Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl


Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Coldplay live at the Hollywood Bowl. It was epic.

Let me start off by saying that the Hollywood Bowl is amazing. Settled in hills with the Hollywood Sign in view and the casual vibe, it's one of my favorite venues. However, it's a mess getting there. I live literally two blocks from it and it took nearly an hour to get there. Once we were in our seats, though, it was all good.


My mom is a big Coldplay fan so I took her to the concert. It's been a week and she's still talking about how great it was. In fact, yesterday one of my co-workers who attended one of the other LA shows told me it was the BEST concert he's ever been to. What made the show so amazing was a combination of things: the band is phenomenal live and they involve the crowd...a lot.

The show started with fireworks, followed by confetti, Zxylobands -lighted wristbands that the audience was given to wear (mine and my mom's didn't work, unfortunately), huge balloon/balls that were dropped all over the audience, projections that had to have been designed specifically for the Hollywood Bowl, an encore that took place partially in the middle of the seating so they were playing for those not sitting front and center, and then a firework ending.



It seemed like something major was happening for each song during their hour and a half show. But what impressed me almost more than all of that was the love that the band has for performing. I've never seen anyone smile or thank the audience as much as Chris Martin. Knowing that they enjoy themselves and are happy to perform for the audience is refreshing.

Although we had seats way in the back thanks to the ticket agencies that snatch up tickets before the public can, it was within my top five concerts of all time. If you have the opportunity to see Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto Tour this summer, or any of their performances ever, do it!

17 comments:

Morgan Stone said...

You lucky girl! I've always wanted to see Coldplay live, but I just haven't done it yet. Looks like it was amazing :)

CALLIE said...

So fun!!!!! I just love them.

Jayme and Mendi said...

So cool that you and your mom went to the show!! Looks like it was amazing!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Makaila said...

thank you for this post! i couldn't afford to go when they were in my hometown a few weeks ago and i was soo sad. 2 summers ago i saw them back to back nights and it was EPIC then too. i get chills just hearing their music, takes me right back..

so glad you got to go!

Christina said...

Awesome! I'm definitely going next time they're here!

Amanda Raborn said...

Okay this is amazing! And you are one lucky girl to only live two blocks. You probably could have stayed home and still heard the concert! Hope you have a great week!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Christianna said...

They sound like a brilliant show! I wanna see them now. Hmmm, maybe sometime in the future...

Glad you guys had such an awesome time!!!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

oh man, i'm so jealous. i love coldplay. i saw them live a few years ago and it still stands as one of my favorite live concerts of all time!

smk053078 said...

Wow! The show looked amazing. I have heard that they put on a phenomenal performance. Lucky lady!! You got some great pictures...what a cool mom you have! I don't think my mom even knows who Cold Play is! LOL!
xo,
Shanna

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Looks like an amazing show. Glad you had a great time :)

Sami said...

I am SO jealous! This looks incredible! Coldplay is one of my top bands that I have to see live! I'm going to see The Fray this Friday and I can't wait :)

Kate said...

I love Coldplay! I've seen them in concert a few times but never at the Hollywood Bowl. Sounds like a really fun concert-very interactive!

Lin said...

How fun! Glad you & your mom had a good time.

Jamie said...

So fun!

Samantha Green said...

i absolutely love cold play -- you're very lucky to have seen them play and the venue sounds amazing! xx

Josie said...

You lucky, lucky girl -- I ADORE Coldplay!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

JP Choudhary said...

They're good, but it seems like they're not trying new sounds and every song sounds like U2. I first heard Yellow when i received Coldplay tickets in my bth , Anyway, for me the whole Coldplay thing is too calculated. x