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Santa Barbara Bowl
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Great great show! Beautiful, intimate venue. I will definitely do whatever I can to see Radiohead at this venue in the future. There isn't a bad seat in the house. It was my third show in five days and the band seemed in very high spirits, excited to finish and celebrate the tour. It was nice to hear Thom thank everybody at the end of Videotape and he was generally talkative, especially compared to the Hollywood Bowl shows. When Thom came out in his red pants and they opened with Reckoner, I knew we were in for a treat. Talk Show Host was epic, The Bends rocked with the best light show of any song I saw on the tour, Cymbal Rush was beautiful, and Videotape was especially resonate with this being the end of the major tour and my last show of the tour. But, really, every song was magic (15 Step, Jigsaw, Karma Police singalong, Bodysnatchers, Idioteque, everything). Great show. I'm still high from it weeks later (thanks to the NPR recording!) Till next tour...

submitted by: BellyofaWhale
5:03 AM [US Pacific time], Friday, September 12, 2008

You can also stream it here: The sound is perfect!

submitted by: pumkinshakerMike
12:51 PM [US Pacific time], Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Audio of the entire show from NPR, sounds fantastic:

submitted by: pzy
9:42 AM [US Pacific time], Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It was an awesome show! Here is the link to a review of the concert I wrote for, a Santa Barbara online newspaper.

submitted by: Jeff Moehlis
2:13 PM [US Pacific time], Monday, September 01, 2008

Eric: i was at the vancouver show, 3rd time seeing them. somehow i ended up in the front row to the right, by johnny, but the crowd was so nuts i had to get pulled out during the fourth song. still can't believe that happened, but at least i was there for a little bit (that's what i'm trying to tell myself). still was an amazing show, as always, but seeing the webcast without any problems would've made it even better. oh well, hopefully it will be posted somewhere soon...

submitted by: mel
2:49 PM [US Pacific time], Friday, August 29, 2008

Yup, I had problems watching the webcast as well. Too bad too, because I was able to see the last 4-5 songs and what I saw was steller. Hoping they post it somewhere soon! I saw them in Seattle last week and the video really couldn't capture the complete awesomeness of the stage however. But having the video is better than nothing I'll say.

submitted by: Eric Con Queso
9:58 AM [US Pacific time], Friday, August 29, 2008

Thank you Radiohead for a mindblowing tour and an awesome webcast. Here's to another visit next year.

submitted by: Roy McLean
7:16 AM [US Pacific time], Friday, August 29, 2008

This was by far the most acoustically friendly and environmentally sustaintable venue I have ever visited. Just to give you an idea of what the santa barabara bowl is like: there are 4-way stop signs leading up to the amphitheater (which everyone respects); the venue is nestled in a hilly neighborhood at the intersection of two streets. You can park in the high school parking lot for $7...and all the locals will tell you that paying for parking is a racket since you can just park for free on any of the side streets. They checked my backpack by giving me a ticket stub with a number on it- and there was hardly a line to claim it afterward! I've seen Radiohead about 20 times dating from 1997, and never at a show that had less than 25,000 people. The SB Bowl can't seat more than 5,000 people--what an amazing treat! Idioteque was CRazY and EIIRP was wonderful. Thank you thank you!

submitted by: mike
4:33 AM [US Pacific time], Friday, August 29, 2008

Wow. My head is still buzzing ten hours after that show last night. I finally got to see the band play live and they did not disappoint at the SB Bowl. I don't know that there was a cooler venue for these guys on their whole tour; halfway up the bowl i was still only about 250 yards from the stage. the set was killer, the band was on point, and all the people around me were cool when i sparked all three of my mood enhancers. it was a great set; the lights and screens were really cool. stay frosty radiohead. i will certainly go out of my way to catch you again.

submitted by: Jami
3:40 AM [US Pacific time], Friday, August 29, 2008

The radio chatter during "The National Anthem" does change every night. Jonny Greewnood uses a radio and finds the right stations (usually political talk radio) before the gig... At least that's what I've always heard! =)

submitted by: David
2:40 AM [US Pacific time], Friday, August 29, 2008

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