Ok, so I've been out of town almost this entire summer, but... I did make it back to Mountain View to catch Coldplay on Friday.
The show was supposed to start at 7PM, but Janet & I sat in the cold until the opening act, Black Mountain, came on about 7:40PM. They were ok, getting better as they went on, but surprisingly went on for almost a full hour. Ok - we were ready to see Coldplay... waiting... waiting.... waiting ... more than an hour later, the band finally came on!
Coldplay was incredible - doing all of my favorite songs from each album, spicing up the lyrics with references to San Francisco and our major landmarks. Their rendition of the "Scientist" was amazing - Chris Martin sped up the ending to seemingly impossible speeds. He even managed to work in lyrics from Depeche Mode's "Somebody" later in another song. At one point, he came out to the middle of the audience to sing just a *bit* closer to us all.
All we could say as we walked away was "Wow." It was a phenomenal show - they really are better live than they are recorded.
Sorry it's been so long since my last update - I did a lot of traveling (favorite city just visited is a tie between Amsterdam, Holland and Bruges, Belgium). I even managed to make it to DefCon in Las Vegas for about 12 hours - it was intense, as always.
So much has happened since my last post! OpenSolaris - now that's very cool. More on that later!
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