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    Coldplay's Oracle on the festivals' Confetti drop and Lovers In Japan

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    June 13, 2011 - submitted by Kevin, Singapore

    Q. Dear Oracle, I've noticed that Coldplay have not performed what in my opinion is one of their best live songs, Lovers in Japan, for their past few gigs (eg. Rock am Ring, Pinkpop), so I was just wondering, is it coz there can no longer be the massive rain of paper butterflies onto the audience anymore since they're playing open-air festivals now, so they decided to cut the song from their set list? Please bring the song back Coldplay, I absolutely love it!

    The Oracle replies:

    I'm assuming that you watched clips online because there IS confetti on the festival tour. I won't say which song in case it spoils it for others who are going to see them. Also, just to point out that Lovers in Japan obviously isn't dependant on a confetti drop; I mean it could still be played without confetti! If my memory serves me correctly, during the first Viva dates there was no confetti during the song but Viva la Vida had red, white and blue confetti.

    June 13, 2011 - submitted by Sara, United States of America

    Q. Hello, Oracle! At their more recent festival shows, Coldplay has what it seems to be improvised Gene Kelly's Singing in the Rain. Even though it's only played for hardly a minute, it is so absolutely beautiful! Do you think that there's any chance that one day they'll record it? Have a lovely day! Sara

    The Oracle replies:

    Nah, that all started as an impromptu response to the weather and so now whenever it rains, they do a short rendition of it.




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