Only In Dreams: Coldplay (*Insert Joke From ’40 Year-Old Virgin’*)

If they play Princess of China I swear I’ll go cut down one of the Patriots’ banners. I’ll do the perfect season one because that’s the one I’m most disappointed in, although having my ears bleed while Princess of China plays may hurt more than watching David Tyree activate a gravitational field around his helmet. One of which I’m over, the other one ends when I put a bullet in me head.

This one will be a little different. The usual pattern being followed on the Head Full Of Dreams Tour is 6 songs on the A-stage, 3 on the B, 8 on the A, 3 on the C, and 3 more on the A. That makes for 23 total if you do the addition right. Now I’ve included some songs that maybe aren’t in my top 23, but these Only In Dreams posts have sort of evolved into a mix of my favorites with the added realism of some songs that they have to play, such as Adventure of a Lifetime. Maybe not my favorite but coming to this show and being pissy about them playing it as about as futile as showing up a frat party and getting pissy because you had to drop like 6 fake names just to get up to the door, at which point the classic “would you call your country a cunt” line is dropped in your face and smells like it’s been regurgitated a thousand times.

A Stage:

  1. ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’
  2. ‘Yellow’
  3. ‘Loves In Japan’
  4. ‘The Scientist’
  5. ‘Swallowed In The Sea’
  6. ‘Paradise’

Sticking slightly to script here, but also picked six songs all from different albums. I think it’s important to drop ‘Yellow’ early so that everyone’s engaged (Live 2012 version plz), more VLVODAAHF songs would make me as happy as Chris Martin’s shits are colorful, ‘Swallowed’ is a fan favorite that must be jelly cause jam doesn’t make me jiggle like that, and end with another hit.

B Stage:

  1. ‘Birds’
  2. ‘Talk’
  3. ’42’

‘Birds’ is definitely an essential track off LP7. I certainly struggled with the two-spot here but I think ‘Talk’ is perfect blend of a song a lot of people might know and one I can air-Jonny too. ’42’ is one of favorite Coldplay songs, aside from being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

A Stage:

  1. ‘Mylo Xyloto’ into ‘Hurts Like Heaven’
  2. ‘Clocks’
  3. ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
  4. ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
  5. ‘Fix You’
  6. ‘Viva La Vida’
  7. ‘Charlie Brown’
  8. ‘Death And All His Friends’

I guess this is the greatest hits part of the setlist. The beginning and end of it are where my dreams come to life but then die again as I realize that ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ died with the MX tour and DAAHF died with the tour of living life. ‘Charlie Brown’ is the GOAT.

C Stage:

  1. ‘Warning Sign’
  2. ‘Strawberry Swing’
  3. ‘Amsterdam’

Some call this the boring white guy stage, but that name was already taken when Tim Kaine walked on stage at the DNC. I’ll call it the C-section stage because it gives birth to deep cuts, which that may or may not have been requested by fans but actually are just whatever the band feels like playing.

A Stage:

  1. ‘Life In Technicolor II’
  2. ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’
  3. ‘Up&Up’

LIT II is one of the songs where you listen to it and your problems go away. This is a lot healthier than cocaine and everyone should adopt this method. ASFOS, while it drove me nuts when it splooged all over the radio, went up in my mind when the hype died down and I understand how nucking futs it’s going to be live. ‘Up&Up’ has gotta be the best song on LP7 right?

I can not express how much I anguished over this. A lot more than usual. And all so like 5 friends and maybe like 30 people from Reddit can read it. I guess that just means I care.