Radiohead is Amazing Live!!!

Posted by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz on May 23rd, 2008

So the other day I finally got a chance to see one of my all time favorite bands, Radiohead, live and in concert. I was a little hesitant because they were playing at the crappy Verizon Amphitheater which has the lovely benefit of making all bands sound like crap, and as a bonus you get stuck in a two hour traffic jam on your way out. Thank you Maryland Heights for thinking things out in advance. Jerks.

After raining for three straight days and most of the morning, the skies parted and a cool summer breeze blew off the banks of the mighty Missouri as the sun began to set and Thom Yorke and company took the stage. It was a beautiful night indeed. Radiohead sounded pitch perfect, defying the Verizon Amphitheater’s gods of bad acoustics, and put on a stellar performance.

Sticking mainly to the newer material, Radiohead put on an interactive performance that fits in nicely with their recent aesthetics. The five cameras focused on each band member and projected onto the screen a quasi multi-paneled presentation that would have been quite a trip under certain substances but was nonetheless impressive on a fairly clear head. Playing two encores, Radiohead closed with some classic materials and left all those in attendance absolutely mesmerized.

I can’t wait until my hookup gets me the soundboard recording of the show. That’s how Pretentious Record Store Guy rolls, fool!

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