Tuesday, August 26, 2008

we're living in our own private Radiohead

Sure there were lots of pictures taken while in Seattle, pictures of ocean scenery and of marine animals, of cool architecture and of historical sites, of Canadian tourists and of Seattle friends. But 9 out of 10 dentists will tell you that the pictures that people want to see right now are of the Radiohead concert. Who are we to question the wisdom of health care professionals?

So without further adieu, we bring you - the night we met Radiohead, sort of:

- en route, one of the roughly 4 dozen fireworks stands we saw at Muckleshoot
We figure all the Radiohead kids got fireworks from their dads as souvenirs of America.

- judging the distance from us to the band -

- some of us maintained our cool demeanor -

- the rest of us got way too excited about our Radiohead water bottles -

- those cool lights, in one of their many incarnations -

- big screen Colin -

- one of these men is fucking up Faust Arp and blaming the other one -

- lights, cameras -

- the You and Whose Army? eyeball

- we can see the band! And they're blue! -

- no wait, now they're red! -

- many Thoms make light work -

Photos of things which are not Radiohead forthcoming posthaste.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You and the RO are quite the pair of beauties.

bloody awful poetry said...

Those lights are so effing awesome. And me wants a Radiohead water bottle too!

By the way, I thought you may like to have a look at these, if you haven't already;


That one's a whole bunch of some pretty awesome Radiohead covers,mostly of their older stuff.


If you fancy listening to "Creep" performed by an all girls' choir.

(And sorry, I suck at posting links!)

Allison said...

I love the picture of you and the water bottle!! Also looks like a very dependable choice of water container.

And I think I've fully moved to the red pant side. Too cute. :)

Karen said...

You're allowed to get super duper uber excited about your Radiohead waterbottle...um...I mean the concert. Looks and sounds like y'all had a blast!

BeckEye said...

I want those lights for my apartment.

John Mutford said...

Was there an opening act? Does Radiohead do that?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are too kind, Dr M, I actually think I look like an insane cat lady or something in that photo.

I LOVE my Radiohead water bottle, BAP! It's aluminum so the water stays really cold, but I am looking for a sports lid, which are currently sold out around the world. (Those damn RH fans)
Thanks for those links! I can't wait to go have a listen and I am absolutely intrigued by the thought of an all-girls choir covering Creep. It should be even better than Kermit.

It's the water bottle choice for a responsible water drinker, Al, except with the screw top lid you have to wait till you're stopped at a light before drinking, if using it whilst piloting your urban assault vehicle around town. Can't imagine how one does it on a bicycle.
The red pants, I admit, are growing on me. They are good concert pants, as you can practically see them from outer space.

I continue to get excited about my water bottle every day, Karen, that's how thrilling my life is. I'll be living off those concert memory for a long time, during those draught periods.

Phone up Colin and ask him where they got them, Beckeye - Colin seems to be the guy in the know on these things.
They're LEd so you'll actually save money using those. And no need to decorate for Christmas.

Radiohead does do opening acts, John. Liars opened for the show we saw, but other locations had Grizzly Bear opening. Both good choices, I think.

mellowlee said...

Wooo, awesome photos! I love the one of you all excited with your Radiohead water bottle :O) The lights are pretty nifty aren't they!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those lights are the coolest thing in the history of cool things, Mel. Being concerned about the environmental toll their tour would take upon the planet, Radiohead looked at various aspects of touring that could be improved upon. One of them was lighting and they have proved that low wattage LEDS are not only carbon friendly, but also pretty amazing to look at.

I look like a goof in that photo, but I was pretty excited!

Sean Wraight said...

Your pictures are terrific Barb! Thank you again for sharing this stuff. It's amazing how one is able to get this little vicarious thrill seeing those terrific colour shots. I sure hope something emerges from the tour like a live DVD or something. Just to experience this amazing tour somehow. I'm afraid good tickets were just too hard to get a hold of for the Toronto show.

Ah well, your accounts have been the next best thing to being there.

Thanks again.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm happy you like the pictures,Sean,it's a shame you couldn't have been there with us. Tickets were so hard to get anywhere, and even worse for Canadian dates, as there were so few of them.

A concert DVD, along the lines of the Astoria one, would be great! Hopefully one will surface.


If your face looked like that over the Radiohead water bottle I can only imagine what it looked like when they came on stage!

The lights are amazing!

Deb said...

Eva is too cute.

Great pics, I'll have to show Linds (I have been keeping her posted on the greatest fan of the greatest band on earth). She thinks you're rad (she'd be right). We searched Radiohead on your blog and I think it spit out 12,000 posts. I think they should pay you.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can only say that I am glad it was dark when Radiohead took the stage, Urban, because I had the world's biggest shit-eating grin on my face the entire time.

I think they should take out a restraining order against me, Deb. Actually I am nowhere near the most insane Radiohead fan. The real fans are bat-shit crazy.

Bridget Jones said...

Holy crabfish you must have one great camera! Not one blurred shot. HOpe you had as good a time as it looks like.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Even better than it looks, Bridget! The Offspring took all the photos, otherwise you wouldn't be able to see a blessed thing.

justacoolcat said...

What's a Radiohead?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

JustA, it's that vast tract of empty real estate between my ears.

phlegmfatale said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Wooooooooow indeed, PF!