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

Oct 1 2017, 4:14 am

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.

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

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PARTY UP๐Ÿ”ฅ #ColdplayVancouver

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

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

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

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Look how they shine for you. #coldplayvancouver

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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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