Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chatterbox & Coldplay

The final lipstick in my mini MAC collection (after Viva Glam Nicki, Shy Girl and Creme Cup) is Chatterbox. This is a bright pink lipstick in the same vein as Viva Glam Nicki, while Shy Girl and Creme Cup are softer, everyday colours. Chatterbox has an Amplified finish, which is the clear favourite of the ones I've tried (Cremesheen and Satin being the others). It absolutely glides on and feels moisturising while still being insanely pigmented. It wears off really nicely as well, fading in a natural way that isn't drying or staining.





On the lips, Chatterbox can look quite different depending on the light. In direct sunlight, it's a warm, almost strawberry pink, much lighter than how it looks indoors or in artificial light, where it's more of a medium to dark pink that looks a bit reddish and raspberry toned. I really don't have any dupes of this colour in my lipstick collection, a fact that seriously surprised me. I thought Revlon Pink About It might be close, but it looked much more coral and muted. Chatterbox is the perfect lipstick to pop on when you're looking to wear a bright colour that's not too bold and attention-seeking.

I reserve my brighter lipsticks for occasions like dinners out with friends, parties, the beach, or concerts (when I'm not randomly wearing them alone in the house, that is), so what better time to wear Chatterbox than to the Coldplay concert I went to on Sunday? I was inspired by Chloé's amazing post detailing her experience of the Melbourne concert, so I've included here some pictures I took on the night. Even now, I can still hear the stadium singing the refrain from Viva la Vida looping in my head.








It was a truly memorable experience that's still fresh on my mind. They pulled out all the stops — multicoloured wristbands that lit up, showering confetti, giant beach balls, fog machines, lasers, fireworks, mass singalongs, Chris Martin's anecdote about a boy telling him Coldplay weren't as good as Angus Stone, how he said they had the "best fans in the world" and were thankful they gave them the "best job in the world" (I don't even care those are recycled lines). The concert really reminded me how much their songs have meant to me over the years, even though they've become so hugely popular and have increasingly oriented their music to the stuff they can play to a stadium of 30,000 fans. That night, I was just happy to have been one of them.

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  1. I so wish I was going to the concert tomorrow night! I'm working instead and the concert is literally 500m up the road. Absolutely gutted. Viva La Vida was the soundtrack of 2009-2010 for me, and the Scientist is a long-time favourite. I just discovered Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall and have been looping that on my iPod for the past two weeks. You took some great photos! Seeing as it would have been pretty chaotic and adrenaline-fuelled, your photos are stunning.

    Chatterbox is such a pretty colour! I was struck by how lovely it looked on Tanya Burr in her Top Ten MAC Lipsticks video and I'm pleased that it works for you too! Brights should definitely be reserved for special occasions imo. I'd definitely save busting out the reds and strawberry pinks for events. :)

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    2. Awww, well I bought the tickets in May! I waited 5.5 months for this concert and demand was so high the first show sold out and they announced a second one. I love The Scientist - one of my favourite songs, not just by Coldplay, but ever by anyone. I picked the best photos I took on the night - there were a whole bunch of totally hopeless ones :p The concert pictures were taken with a Sony DSC-HX5V which has 10x zoom :) Chatterbox is a bit darker than I expected - it doesn't look as much of a bright pink as it does on Google Images, imo. But I still like it a lot. I picked 40 Nude in the Neutrogena, haven't used it yet though!

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  2. Chatterbox is one of my favourite MAC lipsticks, ever! xo

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    1. You were the person that first brought it to my attention! :)

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  3. Looks like an amazing concert! You're so lucky! Chatterbox seems very pretty x

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    1. It was, I'm so glad that I went. I'm really pleased with Chatterbox as well!

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  4. Chatterbox has been on my wishlist for the longest time ever! I was going to buy it at IMATS this year, but they didn't have it :'( One day I will get my hands on it!

