When Coldplay announced they were touring Australia in December this year, I was happier than a tornado in a trailer park.
However, when I saw that my city of Adelaide was not listed amongst the tour dates, the look on my face would've made an onion cry.
Below is a diagram (which I stole from someone on Twitter... Sorry, I don't remember who. If it was you, bravo) of what the Coldplay "Australian tour" looks like.
Australia is big, geographically. I get that. It's impossible to go everywhere in a limited time frame. But Melbourne has two shows and is a one hour flight from Adelaide. Probably less if Coldplay have their own fancy jet. I don't know. Surely Gwyneth bought Chris one for Christmas at some point? Unless she got it back when they consciously uncoupled. Anyway..And we have a world class venue in the Adelaide Oval, which handled the Rolling Stones and more than 50000 people rather well. I was there. It was a gas, gas, gas. Sorry.
So I thought I'd start a campaign to get Coldplay to Adelaide, but because I am inherently lazy, I have only done so on Twitter. Because I can do that from my sofa in front of the fire. (Honestly, as an activist, I'd be as useful as a catflap on a submarine)
The story so far...
(For those who don't know, Nick Xenophon is a politician from Adelaide who tends to fight for the underdog and makes things happen. He didn't respond.)
(An extra tweet. Two in one day! I must've been particularly energetic that day)
(Bill Shorten is currently Australia's Opposition Leader)
No luck so far. It seems my tweets are about as effective as a chocolate fireguard, but this proudly lazy Adelaidian is prepared to tweet on until Coldplay come.
Or until my apathy wins.
To be continued.....