Wednesday was a DAY.
Started with me having to go to the dentist.
And what do you know? She yelled at me. And by yelling, I mean she told me very nicely “if you aren’t going to floss, maybe just try a water pic?” I love my dentist. #shesprettycool
THEN I had a really tough work conversation. But that’s part of the job sooooo…
THEN I got a phone call from a guy who FOUND GUINNESS ROAMING AROUND IN THE STREET. Yes.
My Paul’s little love has become an escape artist. I think he is trying to find Chloe. He got out Sunday night and was in the driveway barking at the house so we could let him in. Well, apparently he did the same thing Wednesday afternoon but of course we weren’t home. The neighbor heard him and came out to try and put him back in the yard, but then he ran off. He ended up at this lady’s house (long story) TWO neighborhoods over. No idea how he made it that far. I was just sick thinking about him out there all alone and scared. He is so small it’s a miracle he didn’t get smushed by a car. THANK YOU JESUS.
THEN we had some “I’m 13 and can make my own decisions without checking with you guys” issues. No real explanation needed right? Right.
THEN it was time for Coldplay. Yes. after all this excitement of the day, now it was time to drive into Seattle and see a show. If it would have been any other band than Coldplay, I honestly might have just said forget it. But Coldplay puts on a darn good show and I really didn’t want to miss it.
They did NOT dissapoint.
By the time we got there we were both starving and had no time for proper food. Stadium food it is!
We shared a cheesesteak and then later were still hungry so we shared a pretzel and nachos. It dawned on us that they never give you enough cheese with nachos, but there is always too much cheese with your pretzel. So if you get both you end up with the perfect amount of delicious, gooey, plastic-y cheese.
THis is our “we’ve had too much cheese” face
When we got to the concert, they handed out these weird bracelet type things. We had no idea what they were for but they looked cool and were all different colors, so we just went with it.
We were pretty far up in the nosebleeds, but Key Arena isn’t overly huge, so the seats were still pretty good
Then the show started and we figured out what the bracelets were for. They were radio controlled to light up during certain songs and they would blink to the music. I don’t have words for how cool it was. It was their way of lighting up the stadium. No one needed to get out their cell phone, the bracelets did all the work. And it was STUNNING!
I even got a little video of it. Sorry for the sound, obviously they sounded much better than that in real life. But you can kind of tell how the bracelets blinked with the music. Innovative and unique. This is one of the many, man reasons I really enjoy Coldplay.
I know a lot of people give Coldplay a lot of flack for being a “poor man’s Radiohead” or pop sellouts, but I just don’t buy it. They make amazing music and put on a fantastic show. They are one of those bands where literally every album I have (and that is all of them) I can listen to from cover to cover. They were pretty much all I listened too when I would walk my dogs incessently after first moving to Seattle, and the song Paul and I danced to at our wedding was “Green Eyes” (one of my all time faves), so I guess you could say they hold a very special place in my heart. The majority of their best work is not on the radio, IMO. AND boy do they know how to put on a show. In addition to the light up bracelets….
TONS and TONS of confetti
At least 30 plastic beach balls
See them? After the song was over, crew members chased them down and popped them so they wouldnt be a distraction during the rest of the show
Giant glow in the dark blow up things (there was a butterfly and some other shapes I couldn’t figure out) that came out during one song
It was a fantastic show and we had a great time. Paul had never seen them before and was blown away by how great they were.
This greeted us as we left the stadium
Great ending to a somewhat rough day!
What has been your favorite concert?
What is your favorite band?
Do you like stadium food and what is your favorite guilty pleasure?