What more is to be said about Radiohead? I knew I would love the show even before I saw it.
For this show, I made sure to get to the venue on the early side (around 2:30pm) to beat the majority of people coming from the City. Sure, getting to Newark was more of a pain than going to MSG, but all in all, it wasn't bad. I managed to get home in about an hour after the show let out. The sound was superior. I think I shall have to consider future shows at the Prudential Center.
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Back to the music. Radiohead was fantastic. They had a really cool backdrop of LED lights as well as a dozen or so panels suspended above the stage that would move and rotate and have projections of various band members. I was pretty much dead center a few people from the stage, so a good view of Thom Yorke and his erratic dancing.
Musically speaking, The King of Limbs, while a tight album, hasn't appealed to my emotions the way prior Radiohead albums have, so I enjoyed the performances, but the songs did not move me in the way I was moved for prior Radiohead gigs, even though I was so close. But whatever, a Radiohead show is still pretty friggin' awesome overall.
Also caught Caribou as the opener. They played for only half an hour but warmed up the crowd nicely. Reminded me a lot of when I caught Liquid Liquid open for LCD Soundsystem at Terminal 5.