12 oracle items tagged as Roadie #42
August 28, 2014 / submitted by Mary , United States of America
Q.  Hi O,
Is Roadie#42 going to follow me tonight? I hope so!

Roadie #42 doesn't have a twitter account so no, I wouldn't think it's possible.
Any tweets purporting to be by Roadie #42 aren't official ones nor is it an official account.

May 17, 2010 / submitted by Beth, Australia
Q.  O Oracle,
In Roadie #42's blog number 98 there is a voice near the beginning when he's looking at the people through the stage barrier and a muffled hello. Is that Mr 42's voice. Also that blog was hilarious!
Love from Australia. We eagerly await the bands return!

No, that’s not Roadie #42. It’s a live version of Strawberry Swing and that’s Chris you can hear.

October 20, 2009 / submitted by Rachael, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

I just finished watching VH1's Storytellers (2005) and noticed that Will was wearing a "44" shirt. Any sequential relation to Roadie #42?

There's no connection whatsoever. If you think about it, it can't be sequential given that it happened 3 years before the appearance of Roadie #42...

October 15, 2009 / submitted by Elyse, Canada
Q.  Roadie 42 mentioned that a Mrs 42 was with him at the last show. Do the roadies bring their families along on tour?

Just as we don't take our families to work, they don't either. However, given the amount of time they are away from home, they do occasionally meet up at one show or another. Mrs 42 went to the London show as it was a big finale in the UK.

October 15, 2009 / submitted by Carol, Argentina
Q.  Wise Oracle, what will Roadie 42 bring to Argentina? He said: "Sorry Marguerite, I'll bring it to Argentina". I don't understand.

Thank you!

If you look at Anchorman's live photo blogs you will see pictures taken of various signs that are put up at venues. These vary but tend to show either directions (complete with arrows) to catering, dressing rooms and stage etc, or they let you know where you are. Marguerite is the Production Assistant on tour and those signs are created by her to aid the entire crew.
Roadie #42 took one of the 'Everything this way' signs and that is why he promises to return it though I suspect he's joking as I'm sure Marguerite can rustle up another.

September 3, 2009 / submitted by Caitlin, United States of America
Q.  Dearest Oracle, The fans of Coldplay who read #42's blog have no clue as to what he/she looks like. Have any of the boys, crew, or even you met him face-to-face?
Sincerely, Caitlin

Yes, yes and yes; some fans will have seen him also without realizing...

March 5, 2009 / submitted by Rob, Germany
Q.  Dearest Oracle,
in Roadie #42's new report there is a word I don't know and which any online translators can't guess: 'I shall leave you with a portrait of a couple of jetlagged mates.' - What does 'jetlagged' mean?
Big thank you,
best wishes,

Jet lagged refers to the shift in the body clock from travelling through different time zones. It usually happens during long haul flights east to west and vice versa. It doesn't usually effect long journeys north to south. It is common for a traveller to feel extremely tired and it may take a day to regain a normal feeling.

February 9, 2009 / submitted by karman, India
Q.  All knowing Oracle who is Phil Harvey and Roadie #42 im kinda new to the site but absolutely love Coldplay and congrats to them for winning 3 Grammys.

Phil Harvey is the "5th member" of the band and is their closest confidante. He was their manager in their early days and steered their career during the first 2 albums. Roadie #42 is crew member extraordinaire who not only writes blogs for our delectation but does a host of other jobs too.

January 26, 2009 / submitted by Lisa, Germany
Q.  Hi Oracle,
My question is:
at the show "wetten dass..." on Saturday night, Will hurts himself. What is happend? Sorry for my bad school-english and thanks for the answer!

Roadie #42 is back! You can read his blog to find out what happened to Will. Your English is very good!

January 22, 2009 / submitted by Jessamacar, Australia
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Can Chris do flips like in the LITii Video clip or is that why they used puppets???
from jess

Supple as Chris is, he doesn't do flips or the splits but that's not why puppets were used.
On the subject of the video, there have been a few more questions...
Crew members in the video aren't modelled on the real crew so no, you can't spot Roadie #42.
I can't believe I'm about to talk butts but someone DID ask, this also means that no-one had to show their plumber's crack (we call it a builder's crack here)!