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Steve Jobs Is a Coldplay Fanboy

Apple cofounder turns up backstage at recent Shoreline appearance

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    No word if Jobs was healthy enough to partake in a little crowd-surfing.

    Steve Jobs, the Apple cofounder who's inspired more than a bit of blind adoration from admirers, turns out to be a Coldplay fanboy himself.

    Jobs, whose health has made headlines in recent months, felt well enough to turn out to the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., to take in a concert put on by the Britpop band.

    And according to one of the roadies, he even made an appearance backstage:

    I spot Steve chatting with Dave Holmes outside the dressing room and suddenly feel like a star-struck teenager. In order to get the gall up to speak to the guy, I down a double espresso. The mixture of caffeine buzz and feeling like a cheesy little fanboy means that all I can manage to say to him is "Thank you so much". I realise that I'm quite simply making a tit of myself and so excuse myself as fast as I appeared.

    Good thing you didn't touch Jobs, Roadie #42 -- that kind of thing can get you shunned quicker than a PC user at a hipster cafe in the Mission.

    Photo by Flickr user ftchris.

    Jackson West recently shuddered when he found two old Coldplay records buried among some CDs, and realized he must have been drunk at the time.