Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coldplay @ Casino de Paris, May 28 2014

Coldplay @ Casino de Paris, May 28 2014
The gig of the year for many as COLDPLAY is filling up stadiums even in France and is playing a "club " show tonight in Paris.
 Prices were silly, up to 90 Euros and even 180 Euros for a special pack (priority entry).
Can you believe this ?  Those bastards  are charging twice the price to get into the venue first, there were 150 people in Paris. Of course French security fucked it up...anyway !
Coldplay knows how to squeeze the lemon of their dedicated fans !!!
Lots of guests and the theater is packed downstairs and upstairs and it's hot as hell and the band is not even on stage.
Stage is beautiful with a huge screen in the back , one tree on each side of the stage and lots of stars hanging from the ceilings for a nice effect.
First song is a very slow one (see video below) than the band is getting heavier to get the audience dancing and jumping up and down with their arms up in the air,  yes,  Coldplay fans can do all this at the same time.
Lots of songs sounding like U2 with lots of ooohhs and Aaahs to sing along, only 4 guys on stage but it sounds like there are 12.
Lots of effects and beautiful lightshow, though a bit dark and lasers, the kind of things you'd expect in a stadium.
Of course Chris Martin is getting all the lights and is doing the show , speaking in French to the delight of his fans, you can't take it away from him, the guy is a showman.
Hard to believe that so many people are attracted to this very average band, you could get rid of the three guys and keep the singer nobody will noticed anything.
A bit like the Bay City Rollers who were filling up stadiums in their time, nobody will remember Coldplay, 10 years after they're done.
Perfect concert to invite a young girl you want to go out with, who's listening to crap on the radio and thinks she's cool.
Music-wise it's void !

setlist:
Always in My Head
Charlie Brown
Paradise
Magic
Clocks
God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
Green Eyes
Ink
True Love
Viva La Vida
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
Midnight
Encore:
Oceans
A Sky Full of Stars
Fix You 
 Merchandising and goodies we get on our way out