The Oracle speaks on Coldplaying signs and food menus in Dusseldorf photoblog

More questions answered by The Oracle… (submit yours now!)

August 28, 2009 – submitted by Tamara, United Kingdom
Q. Dear Oracle, Who wrote the “Hello Coldplaying!” sign in the live photoblog? :D
The Oracle replies:
Anchorman wrote it in response to an email he received asking folk what they wanted photos of.

August 28, 2009 – submitted by Emily, United States of America
Q. Hi Oracle! On the live feed of a Coldplay concert on coldplay.com it mentions that for dinner the band ate beef bourgignon, Isn’t Chris a vegetarian?
Thank you! Love, Emily =)
The Oracle replies:
I KNEW someone would ask this! Anchorman did say he wasn’t sure what they were having for dinner behind closed doors so I suspect someone was having Beef Bourgignon (a.k.a Bourguignon) as he’d heard it being mentioned but that doesn’t mean Chris was tucking in. I’m trying to remember the last time I saw Chris eat a meaty meal myself… yes I have witnessed it.


August 28, 2009 – submitted by Rahul, India
Q. Have Coldplay ever forgotten the lyrics to their own song ?? It’d be really embarrassing,right??
The Oracle replies:
Yes! Chris has fluffed lyrics on more than one occasion. He usually swears or makes some comment rather than ignore it but Trouble always seems to give him some trouble.

August 28, 2009 – submitted by Mike, United States of America
Q. Dear Oracle, In the episode of 60 minutes, Chris says that even if he doesn’t feel like playing Yellow, he’ll do it anyways because the crowd paid to hear the songs they love. If he feels this way, why does he avoid playing Amsterdam? Is there a reason he is trying to keep it unheard on the tour? Seems like the band are taking the Springsteen approach to the setlist for this song. I hope you can shed some light on this for me. Sincerely, Mike
The Oracle replies:
You have to remember that Yellow was the single that launched the band’s career around the world and that is why they will always play it. They have tried to perform it differently from tour to tour to keep it interesting for the band and fans alike. Guy once said that some people may only come to a show to hear that song (I’m sure he realizes that’s not true in the majority of cases)so they feel they owe it to fans to play it. Although Amsterdam is a big favourite amongst fans – in fact it’s the most requested song via this very page – it was not a single so hasn’t got the same meaning. It’s not avoidance per se but there are a lot of songs to choose from to form the setlist and it just so happens that for the moment Amsterdam isn’t on there.

August 28, 2009 – submitted by Carolyn, United States of America
Q. Dear Oracle, When should a person give up hope that their question submitted to you is going to be answered? I would really appreciate it if you would answer this question because then I’ll know whether or not my countless number of previous questions still have a chance. Thanks in advance.
The Oracle replies:
Never give up hope. Last week I answered a question that was submitted months ago. I like to keep everyone on their toes and hopefully one day when you think that’s it’s an impossibility, there your question will be. This particular question was the latest one sent in but as I don’t keep an eye on who is sending so you may strike it lucky twice…

August 28, 2009 – submitted by Victoria, United States of America
Q. Me and my boyfriend just broke up. I stopped having feelings for him after school ended and he wants me back. I don’t like him at all. Only as a friend. He still loves me and thinks I was cheating on him when I wasn’t. Should I set him straight or take him back? Please help. Sorry for the long entry. Confused w/love
The Oracle replies:
If you truly mean you don’t have feelings for him other than as a friend, there’s no point prolonging his sadness. You have already broken up with him so don’t go back unless you truly have the same feelings. Unless you broke up with him because you felt betrayed that he thought you had cheated and are just hurting yourself… in that case, give yourself time to see if the old feelings come back or not, but for now… set him straight.

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