Radiohead, August 27, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, San Diego


I wasn’t too impressed with this show. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen Radiohead four times over the last eight years, but everything seemed to be kind of routine for this gig. The band just sort of went through the motions and played their songs, but there wasn’t any real spark.

Some of the new songs sounded good, but they pretty much sounded like I expected them to sound live, even though I intentionally avoided watching YouTube clips or listening to bootlegs because I didn’t want spoilers. And the old songs didn’t sound as good to me as they did on past tours. I wish they’d do more new arrangements or something.

I left the gig wondering if maybe I’d outgrown this band or something. I don’t think I’ll go see them again unless they’re at a festival where I can pop by, check out a few songs and move on to something else.
For what it’s worth, here’s what someone on the Internet said the set list was.
15 Step
There There
All I Need
Talk Show Host
Where I End and You Begin
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
The Gloaming
Faust Arp
How to Disappear Completely
Optimistic (Thom: “This one is called Optimistic”)
Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Pyramid Song
Climbing Up the Walls

Encore 1:
House of Cards
You and Whose Army?
Paranoid Android
Street Spirit (Thom: “Thank you everybody”)

Encore 2:
Everything In Its Right Place 


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