17 October 2011: Ellen DeGeneres Show, Burbank, California, USA
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Wow. Just wow. The Ellen show was just surreal. We got there early and were led to the Riff Raff room (which is where the overflow people wait - her show is always overbooked) We watched her show on monitors in the room and Justin Timberlake was her guest. That was funny. Then she brought out Chris and Jonny to interview because Chris said "Will and Guy were too shy." Good interview, the usual questions we have heard before. She asked about Gwyneth and he answered them the way he usually does. There were 65 of us for the Coldplay portion of the show, so they had us come out during one of the commercial breaks. The boys were already on the stage, waiting. I marched myself right to the front of Guy. They had a center ramp set up. Oh my god. So close. The stage was elevated about 3 feet, and i could have reached out and touched Guy. No security getting in our way. They played Viva, Paradise, Clocks, Fix You and ETIAW. Just unbelievable. We could hear their instruments without any amplification. Jonny was all smiley, Guy was his cool self. Will worked his drums and Chris was Chris. It was funny when the makeup lady came out to touch up Chris with a little face powder because he was sweaty. He did his dancey stuff, and was all over the ramp. Before ETIAW, the roadies came and took Chris's piano which was cool to watch, I had to squeeze back so they could get it between me and the stage. They did a funny promo bit at the end with Justin, Ellen and Coldplay and Chris kept laughing. I don't know how KROQ tomorrow top this, it was just that amazing. No cameras allowed in the studio but it will be on Ellen's website in a week or two. So so much fun an far exceeded my expectations, because I didn't really even know what to expect.
Me, Dianne, and her husband just got out of the taping and I can't even explain how amazing it was! We got into the rift raft room at 3:30 and we watched the show as it was being filmed (Justin Timberlake was a guest) at about 4:10 they lined us up and we went into the studio. Okay, I kid you not... There were only 65 of us and we were put directly in front of the stage. We ended up being in the front row right on front of Guy, the boys were just 3 feet away, we were so close that I almost touched Chris's hand. When we got out there, the boys were already on the stage and Chris was kneeling down and talking to some fans, which was so cool. They played 5 songs: viva, paradise, clocks, fix you, and every teardrop. They also did a really funny promo afterwards for the show with Ellen and Justin Timberlake. It was a surreal experience to be that close to them and it awesome to be able to hear every note each of the boys played. I will never forget this experience and I cannot thank Dianne enough for taking me!
The Oracle on 17 October 2011: Ellen DeGeneres Show, Burbank, California, USA
April 2, 2012 - submitted by Justine, France
Q. Hello Oracle,
Did Chris and Ellen DeGeneres know each other well before the show? They seem to be very close friends in the rehersal video (she kisses him on the lips!!!)
Thanks for your answer.
Love from France.
The Oracle replies:
The band have met Ellen before the 2011 rehearsal but she and Chris aren't best friends or anything.
December 15, 2011 - submitted by Sandi, Australia
Q. Hi Oracle
Can you tell me what song the guys were playing at the rehearsal for Ellen. It's the one that Ellen interrupted when she popped up in front of Chris at the piano.
The Oracle replies:
I'm stumped! I have listened but I just do not know if it's an impromptu jam or an actual song. Sorry but I don't recognize it at all. I shall ask...