Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Almost 100% Knitting Content-Free!

Thanks everyone for the nice birthday wishes. My birthday was Sunday, and it was a nice day.

From this point forward, people who are not Coldplay fans may want to move on in their blogroll. Come back later for more knitting fun!

For those of you are interested, the Coldplay concert was absolutely bloody f#$&ing brilliant! The concert was at the Quicken Loans Arena, fondly known as "The Q". This is the arena in which the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team plays. The opening act was Richard Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve. His set was good -- the high point was his last song, Bittersweet Symphony. We waited about thirty or forty minutes for Coldplay.

From the very first song, the sold-out crowd was insane. When they played Yellow (scroll down to hear a little of the song), ginormous yellow balloons were dropped from the ceiling. They were designed to pop fairly quickly, and when they did, there were huge bursts of gold glitter. It was really cool. They started out playing several more up-tempo, louder songs, like Politik, God Put A Smile on My Face and Speed of Sound. In the middle of the set, they moved to the front of the stage and played a few songs that were quieter -- 'Til Kingdom Come and an amazing cover of Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. Then the big show resumed, and they played Clocks and The Scientist and other songs from X & Y. At the end of Clocks, Chris Martin actually ran through the crowd and climbed into the seats, accompanied by security of course. For their encore, they did Swallowed in the Sea, In My Place (my all-time favorite Coldplay song) and, finally, Fix You. Amazing, amazing, is all I can say!


Blogger Ramona said...

Happy belated birthday. It sounds like a great concert!

2:31 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

...Hmm, I was just wondering...did you enjoy yourself? LOL! I'm so happy you had such an awesome time at the Coldplay concert!! It must have been amazing to see them. Not to mention being on a date with Mr. A! ;-)I know how rare that is in these parts, so I can imagine it must be similar with you. So glad you had fun!! Take care, Laura! :-)

2:32 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Glad the concert rocked. Happy birthday! We're both March babies.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Jealous jealous jealous!!!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

It sounds like it was an amazing concert! I bet their cover of Ring of Fire was awesome. I'm glad you had such a good birthday weekend.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Okay, I'm not a Coldplay fan (not an un-fan either . . . just kind of don't know their music), so I only scanned the post. But I'm so glad you had such an awesome time!!! Almost nothing better than a great concert!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Sounds like you had a GREEEEAAAAT time!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous....it sounds so totally awesome...as you described the concert I could just picture it...jealous.

From another March baby, the 12th, Happy B-day

3:29 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

Happy belated birthday Laura! (I completely missed the birthday references before today!)

Sounds like you had a good one!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Did you save some of the glitter from the balloons? Enquiring minds want to know.

Happy birthday!

10:40 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

I am so incredibly jealous! Coldplay are Londoner's but I've never seen them live. Would LOVE to.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

not a big coldplay fan, but i was anxious to hear how the concert went! happy belated birthday, and i am glad the coldplay rockes your socks !!!! :)

8:24 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad that you had an amazing time!

12:52 AM  
Blogger Brianne said...

Happy belated birthday!!! And yay for the swift. That's so stinking handy to have around!

7:17 PM  
Blogger ttbookjunkie said...

Happy very belate birthday Laura! Glad to hear you had a good one!

Amanda :)

7:21 PM  
Blogger chittavrtti said...

I thought I'd drop in and let you know that Sigur Ros is touring. At least they're coming to Oregon in May ***CV

9:49 PM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

Another belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like Chris Martin really appreciates his fans.

8:56 PM  

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