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Coldplay Live at HP!

Coldplay concert
Confetti, wrist bands that light up the place…Coldplay really knows how to put on a show!

I got a chance to see Coldplay at Steve Job’s memorial at the main campus last year, and that’s when I decided that we need to go see them live.

So, several years late to the party, Chesney and I went to our very first Coldplay concert at HP Pavilion! We are not concert-goers, but we both love Coldplay, and I thought it would be a good Christmas present for Chesney last year. I snatched up tickets on Ticketmaster as soon as they were available (that was an experience in itself), and a year later we were sitting in the lower bowl at HP Pavilion witnessing Coldplay put on their famous shows.

Through the years, we’ve always heard friends and family talk about how good Coldplay is live, and they weren’t kidding! We were given multicolored bracelets when we entered the stadium and were told to put them on. Coldplay made their entrance to the Back to the Future theme (awesome), and when they began their first song, thousands of bracelets lit up the place, blinking to the beats of Mylo Xyloto. It was spectacular!

Even without all the lights, confetti, beach balls, or props, Coldplay just sounded awesome live. Chris Martin was dynamic and entertained with his running from one end of the stage to the other. For their encore, they appeared in the other end of HP in an aisle and played a song from there!

All in all, it was a great night–Coldplay did not disappoint. Chesney and I both took pictures and video and they’re up on our site.

No Line on the Horizon

No Line on the HorizonIt’s on sale now for $4 on the Amazon MP3 downloads store! And if you’re still into the old-fashioned paper and plastic, it’s still only $8. That’s pretty cheap for a big-time band, so even if you’ve been listening to the tracks that leaked out weeks ago, support the band and spend the $4!

On a side note, I haven’t bought an actual CD for some time now. I didn’t buy into Apple’s iTunes (or anyone else’s) DRM’d music, thankfully, but as soon as Amazon announced high-quality, DRM-free tracks, I was on board–I haven’t bought a CD since. I realized that whenever I did buy one, I went home and ripped it to put on my iPod. After that the CD went on the shelf or took up space on the floor of my car. It may have been cool to show off your CD collection on a shelf at home, or in one of those huge binder-style Case Logic CD cases, but really, nowadays your CD collection is on your iPod.

Also, U2 on Letterman all week.