To say that I love this band would be putting it mildly.
It’s a love that extends to knowing every song on every album, being a part of their mailing list, Twitter feed and fan club, and sometimes pretending that I’m Gwyneth Paltrow and that Chris Martin is singing ‘Fix You’ about me and not her. Okay, that last one may be a stretch, but my excitement at seeing them in concert was as close to feeling like a kid on Christmas Day that I’ve felt since … well, I was a kid on Christmas Day.
Ever been to a concert SO incredibly great that you kind of want to pinch yourself before, during and after? Yeah, that was my experience seeing this band last night. When I woke up this morning and saw the butterfly confetti I picked up on the way out (which rained down on us during this song and easily made for my favorite concert moment EVER), I still felt like pinching myself.
If they come anywhere near you and you haven’t seen ‘em yet, GO. And invite me along. Because after last night, I’m pretty sure I might be one of those fans who buys a Winnebago just to travel the country to follow their favorite band. Don’t worry … if it comes to this, I promise I’ll keep the tattoo I’ll have gotten of Chris Martin’s face well covered. After all, I wouldn’t want to embarrass you!
And if you’re a Coldplay fan and you haven’t seen this 60 Minutes interview yet from Grammy night back in February, you MUST WATCH IT. Because seriously, Chris Martin is so adorable in it that I’m pretty sure puppy dogs and rainbows are going to sprout out of the piano he’s playing on. Yes, I find him THAT appealing. (If you go there, make sure to click on the video titled “Mysteries of Coldplay” to find what I’m talking about. The text of this interview does not do those blue peepers of his justice!)