Terrifyingly Beautiful.

I finally got to see Radiohead live last night at the Molson Amphitheater. I am still in awe, and my limbs are as sore as ever. But it was worth it…

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After the fresh opening act delivered by Grizzly Bear, the crowd turned around and looked up into the sky, and what did we see? Not just one, but two rainbows formed perfectly right over the Molson Amphitheater, we were really “in rainbows”. Was this the work of some divine intervention? No one knows, but what it signaled was the arrival of the divine craft of Radiohead.

Thom Yorke, Colin and Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, and Phil Selway lead the way with the opening song from their album “In Rainbows”, “15 Step”. From what Radiohead fans wanted to hear, there were no surprises. Every beat, guitar riff, electro-whatever you call it was dead on and better live than on record. Concert-goers were delighted with treats such as “Talk Show Host”, “Wolf at the Door”. Radiohead managed to play a wealth of tracks from most of their albums to create a very diverse set-list. All-time favorites like “There There”, “Planet Telex”, “No Surprises”, “Street Spirit” and “Airbag”.

The show however was for the die-hard fans, as a few of their great singles were not played like “Paranoid Android” or “Karma Police”. But to say this factor was a low-point of the show would be just completely wrong. Everyone from the front of the pit to the folks all the way at the back of the lawn (even soaked in rain) had a phenomenal time last night. And that lighting show with the “falling rain” LEDs, what a spectacle on its own eh?

Youtube vids (I did not record these vids):



There There

No Surprises

01. 15 Step
02. Reckoner
03. Optimistic
04. There There
05. Morning Bell
06. All I Need
07. Pyramid Song
08. Arpeggi
09. The Gloaming
10. A Wolf At The Door
11. Faust Arp
12. No Surprises
13. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
14. Idioteque
15. Climbing Up The Walls
16. Nude
17. Bodysnatchers

(Encore 1)
18. Like Spinning Plates
19. Videotape
20. Airbag
21. Talk Show Host
22. Street Spirit

(Encore 2)
23. House of Cards
24. Planet Telex
25. Everything In Its Right Place