Coldplay @ Kool Haus – May 11, 2005

had the great pleasure of going to see Coldplay last night at Kool Haus. What a great show. I’d bought extra tickets to the Nine Inch Nails show at Kool Haus on tuesday, and when none of my friends were interested I put them up on ebay. As it turned out I made enough of a profit on the sale of those three tickets that it paid for the high priced scalper tickets that i had to get for the very sold out Coldplay show. so it worked out great.

there was no openning act for this event, so it was just Coldplay. Doors were scheduled to open at 8:00, so we aimed to arrive around 7:45 to get in line. traffic was a bit of a pain and our usual parking lot was full, so it was 8:00 by the time we got there. the doors weren’t yet opened and the lineup went all the way around the block, so it was time to wait. doors opened around 8:20, but it still took us until 9:00 to get inside. when we got inside we saw an array of cameras setup all over the place. in chatting with one of the security folks we found out that the show was being recorded for Much Music (the canadian equivalent of MTV). looking forward to seeing it again whenever it airs on tv.

anyway, this was a very small, intimate show. the crowd was clearly enjoying it, singing along with all the old stuff and showing their support for the new. The band seemed to also be having a good time, with chris running and dancing around the stage whenever he wasn’t at the piano. we loved the show and look forward to seeing them again (even if it isn’t in as great a setting).

here’s the setlist. (* indicates a new song off the upcoming X&Y album)

*square one

politik (+rebellion (lies) by arcade fire)

god put a smile upon your face

*speed of sound

warning sign



scientist (+ hurt by nine inch nails)

*til kingdom come


*what if?

*a message

in my place

*fix you