November 6, 2012 - submitted by Mark, United Kingdom

Q. Hi Oracle
I've seen some of the previews of the MX film, and I'm disappointed with the crowd in Paris.
I always think Chris is frustrated with the crowds when he says 'make some noise' or 'is anyone out there?'.
At the two gigs I went to, M.E.N. last December and Ricoh in May, he most definitely knew we were there, and couldn't possibly make any more noise, even if we tried. So why were some of the British gigs not included.
Thanks
Mark


The Oracle replies:

I have to disagree Mark. I was at the Paris show and I assure you he's not saying either of those things because the crowd was quiet - they were anything but!
He actually said "is there anybody out there?" at every stadium gig after the first song (Hurts Like Heaven) before going into In My Place. It gets everyone going - not that anyone needs much encouragement.
I understand that everyone will have an opinion on where the DVD was filmed but as I say, I was at the Paris show and think it was a great choice (the majority of it was filmed there by the way, not its entirety).
I was also at the same M.E.N gig you mentioned and it was amazing. As that was December 2011, I think that would have been too soon into the tour for the crux of the DVD.