Some songs sounded a little more natural with acoustics, while others were overly processed with sweet samples and electronic beats. Regardless of how they tweaked their material it was a real treat to listen to them. The crowd was also entertaining to watch especially when someone took it upon themselves to throw about 200 light sticks in the air, only to have the crowd continually throw them towards the stage.
Focusing on newer material, I sometimes found myself not as entertained, but soon the light show helped redirect my attention as did hearing some older material like “The National Anthem” and “Climbing Up The Walls.” One thing that was irritating was that where I was standing I could barely see the band and had no idea when they left the stage, only to return to for an encore.
One of the highlights of the evening for me was hearing “Paranoid Android” live. I have and will always love that song. On top of that, there was the always amazing guitar solo in the middle of it which in turn had the entire crowd cheering at the top of their lungs. After “Street Spirit,” the band left the stage and came out once again for a second encore.
Thom Yorke took a minute to state “this is most definitely a love song" before the act started playing “House Of Cards.” Ending the show was Kid A’s “Everything In Its Right Place,” a another song I was hoping to hear. It was a nice ending to an amazing performance.
The show seemed to blow past much faster than previous performances, yet they were onstage for over 2 hours. Before I knew it I was in what my friend called the “ET shuffle” as closely grouped fans slowly made way back to their vehicles. During the long walk, we spoke about how awesome it was to see them live once again and how breathtaking they are. It was truly a special evening, thanks to one of the most important bands out there on the rock scene.