyway. The budgie smugglers does concern me as I usually hate them to death but I think on Chris I would rate them as "tolerable" :laugh4: Just be lucky they're on a fit man and it's not a bright pink pair on a 70 year old man.
     
  18. SueDeNimes

    By:SueDeNimesMar 2, 2009
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    I had to look this up in my dictionary... Love the expression!! :lol::lol:

    I like them on any man who doesn't have a big fat belly hanging down above it!! (Like you said Cobalt)
     
  19. mikeskinner

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    well i saw coldplay in perth last friday ( 27 feb ) they were great but ..... i saw them in dublin a couple of years ago after the relaese of x & y and that was better. i've also seen them at the v fest in chelmsford, rush of blood tour, bloody brilliant !!! the dome was a bad choice of venue i think. i was standing and only about 20 ft from the stage so sound was good, but crap venue !!!!
     
  20. busybeeburns

    By:busybeeburnsMar 3, 2009
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