Then I Saw The Light.

Coldplay - Pine Knob - 8.30.2005

I had no idea what to expect heading into this show. Had Coldplay become the next Dave Matthews Band? Had they lost all creativity in their music and stage show? Were they really as good as I had heard? All were questions that needed be answered as Tara and I strolled into the venue in a light rain and purchased a frostly cold Miller Lite. (yes, miller lite.)

Rilo Kiley was the opener - first night on tour for them - and we missed them. Traffic was really bad getting to the show. You ever notice how when any type of weather change occurs there is a rash of accidents? First snow: lots of accidents - rain sometimes has the same effect. People maybe just forget to take it easy? Not sure. What I do know is that 75 - the potholled pavement that they call "expressway" here, was serving as a parking lot. So after some guidence from the sage known only as Singer, we hopped on a side rode to salvation. Usually getting to a venue is a venture through urban blight in the D, but to get to the Knob - you get to go down dirt road and other loveliness. Awwww. Anyway, back to the show.

Coldplay came out and the amazing back lit screen that is in their video speed of sound had decided to tour with them. nice. the whole thing lit up with a bright white that i believe could really only be produced by something hd or lcd. it looked amazing. the energy was good for the band and it was balls our from that point on. they played the hits - yellow - clocks - the scientist - sadly they did not play my fav - we never change. white shadows was probably my fav off the new album live. very very cool visual imagery.

enjoy the pix from the new razr - i think it maybe does an alright job after all. the yellow balls picture were dropped on yellow. for the encore christopher actually ran out into the crowd just MERE rows from us! in the end, go to see this band - props to the people that made it to what will probably be the best show at PINE KNOB (not that awful monopoly) to see the show. to those that didn't (bones, gomez, trix (you get the hall pass)) you get the jaquin phoenix steez thumbs down.


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