November 1, 2012 - submitted by Craig, United Kingdom

Q. Hi oracle.

I'm currently contemplating over seeing the Live 2012 showing at the cinema and can't quite work out if I should go or not. Can you help me please?

How do you imagine the atmosphere being there? Will people even be singing along or anything? Won't it feel strange for me since I've been to many (17) Coldplay shows in person?

Thanks, and I only need a tiny bit of convincing to go haha! :-)

The Oracle replies:

SEVENTEEN??? That's more that I went to. Wow.
Well... having seen both the MX Tour live - about 8 times - and the Live 2012 at a cinema I am in a good position to say: go!
It's always great to re-live the show but the film means you see it from many angles including from the stage. It's incredible to see what the band see. Not only are there various views, there's backstage footage and other effects making it an altogether different experience.

Of course you could wait for the DVD release but seeing it on the big screen with surround sound is a fantastic way to see it. I almost turned round a few times thinking crowds were whistling and cheering behind me. I was on the back row though...