Friday, March 2, 2012

Atlanta Reckonerest: Radiohead Live March 1, 2012, As Experienced By Brittany

This series will create a virtual social journal collecting fan experiences as Radiohead tour the United States. Here are their reviews, unedited, and in their own words. The complete series can be found here.

(Photo via @BrittanyBoosh)
Radiohead @ Philips Arena in Atlanta
As experienced by Brittany @BrittanyBoosh

The third show of the "King of Limbs" tour was in Atlanta last night. The opening act, Other Lives, did really well. They played a lot of songs from their newest album, "Tamer Animals". They were a really fun band to watch. The stadium was still pretty empty halfway through Other Lives' set. When they were done playing, the lights went down and when they came back on, the stadium was full. Radiohead came out and everyone went crazy (of course). They opened with "Bloom" from King of Limbs, which sounded more amazing than I had imagined it would. They actually played a surprising number of older songs like: "Idioteque", "You and whose army" (super rare), "Weird Fishes Arpeggi" (one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen), and "Airbag" (Editor's note: Britanny filmed it and can be seen here.), "There There", "Kid A", and "Myxomatosis". The full setlist is here.

It was very apparent that they were excited to be playing again. Thom Yorke interacted with the crowd after each song and joked around with the band before they'd start playing again. He joked, saying "This one's a dirty little fucker." before they played "Myxomatosis". The intro for "Everything in its right place" was "The one I love", by R.E.M. They recently broke up, and its rumored that Thom Yorke was the first person to hear about it. They closed the show out with "Street Spirt (fade out)" which drove the crowd into a frenzy. 

This was my first Radiohead show and it was easily the best concert I've ever been to. I've never seen so many happy people in one place, and it was so amazing and, even refreshing to see one of the biggest bands of all time be so humbled by a crowd. Everything was perfect. 

-Paqman

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