September 13, 2012 - submitted by Andrew, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle,

I was wondering how Coldplay came up with the setlist at the Paralympics. The order of the songs that were performed were in a different order as usual, especially Us Against the World being first. Did Coldplay have the people in charge of the Paralympics pick out the songs they wanted and then have them choose the order since everyone in the Paralympics was moving to the lyrics of each song? Let me know!

Thanks,

Andrew


The Oracle replies:

The band and Kim Gavin, the director of Olympic closing ceremony, worked together on putting the perfect setlist together. It took time and wasn't a decision taken lightly. The audience didn't know the order; only the band and the performers.