Being still relatively new to the Washington, DC area this was my first visit to the Verizon Center. I was lucky enough to snag a couple of sold out tickets at face value last Feburary and I’ve been waiting since then to see Coldplay perform for the first time.

My seats were located in Section 113 Row G which is located just adjacent to stage left. (see picture below)

While entering the Verizon Center we were handed a Xyloband which is a wristband with LED lights in it. These wristbands lite up during the first song and I must say, what a beautiful site it was to see. It beats holding up a lighter any day!

The night was followed by a remarkable setlist which included 10 songs off of their newest album “Mylo Xyloto” and some of their hits from previous albums.


1 Mylo Xyloto
2 Hurts Like Heaven
3 In My Place
4 Major Minus
5 Lovers In Japan
6 The Scientist
7 Yellow
8 Violet Hill
9 God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
10 Princess Of China
11 Up In Flames
12 Warning Sign
13 Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
14 Viva La Vida
15 Charlie Brown
16 Paradise
17 Us Against The World
18 Speed Of Sound
19 Clocks
20 Fix You
21 Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

I shot the video below of Coldplay performing “The Scientist” which is an old favorite of mine.

Coldplay performing “The Scientist”

video courtesy of The Concert Man

As the night went on there was no lack of energy on the band’s part. Let me tell you, Chris Martin(singer) used the runway to RUN. He reminded me of Forrest Gump. Run Forrest Run…and run he did. Check out this video I took during the ending of the song “Fix You”

Coldplay performing “Fix You”

video courtesy of The Concert Man

Chris was so tired from all of that running that when he finally got back to the piano he needed to catch his breath and let the audience sing the verse. He ran all night. Energy, lights and the sound of Coldplay filled the air all night.

To finish the show Coldplay performed their hit “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” What a great way to end the show because it’s my wife’s favorite song! Below is the video I shot of them performing Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.

Coldplay performing “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”

Below is a photo slideshow of pictures that I took at this event.


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