Coldplay at Irving Plaza Night 2: So Awesome

CP fucking rocked tonight.

As soon as Chris acknowledged they were crap last night, it was all good.

Chris sang part of that Crash Test Dummies song as intro to “Yellow.”… another “one hit wonder.” Aw.

Still no “Idiot.” Jonny said they’re still “working on it.”

Aww.. I saw “Idiot” at Brixton!

List set change- No “See You Soon.” Instead “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”

JJ72 loved my new digicam.
Their manager has the same one (got it the day before yesterday).

Jenn asked everyone if she could “totally hug” them. Mark from JJ said, “to-tally.”

Jonny was less than enthusiastic about the Strokes. So was Chris.

Guy went out the front… disguised in a different jacket. Bizarre. Guy Berryman, you’re totally whipped.

Chris started signing Guy’s name because he wasn’t there.

Yay CP.

I totally heart Jonny.

I told Jen I’d “fucking kill” her if she dropped my camera. Johnny laughed.

Chris looks adorable in my pic. So does Johnny. Aw.

Got sexy poster of CP… got a free Strokes Fader… Yelled at some people going into the bar… drank a bottle of tasty sexy Irving Plaza water in 5 seconds flat.

CP 4-EVA!

The MPs tomorrow.

In other news, my Digital Journalism prof took us out for tapas and drinks today instead of class. So fucking awesome. Fun was had.

Comp messed up, can’t install software. Otherwise you’d be salivating over lovely sexy Coldplay pictures (really sexy ones of Chris Martin) right now. Sorry. Keep the drooling for later. I’m gonna go drool over my Chris pic and my Jonny pic.

Coldplay at Irving Plaza Night 1

My damn digicam was all wack.

I saw Melissa. The crowd was wack. People were shushing each other. It was as if these people had never heard of Coldplay or something.

Jenn stole my word and said, “Will, you were stylin’.”

I was yelling at Guy Berryman like 10 minutes ago. I told him “You need to cut your hair!” He was like, “No.” I was like, “Yes. It’s out of control!” He was like “No, it’s under control.” I was like, “No, it’s not. I was watching the show, thinking ‘that hair is out of control!'” (Here’s where I resisted the urge to scream, “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? A STROKE?!?!”) He was like, “That’s just mean.” I was like, “Oh well.” Then some girl was like, I like your hair the way it is. I said, “Kiss up! She’s kissing up to you.”

I told Will, “You fucking rocked.” He laughed. But I really wanted to say “You were stylin’,” but I couldn’t because Jenn had already said it. And she didn’t even SEE Will. I was like “Oh, sorry-” and then I pointed to these two 15 year old boys and was like, “Dude- these kids are 15!” Jonny was like, “WooHO!!”

I made the 15 year old boys hug each other. They looked at each other all weird and were like… uh.. but they did it. One of them reminded me of a mini James Walsh. They’re gonna try to go to the Starsailor show, but it’s 18+. Awww! Remember when I couldn’t get into 18+ shows? Jesus.. I was like… 17! Ahah. I told them that I was definitely not as cool as they are when I was 15. They were like you’re weird.

I told someone to “simma,” and Jonny was like “Simma.” I was like, “Simma downa. Yeah, that’s my word.” He was like, “That was my word when I was 11.” I was like, “now you’re just lying. You’re such a liar.” He was like, “No.” I was like, “Liar.”

Chris Martin was attacked by a gaggle of girls.

Chris was like, there’s my brother- “Which one,” Jenn asked. “The one in the black shirt.” “What’s his name?” “Alex.” “HI ALEX,” 10 girls chimed back. Alex doesn’t look anything like Chris. Jonny’s “brother,” Dan, on the other hand is damn cute.

The show was OK. It was totally anti-climatic. I kept thinking, “Oh I miss Travis. Oh I miss The.. The.. Strokes,” throughout the whole show. BAaaaaad. Totally weird and tame crowd. TOTALLY WEIRD.

I don’t know… I just need to get into Coldplay mode. I think I’ll be way more into it tomorrow. Awww.. Coldplay. My favorite member of Coldplay today is…..Jonny. Or maybe Will…. I don’ t know. Probably Jonny.

Weird Quote of the Day

Ladies and Gentleman… the weirdest quote of the day come from The Independent in London, England: “Ben Knowles, editor of NME said: ‘Because of the size of the market in the US, it is more conducive to cutting-edge music [like the White Stripes and The Strokes]. Bands like Coldplay and Travis have been commercially successful here but they are hardly breaking new ground.'”

The Strokes, who?

The New York Times Can’t Tell the Strokes and the White Stripes Apart

*Snort* I still find this funny. The Times sucking it up big time. Oh the irony of the mixup!:

The picture caption on Thursday with the Pop Life column, about bands that are bringing new energy to rock ‘n’ roll, referred incorrectly to a highly regarded recording by the White Stripes, which is in the forefront of the movement. It is “White Blood Cells,” not “Is This It,” and it is the group’s third album, not its first. “Is This It,” as the column noted, is the first album by the band Strokes.

Cast, “Desert Drought”… the singer sounds like Robbie Williams… and Saves the Day.. that Funeral song or whatever it is… are these kids out of high school yet? I saw the vid last night and I kept thinking of Ben Lee or something.

And I don’t know what this is… but it’s an odd design for a site basically about porn.

The Strokes, “When It Started” is on NME Radio right now. Excellent.

And no matter what anyone says, Starsailor is quite good. Even if “Lullaby” sorta sounds like “Happy Xmas” by John Lennon.

I keep forgetting… Travis loves NY… and NY loves Travis.

Coldplay just updated…. Wonder if they are going to do the cover of “Here Comes The Sun” in New York next week…

THE COLDPLAY COUNTDOWN:… 3 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRIS, GUY, WILL AND JONNY.

P. Diddy Loves Coldplay…Huh?

Oh shit. Someone just got shot outside Hammerstein Ballroom. Damn.

Last night boxer James Butler sucker-punched his opponent after losing his match at Roseland Ballroom last night.

What the HECK is going on in this country? I just saw an advert for Jeep with that “Hero” song by that other Iglesias. Now I’m finding out P. Diddy is a major Coldplay fan! Says Diddy, “The whole melancholy, emotional vibe. That guy’s wearing his heart right out there. It’s unmanlike, it’s so strong.”

Something is in the air- and it’s not just anthrax.

Remember the race riots in Britain this summer (and pop-rock having a scary moment when Andy Dunlop’s black cab was attacked outside Shep. Bush on the way into the Black Crowes show)? Yes? Then I think you need to read this whole Race In Britain special from The Observer.. No? Then I think you need to read this whole Race In Britain special from The Observer.

Here’s your chance to find out who penned two of the greatest pop hits of the year like Kylie’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” and Atomic Kitten’s “Whole Again.”

I should be asleep, but I keep looking at the photos on this site, Podular. Beautiful.

Music of the Moment: “The Ballad of Helen Keller and Rip van Winkle,” The Moldy Peaches; “Dry The Rain,” The Beta Band; “Radio,” The Avalanches