Coldplay @ Bowery Ballroom, August 12, 2002 = Totally Amazing

So the Coldplay show… Gallaghers aside, it was amazing. I keep singing “The Scientist” over and over in my head (ok- that and the Nelly song, because IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE, SO TAKE OFF ALL YOUR CLOTHES).

Chris made 3 wardrobe changes… he was wearing the Chairman Mao jacket, then the Make Trade Free black tee, then he came out in the white long-sleeved polo. His hair looked hot. Chris was on fire, baby. I was hardly watching anything else but Mr. Chris Martin.

Jonny played the harmonica during “Don’t Panic,” yay!

We all held the vomit when they decided to do a Romeo and Juliet thing for Chris and Gwyneth during.. uh… what song was that? It was just so so fantastic. Wish you could have been there.

The Week of Death Continues…

TO ANYONE WHO WRITES ME THIS WEEK, SORRY FOR THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION (AND THE VON BONDIES REFERENCE) BUT THE WEEK OF CONCERT DEATH CONTINUES TOMORROW… THE STROKES AND THE WHITE STRIPES… I CAN’T TALK TO YOU RIGHT NOW… PRAY I DON’T DIE AND I’LL RESPOND SOONER OR LATER. BUT SEND THE MAIL! I LOVE IT. I READ IT, BUT DON’T HAVE TIME TO WRITE BACK. AS VINCE WOULD SAY, IT’S MEGA-SHOWASIS WEEKASIS!

PREVIEW: COLDPLAY @ BOWERY BALLROOM


Coldplay
Coldplay
Coldplay

PHOTO PREVIEW: The Vines @ CBGB, 7/17/02

PREVIEW: THE VINES @ CBGB’S

The Vines

The Vines

The Vines

The Vines

The Vines

Oh how I enjoyed that.

Craig Nicholls, Supreme Ruler of “Nice Ass” Kingdom.

Who was the chick who kept screaming “take off your pants!” during the entire set?

The “Ms. Jackson” cover fucking rocks the ass off everything.

*Thisclose* to a smashed guitar, but it didn’t happen.

“I heard the B-52’s played this stage, so it’s an honor.” – Craig Nicholls on playing CBGB’s

And yes, Craig is wearing a “The Vines” tshirt.

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Craig.

Oh, I lost a bobby pin at the gig. If you found it… you can keep it.

Lucky for me The Vines were good… BECAUSE I MISSED “AMERICAN IDOL”! What happened?!?!

Random Thoughts about the White Stripes While You’re Still Desperately Trying to Finish Schoolwork

At Friday’s White Stripes show Jack said the audience was “too cool for school,” which is a phrase I’ve been using heavily for the last few months to describe non-reacting hipster crowds.

I missed Saturday Night Live this week because I was too busy jumping up and down to “Jimmy The Exploder” at the Bowery. No big whoop, you might say (The SNL part, not the “JTE” part)? Michelle informed me they did a Jamie Oliver skit. Daaamn.

And I really have to say WHITE STRIPES WEEKEND has been one of the happiest concert weekends of my life. WHITE STRIPES 4EVER AND ALWAYS. VIVA LE WHITE STRIPES. If you have the opportunity to go see them and you don’t- YOU’RE A DAMN FOOL. I can’t stress this enough. GET YOUR ASS IN MOTION AND GET YOURSELF SOME WHITE STRIPE LOVIN’! I don’t care who you have to beg.

My brain has been blown out of my head. I’ve gone White Stripes crazy. How often does something like that happen? I half expect Jack White to spontaneously combust on stage one day- because that’s what it feels like is happening when he starts to play. I’ve lost it. I’m sorry.


Tomorrow Tonight, all I want is… “THE BIG THREE KILLED MY BABY.”

Best Show EVER!

The crowd was into it so Jack didn’t have to yell at us for the lack of clapping. There was even one point where everyone was screaming out “YEAH!” in unison… about 7 times with guitar breaks for Jack. Loads of dancing- a bit of moshing. Fun was had by all.


Bo Weevil! Apple Blossom! Rated X! Astro! Jimmy The Exploder! You’re Pretty Good Looking! Hello Operator! Little Bird! Fell In Love With A Girl! Hotel Yorba! And many many more!

The White Stripes 4Ever!

Astro! Jack The Ripper! I Think I Smell A Rat! Hotel Yorba! Jolene! You’re Pretty Good Looking! Dead Leaves On The Dirty Ground! Fell In Love With A Girl! Screwdriver! Rated X! Hello Operator! We Are Going To Be Friends! Union Forever! And many many more…!

Approx. 65 minutes of WHITE STRIPE PLEASURE.

Sadly I was standing on the wrong side… so the pics are crap. Oh well.

Hey- Jack White has a dimple on his left cheek… like James Walsh and Fran Healy… He also has bronchitis- but that’s just him.

I also might have been the only person who actually liked the Datsuns.

And yes, rock world celeb sightings occurred. It’s up to you to figure out who they were…

Rock ‘n’ Roll!