Coldplay rain supreme at Stadium of Light

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Coldplay rain supreme

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THE heavens opened and soaked the fans in a continuous torrent of rain – but they ignored the weather to enjoy a thrilling show when Coldplay appeared at the Stadium of Light last night.

In fact, some thought the rain improved the experience.

And as for the rail strike – that deterred no one as more than 50,000 people converged on the stadium.

The warm-up acts included included Swedish songstress Robyn and and vocalist Rita Ora. But when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin took to the stage, everyone went wild.

The band opened with Hurts like Heaven and gave a new meaning to Stadium of Light by giving out wristbands that lit up in different colours in time to the music – alternating between green, yellow, blue and pink – turning the crowd into a shimmering kaleidescope. The Echocritics stage was ablaze with colour too, with instruments covered in bright grafitti. Thousands of balloons released into the crowd added to the effect.

They played all their big numbers, including Clocks, Paradise and Charlie Brown, and got the crowd to sing along to their popular hit Yellow.

When the piano malfunctioned, the audience was invited to “sing among yourselves” while the technical hitch was overcome.

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At one point, the band said they were going to go, as they had something up their sleeve.

Five minutes later, to everyone’s surprise, they reappeared at the back of stadium, where they performed Us Against the World and the Speed of Sound.

They did, of course, include their own impromptu rendering of Singing in the Rain. The concert ended with a stirring performance of Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.

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1:33am Fri 8 Jun 12

Anita Clementson says...

Superb night, Coldplay blew us all away
Superb night, Coldplay blew us all away Anita Clementson
  • Score: 13

7:25am Fri 8 Jun 12

Liamsm says...

Probably the most over rated band EVER!!
Probably the most over rated band EVER!! Liamsm
  • Score: -16

9:09am Fri 8 Jun 12

Jonn says...

Coldplay fans are wet even when it's not raining.
Coldplay fans are wet even when it's not raining. Jonn
  • Score: -11

10:59am Fri 8 Jun 12

Guysyouputasmileonmyface says...

I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away.
If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto.
I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah.
Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves.
Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile.
If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life.
And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious.
CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on.
Guys, you rock.
I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away. If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto. I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah. Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves. Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile. If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life. And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious. CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on. Guys, you rock. Guysyouputasmileonmyface
  • Score: 10

6:43pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Jonn says...

Guysyouputasmileonmy
face
wrote:
I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away.
If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto.
I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah.
Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves.
Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile.
If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life.
And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious.
CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on.
Guys, you rock.
Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"?
I personally couldn't agree with him more.
You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.
[quote][p][bold]Guysyouputasmileonmy face[/bold] wrote: I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away. If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto. I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah. Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves. Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile. If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life. And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious. CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on. Guys, you rock.[/p][/quote]Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"? I personally couldn't agree with him more. You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining. Jonn
  • Score: -5

10:01am Sat 9 Jun 12

Guysyouputasmileonmyface says...

Jonn wrote:
Guysyouputasmileonmy

face
wrote:
I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away.
If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto.
I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah.
Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves.
Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile.
If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life.
And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious.
CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on.
Guys, you rock.
Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"?
I personally couldn't agree with him more.
You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.
....................
.....so obviously never stepped outside your bedroom in your Mum & dad's house, then.
[quote][p][bold]Jonn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guysyouputasmileonmy face[/bold] wrote: I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away. If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto. I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah. Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves. Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile. If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life. And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious. CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on. Guys, you rock.[/p][/quote]Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"? I personally couldn't agree with him more. You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.[/p][/quote].................... .....so obviously never stepped outside your bedroom in your Mum & dad's house, then. Guysyouputasmileonmyface
  • Score: 2

10:19pm Sun 10 Jun 12

Jonn says...

Guysyouputasmileonmy
face
wrote:
Jonn wrote:
Guysyouputasmileonmy


face
wrote:
I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away.
If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto.
I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah.
Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves.
Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile.
If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life.
And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious.
CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on.
Guys, you rock.
Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"?
I personally couldn't agree with him more.
You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.
....................

