This past Tuesday during a show at Red Rocks, the band Coldplay gradually and eventually all fell asleep during one of their songs, which was about changing the world, making a better world, or a girl being their world. Some members of the band rested their heads on their instruments, while others took the horse method and just fell asleep standing up. The crowd began cheering to wake them up, but the band just slept right through it, staying stationary for the remainder of the concert. After about ten minutes, many people started filing out and eventually the band woke up to an empty venue.
The fans were not as upset as one might think, though, despite the fact that their money was not returned to them. "We were kind of relieved, because we all had to get up early the next morning for class," say all the fans. "Yeah, were all in high school. All of us."
The band opened with Yellow, which went off without a hitch. "Yellow is my favorite song by us," says lead singer Chris Martin, "Actually, I would say its the only song by us that I like. Or, at least, it's the only song by us that I know. Once we got into the other songs, I think we all just sort of checked out. In retrospect, we probably should have played Yellow last so we would have had something to look forward to."
Martin doesn't speak for the entire band, though. Drummer Will Champion points out, "I'm actually a huge fan of the band. I like all of our songs. I just didn't sleep much the night before because I was so excited about being in Coldplay. And I think I had a bad pear for breakfast."
I'm with Chris," says lead guitarist Jonny Buckland. "We just don't really do anything for me. And to be completely honest, for that first year, I thought I was actually in Radiohead."
Clearly, the band is not especially phased by the incident and will continue to rock the collective youth. "I want to say I'm embarrassed," says Martin, "but that's just the price you pay for making music and playing it at concerts." Buckland quickly pointed out that they didn't actually play any music. Then they broke up.