Radiohead at Bonnaroo. Picture by flickr user richmerrituga
So I believe the general consensus is that Radiohead’s epic 2 1/2 hour set at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival was one of 2006’s best shows by the band, if not the best. Many of us weren’t lucky enough to be there so the recent news that a DVD of the band’s performance may be on the way is great news. Thom certainly loved the performance, which is evident in a recent interview he did on BBC 6 Music:
“We did this festival called Bonnaroo. We did 2.5 hours. And there’s 80,000 people, admittedly they’ve been smoking the sticky green all day– probably wouldn’t go anywhere anyway. It was just amazing. We played loads of new stuff. We did whole sections of quiet piano songs and it sounds like the most grotesque, self-indulgent nonsense, but it probably is my favourite gig for years and years and years. It was a really mellow evening. Actually it’s all being filmed, but we’re sitting on it because there’s loads of new stuff on it. Because we’re mean like that. It will come out eventually.”
We’ll take two DVDs please.
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