Did seeing Radiohead live reach all my expectations and then some? Well… Radiohead delivered. Period. They are awesome and it was just solidified seeing them live. Radiohead is one of the most inventive and intelligent bands, the music they create has taken my breath away on more then one occasion; their music is a work of art.

The downfall was the venue and location of my seats… I had lawn seats, which wouldn’t have been that bad but this Cricket Ampitheatre had the WORSE big screens on each side of the stage you couldn’t see the band! I am little people! 5’2″ I couldn’t see shit… The reason I got stuck with lawn seats in Chula Vista (2 hours away) this time around was because when the tickets went on sale I was in the midst of having an on going debate with myself about whether or not I could afford them at the time because I was unemployed and BROKE so at the last minute right before they went on sale I knew I would regret it if I didn’t see them so I raced to my nearest Ticket Master and there were like 5-6 people in front of me… Sigh.

I still felt like it was worth it because they are such amazing band and I love them. From now on though no more doubting! Quite honestly front row tickets would be worth the price to see them live, they are just that good.

mp3: Where I End and You Begin

Hail To The Thief 2003 (Capitol)

mp3: Street Spirit (Fade Out)

The Bends 1995 (Capitol)

mp3: All I Need

In Rainbows 2007/08 (Self Released)

Set List:

01 15 Step
02 Airbag
03 There There
04 All I Need
05 Nude
06 Talk Show Host
07 Where I End and You Begin
08 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
09 The Gloaming
10 Faust Arp
11 How to Disappear Completely
12 Reckoner
13 Optimistic
14 Jigsaw Falling Into Place
15 Pyramid Song
16 Climbing Up the Walls
17 Bodysnatchers

Encore 1:
18 House of Cards
19 You and Whose Army?
20 Just
21 Paranoid Android
22 Street Spirit

Encore 2:
23 Videotape
24 Lucky
25 Everything In Its Right Place


6 Responses to “Radiohead in Chula Vista”

  1. Pip on September 9th, 2008 8:03 pm

    Front row seats… check…

    Sounds like it was a great show ;)

  2. jmj on September 10th, 2008 8:30 am

    i was in the same boat when i saw them in Camden, NJ. I waited until the last minute and decided to get them, ending up on the lawn. And man am I glad I went – incredible show!

  3. Rachel on September 10th, 2008 11:30 am

    Are you down for front row seats Pip? Next time.

    Yeah totally worth it, they seem to always put on incredible shows. :-)

  4. Richard on September 11th, 2008 2:57 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your Radiohead experience!!!

    Worth the wait I hope. I shan’t bore you with how many times I’ve seen them, suffice to say, they have never put on a bad show and they are one of the few bands I would pay too much to see.

  5. Rachel on September 11th, 2008 6:02 pm

    I agree… How do they do that? They are magical.

  6. Rebecca on October 8th, 2009 9:38 am

    I was at this show and it was amazing! I sat on the lawn, which the view was disappointing, but I just closed my eyes and enjoyed the sounds. Best concert I’ve ever been to and my first time seeing Radiohead. Just saw Thom Yorke and friends at the Orpheum Theater in L.A. on Sunday night and that was equally as amazing!

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