OK - so I went to the K-Rock ClausFest at the Nassau last night - let
me tell you! Quite the interesting line up equals quite the diversified
crowd!! First off there is The Vines, Queens of the StoneAge, Audioslave,
Zwan, Box Car Racer - all bands that you would figure the hardcores
and so forth would be all about... then to top it off, the Prince of
Darkness Himself was there (with daughter ta boot, also performing),
so then you throw a bunch of old timer Sabbath fans in there (mullets
and all).... Then you had the coldplay fans - woo hoo! We were a small
bunch, but determined to make the best of our surroundings!! Anyhoo..
A bunch of the brutal bands were up first (including Jimmy Fallon bands,
he is fucking hysterical - i love em..such tribute to the 80's, one
of my fav eras, hence the avatar!!!) .. The crowd was very mellow at
this point - not too crowded on the floor (general admission show =
mayhem), but no one really into what was going on... THey didnt give
us any lineup schedule or anything, so u kinda had to guess who was
coming on next.... All of a sudden Jimmy leaves and I see the piano
come rollin out (with all the same brit stage crew settin up that was
there in boston the night b4!)... i KNEW IT WAS GO TIME! So I muscled
my way through the crowds of teenboppers, mullets, etc., which 90% were
already pretty shitfaced (uh oh, this means trouble) ...
It was a scary scene, something was in the air - i couldn't quite put
my finger on it, but something big was about to happen... I was able
to get my way up to ride rail right in front of the stage... Just as
the lights dimmed, the crowd made an unusual shift - and my entire body
became an orange in a juicer!! People rushed the stage like maniacs!!
Its was chaos!! My long red haird now became ropes for people to help
give them leverage to climb up on the masses! Pandamonium!!! Chris came
crawling onto stage, hopped up on his bench and jumped right into Politik
(last 3 shows i have seen they have opened with this).. Well I think
that may have been a bad move - that song gets me riled, I can image
what it does to a crowd full of drunk ozzy fans!! People were going
nuts!!!! All of a sudden a mass of crowd surfers were on top of me -
one poor little blonde next to me got a boot right to the left eye,
it was a sad sight!! A hugh mosh pit broke out to my left - security
was EVERYWHERE!!!! Not only did this make for an uncomfortable show
for me (seeing as this fucking band was the only reason i drove 2 hours!!!)
but also every 2 seconds a security guard was climbed up on the railing
in front of me pulling some other sorry bastard out of the crowd and
blocking my view!! i couldn't help but scream at everyone "THIS
IS FUCKING COLDPLAY@!!!! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GUYZ DOING!!!" They
obviously didnt listen nor care if they heard.. I wish you all could
of seen the look on Chris and Johnny's face - they were shit shocked!!
They looked at the crowds like " what a bunch of crazy Americans!!"
I don;t know if they liked the response, or if they are gonna run back
home scared of every coming here agaiN!!! It was nuts! Chirs made a
silly comment thanking the audience for being so curtiuos to the fact
that they were not covered in tatoos and piercings yet they still were
getting a positive repsonse (not sure if you would call that positive)...
Once the scientist was played to close their set, there were a few of
the boo-ing dickheads around me (don't worry, they got a taste of fnkybitch's
foul mouth tellin em where they could go)... But in all honesty, I think
there is a bunch of closet coldplay fans out there in the world, who
are just afraid to admit it or something?? There were BIG BRUTAL guys,
wearin their Kiss 89 tour T-shirts lovin these brits!! i don't know
if they should be flattered or what - It was damn eerie tho!!
I will take coldplay anyway I can get em... but this radio combo touring
in the future is gonna be a questionable one~~!! Next time I go to something
like this, I am gonna wear a helmet.....
P.S. Sorry so long.. much to say - Chris was a brave soul and snuck
a little "Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas"... Luckily he
got off there before any bottles were tossed.... he's my hero