Monday, August 27, 2012

Coldplay is a cup until it is struck

When I saw this on the BBC News website:

... I could see that it would be a popular idea, if a little overly violent.

It turns out that isn't quite the plan. Instead, it's just one of their songs being used as part of the closing event for the 2012 Festival:
Musicians across the UK will perform Coldplay's anthemic hit Viva La Vida as part of the London 2012 Festival finale.

The band have agreed to the track being played at 2pm on Sunday 9 September during the "Bandstand Marathon".
Uh-oh. Someone at the BBC is going to be in trouble after mis-spelling "anaemic" so badly.

Oh. Apparently they did mean "anthemic".

Isn't it a bit of a dismal song - from a thematic point of view - on which to bring a festival to a close?