Last night we were lucky enough to go and see Coldplay at the Saddledome last night. It was one of the best concerts I've ever been too (and I've been to lots of concerts).
First off Snow Patrol opened for them. I think they did a great job. I came home and downloaded a bunch of their songs. Open Eyes, Crack the Shutters, You're All I Have were all great ones. The lead singer was very animated and I love that. Tammy and I were discussing how you could tell he loved his job.
It was definitely a big budget concert. It was great because they sang little "sets" on both sides of the stage.
At one point they even came to the back of stadium and did a little set.
They also had screens and the "videographers" did a great job of capturing the facial expressions.
A couple of things that really amazed me about the show was how gracious they were. For being such big names, they said thank when most of the songs were done. At the end they bowed at all sides of the stages and at the end. But for being so famous, they were very polite. They also gave us a live CD as we left (which you can also download at their website)
Another thing was how energetic they were, Chris ran all over the stage and they were all sweating, but they continued to do it.
The other thing, that always amazes me at concerts, especially "big" ones is at how talented they are. I remember feeling the same way after seeing the Dixie Chicks. The drummer from Coldplay was so talented. He can really sing as well.
Here are some huge yellow ballons that came out when they played the song yellow.
Here is Lovers in Japan when confetti fell from the ceiling.