Late is better than never. I can only find the time to write the Radiohead show. I should find the time to write about the show, considering the unbeliavable payment I have made for the second hand ticket, despite the band’s best efforts.
First of all, I was very happy with the choice of Caribou as the supporting act, instead of going through a minor torture with a name like Marina and the Diamonds to watch Coldplay. Although their sound was still not big enough to capture the entire O2, they managed to put on a decent performance and make their fans happy.
As for Radiohead, the band started their London show at the O2 Arena with the KOL single Lotus Flower. Unlike some previous accounts of their shows lacking impressive stage decor and lights, the stage was quite a sight this time. The crowd was not quite receptive though, most likely because they were expecting a best-of parade. Thom Yorke and co., on the other hand, had other things in mind. After an hour into the show, they played their first (and only) single from OK Computer: Karma Police. Right after, they burst into Idioteque. And as far as the hits go, that was about it. The setlist mostly composed of King of Limbs songs and some other newer material.
I loved it. I’m sure a lot of other people enjoyed it as well. Of course, we all would have loved to hear many of the other song missing from the setlist. But it would literally take hours to play all the hits wouldn’t it? Radiohead is determined not to be haunted by their glorious past and lead us towards a brighter future with them as well.
http://twitter.yfrog.com/n7keapwvgyaxxevakgmpinlwz (a link to the not so great vid I posted on twitter.)
Photo taken from http://www.standard.co.uk