    Ahhh, I'm so, so, so jealous you were able to go to the Coldplay concert! I would have loved to see them and Temper Trap live! Amazing photos yet again :)

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    1. Awww, that sucks that it wasn't available! I love your existing MAC lipstick collection though :) They were fantastic - Temper Trap weren't bad at all either :) I don't know much of their music, but the whole crowd went wild when they played Sweet Disposition haha

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  5. I can totally relate to such a felling. I don't really listen to Coldplay, though everytime Paradise comes on the radio I totally sing along LOL
    I'm so happy you got to enjoy the concert and I really admire the amazing quality pictures you took, that camera of yours is really something else. I'm still looking to buy one but have to save up first : /
    What a colourful and visual concert, I don't think I've ever been to one that had such a party feeling to it ^^
    Oh and that lipstick suits your skin tone perfectly! hehe xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lau! You always leave the sweetest comments :) The concert pictures were taken with a Sony DSC-HX5V, as it has 10x optical zoom and it's quite compact - good for concerts :) Much better than my bulky and practically zoomless DSLR.

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  6. Wow, that's quite an experience, I'd kill to go to an Coldplay concert. I love "Fix You". :)I wore chatterbox so much on my holiday in London. Looks great! xx

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    1. Fix You is like their concert centerpiece, the crowd goes wild when it comes on and love singing the chorus LOL. Oooh, I'm sure Chatterbox looked lovely on you :) It is a very holiday lipstick!

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  7. great post!! photos are amazing ;)
    kisses pretty
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  8. I'm holding a mac lipstick competition on my blog if your interested? xoxo.

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  9. This is next on my MAC lust-sticks!! ♥
    Beautiful color!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. MAC lipsticks have really impressed me, they're probably my favourite with Revlon being a very close second. I know what you mean by "lust-sticks" hehe :)

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    1. Seems like it's a really popular shade :)

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  11. Ahh I'm jealous of you seeing Coldplay <3 live music of a band you love is truly one of the greatest pleasures in life. I like the lipstick too ;D
    x

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    1. I really need to see more live shows - this is only the second concert I've been to. The first was Britney Spears LOL. That was just like seeing her dance as her CD played in the background. There was so little audience interaction!

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  12. I love chatterbox. It is a beautiful color. I'm really loving your pictures from the concert. It looks like it was an amazing time. I wish I could see Coldplay in concert.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to see them in concert one day - they put on a great show :)

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  13. This is a BEAUTIFUL shade. Seriously. I love it! x

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    1. It is a really fun lipstick, though I find it a touch dark. The lip swatch was taken in direct sunlight so it looks a bit lighter and more pinkish, which I liked :p

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  14. Chatterbox looks gorgeous :) It really suits you xx
    http://xstylishbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. this is a lovely shade:)

    and I'm glad you enjoyed this concert:)

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    1. I did! Felt all nostalgic about it this whole week haha :)

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  16. Chatterbox is so high on my Christmas wishlist! It looks lovely :D
    S xx

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  17. Gorgeous shade, I've always wanted to get Chatterbox, and now I want it even more! Looks lovely on you :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I can see it suiting you perfectly Evelyn :)

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  18. I can't believe you saw Coldplay! I'm very jealous, their shows always look amazing

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    1. I love the multicoloured wristbands that lit up that each person got, it looked amazing when you saw all of them glittering in the night :)

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  19. First off, the Coldplay concert looks amazing! I wish I could have went! And second, that lipstick looks really pretty! I'm always trying to find new pink hues to wear and I think I'll have to check this one out next time I'm near a MAC counter.

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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    1. You should definitely check it out next time you're at MAC :) Hope you get to see Coldplay one day - they're amazing live!

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  20. Firstly: So jealous you got to see Coldplay, you look like you had a great view too!

    Secondly: The lipstick is gorgeous. My (only) MAC lipstick is Amplified and I love it!

    I think I may need to get this....

    xoxo

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    1. I was actually practically half a football field away and in a huge mosh pit, I could barely see anything most of the time :p The pics were taken with 10x zoom, the one with the band was when they did a couple of songs in the Encore on the B stage, which was in the crowd itself and closer to where I was (still couldn't see anything with my actual eyes though LOL)

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  21. oh no, I like this color!! (*not a good sign for my wallet . lol*)
    so jealous you went to coldplay concert!!!! I heard a lot that their concert is one of the best in the world!

