— information leafblower

Testing the Limits of Rain or Shine

I had a big write up of the Radiohead show last night but MT ate it when it crashed. Bugger. Here it is in short form.
It rained.
A hell of a lot.
More than you’ve ever seen.
Almost four inches.
Seriously, it was one of the biggest storms in D.C. history.
And we stood outside during it and watched Radiohead.
The “rain down” part of the “Paranoid Android” suddenly has new meaning to me.
That’s not fun to sit through when seeing one of your favorite bands.
I did not have fun.
That’s not the band’s fault or the venue’s fault.
Although the set was too slow for my tastes.
That said, “Reckoner” and “Optimistic” were brilliant.
They played “Planet Telex”, one of my favorite songs ever!
Did I mention that it rained a lot?
I bring it up again because it was hard to take your mind off of that.
The venue was basically a lake.
People on the lawn, how did you do it? Respect.
Ah, 300% soaked and miserable. Roger that.
Clothes still wet.
Shoes may never dry out.
Never been so happy to crawl into bed.
Liars were great.
Ed O’Brien is one handsome dude.
Tall, too.
Planet Telex!!!!!!
Seriously, that song saved the night for me.
[mp3] Radiohead | Planet Telex (live)
The non-musical highlight of the night happened right before Liars went on. I was introduced to J. Freedom DuLac. We both said “Hi” and then he says, “Wait…Kyle? Information Leafblower, right?”
I got home late. Real late. Photos tomorrow. Set list after the jump.

via AtEase
01. All I Need
02. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
03. Lucky
04. Nude
05. Pyramid Song
06. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
07. Myxomatosis
08. Idioteque
09. Faust Arp
10. Videotape
11. Paranoid Android
12. Just
13. Reckoner
14. Everything In Its Right Place
15. Bangers and Mash
16. Bodysnatchers
encore 1:
17. Like Spinning Plates
18. Optimistic
19. Karma Police
20. Go Slowly
21. Planet Telex
encore 2:
22. Fake Plastic Trees
23. The National Anthem
24. House of Cards

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