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Coldplay Concert – Dallas 6/22/12

25 Jun

This past Friday Nate treated me to a Coldplay concert in Dallas, and it didn’t disappoint!

I’d been wanting to try out the DART, Dallas’ light rail, for a year or two now, so we decided to park a bit into downtown (found a $5 lot near St. Paul and Bryan) and take the train to the American Airlines Center. We met up with Annie and Ryan, got dinner at the Press Box Grill and then caught the green train to the Victory station which drops you off right across the street from the arena (we were in section 109 which was right by the door we went in too!). Tickets were $1.75 a ride (or $4 for a day), so we might have saved a few bucks vs parking near the arena and walking, and it was really great not to have to sit in traffic to get out of downtown since we were the only ones parked where we did. The trains were clean and easy to figure out. After the show we were worried a bit about how full they would be, but they were just comfortably full. There were even attendants on the platform after the show to help direct you to a train if you weren’t sure what was going on.

Upon entering the doors everyone was given a wristband to put on, and we decided they must light up during the show. Wolf-gang and Robyn were the two openers, and we got to our seats in time to see most of Robyn’s set. While we were waiting for Coldplay to come on I started looking around for where their little stage out in the audience might be. There was a little section five rows in front of us that was covered and I pointed it out. Annie noticed that there were a few cameras set up near us too!

Everyone’s wristband lit up

Once Coldplay took the stage it was non-stop music and color, we didn’t sit down once. The wristbands were awesome, as expected, 20,000 (?) of them lighting up to the music, pulsing, or solid. They played a lot of their new album, and a ton of their other songs too.

  1. Mylo Xyloto
  2. Hurts Like Heaven
  3. In My Place
  4. Major Minus
  5. Lovers In Japan
  6. The Scientist
  7. Yellow
  8. Violet Hill
  9. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
  10. Princess of China
  11.  Up in Flames
  12.  Warning Sign
  13.  Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
  14.  Viva La Vida
  15.  Charlie Brown
  16.  Paradise
  17.  Us Against the World
  18.  Speed Of Sound
  19.  Clocks
  20.  Fix You
  21.  M.M.I.X.
  22.  Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
    (setlist via)

The highlight of the night though was the band coming to their little stage five rows from us. Last time I saw them play we were decently close to their little stage, but when everyone stood up and stretched out their arms to take pics and videos I couldn’t see a thing. This time though, best view I’ve ever had! We were so lucky!

The band just 5 rows from us!

Coldplay always puts on a great high energy show, and this one was no different!

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