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8-Mar-2009: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Aus - Tickets, Previews, Meetups, Reviews

Andy14

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Wow what a great experience for you!!!! I am happy for you and I don't even know you.
It was interesting he asked about how kids at your age got their music, he was probably wanting to see the best access to the fan base by that question, or at least how to reach more people. What kind of shoes do you have? LOL. That was cool he said that to you.
Alot of songs that get requested would sound like shit, cause I remember once he started a song and said " Sorry we haven't played this in 2 years, I have forgotten the words". LOL
Just your bog standard white canvas sneaker. I only bought them the other day though, so they were still in the "shine hasn't worn off" phase, haha. Good old Chris.
 

svenky

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_i5qoQOsZ0"]YouTube - Coldplay - Politik (Brisbane, 8th March, 2009)[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW-IW3Sl78I"]YouTube - Coldplay - The Scientist (Brisbane, 8th March, 2009)[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48boJs0_89Q"]YouTube - Coldplay - I'm A Believer Acoustic Cover PLAYED IN THE AUDIENCE! - (Brisbane, 8th March 2009)[/ame]
 

gerrycan70

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Hi well last night was my 1st ever Coldplay show, they won me over big time. I recorded Clocks & The Scientist. My passion is photography..so I got some good pics will upload soon.

Here's Clocks

Thanks Coldplay for winning me over!

Gerry

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqsosk5fFE"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqsosk5fFE[/ame]



[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkq6HcepFY4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkq6HcepFY4[/ame]
 

busybeeburns

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Ian needs his facts straight - this is NOT the first time You're The Voice has been played after Yellow, it was played that way on the 5th in Melbourne. :rolleyes:
I didn't query whether it was the first time it had been played. I wanted confirmation that it had been played ;)
 

Cobalt

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I didn't query whether it was the first time it had been played. I wanted confirmation that it had been played ;)
Wrong Ian, wrong - on the website you said the setlist had changed to include I'm A Believer for this show and onwards, however it had been changed prior to this show - 5th of March (and I think it might have been 4th too).
 

busybeeburns

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changed from the generic setlist! I wasn't aware that it was part of the VLV tour per se. Wrong time of the month or something?!
 

shadowfax1007

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i know its probably highly unlikely, but does anyone know if a taper got into this show?

I know a guy taped the 2006 show, but he deleted the recording!

but overall, an amazing night! much better then 06, Coldplay were exceptional. :D
 

Ab

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I'm back home now (flight was horribly delayed), so it's el reporto time. The first words that come to mind are all variations of absolute awe and amazement. Last night was without a doubt the best night of my entire life. Coldplay are quite simply genius.

I arrived at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at 3:30 PM. We headed inside the back-stage area and could hear - through the walls - an echoing instrumental rendition of Glass Of Water (the soundcheck began at around 3:15 PM I'd say, localola86, though they did say it was late today). When we entered the actual arena, we were allowed to all gather right at the foot of the barriers. The band finished GOW, and then Chris said a quick hello. GOW again, Violet Hill, and Life In Technicolor II. Guy was resting his bass on his head during LIT II and strumming away flawlessly.

Chris then said he'd take audience requests. Someone yelled out for Spies, but Chris said they had no clue how to play it and that it would sound like shit. My friend and I called out for Swallowed In The Sea (see R #42's latest blog), but Chris ended up taking a shine to a request for Trouble.

After Trouble, the band came down for a quick chat and some photographs. The boys introduced themselves (four extremely polite and gracious guys). I shook Will's hand, then Jonny's, and then Chris'. As I shook his hand I mentioned that I had sent a postcard. He replied, "Oh, the Postcards From Far Away project?". He said the project was wonderful. I then had time for a little chat with Chris. Unbelievable.

At this point, I noticed that no one was talking to Guy. I went over, shook his hand, and said a few words. This was fantastic because I was really hoping I'd be able to chat with Guy. Unfortunately, that was it for the meet. The band were ushered away and the support acts came on for a soundcheck. We were then taken on a tour of the backstage area, including the dining room, technical areas, loading zone, roadie area (so many stunning Viva guitars), mixing desk etc. Roadies and Coldplay crew I noted: Franksy, Miller, Hoppy, Bash, Arlene, roadie whose name escapes me with long hair and beard.

