This is the first in a series of photojournals covering concerts during my trip to England and France. Tonight’s performance was Coldplay, which took place at the O2 Arena in London, England on December 9th, 2011.
Venue: O2 Arena
Where: London, England
When: December 9, 2011
Seating: General Admission
PLEASE NOTE: This article first appeared in different form on the Original Prop Blog (click here for original), and has been copied to the Rock Subculture Journal after the fact.
Articles that are part of this London/Paris/Liverpool Journal can be found within the “England/France Journal 2011” category:
Having already seen the band play twice this year (Madrid, Spain in October and Los Angeles California in July), tonight’s gig was another unique performance by the band, with an evolving setlist (which included ‘What If?’ and ‘Don’t Panic’), it was also a different experience for me seeing them play a large arena in their homeland (I saw them play Liverpool and Newcastle last year, but those were small, intimate venues). It was also a great vantage point for this show, being in the general admission standing area very close to the stage.
As introduced in Madrid, this show featured the new light-up bracelets for attendees, though the design has improved and now they lit up for three songs (‘Hurts Like Heaven’, ‘Charlie Brown’, and ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’) instead of just one.
It is late here in the UK (almost 4 am) and much on the agenda for tomorrow, so below are some photos from the event – the second of two videos to be uploaded within the next few days (slow WiFi at the hotel):
Update, here is the second video, ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, which closed out the show:
Below are photos taken at the concert: