“Why Tokyo? Why not watch Coldplay in Bangkok or Singapore”
I heard this question many, many times and I only have one answer…
None of us managed to go beyond the virtual room for Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and Bangkok shows. We tried many times, I remember trying for Korea show while I was in a meeting. I never imagined I would be going to Japan because it was never in my list. Cherry blossom was just ‘meh’ for me. I did not see the hoohaa behind it but boy, I’ve never been so wrong in my life. I shrieked at the first sight of the least blossomed tree.
Buying tickets for Japan show wasn’t an easy process too. We had to enter a raffle ticketing system where you have to fill your credit card information and wait for the result. It was crazy, consdering of the number of people who applied for the tickets.
Our Tokyo trip was solely for Coldplay, others came after that.
I was the last one in my group of friends to experience Coldplay concert since most of my friends went to their Singapore and Bangkok shows. Their concert was visually appealing to my eyes; the lasers, xyloband multi-colored lights, confetti, rainbow colored balls during Viva La Vida (I think?), shooting flames, everything! I can’t say the same thing about the crowd tho because it was… not something I expected (almost dead at some point). I was just wee bit disappointed that they did not play ‘Lovers in Japan’, they decided to go with their new song instead since the Japan show will be out in DVD.
Xylobands actually changed to yellow before Yellow was played.
Hearing Fix You live was another whole new level of emotional. I cried ugly tears during that song. I don’t think any concert could do the same thing Coldplay did. One thing about Coldplay concert, even if you are not their fan, you should experience it once and see what it can do to you.
It’s been almost two weeks now and I still haven’t gotten over the concert yet. It took me months to get over Foals, let’s see how long it will take this time around.
You can view the set list for Tokyo Dome show, here.