It was a few hours until the show, so time was passed with some rather horrible food (some very strange hotdog). The show was, of course, phenomenal. My favourite tracks were Violet Hill, Politik, Death And All His Friends, Cemeteries, LIT II and Green Eyes.

I hung around after the gig for about an hour and a half. About fifteen or so fans had gathered around the back exit while most people seemed blissfully unaware that the band would, at some point, come out. The entire venue had pretty much cleared out by now, and the last black van left through the exit. Chris was in the back seat, but the van drove straight on out.

Then, suddenly, the van stopped and turned around. Chris jumped out and spent a good ten or fifteen minutes chatting with the fans that had remained. I must say, Chris went above and beyond the call of duty. He was extremely courteous, accommodating, friendly and talkative. What a star. He remembered me from the soundcheck, too. Again, unbelievable.

I really had a good chance to have a chat with him while he was signing albums and taking photos. I asked how Famous Old Painters and Christmas Lights were going, and if he'd ever play Violet Hill live on the piano. He said he prefers the guitar because he doesn't want to sit down for the first number.

Everyone there had the chance for a photo/signature and he really went out of his way to make conversation. After fifteen minutes (I can only guess at this point – I was on such a high), Chris had to leave. I shook his hand, and he said "keep those shoes man" (he was asking me about my shoes earlier in the soundcheck – it was a moment of complete awe to hear Chris actually asking me something).

The car drove away, and that was that.

What a group of talented and phenomenally kind and generous human beings.

Best night of my life. Best band in the world. Period.







WOW WOW WOW! :dead:
You are so damn lucky..........I can never have one of these nights, NEVER!

I can't believe how nice Chris was.........can any Rock God be nicer than him?! :wacky:
It was nice of you to talk to Guy btw, him being shy makes people think he's either snobby or grumpy & that doesn't really encourage them to go & talk to him! :confused:
After I had my photo taken he asked me how old I was (17yrs) and then asked how most people my age got their music these days. Discussion with the other ~8 people followed.

He hung around for 10-15mins just chatting with us :)

Called Johnny a c*nt a few times after he left in the first car & didn't come back :laugh3:
:laugh3::laugh3::laugh3:
:laugh3: That's my mates shirt on the left behind you. Chris was fantastic.....

Unfortunately, the flash was disabled on my camera, so the only photo I got was a pretty poorly lit, blurred one - but a photo/memento none the less!

Awesome pic, glad your camera managed to take it! :D
Uploaded for your enjoyment - full song of Glass of Water from Sunday's concert in Brisbane. Apologies for the quality of the image but its hard to keep still in GA!

Thought this song would be the most apprecaited video hence why I recorded it as it's rare to come across it.

YouTube - Coldplay - Glass of Water - Brisbane Sunday 8th March 2009
Thanx for the GOW vids! :kiss:
Just your bog standard white canvas sneaker. I only bought them the other day though, so they were still in the "shine hasn't worn off" phase, haha. Good old Chris.
Aha, you were wearing canvas sneakers then?!
Who doesn't love 'em! :smug:
 

ROBJAM

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anyone got audio for it? I went to the concert as well. Got to love coldplay.
 

kspillers2

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Way to go ANDY
I love it when real fans get a meet-up with the band... Chris coming back for a chat warms the cockles of my heart...hehe she said cockles...hehe..... sorry:laugh3:......I bet you are going to be buzzing for a few days. I know this seems stupidly obvious to say here, but don't Coldplay Rock!!!!!
 

-|Sean|-

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What happened to Speed of Sound?! They played Green Eyes instead which was awesome though......
 

Ab

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WHOA! :stunned:
Great pix, thanx! :D
 

Jenjie

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wow. they always say its the quiet ones you have to watch!!! quiet thread, and look what you all brought us :D

thanks guys for the setlist updates, reviews and photos. they're pretty awesome :)
 
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