Friday, June 5, 2009

Coldplay Viva La vida World Tour Sydney March 14 2009 Acer Arena

This show marked the second time I had been to a Coldplay show. And what a difference 3 years makes. They are really developing as entertainers and changing their live experience to make it more a more colourful, interactive and even more enjoyable experience.
In a weird twist of fate, not only was this show exactly 4 months to the day that I saw Kylie, but I was sitting in the section directly opposite to where I was for Kylie. Odd? Un peu. Turns out we had some pretty awesome seats. Right next to the C-Stage. *high-fives self*

I couldn't even begin to say what my favourite parts of the show were, there were just too many. I will have to say that there is nothing better than hearing 'Viva La Vida' being sung by an audience of 18 000 people at the tope of their lungs. Chilling and uniting at the same time.

As this was the same day of the Sound Relief concert, the show was shortened by a little bit, which meant no Speed of Sound or Will singing Death will Never Conquer (which I was really looking forward). Instead we got Shane Warne on maracas. Yay. But that was my only qualm.

I am also proud to say I was singing and dancing the whole time. except for The Hardest Part/Postcards from Far Away. How you can dance to that, i'm not sure. You could do a nice sway I suppose.

I felt kind of sad at the end though. the whole knowing that it was over and that I'd have to wait a few more years to see them again. It's worth it though.
*waits for dvd*

Kylie XTOUR2008 Dec 14 Acer Arena

Yes, I'm well aware that the show took place many months ago. I just never got around to writing about it. So, I'm doing a brief write up now. When I should be studying for exams. My bad. I won't go into details, because everybody knows about it now, but I will say that for my first Kylie concert, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The setlist was quite Light Years/X heavy, which was a-ok by me. Kylie both looked and sounded fantastic. At points she was holding the notes and singing in a higher register. I have a feeling this is her way 'F U!" to critics. As I already knew most of setlist due to the London broadcast, no major surprises. Personal highlights were the opening, Naughty Manga Girl, Black and White, Slow (when the percussion kicks in. Just amazing. but she didn't put Free in :( )and 2 Hearts (I demand an extended version!). I even liked the Pool Party section (to a degree). Honourable mention to the lovely couple in front of us. During Slow, Eleni and I both sang 'read my...BODY LANGUAGE!' bit so loudly, that they turned around and started giggling at us. Thanks guys! I also happen to knwo Step back in Time is one of their favourite songs. Overall, it was worth every dollar I spent. Just wish I had gotten the program :(
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Monday, June 1, 2009

3 months late, but still worth it.

I'm such a bad blogger. I realised that I haven't blogged about the Kylie concert (Dec 08) nor the Coldplay concert (March 09).
*slaps hand. twice*
Videos will be up shortly. Along with delayed commentary.

Hmmm....

No, I do not have a problem officer.
*shuffles feet awkwardly*

Playlists...discuss!

And now for something entirely different.

I need thoughts, suggestions, additions for two new playlists I'm trying to make happen. First, songs for a sunny day. These are songs that make you feel as light as a feather and make you want to roll around on freshly cut grass. So far, it looks a little like this:
Strawberry Swing Coldplay
Drivin' Me Wild (ft. Lily Allen) Common
Walking on a Dream Empire of the Sun
Love Is In The Air John Paul Young
Nothing Can Stop Us [*] Kylie Minogue
Love Don't Live Here Ladyhawke
I Could Say Lily Allen
Win Some, Lose Some Robbie Williams
Love at First Sight Kylie Minogue
Where Do I Begin Sneaky Sound System
Greatest Day Take That
New Year's Day U2
Bittersweet Symphony (Live) Coldplay & Richard Ashcroft

Songs for a rainy day elicit feelings of melancholy, sadness, fatigue with a hint of loneliness. Or they could just be songs about rain.
Rainy Day Coldplay
Daniel Bat For Lashes
Warwick Avenue Duffy
Move on Now Hard-Fi
See It In A Boy's Eyes Jamelia
Rain On You Parade Duffy
No More Rain Kylie Minogue
Coffee Tea & Sympathy Robbie Williams
Back For Good Take That
Photograph Gary Numan
The Trouble With Me Robbie Williams
Cosmic Kylie Minogue

Ladies, gentlemen, sheep, I'm asking for your help. Twitter me or leave a comment here and let me know what you think I should add.

Toodles!
Annie A