Friday, October 3, 2008

Coldplay in Milan

We had a little excitement a few days ago. Coldplay was in town! We had bought tickets way back in June, so this day couldn't come soon enough. I had last seen them 2 years ago at the Shoreline and I couldn't wait to see them again.

The ticket buying experience was a rather frustrating one. On the morning tickets went on sale, the TicketOne website went berserk. It was impossible to get tickets. After an hour, we had to give up and head to work. Luckily, Marcello came to the rescue and managed to purchase tickets for us while we were driving to work. I was willing to take any seat - just get me into that show!

Turns out we ended up with general admission tickets to the floor. I was excited... if I got there early enough, I could be up close to the stage. And it sure didn't hurt that the venue was DatchForum, only 15 mins walk from work. I left work a little after 5pm that evening. Stef had meetings and had to join me later, but I was determined to get a good spot. There were already at least 200 people in line when I got there. I stayed in line people-watching. Well, mostly watching people sneakily cut the queue... but this was Italy, what else did I expect?

When the doors opened at 7pm, I squeezed into the crowds and finally made my way inside. I had to forget front row, but I managed to stake out a spot on the 'front row' next to the right stage. I was pretty happy. ;-) When Stef finally joined me, he was grumbling about 'not being able to breathe'. But he changed his mind soon enough.

The show was AMAZING...

The crowds were so full of energy, singing along to all the songs... these were real fans!

Then a nice surprise, the band played a couple songs on the side stage right in front of us, just a few meters away.

The setlist that night:

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Cemeteries Of London
Chinese Sleep Chant
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
Don't Panic (acoustic)
Reign Of Love (acoustic)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
The Scientist (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will singing)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
Shiver (acoustic)
The Escapist

Chris Martin was awesome.

At one point thousands of paper butterflies fell from the ceiling. It was a magical feeling.

It was an exhilarating experience. The best 48 euro I ever spent!

When are they coming back??

Now the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you
It's a waste of time

1 comment:

shiva said...

wow nice pics :) Me wanna see em all!

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