People next to me at the Melbourne concert (who had met Guy before as well) said they were snapping away when they were at the Perth gig and they reckon the flash started to piss him off because they were standing right in front of him!Really?Where did you hear that?:\
Golly, if you only arrived in time to hear the end Mercury Rev you must have worked hard to get down the front of the GA crowd, 'cos off to the side of the stage we could see and read your banner very well.ilovealias4ever said:One side of my banner said 'Happy Birthday Chris' -- then I got told by other audience members that it was in the way...
Boooo, bad bandmates!Sorry -- someone asked this a couple of pages back; no, there was no mention of Chris' birthday, although, one side of my banner said 'Happy Birthday Chris' -- then I got told by other audience members that it was in the way...
Josh, that is just too cool! At least someone got that close! (I really wanna know that hotel name!) Are you from Melbourne?
Wow, great review, thanx!Ok wow! Just got back from Melbourne to home in Adelaide. Here is my review:
So after a morning walk, we arrived from our hotel to the Rod Laver Arena - we were the 4th there, and guess what!? The first 10 people to arrive - all earlybirds like us, were from Adelaide! We have to make sure they hear of this!!
Anyways, it was sooo windy outside, and we toiled in the heat and wind with the others only to be moved to the front (away from where they initially told us to wait). It was really unfair, cos we had been waiting since 10am and we (and the others) deserved to go in first, yet where we were waiting, all these other people rocked up at 6ish and they got in before us!!!
However, we earlybirds stuck up for each other and after a shietload of stress we made it to the front row (actually, my group didn't - we were 2nd row, some punks made 1st row who didn't even know what the 2nd album was called )
Decoder Ring were interesting, nice video footage, but all instrumental and not very interactive. Mercury Rev were...more interesting - but more interaction and better music.
Okay! Coldplay! Mega woot when they came on to that classical piece (sorry 4got the name). From being a regular here I knew what was coming, but you could tell some people were like 'meh'. But when they came on it was ballistic! Just as good as the Twisted Logic gig - better! Some highlights were the roars from Jonny, Guy and Will air punching! Viva, Lost, Strawberry Swing, LIJ were off the rocker! Chris was on fire!
Also, we had made two banners; 1st one said: "Happy B-day Chris: Long Live the King!" The 2nd said: "Vote 1 G.B 4 P.M"
Chris pointed and winked at his and laughed a bit. Guy eventually acknowledged his, but he was shy (as per usual )
Still on cloud 9, but lastly, today, we went by the hotel they were staying at, and as we walked by, Jonny walked by with his wife and child in a pram! Naww factor was off the scales. But we left them to it, I felt guilty just for being there even though they didn't see us.
So yay! Was an awesome time, and well worth missing out on my first week of Uni! And we saw Jonny and wife and baby!!! YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY
VIVA LA COLDPLAY!!!
Awesome review, thanx!All I can say is WOW!
Coldplay have truly mastered the arena spectacular. So much colour, so much noise, they set the lighting so well for the moods of the songs.
I thought the Twisted Logic tour was good until last night!
Only disappointment of the night was my Digital SLR getting canned by the security because the lens was too long (17-50mm is too long WTF?). So my photos were shit, but hopefully, my memory of that amazing night will last.
Decoder Ring were ok, Moody instrumentals, accompanied by cool visuals, but as my friend pointed out "none of their songs were particularly complex" with the main gist of most of their songs being synth and effects laden across one, two or perhaps at the most three chords.
As for Mercury Rev, Roadie 42's praise of them seemed unfounded when I heard them play, with most of their songs sounding very similar. The singer's voice sounded like some hybrid of Michael Stipe, Isaac Slade, and James Blunt, and perhaps stopped me from fully enjoying the rest of the band. If anything good can be said about them, it was that they definately didn't steal Coldplay's thunder.
Anyway, those are my thoughts on an amazing gig!
Dude I am totally confused, did you go to the Perth gig on the 28th?!Crackers. I saw some guy behind me get yelled out by the security guard on GA about a camera. Was that you? About 8m from the front?