Thursday, August 07, 2008

I'm home and sleepy after the Radiohead show - such a fantastic, funny night. I go to the show, wondering if Radiohead's friends, Montreal's own The Arcade Fire would make an appearance, and they did of a sort. Nicole, hubby, Allie and I were standing amongst Win Butler and most of the band all night, out in the middle of the crowd. They looked like they were there to enjoy the show and keep a low profile, so we didn't compare notes with them or anything. It's the Canadian in me, we don't tend to harass folks. Add in some ill-timed fireworks that caused Thom to have a bit of a giggle fit mid-tune and it was an amusing night.

I'll do a full write-up later, but for now care of ateaseweb here's the set list. It was so good, with some gems from each album (except for Pablo Honey - Nicole mentioned they don't dip into that first disc too much anymore) provoking many "Is that... it is! Whoo hoo!" moments.

http://www.ateaseweb.com/2008/08/06/radiohead-live-in-montreal-live-report/

Setlist:
01. 15 Step
02. There There (Thom “Sorry about the rain it follows us around”)
03. Morning Bell
04. All I Need
05. My Iron Lung
06. Nude
07. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
08. The Gloaming
09. The National Anthem (Fireworks going off at nearby festival)
10. Fake Plastic Trees
11. Reckoner
12. Like Spinning Plates
13. Jigsaw (Thom :If you’re feeling cold you can always grab someone next to you. Then Phil went to hug Colin)
14. Lucky
15. Optimistic
16. Idioteque
17. Bodysnatchers

Encore 1
18. Faust Arp
19. Videotape (Thom: “”There’s always money for fireworks, the least they could do is put them at the fucking end”)
20. Paranoid Android
21. Bangers and Mash
22. Karma Police

Encore 2
23. House of Cards
24. You And Whose Army?
25. Everything In Its Right Place
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time

Mich

Nikita said...

The giggle fit occurred during Faust Arp... one of my fave tunes and I managed to catch it on video. Will post it later. :)