Well. I've been to four major concerts this year so far, and what should've been a really great show Monday night turned out to be barely decent! I still love Coldplay, but...
They strictly prohibited cameras/flash photography, yet tons of people still snuck in their devices in and snapped away! ARGH! I should've had my escort hide the camera up his ass or something, but we were stupid in being honest. I could've gotten some pretty cool shots, although most of the time I got to look at the group members and their backs/asses. Maybe not such a bad angle after all! Some pics of the event by our local newspaper here. Anyway, the massive black drape behind the stage obstructed my view of Will Champion (who is the drummer), for most of the show. This had me very bummed, as I thought the stage would not be blocked and open for all to see regardless. On top of having a somewhat blocked view of the stage and not having a camera, the show started at 9:30p.m. and ended just 90 minutes later! 90 MINUTES?! WAHAT?! With four studio albums, you mean to tell me there isn't enough material there to do a whole 2-hour show at least?! The Forum as a venue needs to be demolished. It's so old and worn down. You can see it in the walls for Christ's sake and it's not in a very nice part of town anyway. UGH! Out of four stars, the Coldplay show gets two and a half my friends. I'm sure those with amazing seats and awesome pics thought differently. The band played well, but so many things didn't go as I expected, so yes, I am bummed. Reviews of the show are here.
Sorry to have put some of you through the horror of that suicide clip in my last post, but I laughed out loud at your reactions to it; those of you who thought you could handle it but almost fainted like I did. I seriously did laugh hysterically, but fear not! The devastating mental image goes away in about one or two days. LOLOLOL! I did warn ye did I not? I know one must try to be as optimistic and positive a person, but this blog can sometimes be a bit depressing or too realistic perhaps for some to handle. Life just isn't always rosy folks.
But stay cool, smile, and enjoy la vida it for all it's worth! Here's hoping our banking system doesn't collapse a la 1929!