June 21, 2012 - submitted by Anna, United States of America
Q. Hi, the oh so lovely Oracle!
I'm going to one of Coldplay's upcoming U.S. shows... but I'm incredibly sad. It's just that my seat is all the way in the back of the arena and I'm surely not going to see much from back there. Chris and the rest of the band might just appear as tiny little moving dots. That's how far back my seat is!
So, I'm hoping to just sneak in towards the front of the arena (not all the way to the front, just close enough--like the middle section). I'm just wondering if you think it would be a good idea? I don't want to get caught (and considering it's going to be a huge crowd, I don't think I will--but there is always the chance of getting caught anyways), but I might feel guilty afterwards because that was someone else's seat. However, I don't think people would care much.
But do you think it's right to sneak in towards the front? Do you guys frown upon that? It's just this is my first concert and I want to enjoy it and be able to watch my favorite band up close (not to mention, I have a massive crush on Chris so this would be the only chance I'd get to see him).
I'm not explaining this all too well, but hopefully you will be able to understand what I am trying to say.
I have this camera (a Pansonic Lumix to be exact... the ones with lenses, not the smaller ones), and I was wondering if I would be able to bring that to the concert?
The Oracle replies:
Given I'm English and of a certain age, I can't condone going where you shouldn't be. Sneaking further forward would fill me with the dread of being caught - I'm no good at breaking the rules.
Now, I do understand as I have been on the back few rows at many concerts but I still had amazing times.
The thing with the current Coldplay show is, it doesn't matter where you are sat. You're going to get the most amazing experience because of the Xylobands, fireworks, X stage, C stage and the amazing screens showing close-ups of the band throughout. Not to mention the music!