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    Coldplay's Oracle Talks On Unofficial Ticket Outlets

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    November 11, 2008 - submitted by Edward, Malta

    Q. I bought tickets from a site www.coldplaylivetickets.com and it seems like a complete scam. They do not want to give us any proof and they are still the only ones who have places available for every concert in London between the 13th December and the 15th. This is very strange to me. Do you think you can look into this please? regards

    The Oracle replies:

    Having looked at that link you gave me I find within their terms & conditions that it does clearly state that they are totally independent. Any unofficial outlet or ticket agency can be a risk for the buyer but please bear in mind that even the officially endorsed companies sometimes only post tickets out 2 weeks before a show. I advise you to check your credit card bill (or record of payment), as it will show there, possibly with a reference code. If you have paid for the tickets you will hopefully receive them. Most companies do email a confirmation of purchase to you do check that again.


    Unfortunately they may be advertising tickets they do not have and are hoping for a 3rd party to provide them, this is also common but you'll be paying well over the odds from these places so it's probably best to avoid them. The more they are used the longer they will remain in business. A lot of people are buying their tickets this way and are complaining of high priced tickets. I don't think they realize that these agents are ripping everyone off and we are not involved in any way. We always provide a link to buy tickets and we don't recommend any others.

    November 11, 2008 - submitted by Annie, United States of America

    Q. Oracle-My husband and I are both 28. We live in Brooklyn and life is expensive, and we both work full-time. I am ready to have children. Like, NOW. It seems crazy with our current situation (how can we pay for a baby???), but I can't help how I feel. I don't know that my husband is as ready as I am. How do you know when the time is right? Is it true that you CAN'T plan such things? Since you don't have children, maybe you can offer some wisdom from those who do...I would appreciate an unbiased, objective opinion!

    The Oracle replies:

    Naive as my answer may seem, I think this is simple. The time is right when you both want to start a family for the right reasons. You're still young but if you feel money is the main reason for waiting let me say this. For centuries people have been having babies planned or otherwise with and without ample funding set aside. Yes the blighters are expensive but you will find a way. If you are prepared for a lot of sacrifice you will afford your baby the essential necessities. Friends & families are great at times like this. There are thrift stores/charity shops that have clothes in perfect condition. I mean they grow so fast what's the point in spending a fortune on new?! Nappies (diapers) are very costly, so switch to the towel ones of yesteryear and you'll save a fortune, though your laundry bill may be higher. Look, things aren't going to get any cheaper in the future so money may be a reason that you're turning into an excuse. I know people with children who are single, married, wealthy, poor, young and older and not one of them regrets it and all are happy to be parents. Yes their lives changed but isn't that supposed to happen? Your main concern is to make sure the timing is right for you BOTH and the rest will follow. Good luck!


    November 11, 2008 - submitted by David, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, you stated in a previous question that a line of Cemeteries of London was "where Victorian ghosts pray", but when I bought the score it said it was "where the toiling ghosts strain". which is it!?

    The Oracle replies:

    You have to trust the Oracle or what's the point me answering any questions? After the first round of la la las the lyrics are "where Victorian ghosts pray". Apart from the fact I have just listened to it, this is also according to the official Tour Programme and lyrics on file. Which reminds me.... there's a Death & All His Friends lyric Q round here somewhere...


    November 11, 2008 - submitted by Philip, United States of America

    Q. Delphi, What's the line in "death and all of his friends"

    No I don't want to battle from beginning to end. I don't want...?

    I've heard:

    to cycle or recycle revenge

    to cycle recycled revenge

    to cycle, recycle revenge

    Thanks and wonderful concert in New Jersey!

    The Oracle replies:

    Actually it's none of the above. The lyric is actually: I don't want a cycle of recycled revenge.


    November 11, 2008 - submitted by Alice, New Zealand

    Q. The tick box isn't tickety boo! this is about the lost? video contest. It says tick the box if you agree to the conditions... well there isn't box (laughs)Where is this box? Secondly, does the competition need personal consent forms for people in your videos and location consent form? I'd like to know before I film anyone. Yeah that's my question.

    The Oracle replies:

    Ha yes, the missing tick box. If you read the t&c's and agree to them, make a mental tick in your head, that should do the trick. It would be polite to ask people's permission if you're filming the general public but you won't need consent forms. Just be mindful of who and what you are putting in from a copyright aspect. You should be fine though, if you want to keep a list of the names for your own records but it's not necessary for our comp.



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