Coldplay’s Free Show at MSG

There’s lot of coverage up already from Coldplay’s free gig at Madison Square Garden last night. Billboard runs through the highlights and lowlights, including a few botched songs and forgotten lyrics on “Fix You,” and Pitchfork and brooklynvegan already have photos up by two of my favorites in the biz these days, Kathryn Yu and Ryan Muir. Good stuff.

And seriously — how can Chris Martin forget the words to “Fix You?” I think I even know the words to that song.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I was psyched going in (never saw them, love their albums); somewhat disappointed coming out. Not to sound ungrateful for a free concert, but I guess I just expected more. Music was good, but even for a freebie, trekking to MSG for a 70 min concert and then they wouldn’t come out for an encore?

  2. I was psyched going in (never saw them, love their albums); somewhat disappointed coming out. Not to sound ungrateful for a free concert, but I guess I just expected more. Music was good, but even for a freebie, trekking to MSG for a 70 min concert and then they wouldn’t come out for an encore?

  3. I had won a free ticket and was going to fly up from Miami for them and try to get Pearl Jam tickets for their 2 shows also. I ended having to stay put because of work but did see Modest Mouse. They played for about 2 hours and really rocked the house. Glad I didnt waste the money flying up for Coldplay.

  4. I had won a free ticket and was going to fly up from Miami for them and try to get Pearl Jam tickets for their 2 shows also. I ended having to stay put because of work but did see Modest Mouse. They played for about 2 hours and really rocked the house. Glad I didnt waste the money flying up for Coldplay.

  5. I love Coldplay and have never seen them live but I seriously cannot believe they botched the words to Fix You! But just wanted to share my latest music find with other Coldplay and the like fans, I just heard Eric Solomon perform–you can see him on YouTube. He’s totally a new up and coming artists–fun, laid back music that I feel like will really catch on.

  6. I love Coldplay and have never seen them live but I seriously cannot believe they botched the words to Fix You! But just wanted to share my latest music find with other Coldplay and the like fans, I just heard Eric Solomon perform–you can see him on YouTube. He’s totally a new up and coming artists–fun, laid back music that I feel like will really catch on.

  7. i’ve seen coldplay twice and they were mediocre at best both times. they are just not a good live band. pj was unbelievable yesterday.

  8. i’ve seen coldplay twice and they were mediocre at best both times. they are just not a good live band. pj was unbelievable yesterday.

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