13 November 2012

Coldplay 10 Nov 2012

A large chunk (50,000 odd) of Auckland filtered into Mt Smart (or 'Not so smart', considering it was a nightmare to get OUT of the stadium!) on Saturday. I was one of them :) 

We were in and positioned before 6pm - Coldplay were scheduled to come on at 9pm. In the meantime, we enjoyed the pre-show entertainment: 'The Pierces' and 'The Temper Trap'. I was extremely gleeful when Temper Trap ended on Sweet Disposition! Awesome!!

This was my third time seeing Coldplay live (posts on 2009 concert here and here). They *never* disappoint. In fact, the first time I saw them, I was convinced I didn't even like Coldplay! I went along with a friend (yay for free tickets) and was converted into an fan before the first song was finished. I went and bought 'Parachutes' and 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' the next day. The rest is history.

Saturday night's concert was no different - amazing show, incredible light shows - lasers, confetti, fireworks... and the music... the music was brilliant!

Coldplay, 10 November 2012 @ Mt Smart Stadium:
(Back to the Future Theme)
1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
3. In My Place
4. Major Minus
5. Lovers in Japan
6. The Scientist
7. Yellow (dedicated to Christchurch and the Pike River Mine Disaster)
8. Violet Hill
9. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face  (Restarted due to a mistake)

B-Stage
10. Princess of China (Rihanna on screen)
11. Up in Flames
12. Warning Sign
(A Hopeful Transmission)
13. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
14. Viva La Vida
15. Charlie Brown
16. Paradise
Encore (played on C-Stage in crowd):
17. Us Against the World
18. Speed of Sound

Encore 2:
19. Clocks
20. Fix You
(M.M.I.X.)
21.Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall


I took a heap of crappy callphone photos hehe


Entering the stadium nice and early
Everyone is issued with different coloured wristbands, which lit up during the show - very very cool!
 
The Temper Trap came on around 7:30pm 

Temper Trap :) 

Coldplay! 

There were three large circular screens, and amazing lighting! 

My wristband lit up blue 


Confetti!!



Chris :)

Chris Martin coming down the stage, which went into the audience

More confetti!!





Band playing on the stage in the audience


Weird glowing neon shapes that inflated on the hill



We were getting a little tired by the end too hehe


I tried to get a shot of the stands all lit up by people's wristbands


Fireworks finale!



Taking a bow

The ground afterwards - clean-up wouldn't be much fun

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