August 2, 2012 - submitted by Emma, United States of America

Q. Hello Oracle,
I came across some of Coldplay's C-stage instrument cases (I don't really know what to call them, they were black box things and one graffiti box thing) when I was walking to my seat at one of the Boston concerts. "Hoppy" was written on part of the tape on one of the boxes. I know Hoppy is part of the crew, but what does he/she do?


The Oracle replies:

The "black box thing" is called a flight case. Hoppy is Chris' guitar tech. He is also one of our most long-standing crew members and much-loved roadie.