The deep South Chicago suburbs experienced some excitement last Sunday evening when Radiohead rolled into town to play the biggest outdoor venue in the area, First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. I was lucky to be in the pit, about 20 feet back from the stage, dead center. Before I talk anymore about the show I've got to thank the incredibly generous, we'll call him AC, for giving me a ticket
Alright, so...Radiohead was amazing. There are few bands that can accomplish what they do. Not only are they some of the best, most important and influential musicians of my time but they're also some of the best, most important and influential performers of my time. I know, I know, an argument can be made that it's one in the same but I don't see it that way.
Their understanding and appreciation of the packaging is just as important as what goes in it, they're like the Steve Jobs of music. The lighting rig blew my mind and was amongst the best I'd ever seen. I said this exact thing after seeing them a couple of times on the In Rainbows tour. Thom Yorke is animated and silly yet still maintains an ominous hue. Johnny Greenwood is a laser of a man, never forfeiting focus during a song, it's incredible to watch him work.
We also got the never before played track "Full Stop," check it out below.
I can go on, gushing about the wonders of Radiohead, but words will never justify the enigma. It's just something you have to experience.
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03 There There
04 15 Step
05 Kid A
07 Morning Mr Magpie
08 The Gloaming
10 The Amazing Sound of Orgy
11 Karma Police
13 Lotus Flower
16 Little By Little
20 Full Stop
22 The Only One I Love/Everything In It's Right Place
24 Give Up The Ghost
27 Street Spirit