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Coldplay leaves Vancouver fans with 'A Head Full Of Dreams' (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Photos, Concerts, Arts

Coldplay leaves Vancouver fans with 'A Head Full Of Dreams' (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

DH Vancouver Staff Sep 30, 2017 10:10 pm 13,180

Very few bands in the world can fill a stadium the size of BC Place on their own, but that is exactly what Coldplay did Friday night.

The British rock band descended onto Vancouver for the first time in five years as part of their 123-show ‘A Head Of Dreams’ world tour.

Approximately two dozen songs were performed, including fan favourites “Paradise”, “Fix You”, “Yellow”, “Viva la Vida”, “Clocks”, and “A Sky Full Of Stars”.

But this performance was so much more than a concert, as even attendees who weren’t fans of their music could have appreciated the electric atmosphere.

It was a spectacle that was reminiscent of the Olympic Opening Ceremony held in the stadium in 2010 when spectators were provided with miniature flashlights to create a dazzling light show backdrop to the performances.

For the Coldplay concert, with the latest show technology, this same kaleidoscope effect was duplicated by giving fans specially-designed LED wristbands at the entrances. The wristbands were remotely programmed to change colour on cue.

And there were also plenty of fireworks, confetti, balloons, and special lighting effects.

Near the mid-way point of the show, frontmanย Chris Martin reminded the audience of his fondness for Vancouver, and that this city was where the band made its breakthrough in North America. In 2001, they performed their first live show in the continent at the Commodore Ballroom.

This was Vancouver’s fourth mega concert of 2017 held at BC Place, following U2, Metallica, and Guns ‘N Roses earlier in the year. But those other performances were no competition, as Coldplay easily delivered one of the best concerts in the history of the city.

Yeah yeah. Coldplay’s recent library has been pretty disappointing in recent years to say the least. It’s those oldies that keep me coming back though #FixYou #Coldplay #ColdplayVancouver @markcook604

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Wow @coldplay was amazing ๐Ÿ˜ต#40yarddash

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PARTY UP๐Ÿ”ฅ #ColdplayVancouver

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Coldplay Clocks ๐Ÿ‘Œone of the best gigs I’ve seen in a while #vancouver #vancity #clock #coldplayvancouver #nofilter #epic

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#Coldplay #AHeadFullofDreams #vancouver ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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#coldplayvancouver #BcPlace @dailyhivevancouver @coldplay “CANADA LOVES YOU” THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING SHOW

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Last night I went to see @coldplay live and I experienced the best most unforgettable concert of my life. Every single moment of this performance was epic. It felt like watching a great group of talented people doing what they love while having a blast, with tons of style and crazy amazing art. Great humor and wonderful and touching music. They killed it! I will never forget this night ๐Ÿ’— #coldplayvancouver #coldplay #headfullofdreamstour

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@coldplay fixed me and took me to paradise ๐Ÿ’˜#AHeadFullOfDreamsTour #ColdplayVancouver ๐ŸŽˆโœจ // @parkeys

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A night full of love and dance! Such a fun performance! #3rdtimesthecharm #coldplayvancouver

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This was para para paradise ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ #ColdplayVancouver #aheadfullofdreams #alwaysinmyhead #coldplay #callitmagic #dailyhivevan #bcplace

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COLDPLAY-A Head Full of Dreams Waited 8 years for this moment, bought the tickets over a year ago, and I still can’t believe it happened… Needless to say though, it was an “Amazing Day” ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ #glowinginthedark

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Coldplay did not disappoint! . . . . @coldplay #workperks #headfullofdreams #dreamcometrue

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“be good to one another.” ever since i was in the womb, i was raised on Coldplay’s music and in my entire 15 years, 8 months and 3 days of living, i’ve always wanted to see two things, yellow live and chris martin sprinting across the stage. last night, i got to see it both๐Ÿ’› @coldplay #coldplayvancouver

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You make me feel like I’m alive again ๐ŸŒˆ #coldplay #coldplay2017 @coldplay

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More from Coldplayโ€™s awesome concert

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literally made a sky full of stars๐Ÿ’ซ

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And you get a head A head full of dreams You can see the change you want to Be what you want to be

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Hire me ๐Ÿ“ธ@coldplay ‘A Head Full of Dreams๐Ÿ”ฎ’ -Vancouver

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Coldplays show last night was one for the books!

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People say that itโ€™s impossible to be 100% happy. Last night I found out that it was indeed possible. #coldplayvancouver

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Here’s a few pics from last night’s #Coldplay concert in #Vancouver. They put on a fantasic show. Our seats were not very good but the sound inside the stadium was surprisingly good.

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Encore d’autres photos pour le plaisir โ˜บ๏ธ #ColdplayVancouver #Coldplay 29.09.2017 [source : @bcplacestadium, R42, Greg Kahrmann]

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Impromptu band meeting in front of 50,000 or so… #ColdplayVancouver R42

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Some superhero, Some fairytale bliss, just something I can turn too somebody I can kiss – most amazing concert last night!! #coldplay #amazing #favoriteband #chrismartin #vancouver

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#coldplay #concert #unbelievable #amazing #coldplayvancouver #bc #canada #aheadfullofdreams #tour #dream #dreamcometrue #secondrow #bcplace #chrismartin #piano #lights #xylobands #music #musicians

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Starting off the weekend pretty ok I would say! ๐Ÿ˜œ #coldplayvancouver

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Never forget to live #lifeintechnicolor . . . #coldplay #coldplayinvancouver #floorseating #aheadfullofdreamstour #throwback #raiseaflag

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Look how they shine for you. #coldplayvancouver

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life in technicolour with @coldplay โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ #coldplayvancouver #bestconcertever

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@coldplay thank you for an unforgettable night. #coldplay #coldplayvancouver #blessup #clocks #vivalavida #headfullofdreamstour2017 #headfullofdreams

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Last night was ๐Ÿ”ฅ #coldplayvancouver

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@coldplay you did not disappoint! #coldplay #ColdplayVancouver #globalcitizen #canada

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@coldplay with my love @christieleighmckay and the little bro @f_grenier + Miss footballzzz @pilita_corrales the evening of my birthday. #blessed #noprotest

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Thanks @Coldplay for a stellar evening and possibly the best concert I have ever been to #coldplayvancouver #concert #yvr #vancouver #canada #britishcolumbia #exploring #millennials #thebadmillennials

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