Members of Coldplay insist World Cup soccer has kept them sane on their international tour, because they have something to watch in the middle of the night when they are jet-lagged.
After playing in Sydney, Australia last night (26JUN06), Chris Martin led the charge to the North Bondi Beach Returned And Service's League (RSL) to watch the Australian team's effort to remain in the World Cup.
Guitarist Jonny Buckland said jokingly, "This has been the best time of our lives to have jet-lag, because finally there's something to watch at that hour of the morning." Martin explains, "The thing about Australia is they play that game like life should be lived. It's great to watch it." The Coldplay frontman apparently holds no ill-will towards Australia, after scuffling with paparazzi in Byron Bay during his 2003 visit Down Under.
A relaxed Martin added, "It was good to save this part of the tour until last."