"After a soggy Friday and sunny Saturday, the thunderstorms returned for the third and last day of All Points West, this time resulting in major delays and canceled sets for the festival held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. But after the rain cleared and mercifully stayed away, organizers hustled to get the schedule back on track, culminating in a dazzler of a headlining set by British rockers Coldplay.As you may have heard, Coldplay's Sunday night set included covers of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right". Jay-Z covered "No Sleep Till Brooklyn on Friday.
Sunday's line-up, scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in the comedy tent and 2 p.m. on the music stages, was pushed back several hours due to severe storms that hit the area midday. Fans who arrived early were turned away at the gates, and it wasn't until just before 4 p.m. that ticket holders were invited to line up at the festival entrance for an even longer wait for admission. Comedians Todd Barry, Christian Finnegan and Janeane Garofalo, originally slated for 45-minute sets at the Queen of the Valley tent, were rushed through with 10 minutes each to make way for the musical acts that followed them. "I might do a tour of entirely rained-out festivals," said Barry, "it's big money for not a lot of work at all."
Some sets were canceled altogether--indie rockers Steel Train and New Jersey punk band the Gaslight Anthem, scheduled to take the main Blue Comet stage in the afternoon, were scrapped to allow later bands to perform at their scheduled times." [Billboard]
MGMT played against Coldplay on Sunday, and Echo and The Bunnymen instead opened for Coldplay on the main stage (with Courtney Love watching in the wings). Akron/Family, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, Lykke Li, Elbow, the Black Keys, and others also played sets on the shortened, very wet day. More pictures, and the two Coldplay cover videos, and some setlists, below....
We Are Scientists
Echo and the Bunnymen
Etienne De Crecy
DAY TWO PICTURES HERE.
DAY ONE PICTURES HERE.
Coldplay - Fight For Your Right To Party
Coldplay - All Points West 8/2/09 - "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson Cover
Life In Technicolor
In My Place
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
You Gotta Fight (Chris piano, Beastie Boys cover)
Viva La Vida
Green Eyes (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (Acoustic, sung by Will)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)
Echo & the Bunnymen setlist: (via)
1. Lips Like Sugar
3. Stormy Weather
4. Seven Seas
5. Bring on the Dancing Horses
6. (new song)
7. Villiers Terrace (w Roadhouse Blues)
8. Nothing Lasts Forever (w Walk on the Wild Side)
9. Back of Love
10. The Killing Moon
11. The Cutter
"No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
"Brooklyn Go Hard"
"D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune)"
"U Don't Know"
"My President Is Black (Remix)"
"Beware Of The Boys"
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"
"Show Me What You Got"
"Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)"
"Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..."
"Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"/"I Want You Back"
"Can I Live"
"Swagga Like Us"
"Jigga My Nigga"
"Jigga What, Jigga Who"
"Public Service Announcement (Interlude)"
"Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
"Run This Town"
Jay-Z set encore:
A verse from The Blueprint 3
Medley: "Money Ain't A Thing"/"La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)"/"Fiesta(Remix)"/"Where I'm From"/"Feelin' It"
"Can I Get A..."
"Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
"46 & 2?