radiohead 2008 :: mansfield, ma


21. Aug. 2008, 22:25

standing up at the top of the hill, looking down upon radiohead, the amazing set with these daggers of light that created their very own design and color with each different song. complimentary in rainbow shades of blood red, hazy purple, velvet green, the highlighted stage together created almost the religious look of a church with its v-shaped effect of three chandeliers that reflected lights of burning candles, above its black shadow of an invisible choir that turned into demon like ghosts that seemed to crowd around all together as if they were they there to watch over us, the band and everything else. the dirty guitars twisted and turned into brand new directions progressing into comforting levels that seemed perfectly fitting to thom’s angelic vocals that radiated more and more further into the show. the audience’s reactions seemed to only be able to just laugh at how good the performance was and at times, it seemed the only thing we could do was close our eyes and lock it in deep inside for ourselves. those in different parts of the venue had their very own wonderful visual perceptions but from my own personal view, in the middle of 20000 people, singing along to every single radiohead word for two hours, it was evident we all were there for the same reasons and had something in common.

highlights included all i need in its red entirety, the fast intensity of the national anthem, the hand claps in everything in its right place, the way the crowd uninhibitedly sang in karma police “for a minute there, i lost myself, i lost myself”, the purple and green static electricity strobe lights used for the gloaming, thom and johnny performing faust arp acoustically and after encore 2, thom walking onto the stage alone and playing the eraser’s cymbal rush silently on the piano.

.listen to the entire show at music is art ::

Set list:
1. Reckoner
2. Optimistic
3. There There
4. 15 Step
5. Kid A
6. Nude
7. All I Need
8. The Gloaming
9. The National Anthem
10. Videotape
11. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
12. The Bends
13. Faust Arp
14. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
15. Everything in Its Right Place
16. Exit Music (for a Film)
17. Bodysnatchers

First encore:
18. House of Cards
19. I Might Be Wrong
20. Paranoid Android
21. Wolf at the Door
22. How to Disappear Completely

Second encore:
23. Cymbal Rush
24. Karma Police
25. Idioteque


  • cutxpaste

    this was seriously the best show i've ever been to. great review :)

    26. Aug. 2008, 19:01
  • thedarksun

    thankyou :) it really was a beautiful show!

    3. Sep. 2008, 15:12
  • ladyvee

    Great pics and audio. Thank you!!

    7. Sep. 2008, 21:42
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