Monday, May 19, 2008


C and I ventured back to the concert world last night to catch Radiohead's first Dallas appearance in over 10 years. It was a beautiful night and unlike the Roger Waters show a few weeks ago, we had lawn tickets for this show. The crowd, definitely a much younger one than for Waters, was very well behaved and quiet during most of the show. While everyone tries to sing along with the songs, it's tough because even on the cd's, Thom Yorke (Radiohead singer) is a mumbler. Half the time you have no idea what words he is singing. They had a very bare-bones show (no spotlights, no videos, no movies) that featured just grainy images of each band member (head shots, foot shots, no full body shots) in one of 5 video squares behind them. They did, however, have a very unique light show that consisted of long fiber-optic tubes hanging down all around them. Of the 4 or 5 songs that I really wanted to hear, they played 3. They don't have hits really, and even if they did, they wouldn't play them. Radiohead are VERY anti-establishment.

We had a couple from Oklahoma sitting next to us - quite the talkers. He is a lawyer (a month out of law school), she works for a oil and gas company. It was very apparent, at least to C and I, that we were old enough (or they were young enough) for us to be their parents. Not sure if that is sorta cool......or sorta weird.

1 comment:

Scooter said...

And...the presumptive Democratic nominee was born in 1961!