Coldplay at Palau Sant Jordi 06/09/2008

It was three years since Coldplay had last been in concert in Barcelona  and this showed  in the performance offered on the night of the Saturday 6 september in front of thousands of fans.

Both the opening act by Albert Hammond Jr  and the British quartet  gave  a spectacular concert that lasted for about two hours.

In a crowded Palau Sant Jordi , the lead singer of the band, Chris Martin, entered the scene 10 minutes late  behind the gauze that covered the stage and with the jacket feature of the tour. The sound of Coldplay  flooded the Palau mixed with the voices of the audience and the band began playing the instrumental “Life in technicolor”, the traditional start of their tour followed by the cries of the thousands of fans who crowded the hall.

Without truce, came the first important moment of the night with “Violet Hill” one of the most acclaimed songs of their latest album. After this  song, the welcome of Chris in a perfect “catalan”

and the first chords of one of their more famous songs “Clocks”, of their second album “A rush of blood to the head”.

Chris sang “God put a smile on your face” far from the scene standing in a corner, and throughout the concert didn´t stop moving from side to side reviewing eight of the ten themes of the latest album like “Viva la vida”, “Chinese sleep chant”, “42” or the acoustic “Strawberry swing” that all the fans sang as if they were classics of the band.

And, of course, there were songs that have become milestones in the band’s career as “Yellow”, “Fix You” or “Speed of Sound”, that we all sang  until we lost our voices.

Ultimately, a great night for a big concert.


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