Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Viva La Vida

Observations about the Coldplay concert (from someone who hasn't been to a rock concert in MANY years):

**We weren't the only ones who drove a minivan to the concert.
**Grandmas and Grandpas can rock out with the best of them.
**The level of beer consumed is directly related to the number of bathroom trips required by people who should have thought to get seats at the end of the row.
**I found myself screaming with the rest of the crowd for a band. A really, really good band.
**There was a point in my life where I was willing to pay an exorbitant fee for a concert t-shirt. Now, not so much.

Coldplay had a pretty spectacular opening--everyone was clapping along to the Nutcracker Suite to bring them on stage.

They had set up a different stage right down near the audience... it was right in front of us, so the band was maybe 50 feet away.

Chris Martin was all over the place--running and spinning all the while singing his melodious tunes. At one point in the concert the whole band ran off the stage, around the arena, and entered in another portal where they ran up the stairs and started singing on another stage that was set up in the back of the arena. Out of control!

During the song "Lovers in Japan" a whole lot of paper butterflies fluttered down from the ceiling. It was pretty amazing.

**Have you been to any good rock concerts lately?


Kristy said...

Looks like fun! Spencer and I used to be concert regulars but have slowed down since three kiddos! But not to worry...we still hit a few of the good ones.

Janene said...

Concerts (and t-shirts) used to be what I spent my money on-- but wow. it's been awhile! I'm glad you got to go to this, I like their stuff.