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On May 5, 2014, I had experienced the most exhilarating and (most likely) the best thing of my life. I attended Coldplay’s Live Concert, ‘Ghost Stories’, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. This was my first concert in my short life span of 25 years (yes, I’m a concert virgin) and the best choice of concert in my life.
This was actually a last minute choice because a friend of mine asked me the day before the concert to go with her. I didn’t even know they were having a concert. I used Stubhub, which is good (pricey again because of sellers), but my ticket wasn’t bad, a little less than $200 for an orchestra center seat (though it was an obstructed view because of the sound board team in front me, but still a great view). One downside is that I am a short person and my arms got tired of holding the camera and the extension pode (about 5 in) , so some of the video might be shaky.
( I just want to say if my friend hadn’t told me about the concert, I would have never gone and I love her so much for coming me with as well!!)
Coldplay had two showings that night, a 5 PM private showing and their regular 9PM showing. I got my ticket for the 5 PM showing, which was a bit shorter than the 9 PM on. I also found out that Coldplay played, “True Love”, a new song from their upcoming album that they have not released publicly and other songs such as “Speed of Sound”…. SO UPSET!!!! But hey, I got to experience Coldplay live, I can’t complain.
So as a live concert newbie, I will tell you how I felt through the concert.
From the moment the concert start, you can feel the energy of the band, such an adrenaline rush from the great music, loud bass pumping through your heart and body, as well as the sincerity and appreciation that Coldplay had for everyone. The lights flashing and the bodies of fans were dancing and jumping with so much energy and vigor to the songs. As I said before it was the greatest time of my life.
Now what would be a live concert without some technical difficulties? It seemed as if there were some equipment problems for the song “Magic”, but the Coldplay band members took it all in stride and had a great time , you can see that in the “Clocks” portion of the concert. Again, aside from the little problems, they performed fantastically.
During the “Midnight” portion of the concert, what really amazed me was the laser light instrument that was used for the song. Most of it was electronic and you can see that Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman were having their hand at the electronic boards and synthesizers. Just incredible on how they are so versitile in their music and how they embrace a whole variety of instruments.
Towards the end “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”,
Before closing, I love the bell part in “Viva La Vida” where Will starts hitting it along with the kettle drum.. I’m not even that coordinated to use two arms. Ha ha ha. I won’t keep you anymore from watching the concert . So enjoy and look forward to the new album release.
IMPORTANT NEWS!! (I almost forgot):: Coldplay will be airing their live concert for “Ghost Stories” through the NBC channel on May 18, 20141, Sunday at 7PM ET/PT. They are performing on a special custom built stage. If you are outside the US, please refer to this link, through to check for the times. The video will provide a sneak peek of the upcoming TV Broadcast.
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