"I'm spinning round the room in awe" ryan adams

Thursday, August 08, 2002

"And we live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do, yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world"

I went to see Coldplay last night at the TLA. What an amazing show. I have no idea what to write about though because regardless on how well I depict the performance with words, it will pale in comparison to what was experienced. What a passion driven performance. Coldplay rawked.

1 Giant Leap was the opener. "Opener". It was a projection and began with Bono introducing the piece, then four songs followed, with Michael Stipe and Robbie Williams doing a ditty or two. In between "songs" were interludes on how to make the world better and actions that have hindered self development. One Giant Leap. Good concept, but not as an opener. The crowd booed at it and made snide comments about the film. Everyone expected an opening live band, not a tutorial.

But the Coldplay roadie said it best when he joked "What?! Are you afraid of fucking learning something?!"