APW Main Event: Radiohead (8/8)

Radiohead wowed the crowds gathered at Liberty State Park in New Jersey last night with a two-hour set to toast the end of Day 1 of All Points West.

The band put on a stunning, quite possibly seizure-inducing light show that seemed the perfect complement to the New York-New Jersey skyline across the Hudson River. A checkered arrangement of LED screens ran live footage of the band performing through a variety of color and effects filters, while a row of tall and extremely narrow vertical screens alternated flashing color patterns. Now we know: the climax scene of Close Encounters would be better if the aliens played Radiohead.

The best vibes of the night were felt as Thom Yorke, with his newborn-baby’s wail, sang old favorites including “Just” and “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” from The Bends, “How To Disappear Completely” and “Idioteque” from Kid A, and “Paranoid Android” from OK Computer. Playing the opening tones of “Everything In Its Right Place,” he said “This song is dedicated to Underworld. They were a big influence on us.”

The band also played numerous tracks from In Rainbows, the standout of the performance being the delicate and lulling “Nude.”

This was one of those tell-your-grandkids brag-to-your-friends I-was-there shows. It makes one wonder what could possibly be in store for Saturday. Even a rerun would be worth it.

01. 15 Step
02. There There
03. Morning Bell
04. All I Need
05. Lucky
06. Nude
07. Arpeggi
08. The Gloaming
09. Optimistic
10. Videotape
11. Reckoner
12. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
13. You And Whose Army
14. Idioteque
15. Climbing Up The Walls
16. Bodysnatchers
17. How to Disappear Completely
Encore 1
18. House of Cards
19. Pyramid Song
20. Paranoid Android
21. Dollars & Cents
22. Street Spirit
Encore 2
23. Cymbal Rush
24. Just
25. Everything In Its Right Place

…Added by Alex…

For more, check out our friends at Brooklyn Vegan and WNEW, who both have quite a few pics of last night’s performance. Also, a lot of the set has surfaced on youtube, 10 related videos to be specific. Check out part 1 below…


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