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5 hours ago, MrZigster said:

If only they hadn't got all pretentious and artsy with the screen projections, which I think has been discussed here.

The early part of the gig was hampered for me by this really. The screens didn't matter quite so much on a personal level as I'm quite tall and could see a bit (although they would have been useful) but a lot of people around were disgruntled with the screens and many did leave. It was only really from Idioteque on that the whole place seemed to accept it and it reached that other level across the field!

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Having seen Queen last night I've been forced to rethink my gigs of the year and Radiohead have been pushed down.

1. The National - Hammersmith Apollo

2. Arcade Fire - Castlefield Bowl

3. Chic - The Pyramid (I'm annoyed at myself for forgetting this)

4. Radiohead - The Pyramid

5. Queen with Adam Lambert - The O2

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6 hours ago, MrZigster said:

If only they hadn't got all pretentious and artsy with the screen projections, which I think has been discussed here.

I preferred Steve Hillage with The Orb at The Glade (was on the rail for the duration and I love a good theramin).

Barry Gibb into Chic was amazing.

Had a great time at The Darkness at Margate Winter Gardens last Wednesday. Now that's a band with stagecraft, as I was compelled to tweet. They were like old school Queen, and I caught a plectrum so added bonus points.

Watching bands in pubs is kind of my weekend thing, and Psychedelic Warlords (a Hawkwind "tribute" act) really got me going twice this year. Proper authentic. In a proper tiny venue. And, again, I love a good theramin.

Great thread derailing question @Wooderson and you forgot the question mark. You have enraged my drunken grammar nazi :blink:

To stay on thread I hereby declare that I truly love Radiohead. They are a wonderfully amazing band.

 

 

Soz Zig. I was at loadsa things this year and nothing can compete with this one.

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1 minute ago, Wooderson said:

Soz Zig. I was at loadsa things this year and nothing can compete with this one.

There were possibly more 'moments' in it than any other gig I have seen for a long time. The reverence for Nude the one that springs to mind right now.

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On 14/12/2017 at 10:46 AM, strummer77 said:

The early part of the gig was hampered for me by this really. The screens didn't matter quite so much on a personal level as I'm quite tall and could see a bit (although they would have been useful) but a lot of people around were disgruntled with the screens and many did leave.

Ditto for both sentences. Was inside the barrier so not "such" a big deal. But, for a band of such calibre, I just want to see them play. You don't need to add visual trickery. A bigger issue for me was the the chattering types around me.You know the sort. They're only there 'cause that's where to be and they don't really get it.

On 14/12/2017 at 11:01 AM, Wooderson said:

Soz Zig. I was at loadsa things this year and nothing can compete with this one.

No need to apologise at all. Each to their own. Glad you loved it.

I loved it too and felt so privileged to be there. It was hugely anticipated and no doubt culturally significant and a gig of hugeness. But imo there are way better live Radiohead performances out there. 

On 15/12/2017 at 2:13 PM, Adystar said:

Is there anyway I can still get the set? Need to re live that amazing summer night and never got round to it at the time 

I looked on TPB. Still has 17 seeds apparently.

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On 15/12/2017 at 2:13 PM, Adystar said:

Is there anyway I can still get the set? Need to re live that amazing summer night and never got round to it at the time 

I've got it in case anyone else needs it. Sent you a PM.

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On 12/17/2017 at 12:04 AM, MrZigster said:

Ditto for both sentences. Was inside the barrier so not "such" a big deal. But, for a band of such calibre, I just want to see them play. You don't need to add visual trickery. A bigger issue for me was the the chattering types around me.You know the sort. They're only there 'cause that's where to be and they don't really get it.

Yeah, Daydreaming having no screens and being quite quiet gave the chatters a licence to talk a bit. They didn't open with Daydreaming at the UK dates after this, so the band must have recognised it too. But in the end it was great.

They were better at the Roundhouse though ;)

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22 minutes ago, strummer77 said:

Yeah, Daydreaming having no screens and being quite quiet gave the chatters a licence to talk a bit. They didn't open with Daydreaming at the UK dates after this, so the band must have recognised it too. But in the end it was great.

They were better at the Roundhouse though ;)

You could have heard a pin drop during Daydreaming at the roundhouse (well over the crowd, not the music)

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23 minutes ago, strummer77 said:

Yeah, Daydreaming having no screens and being quite quiet gave the chatters a licence to talk a bit. They didn't open with Daydreaming at the UK dates after this, so the band must have recognised it too. But in the end it was great.

They were better at the Roundhouse though ;)

I think they moved Daydreaming to later in the set for those UK dates because they were starting in daylight, the whole point of them opening with Daydreaming seemed to be the lights kicking in mid-song and that would have been lost in daylight.

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51 minutes ago, Tommy101 said:

You could have heard a pin drop during Daydreaming at the roundhouse (well over the crowd, not the music)

Yeah, it was incredible.

Opening with Lucky completely blew me away this year.

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1 hour ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I've just extracted the audio from the gig as an mp3/aac if anyone is interested.

Yeah please

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5 hours ago, kingcrawler said:

I think they moved Daydreaming to later in the set for those UK dates because they were starting in daylight, the whole point of them opening with Daydreaming seemed to be the lights kicking in mid-song and that would have been lost in daylight.

Yeah that's what I mean - it didn't grab people in the light - and with nothing on screens I think lots of people genuinely had no idea that they were even on stage for a bit.

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On 17/12/2017 at 10:29 PM, stuartbert two hats said:

I've got it in case anyone else needs it. Sent you a PM.

Yes please.

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Makes me quite sad that I probably won’t be able to see them again for a couple of years now

Edited by Matt42

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8 hours ago, Matt42 said:

Makes me quite sad that I probably won’t be able to see them again for a couple of years now

when normally it's seeing them that makes people sad.

boom-tish :D

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10 hours ago, Matt42 said:

Makes me quite sad that I probably won’t be able to see them again for a couple of years now

2018 will be the year of Thom Yorke though.

1 hour ago, eFestivals said:

when normally it's seeing them that makes people sad.

boom-tish :D

Don't you have somewhere else to be ;) 

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1 hour ago, zahidf said:

Bit rich of radiohead to do that when the Hollies sued them for ripping of one of their songs for Creep!

Maybe it was being sued that made them more litigious?

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From the band’s denial it seems a lot like the publishers are suing and not the Abingdon Five. If that’s the case, hopefully they show a bit of empathy and try and call off the lawsuit. After all, it was only in November when Ed seemed dismissive about accusations of Sam Smith copying Creep on the new album.

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Great to see Johnny Greenwood nominated for an Oscar today for his Phantom thread soundtrack after being disqualified a few years ago.

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