coldplay roadie #42
I hadn’t thought about it until Chris mentioned it on the B-stage. He thanks the Frankfurt crowd and mentions that Germany
I've got to be honest, I was expecting the Rotterdam audience to be somewhat - um, 'laid back' I guess is the right phrase. It just goes to show that you never can tell...
What a difference a few weeks can make. We had shows in Paris and Cologne during the album launch period. We're back in those same two cities now and we've reached the light at the end of the tunnel that got us through the past six months or so of promo chaos. Yes, we're finally just doing gigs.
Following the directions from the car park to the video shoot location, I pass the pub that's noted on the map. I look in the windows to see if there's anyone I recognise in there. The pub is completely awash with folks covered in luminous paint. Clearly I’m getting close
The Rock Im Park festival was the first gig we did with these songs. That was on 3 June - exactly six months ago to the day, come to think of it. I've worked for bands whose entire album campaign lasted less than six months and that was our round of promo to warm up and get us underway...
Today's show is a radio thing for KROQ, who have been behind Coldplay here in the States since the very word go. The band are playing in a tiny black box room with a crowd that Chris points out is smaller than at their first ever show