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    1. Haha, sorry to provide temptation ;) I haven't been to many concerts (only other one was Britney Spears), but it really felt an impact on me. Only happens when I see something really good :) I just love their music as well.

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  22. I absolutely love this shade! Mac lipstick are the best!
    Oh you are a lucky girl! You have a great position at coldplay concert!

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    1. They are - I only have 4 but I think they're the best lipsticks I've tried, especially the Amplified finish. The tix I got weren't that great, but at least I got some good pictures with the camera I brought :)

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  23. I am literally beyond jealous that you saw Coldplay!! I loveeee them!

    And the colour of Chatterbox is lovely!! Definitely one to add to my wishlist I think :)

    Aimée X
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    1. Awww, I hope you get to see them one day too :)

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  24. I can't believe you saw Coldplay! Soo jealous! They are amazing :)
    The colour of Chatterbox is gorgeous! Totally lusting over it...!
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    1. I'm definitely lucky to have attended :) I hope you get your mitts on Chatterbox soon!

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  25. i always love your taste when it comes to lipstick shades, you pick the most gorgeous shades! and wow, the concert looked like a lot of fun, Coldplay is amazing :)

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    1. Awww, thanks Christine :) Gotta love my peaches and pinks hehe ;) I loved the experience, wish it didn't end!

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  26. Chatterbox is so pretty! And it's the right amount of bright. It looks lovely on you.

    But GAHHH I'M SO JEALOUS! Coldplay's probably the only band that I've stuck with through the years. They're just great. My brother went to their concert with his girlfriend this past July, and he seemed to have failed to mention me/it to me before she bought the tickets. When I'm the one who got him into Coldplay! This frustrates me to no end and I'm still a little butt hurt about it. Bah, I'll hold this over him for years to come.

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    1. Awwww! How inconsiderate of him! I would be really annoyed and hold a grudge as well :p It's crazy to think how long I've been listening to Coldplay. I've been listening since their breakout hit Yellow, and that was like, 10 years ago or something? Eeeek. They've really evolved in their albums, I like how each is different but still distinctly Coldplay.

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  27. OMG you saw Coldplay!!
    the color is so pretty, suits you very well ;)
    hugs!

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  28. That colour looks soooo pretty on your lips! About 100x on your lips than the swatch.

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    1. Lol, it's too bad that it really looks more like how it does on my swatch than the lips. The lip photo was taken in direct sunlight, so it's more light and pink :p

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  29. I meant 100x better! Fail. lol :P

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    1. Haha, 'tis okay, I got you the first time :)

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  30. What a pretty color! It looks great on you! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  31. Wow the concert looks really cool, nice shots! :D The lipstick is really cute the color~~ lovely~~

    xoxo

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    1. I'm quite happy with some of the photos I managed to take, though I selected the best ones here :p Thank you :)

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  32. The color is so pretty :) I don't think I've seen any color like that before. It's definitely a color I would purchase.
    Wow, you went to the Coldplay concert! The photos look amazing, but I bet it was more amazing in person :D

    -nyuu
    lolitium.net

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    1. It's a bit of a darker pink than what I'd go for, but I like it :)

      It was such a good experience, except I kind of couldn't see anything the whole time because I was standing like sardines with other people in a stadium field. Lol. But I don't care, it was well worth it!

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  33. the shade is so Uh-mA-zingly gorgeous! I love pink lipstick but I'm not a fan of those bright pink and this shade just suits my tone, loved it! =)

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    1. This is an ideal option if you like pinks that aren't too bright. I'm sure it would look fab on you :)

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  34. I am insanely jealous of you right now! 1. You have an gorgeous shade of lipstick and 2. You saw Coldplay live.
    Coldplay is my second favourite band (next to mumford) and I almost went to their show in montreal, but sadly couldn't go. I've heard so much about their concerts, and from seeing Chris perform live on TV there's no doubt he would be ten times more amazing in person. Ahhh I'm just so jealous but happy for you!

    Also, I've heard a bit about Chatterbox and it seems like there really are no dupes for it! I've tried to get similar shades, like Revlon's just bitten lip pencil in Lovesick but it just doesn't seem the same as this. You seriously can't go wrong with MAC though...it fails to disappoint me!

