Rolling Stone's Smoking Section are still recovering from their crazy Memorial Day weekend which included a visit to Coldplay's... well, smoking section. Here's their report:
On Friday night we all went to GuyStock -- a BBQ and beerfest thrown by Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman [pictured] -- that is certain to become an annual tradition. GuyStock was legendary.
The Coldplay guys are so goddamn nice that they invited the SS to come to one of their gigs on the East Coast, so the following day we joined Fab and our other favorite drummer, Matt Romano (who was the bedrock at DylanFest), on a field trip to Connecticut! We rolled with Coldplay to Teterboro Airport in Jersey, hopped on the band's (modest) private plane, sucked down a few Becks', and rolled over to the Comcast amphitheater to watch Coldplay's gig.
We've seen the band play about a dozen times over the years (mostly while we were doing a Coldplay cover story a few years back), but the quartet were truly incredible in Connecticut. We've never seen a band engage the crowd like they did. They were running around the whole venue, playing a few songs towards the back of the shell, and racing up to the lawn to give a special treat for those in the cheap seats.
(Thanks to Vicki and Franksy for hookin' it all up!)
Guy Berryman at Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach:
More photos from Coldplay's show in Camden, NJ (26th May 2009)
Pictures by jared polin