My older sister and I are really close and I had initially invited her to share in this with me. However, the night before the Coldplay Myolo Xyloto concert, we had an argument. We definitely needed a day or two to cool off, so I was in serious search for a new date. I looked no further than my little sister, who is in love with the song “PARADISE” by Coldplay! That should be enough to get her to come with me, yeah?
It was the perfect date for the perfect concert.
We first stopped off at my favorite running shoe store in Houston – The Texas Running Company. I tried on some shoes, and the sales person/professional runner there told me I am currently in the wrong shoe size. I was previously fitted for a 9, but I should be in a 9 wide. Damn those bunions.
Afterwards, we went next door to the happiest place on Earth –> Whole Foods Market.
I had to get me some pre-concert vegan cuisine.
Kale, beets, couscous, and tofu. YUM!
And found our way to this gorgeous fountain outside!
Audra threw a wish in the well. Don’t ask her, she’ll never tell.
And then it was time for the concert. We were stuck in traffic for ever, but we finally found our seats at 6:56pm. The concert began at 7:00pm. The opening acts were Wolf Gang and Robyn. Each of them performed for 1 hour (including setup time).
We had pretty great seats in the front rows of the upper level.
The lights, oh the lights.
Hey, ma! We’re at Coldplay!
Let me tell you! This little 9 year old sister of mine was such a party animal. She really was the perfect date.
“So you can hurt me bad,
But still I’ll raise the flag…”
Coldplay was the first concert I’ve ever been to that made me feel alive! It was a damn celebration of music. Every moment was wonderful, and Chris Martin (the lead singer) really gave his all. When they sang “The Scientist,” a song that I listened to hundreds of times on my bus ride home during college – I lost it. I had never thought of “Yellow” as a rock song until they sang it that night. They sang “Viva La Vida” and I thought of the summer I lived in England. So many wonderful memories attached to these songs I love, and now I have made new ones. It was also a bonding moment for me and Audra. She really hung in there, and rocked until 11:00PM with me. She didn’t know all of the songs, but she learned them and sang and danced the entire night. I really witnessed my baby sister grow up this night. This wasn’t just a concert. It was an experience, one that I will carry with me for a lifetime.