In this age of media hype, when it seems as if any doofus willing to embarrass himself or herself on TV can get at least the beginnings of a music career, too many events elicit no reaction stronger than "muh." So it was great Wednesday night at American Airlines Center to actually go to an undeniably Important Rock Show.
The air at the sold-out show was charged with anticipation as fans of Coldplay, perhaps the biggest British band currently touring, milled about and texted each other excitedly. The band didn't disappoint, tearing through a 90-minute set that featured spirited performances and high-tech stagecraft.
Frontman Chris Martin seemed both completely at ease – joking with the audience, grinning – and utterly in control. He bounded from one end of the stage to the other and onto the two wings projecting into the crowd.
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