Radiohead @ Earls Court Thursday 27th November 2003

Radiohead, were, and probably still are, my favourite band ever. If anyone ever asks me fr my favourite gig ever, this will always be in my top 3, if not the best ever. My previous gigs were bands I'd got into and liked. Radiohead I loved. This might have been my first gig with my Dad as well, which adds to the memories. 

The setlist was near perfect. I'd probably have left We Suck Young Blood out from the encore, but hey... I'd let Thom have his moment.

Highlights ranged from the opening of There There (which has been a highlight nearly every time I've seen them), I Might Be Wrong, which included an impromptu U2 cover of Please at the end.  Creep, played for the first time in years. Lucky. How To Disappear Completely (I still don't think I've witnessed an audience that quiet for one song). The Bends (also played for the first time in years) which was followed by an impromptu "Follow Me Around" by Thom acoustically, which I'm not sure if it's been played before, or since.

Looking at the ticket, I'm shocked that I (I think it was a gift actually), only paid £28.50, and thinking that was a lot of money. That barely gets you into any band these days, and Radiohead are charging triple that at least.

Better still, the whole show was recorded live for Xfm, and available to download, meaning I could, and have, relived that gig hundreds of time. You can find it here:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DxoF9gZh6o