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Coldplay: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine

Roy Trakin, Hits, July 2009

WHY DO PEOPLE CONTINUE to hate on these guys? Is it a corollary of the Sting Effect, where there's just outright jealousy over a handsome lead guy with a beautiful wife and an adoring fan base? Or is it something more elemental, like Chris Martin's combination of goofy self-deprecation, preening geekiness and apologies for his own success?

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