.....so obviously never stepped outside your bedroom in your Mum & dad's house, then.
Pathetic reply and you can't deny the truth.
[quote][p][bold]Guysyouputasmileonmy face[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guysyouputasmileonmy face[/bold] wrote: I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away. If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto. I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah. Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves. Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile. If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life. And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious. CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on. Guys, you rock.[/p][/quote]Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"? I personally couldn't agree with him more. You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.[/p][/quote].................... .....so obviously never stepped outside your bedroom in your Mum & dad's house, then.[/p][/quote]Pathetic reply and you can't deny the truth. Jonn
  • Score: 0

8:29am Mon 11 Jun 12

Hilly_2009 says...

Say all you want about Coldplay but they put on one hell of a show and that can't be denied.
Say all you want about Coldplay but they put on one hell of a show and that can't be denied. Hilly_2009
  • Score: 0

10:46am Tue 12 Jun 12

Guysyouputasmileonmyface says...

Jonn wrote:
Guysyouputasmileonmy

face
wrote:
Jonn wrote:
Guysyouputasmileonmy



face
wrote:
I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away.
If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto.
I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah.
Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves.
Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile.
If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life.
And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious.
CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on.
Guys, you rock.
Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"?
I personally couldn't agree with him more.
You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.
....................


.....so obviously never stepped outside your bedroom in your Mum & dad's house, then.
Pathetic reply and you can't deny the truth.
Chris was taking the p** when he called their lyrics sh!t, and it's absolutely made my day that you don't get it.
So here for the uneducated, thick, or just brain dead and will comtinue to sing from their bigoted, self-satisfying hymn sheet, is an expalnation of the word..........CTPMPL
!!!!
Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation or feigned ignorance) is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is a sharp incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident intention of words or actions.
[quote][p][bold]Jonn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guysyouputasmileonmy face[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guysyouputasmileonmy face[/bold] wrote: I went to M.E.N. and Ricoh, and can tell you I was blown away. If you check out the gigs at Emirates also on Youtube, you will see that hundreds of thousands of fans have enjoyed an incredible two hours in the last nine months, courtesy of Mylo Xyloto. I fully understand the like/dislike thing, but hey, it applies to ALL bands, and ALL genres, but what really make me PMP is the trolls who are obviously getting Coldplay alerts, and come on these sites and come out with playground stuff, nah, nah, nah nah, nah. Like other CP fans, I grew out of this during infants school, but there is a hardcore of sad indivuduals, wasting their precious time, slagging off us fans, and CP themselves. Fact is, and really tough if you can't take it, Coldplay are the biggest band on the Planet, and by a country mile. If we look at them, they are all consumate musicians, playing at least three different instruments each, most of them can write, they can all sing etc, etc. So they're not some plastic 'creation'. You wouldn't say Sinatra was rubbish, yet he never wrote a word or note in his life. And as well, to make sich a puerile comment without going to the gig is beyond hilarious. CP love their music, their fans even more, and give 100%, and you can't knock them for it. Yes. say you don't like it, but at least have the nouse to witness what you are commenting on. Guys, you rock.[/p][/quote]Didn't Chris Martin recently say "our lyrics are a bit sh*t"? I personally couldn't agree with him more. You keep on enjoying their sh*t lyrics and I'll continue to turn the radio off when I hear his tepid, up his own backside whining.[/p][/quote].................... .....so obviously never stepped outside your bedroom in your Mum & dad's house, then.[/p][/quote]Pathetic reply and you can't deny the truth.[/p][/quote]Chris was taking the p** when he called their lyrics sh!t, and it's absolutely made my day that you don't get it. So here for the uneducated, thick, or just brain dead and will comtinue to sing from their bigoted, self-satisfying hymn sheet, is an expalnation of the word..........CTPMPL !!!! Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation or feigned ignorance)[1] is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is a sharp incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident intention of words or actions. Guysyouputasmileonmyface
  • Score: 1

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