At first I was skeptical of my seat. I was in the very definition of the nosebleeds section, all the way at the top, in the last row of the stadium with my back against the wall. But when Radiohead started playing, I realized I had the best seat in the house. I could see every single beam of light, end to end, flickering around in the vast space between me and the stage. This light show gave Muse's a run for its money, and that's saying a lot-- but never have I seen lights done almost as beautifully as the music itself, perfectly unique and fitting to every song. And the music. I've never felt such an extreme yearning for a concert not to end. It was so ethereal, Thom Yorke's voice so strong and his falsetto intoxicating. I felt completely relaxed and mellowed, almost meditative. I was present for the whole show; my mind never wandered from the moment. And I'll be the first to admit-- while a long-time Radiohead fan, I didn't walk in as a *diehard* fan. I didn't know every song. In fact, I didn't know most of the songs they played. (Of course Thom wouldn't have them playing hits-- that's not a very Radiohead thing to do.) But I wasn't bored by this. I'd like to think I enjoyed the show more because of it, and I certainly walked out a bigger fan-- so much so that I listened to their entire discography that night.
All in all, Radiohead gave me one of the best nights of my life. They definitely knocked LCD Soundsystem out of their 2nd place ranking, and they gave me an experience I'll always yearn to return to. I still wish I would've been able to have taken off of work and nabbed a second $200 ticket for their next show, but I'll always be grateful to have been there for the first. #Radiohead #ThomYorke #AMoonShapedPool #July31
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