The Coldplay puppets that starred in the new video for Life In Technicolor have yet again appeared in various locations in the US this last couple of weeks thanks to coldplay.com - including Miami Beach, Atlanta, New York and New York's Central Park. It's surprising they're still in one piece... in fact its fair to say they're looking a bit scuffed. Chris resembles someone just pulled out of a refuse van and Will and Jonny look like they've been hand-digging in the garden.
Roadie #42 recently blogged about the puppets, saying: "The 'out and about' shots of the puppets are all the work of Dan P, the band's personal trainer. As with most creative endeavours, it becomes a good deal more involved than first anticipated. Dave Fav, the band's lighting crew chief lends us a couple of lamps which we stand on cardboard boxes. We're then into the business of trying to make the puppets stand up. We employ fishing line, initially around the necks and then through the jackets. Still, the band's mini-mes are refusing to stand up straight. "RF Stef", who looks after a mountain of radio gear used in the show comes up with the idea of sticking the radio antenna from a walkie talkie up a trouser leg. It's silly enough to try and it works a treat. I find myself continually apologising to the puppets for the discomfort, but they behave themselves well and shortly before showtime, we're done!"
Here is a picture recap of the puppet's adventures in the US these past 10 days...
New York (general visit - Sadly the Empire State Building security guards told us that puppets are not welcome):
Atlanta (general visit):
Miami (general visit):