coldplay are a great band. i've never understood the hate. i've seen em four times total including this current leg of the tour. they're my fav band, so i'm biased...but yes they put on a great show, audience participation, just got my coldplay tickets easily and had a fun time. chris martin sacrifices a lil' bit of his vocals for more energy onstage, but it is all good. have a great time.. that show at the gorge is gonna be a great night .