June 28, 2010 - submitted by Jonathan, United States of America

Q. While Yellow was played during the Viva La Vida tour, giant yellow balls were released into the crowd. When the song was over, the yellow balls seemed to disappear. I would have thought that the crowd would have kept the balls bouncing. How is it that the yellow balls disappeared almost on cue?

The Oracle replies:

For those who didn't know, the yellow balls were actually balloons. They were initially bounced around the arenas/stadiums during the song. Although some were saved (or bravely attempted to be by some) most were popped to release their confetti. A couple made it back to the stage where Chris would pop them with his guitar on the final note.