great gig, that's what i wrote on my blog after the gig:
it was... special
they make you feel special. as if they knew you were there, singing along, listening, and enjoying the songs. they are on the other side, on stage, but you can feel they know you're there, you, the individual among the thousands of other fans. they look at you, thank you, smile at you, and play for you.
they make you feel special.
that's how i felt like when i was watching Radiohead on saturday with thousands of persons of every generations, fans since the beginning knowing all the obscure tracks that were played and fans from not so long disappointed by the fact no hits were played.
songs from in rainbows, kid a or ok computer. but no karma police, just, creep, no surprises etc. and it was still incredibly enjoyable to hear all those songs they had carefully chosen for their biggest fans who achieved to get tickets for the sold out saturday gig (a different set was made on friday -the extra date which was not sold out- with some more popular songs).
2 hours and 20 minutes of intense happinness. from dancing songs like 15 steps or national anthem where you go crazy imitating thom yorke dancing; to magic moment of silence and communion with songs like videotape or exit music.
concerning the production, the sound was crystal clear (like 2 years ago in Marlay park), like being in a studio but no, you are outside, in a field, next to a castle, by the seaside with a lot of wind blowing.
and the lights... well i was talking to friends before the gig about radiohead being really aware of the energy they waste on tour and their carbon footprint emission. i was therefore thinking the best way to do a lighting show but still saving energy will be to use LED lights as they are really low voltage. and that's exactly what they did. the design was surprising of course, but still really cool and good to look at, despite the sun that was present until almost 10 o'clock! and then thankfully went to hide behind the trees.
i will go back to see them live. again, and again, and again.