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text-align: justify;"> <span class="firstcharacter">I</span>n 2003, my friend Avital went to see Coldplay in concert. It was a powerful experience for her, as it should have been. Live music can be transcendent, and none are more open to that sublimity than the young. There is nothing to be ashamed of in being so moved. As a teenager, I had emotionally intense reactions to music just like what she writes about here. I <i>didn't</i> write about it, though, and I definitely didn't write about it in LCD stardust upon the eternal ether. She did. Ten years after that concert, I met the girl whose heart once dangled from Chris Martin's microphone, and three years after that, I sent my friend a message of affection and tenderness; I sent my friend her LiveJournal entry. The McElroy brothers, to whom she introduced me and of whom we are equally enthusiastic, read that message to the world. <br><br><br> It was, in Griffin's words, "the meanest thing anybody's ever done on this show." <br><br><br> It was my masterpiece. I am more proud of that Goddamned JumboTron than I am of anything else I have accomplished in my life. <br><br><br> A year has passed since then. I have gotten older. She has gotten older. Our friendship has deepened. <br><br><br> The LiveJournal remains .</p><br> <p style="font-family:verdana; font-style:italic; text-align: right;"><font color ="black">-Rishi</p></tr></td></table> <table width="75%" cellpadding="10"><tr> <td align="right"> <font size="-1" color="black">Web design by <a href="http://www.mwissig.com">Milo Wissig</a>, 2017<br>This site is not owned or operated by the McElroy Brothers, Maximum Fun, Livejournal, Coldplay, Parlophone, or Atlantic Records.</font></align> <p><font color="#afa9bc">.</font> </td></tr> </td></tr></table> </div> </p></div><span id="ltbox"><center><audio loop="loop" autoplay="autoplay" controls="controls style="width:100%"> <source src="snow.mp3" /> </audio></span> <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script> <script src="//cdn.rawgit.com/noelboss/featherlight/1.7.2/release/featherlight.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script> </body> </html>