Radiohead (mostly) rocks Golden Gate Park

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The first-ever Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival kicked off last night.  With my eyes squarely focused on Radiohead (only) last night, I can't speak too much for the festival as a whole, but that post will follow.  Now back to the important matter at hand, Radiohead in Golden Gate Park. What can I say? The music was wonderful...the audio problems (sound cut out twice completely), people surrounding us (non-fans who could not keep even relatively quiet), and the strict 10pm curfew was not.* While the band was only able to squeeze in 22 tracks before having to leave the stage at 10pm (one of the shortest sets of their entire 2008 In Rainbows tour), the show was not without its highlights: Talk Show Host, The Gloaming, Bodysnatchers, and Fake Plastic Trees.  Additionally, all of the songs from In Rainbows were incredibly tight and well-performed. All in all, Radiohead is completely on top of their game (even if the festival organizers were not), serving up mesmorizing and memorable music (setlist below) all while clearly enjoying themselves and the entire live performance experience.

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Radiohead | Outside Lands | Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA

August 22, 2008

1. 15 Step 2. Reckoner 3. Airbag 4. There There 5. All I Need 6. Nude 7. Talk Show Host 8. National Anthem 9. The Gloaming 10. Videotape 11. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi 12. Idioteque 13. Karma Police 14. Jigsaw Falling Into Place 15. Just 16. Exit Music (for a film) 17. Bodysnatchers Encore: 18. Pyramid Song 19. You And Whose Army? 20. Paranoid Android 21. Fake Plastic Trees 22. Everything In Its Right Place * First amplified show ever performed at night by a band in the history of Golden Gate Park. There was a strict curfew which meant they had to finish by 10 PM, hence no second encore.