For probably as long as I've known Kevin, I've known how important Coldplay is to him. Truly, it could be one of the first things I ever learned about him. And how, back in 2009 (I think?), he had tickets to see them in Omaha during his stint at IPF, but gave them away as he felt compelled to attend an ordination instead. Now, I don't want to say that he regrets that decision...but he may, just a little. So I knew that the next time Coldplay toured in the US, we absolutely had to go. As for me, I've always been a fan of Coldplay. It's not something I've thought too much about, but they would always have been in my top five probably. And I've often thought that "Fix You" is the greatest song ever created. I could truly listen to it all day every day, and still cry each time I hear it.
Two years ago (almost to the day!), Kevin and I were driving home from my cousin's wedding in Philly with my sister & brother-in-law. Coldplay came on the radio, and there began massive praise for all things Chris Martin & company. We agreed (post-wedding festivities, mind you) that we were GOING to Coldplay next chance we got.
Needless to say, when tour dates were announced for Head Full of Dreams, we were all in communication. So this past weekend, Kevin and I got to see Coldplay in Philadelphia with some family members. Despite being practically in the nosebleed sections (it was best available even though we purchased them instantly as they went on sale to the public!), it was a truly phenomenal show. I haven't gone to many concerts in my life (Backstreet Boys, Imogen Heap, Ingrid Michaelson, Trampled by Turtles - that may be it?), but if I never saw anyone else perform again, I'd be okay with it. This was spectacular.
The playlist could not have gotten any better - they played all my favorites (but they're all greatest hits as Kevin says). This band was made to perform. They are amazing. And Chris Martin - what a guy. One of Kevin's total man crushes (I'm completely okay with it).
We've now decided that we're going to wait to take an international trip until Coldplay is on tour again, and we'll see them in London front row...it could happen, right? :)
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P.S. If you ever need a Coldplay song for various occasions - I've compiled it below ;)
Clocks // The Scientist // Everglow // The Hardest Part // Warning Sign // Army of One
Message // Army of One // Lovers in Japan
Charlie Brown // Hymn for the Weekend // Princess of China // Every Teardrop is a Waterfall // Sky Full of Stars // Adventure of a Lifetime
Let those tears fall
Fix You // In My Place // Everglow
Midnight // Trouble // Amsterdam // Magic // Ink // Fun
Serenading your love
Til Kingdom Come // Yellow // Green Eyes // Swallowed in the Sea
Viva La Vida // Lost // Paradise
Life in Technicolor // Speed of Sound // Strawberry Swing // Up & Up