3 oracle items tagged as upgrade
July 9, 2014 / submitted by Margaret, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle! There was a question answered on July 8th, talking about those upgrades to hardcore fans. How do you identify hardcore fans - lots of Coldplay apparel or what? Thanks for your time.

It's not just the clothes but can be - many people wear homemade creations. It's hard to pinpoint but you can always spot the die-hard fans. There's a sense of anticipation and excitement that is palpable.

July 9, 2014 / submitted by Danny, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle,

I have just seen your question regarding the fan upgrades at the RAH, luckily me and my friends were lucky enough to have been picked by Dick on the first night, could you please tell him a HUGE thanks from us! Moving onto the question what do these incredible people such as Dick and all of the crew/production team do when the band aren't doing any shows/tours, do they have any influence in the studio?


Danny! :)

I'm not sure it was Dick that upgraded you on the first night (he may have) as Dan was there. It was most likely one of them.
Neither are studio personnel, no. Dan is the band's trainer and Dick is married to the band's wonderful production assistant. I asked to do it at the Emirates but realized it's only possible at seated venues.
Some crew work with the band in the studio, some go on tour with other bands and some take time off. It depends.
I'll be honest, none of the crew have any real influence in the studio - that's down to the band & Phil. Apart from the time Matt McGinn gave some input to Square One.

July 8, 2014 / submitted by Lestyn, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle!
I was at the the RAH on the 2nd of July, me and my friend sat in our circle seats when a mysterious man came out of nowhere and told us that the band had bought a load of front row tickets and were giving them to hardcore fans. Me and my friend were almost in tears so my question is: who is this man and how can I contact him and thank him?
Thank You!

As you are (now) aware, the band buy up tickets for the first couple of rows - it's been happening for years. Before the show, a member of the crew or touring party (trainer Dan, family/friends) hunt down die-hard fans and "upgrade" their nosebleed seats to front rows.
At the RAH, the man in question is called Dick and he is a lovely Irish gent.
I shall pass on your thanks to him.