23 September 2011: iHeartRadio Music festival, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA
Photos from this show can be found at Coldplaying.com in the Gallery thread for the iHeartRadio Music festival. http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/
Videos from this show can be found in the first post of the Coldplaying forum live thread for this show at http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77971
All post-show discussion for this show at the forum thread http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77971
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Finally home after the trek to Vegas and back. I enjoyed the whole show! But the crowd definitely wasn't a Coldplay crowd. Like Lauren, I was the only one standing in my section afer Viva - now really, can you imagine not standing for Fix You? Chris worked hard to get people into it; at one point I thought he was going to dive into the crowd but he just leaned over to high five the people right up front. It did feel strange to hear the songs in such a different order, starting with Viva. (It also felt funny to hear "99 Problems" from Jay-Z without Coldplay immediately following!) The revolving stage made it a quick change between acts which was great; while Ryan Seacrest was talking I did a double take as Chris was wandering around the stage behind him and I realized the boys were all on stage casually getting set up! "Paradise" haters, all I can say is wait until you experience the song live. It is sweeping and majestic and all four of the boys put their best into it. Will post photos and video in the next day or so. Next time, though, I probably won't travel over 1700 miles for six Coldplay songs.
I have been to two other festivals this year(Lollapalooza and ACL) and this definitely wasn't your typical festival. Each band/artist only performed for 30 minutes each and the time seemed to fly by. When Coldplay hit the stage, I was so excited. Let me say this, the crowd seems more into the other acts than Coldplay( a lot of people were really into Jay-Z) The boys did well and tried to get the crowd involved, I think the biggest reaction came from the crowd when they played "Clocks" and "Fix You" even Viva in my opinion did not have as big as a response as i'm used to but it may have been where I was standing. I was one of the only ones standing up in my section and I absolutely loved every minute they were on stage. It was strange to not hear certain songs and the fact that they started with Viva but they pretty much just played their biggest radio hits so I understand why they played the songs they did. I still absolutely LOVE Paradise live. Although, they only played for 30 minutes, it was worth the money because I saw a lot of great acts I have been wanting to see.
Associated Press: Concertgoers waved their glowing cellphones in the air for Alicia Keys, Coldplay and rock band Jane's Addiction during the nearly five-hour concert. In a nod to Las Vegas' showgirl tradition, two feather-frocked, barely clad dancers frolicked across the stage as Jane's Addiction performed. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Mars each paid tribute to late British soul diva Amy Winehouse, with Mars performing Winehouse's "Valerie" as a brass quartet waved their horns in unison, and Martin urging the packed arena to join him in a mournful chorus of her prophetic hit "Rehab." Fireworks later dusted the stage as Martin twirled his arms, curved his hips and then rolled over backward in a flurry of dance. A psychedelic piano joined him on stage.