I had initially planned for only one Coldplay show, that was the 15 June one. The aftermath of the Wednesday show just left so much to be desired. Something bugged me and I felt like this trip isn’t complete just yet. Furthermore, at that point in time(Before Asia’s dates were official), it was pretty uncertain when I would get to watch them live again. So on the train towards Oxford on Thursday morning, I decided to get one more chance to watch them again, on Saturday, 18 June.
I’d wanted to go for a day trip to the South Downs, but I’m glad for the change of mind. I’d not one bit of regret, and my heart was so full after Saturday’s concert. My flight back home to Singapore was on the next day on Sunday morning, so this was a perfect ending to this great Coldplay pilgrimage. Haha!
So as the box office only opened at 11am that day, I didn’t know which gate I was assigned to queue at, so I went to gate B/C and joined the queue there.
Queue situation at about 2 or 3pm.
The queue on this day felt more enthusiastic, in my opinion. At the front of the queue, there was like a group of older people, probably in their 40s. They had a tent setup so they probably queued overnight! As the 18 June show was one of the first released shows, I believe these were likely to be more hardcore fans who purchased as soon as tickets came out. There was even a girl who brought her guitar and jammed at one of the gates! In general, yes, I felt like this batch of fans were older, and probably followed the band way back then.
I’d managed to hangout with some friendly folks while in the queue that day! 🙂 In general, the queueing system were all pretty similar to the Wednesday show. Only difference was that I’d ventured to a better part near the stage, which had a better view of the band!
The setlist today was quite similar to Wednesday’s, but I was glad there were some slight variations, such at Princess of China, Always In My Head, a fan’s request of Green Eyes, as well as a cover of Prince’s Raspberry Beret and Merle Kilgore’s Ring of Fire, specially dedicated to Chris’s dad 🙂 They’d probably know people would attend multiple concerts, so this little variation to the set was nice!
- A Head Full of Dreams(extended intro with Charlie Chaplin speech)
- Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
- The Scientist
- Always in My Head
- Princess of China
- Raspberry Beret (Prince cover)
- Charlie Brown
- Hymn for the Weekend
- Fix You
- “Heroes”(David Bowie cover)
- Viva la Vida
- Adventure of a Lifetime
- Don’t Panic
- Green Eyes
- Ring of Fire(Merle Kilgore cover)
- Amazing Day
- A Sky Full of Stars
Similarly, I’ll leave the visuals to do the talking!