3 oracle items tagged as make trade fair
January 18, 2010 / submitted by Christina, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle! How was your holiday?

I got X&Y for Christmas, and I was flipping through the inside booklet. What is written on the back page? Even with the key I couldn't figure it out.

Thanks in advance!

The band wanted to have Make Trade Fair as the final message in code.

January 29, 2009 / submitted by Scott, United States of America
Q.  So I just watched LIT2 and its really awesome.

I noticed that Chris, or well the doll playing Chris has writing on his left hand. Looks like two bars from afar but it might be scribbled writing. Does that represent the "Make Trade Fair" that he writes on his hand during concerts?

"The doll playing Chris" made me chuckle but I know what you mean. The puppet does indeed have the MTF equal sign on his left hand even though Chris no longer has the symbol on his own real hand during concerts. He's still actively supporting the cause though.

January 14, 2009 / submitted by Rafael, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle
I found 2 videos on youtube with Chris and Jonny with Noel Gallagher perfoming Live Forever and Yellow, when and where was that?

The event was called Fairplay and took place at the Astoria in London on October 29, 2002. It was a Make Trade Fair awareness gig organized by, amongst others, Emily Eavis who along wither her father Michael runs Glastonbury Festival.
Chris & Jonny followed Noel Gallagher's set to which Chris said, "It's like being allowed on stage after the sixth formers have gone out for a fag". They then performed an acoustic set of In My Place, Don't Panic (with Simon Pegg playing the harmonica part) and The Scientist.
Chris then introduced Ms Dynamite and they launched in to It Takes More with Chris and Jonny on guitar. They followed this with Ms Dynamite and Chris singing Bob Marley's Three Little Birds with Jonny on guitar and then straight into Dy-Na-Mi-Tee with Chris singing backing vocals.
Noel returned and played guitar on Yellow. They continued with a cover of The Smiths song Stop Me if you Think You've Heard This One Before followed by Live Forever.
Chris took to his piano for a solo performance of Many Rivers to Cross, which he previously sang in Trafalgar Square when the Make Trade Fair campaign was launched. The finale was Whatever morphed into The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden.