Anyway, I SAW RADIOHEAD LIVE LAST NIGHT!
I know! I still can't believe it either.
And guess what.........?
THEY WERE BEYOND AMAZING!!!
And I don't say that lightly either. Even my Mum who is a staunch hater of any band that uses more than four chords in a song had a good night.
After Caribou had finished their set, Thom introduced the band with "Hello, I'm lady gaga!" and they stormed straight into Lotus Flower. Manchester arena was up on it's feet screaming and doing Thom's dance. At this point my brain exploded. It really did, and plastered itself JFK style all over the neighboring seat.
The rest of the night involved lots of dodgy dancing, several life affirming moments, Jonny Greenwood's fringe and a bit of vomit.
I think the whole night can be summed up with a transcript of the conversation between the blokes sat behind us.
Bloke 1: "The fact that they can play with two percussionists in such an odd time sig...."
Thom Yorke: "We're going to play a really, really old song now."
Bloke 2: "OHMIGODSHUTUP THEY'RE PLAYING PLANET TELEX!!
I can assure that the other 21,000 people singing along to Paranoid Android had a good night. Not only was the set beautiful and the songs perfect, the musicianship was seamless. I understand that Radiohead aren't everybody's cup of tea, but you can't say that they're not good musicans because they really, really are. In fact the whole night was just brilliant. Every single second of it.
Anyway, I'll stop orgasaming over Radiohead and let you eat your tea, but before I go I would also like to remind you that it it's Thom Yorke's 44th birthday today, so happy birthday, you legend. He head a 'Free tibet' flag over one of his amps. You can't get more awesome than that.
If you'd like to find out more about my night in Manchester, checkout the setlist here, some reviews of the gig here and here and the rest of the tour dates here!