January 28, 2013 - submitted by Clodagh,

Q. Morning Oracle! I came across this article about rock star demands... I find this hard to believe "Coldplay demand eight stamped local postcards wherever they go" and as for dreary ... how very dare they!!

The Oracle replies:

I object to their use of the word "demand" more than "dreary". It's an item on their rider - it's hardly a demand.
If they think it's dreary for a band to want a local postcard as a memento of where they tour then so be it but it's all media titillation so let's take it with a pinch of salt. I happen to think it's a really good idea.
The band have been requesting stamped postcards since their first ever tour. It started with 4 - I didn't realize it had doubled.