Lollapalooza, Treptower Par, Berlin
My wife arranged this, having failed to get tickets for the London shows. I’m not a huge fan, having lost interest after the enjoyable but over praised OK Computer, although I have enjoyed the new album and liked most of Hail To The Thief which I found in Poundland. We had a great weekend, staying in the very quirky Nhow hotel, as seen on Travel Man with Richard Ayoade. Thom Yorke was on our flight going and memorably told a passenger to **** off after he snapped a photo without asking. The shy and retiring Johnny Greenwood was on the one back and Janet met him very briefly. We had VIP tickets which got us access to a separate area for drinks etc and a raised section about 250 yards back from the stage, not where we expected to be, but at least we could see. The view from half of the VIP area was obscured by a video screen, which was badly planned. Radiohead were excellent and played for approaching 2.5 hours, including Creep.
Quite a mix, a very high percentage of women. Lots and lots of British Radiohead fans there, many in our hotel. Didn’t see any trouble, everyone was very good natured.
It made me think..
I must investigate Radiohead again. Berlin is well worth a visit. Blazer Lazer were the worst “band” I’ve ever had to sit through. We must go away for weekends more often, just don’t tell me how much it all cost, I don’t want to know.