December 21, 2010 - submitted by Natalie, Belgium

Q. Hi Oracle,

Who did Chris shoutout to during Christmas Lights at the Liverpool Gig? He did sneak something into the lyrics...

Thank you and Merry Christmas!


The Oracle replies:

I awoke to an email this morning from Roadie #42 explaining in case anyone asked about the change in lyrics. Natalie you were the first one to ask closely followed by Eva in the Netherlands...
Chris shouted "Phythers" and then sings "How I always loved you Phythers and I always will".
Phythers is the nickname of Mark Phythian, recording Engineer who worked alongside Producer Ken Nelson on the first three records.
They first met Mark at Parr St. Studios in Liverpool and always loved working with him.
Chris spotted him in the balcony during the song and was visibly thrilled to see him.