Friday, November 21, 2008


Coldplay took the stage at around 8:45 at the Toyota center in Houston, Texas to a packed house of screaming fans, some even sitting behind the stage. It was an all out sing along for what front man Chris Martin described as one of the best crowds on the tour and the reason that they play shows.

Coldplay preformed an approximately two hour set trying to incorporate as many songs as possible from their four full length studio albums. Front man Chris Martin danced around the stage in what at times looked like he was on the verge of an epileptic seizure to keep the crowd alive. But this wasn't necessary, all Martin needed to do was open his mouth to sing the first four words of any song and the crowd instantly went into an all out frenzy.

The diversity of Coldplay fans even struck Martin at one point in the show when he looked into the audience and saw a young girl singing along to his songs. He asked, "What, how old are you... you can't be more than 4," Martin said. In that moment, it was the acknowledgement that the crowd at the Toyota Center that night mystified logic at the amount of diversity one band could inspire.

Yet, it was the last song of the night that had every person in the Toyota Center singing in unison as Martin stopped his own vocals to give a listen to the crowd as the last words to be sung were "Yellow".

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