8.21.2008

Thom Yorke is a GENIOUS

image via the Radiohead Blog
The Radiohead concert last night was one of the best shows I've seen in my life. The energy was fantastic, the music was out of this world with intensity and emotion and the stage set of lights and video screens was like nothing I've ever seen before. Long ropes of energy saving LED lights hung from the ceiling truss creating a "room" around the band. With each song a different lighting scheme was projected and illuminated...pulsing and moving to the beat. Really, utterly fantastic. I'll have to do some research as to who designed it. I am impressed!

Stage prior to show start...image via flickr
image via gizmondo
image via Lithium Creations
image via Woof in Stereo
image via flickr
To top it off, they played an amazing set list...check this out!

01. 15 Step
02. Reckoner
03. Optimistic
04. There There
05. All I Need
06. Pyramid Song
07. Talk Show Host
08. The National Anthem
09. The Gloaming
10. Videotape
11. Lucky
12. Faust Arp (Thom messes up lyrics several times, starts singing Neil Young's "Tell Me Why"; Jonny tries to follow along but can't quite get the chords. Phil comes out and drops an American dollar bill out in front of Thom and Jonny and runs away laughing. Thom and Jonny crack up completely to loud cheers. Thom tries again, says "F*@k it!", but then continues and finishes the song.)
13. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
14. Climbing Up The Walls
15. Dollars and Cents
16. Nude
17. Bodysnatchers

Encore 1
18. How to Disappear Completely
19. Arpeggi/Weird Fishes
20. Idioteque
21. In Limbo
22. Street Spirit

Encore 2
23. You And Whose Army?
24. No Surprises
25. Everything In Its Right Place

For me, the highlights were of course Weird Fishes/Arpeggi and Talk Show Host. I can still hear them when I close my eyes. And two encores...are you kidding me?! SO fantastic. I'm without words. Anyone who can make it to this show should. It is well worth it! I'll leave you with a recording of the Faust Arp comedy, and of course one of my two favorite moments. Enjoy!

Faust Arp:


Talk Show Host:

2 comments:

coco+kelley said...

i went last night!!! AMAZING! it was at the hollywood bowl which might have made it that much better :)

Chelsea said...

Wasn't it fantastic? I had the greatest time. I can't stop looking up videos of it on YouTube...I can just keep re-living it over and over!

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