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    1. Awww, how come you couldn't go? I'm sorry you missed out! Chris is an adorable mix of rockstar charisma and English modesty, it's kind of adorable :) The concert really renewed my love for the band. I've been listening to them for years and years - they have some truly amazing songs in their catalogue, ones that aren't the hugest hits either, but are real gems. They deserve their popularity :)

      MAC lipsticks have definitely impressed me more than I initially thought they would. I was surprised I couldn't find any dupes in my relatively large lipstick collection! Made me happy I guess hehe :)

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  35. i'm so jealous! i've always wanted to see coldplay in concert. i love your pictures, and it looked like a fun concert.

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    1. It was lots of fun - they certainly kept us entertained :)

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  36. Nice pink colour!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  37. Chatterbox looks gorgeous!
    And amazing pictures of the concert! Sounds like it was a good time :D

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    1. It was! Great atmosphere and left on a high. Though I'm not sure if I should've picked seats rather than standing. I couldn't really see anything :p

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  38. Cute lip color :) I like pinks. I'm thinking about seeing coldplay live next month. Haven't bought the tickets yet but seeing these pictures and seeing how great you described your concert experience, it makes me want to go!

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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    1. Ahhhh, is this for the Barclays concert? GO GO GO GO GO! :D

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  39. Chatterbox is a gorgeous shade and it really suits you. Lovely photos! xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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  40. Chatterbox is a gorgeous shade and it really suits you. Lovely photos! xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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  41. Oh my gosh I love this, it's such a perfect shade!

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -
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    1. I'm really liking it as well, though it can be a tad dark on the lips (the photo was taken in direct sunlight which makes it look lighter than it is) :)

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  42. It really does look different when applied - quite a contrast, actually. Thank you for the swatches and review. x

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    1. Yes, the lip photo was taken in direct sunlight, which brightened and softened the colour considerably :)

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  43. Thanks for dropping by my blog :)
    Beautiful colour lipstick! Xx

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  44. I love Coldplay! I wish we had such big concerts in my coutry. Noone comes here, since we're so small! :D

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    1. Awwww :( That sucks! Can you travel somewhere close to see a good concert?

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    1. It is! I'm glad to have it in my collection :)

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  46. Great review of the lipstick and such great photos of the concert! :) Do you find that you prefer Mac lipsticks to drugstore brands or not so much?

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    1. I'm happy with how some of the concert pics turned out - glad I got at least some with visible faces LOL.

      I only bought MAC lipsticks recently (from my New York holiday as it is so much cheaper there than in Sydney where I live), but so far, they're probably the best lipsticks I have. Revlon is very, very close in 2nd place though! :)

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  47. That colour is lovely, Im looking for a colour like that at the moment, will be popping it on my xmas list! Thanks! xx

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    1. I hope you find it under the Christmas tree ;)

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  48. you take such beautiful product pictures :) love the lip colour! I swear everyone has been raving about the Coldplay concert haha. glad you had an amazing time. the lights must've looked amazing in person :)

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    1. Yeah, they really did! Especially since I could look at the whole stadium seats from where I was standing (though I couldn't then see into the field from the seats). I wish I could've taken a decent photo of all the wristbands lit up! The concert was awesome, though I'm wondering if I should've bought seats rather than standing, because I really couldn't see anything for the most part - it was just a sea of people everywhere, hands in the air, and Coldplay half a football field away LOL

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  49. Love the lipstick! Looks like you've had a wonderful time at the concert... cute pics! :)

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  50. Even though the lipstick colour appears differently at times, both looks really pretty. The concert looks so awesome!! I'm so jelly haha and those are really good pictures for a concert setting!!

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    1. Lol I picked the best ones I got from a whole heap - most of them were failures, especially the up close ones :p 10x optical zoom on the camera I used really helped! And the manual settings too :)

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  51. such a gorgeous colour. i like the colour of your nails too xx

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  52. Chatterbox looks beautiful!! And omg I ADORE Coldplay as well. I was actually playing Viva La Vida in the background when I was reading this ahahaha.

    -chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  53. wow you took some really good snaps from coldplay c: i didn't want to bring my good camera coz i was in the mosh but ahh what a night

    à la foliee

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