Radiohead text message review
On June 11, MP writer Jeremy Morris and I (and some other people) saw Radiohead play their second of two shows at Place des Arts. Jeremy watched the show from Row U, while I, due to some Internet karma that I can't entirely account for, sat in Row B. It seemed like a good idea to discuss the show as it progressed, but we quickly found that yelling back and forth didn't work because we couldn't hear each other. It was suggested by Jeremy's date that we use our cell phones; this proved difficult because once we had taped our notes to the phone, it was almost impossible to throw the it accurately to the other reviewer. No, you idiots, Jeremy's date said, use the text message function. So we did. Our remarks follow.
Jeremy's messages in plain text.
John's in italics.
8:22pm - jmac, shld we do a txt review of the radiohead show
8:26pm - eat my shorts, jer
8:35pm - jmac, where r u?
8:37pm - row b, im awesome
8:39pm - row u rules cuz I won't have to strain my neck
9:03pm - jmac, are you getting seizures from the strobe lights
9:07pm - naw, but I just crapped myself cuz exit music from a film was so good
9:10pm - 1 more reason y row u is better. its crap-free
9:12p.m. - jer, dudes in front of me just got high and now cant stop talking to each other about how high they are.
9:14 - if they're in row A then they're probably above the law. nothing u can do.
9:16 - those punks think theyre above the law ... theyre not above mine
9:18pm - just lean over and sing (in the folgers coffee jingle) the best part of getting high is getting highiiiyiiii
9:19pm - that totally worked, thx
9:32pm - why did they just play myxomatosis?
9:42pm - cuz its awesome
9:43pm - what the hell is myxomatosis?
9:45pm - a highly infectious, usually fatal viral disease of rabbits
9:47pm - that is awesome.
9:48pm - hey, how did you know that?
9:50pm - dude, how fast are these roadies? piano in, piano out. set up a small drumkit, tear it down.
9:51pm - i would totally slam a radiohead roadie
9:52pm - a wolf at the door? they're playing a wolf at the door!
9:53pm - technically, this can't really get any better. like, we're into infinity vs. infinity-plus-one at this point. it's still just infinity.
9:54pm - disagree. it's like infinity times infinity right now, which is totally different.
9:59pm - whats johnny greenwood doing with the sampler/sequencer?
10:02pm - I think he's piping in sounds from Les FrancoFolies
10:09pm - Dude, they've been playing for almost 2 hours.
10:10pm - We can count on two encores, too.
10:11pm - yeah, they clearly love us. they look giddy and bashful. oh, can u see that from back there?
10:14pm - screw you.
10:15pm - man, I can count the lines on Thom's face from here.
10:16pm - can you count the kicks to the groin you will get from me after the show?
10:17pm - what just happened? everyone yelled at something but I was busy trying to text msg.
10:18pm - i can't tell you, but it was unreal.
10:19pm - nooo! house lights! house CD! one more encore. cmon.
10:20pm - we didnt even talk about the video screen projections or the songs from the bends
10:22pm - or Thom speaking french
10:25pm - I totally wasn't even aware of how bad my feet hurt.
10:27pm - i can't feel my ankles
10:30pm - r u gonna stick around and try and sleep with the band?
10:32pm - naw...i'm saving up for the madonna show next week.
10:35pm - lol, ttyl, ems