Thursday, June 04, 2009

birthday concert. in which I ROCK.

dh took me to Coldplay! We had such a fantastic time; took me right back to college, minus the black tights and Doc Martens. I did have secret tights on, though, under my jeans, because this is Michigan and it gets cold at night even in June (frost warning last night--ARE YOU KIDDING ME?)

In the background of the above picture is a high-energy tambourine player for one of the opening bands, The Howling Bells. In between his tambourine explosions he squatted down back by the drummer. When it was his turn, he bounded out of his little hiding place and went WILD with that tamborine. Highly entertaining.




The best part was when the band came up to a tiny stage about 10 feet away from us and played "Green Eyes," a favorite of mine. You probably can't tell from the photo that they were so close, but believe me, they were so close to us! I think it was pretty hard on Chris Martin being on such a tiny stage; not much room for skipping and cavorting about.

4 comments:

Meredith said...

I am so jealous! Coldplay came here in November and I was dying to go, but Matt isn't a fan, and the tickets were super expensive. They were going to charge me $20 just to park my car. Needless to say, I just bought their album instead and had my own private concert at home. Have you downloaded their free live album from their website? It is great!

Queen Scarlett said...

I love the pic of you! You totally ROCK! Glad you're having fun...even in frost warning country.

Patty O. said...

Happy birthday! I love the picture of you rocking. You look great! How fun to go to a concert for your birthday. Bil and I like Coldplay a lot too.

Yikes, frost? I forget that Michigan is even colder than Illinois, especially southern Illinois....

pianogal said...

I envy you your concert experience, your lilacs, and your basement. And you do rock, R. Happy birthday!