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Karma Police

Karma Police

They are English. They brought the weather with them.

I had always heard that attending a Radiohead concert was a SM experience (Thom is well-known to tell the crowd to shut up, or be quite moody) but everything went well… but for the weather.

Radiohead was playing in Montreal and we drove the 400 km there and back to attend the show. By the time we got through the security, we were soaked. The park where the concert was held was extremely muddy — let’s just say I hadn’t been that dirty since I was 5 and loved to jump in pudles of water.

The show was great though. Over 40,000 people attended and the place was packed. Given the weather and the fact we waited for 4 hours for the show, we chose to stay at the back (no way we would have made it at the first row anyway) and enjoyed the view.

We even got fireworks. In the middle of the concert, the casino nearby decided to have a long fireworks and Thom Yorke commented: “There’s always money for fireworks, the least they could do is put them at the fucking end“.

If you want to see more pictures, you can have a look at my Flickr Album.

The Biosphere

The Biosphere

A Very Muddy Park

A Very Muddy Park

Over 40,000 People...

Over 40,000 People...

Soaked But Happy

Soaked But Happy

Waiting...

Waiting...

Sunset On The Stage

Sunset On The Stage

Show Begins

Show Begins

My Iron Lung

My Iron Lung

All I Need

All I Need

There There

There There

Encore

Encore

Timmy For The Road

Timmy For The Road

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

19 Comments

  1. You came here and didn’t even say hello? 🙁 Maybe the fireworks were from La Ronde-every year we have fireworks shows.

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  2. That’s the spirit Gal………I am sure after crossing 400Kms concert would have been more fruitful………..

    Hey and do you know Weather was also trying to enjoy the concert…..Know what there is a Myth when music is good; Lord always sends blessings through rain. So I am sure concert was too good. It must have been worth of 400Kms 🙂

  3. Salut Zhu,
    You made it. I think that you were both very brave, and got a great concert + fireworks as a reward !
    Thanks for sharing your pics, and it’s nice to see you and your companion.
    BTW; I did go check out Radihead on Youtube for my enrichenment. I found some very good songs, and others that I have to listen to again.Stupid videos kept stopping a restarting !

  4. Wow. I admire you for your continuous patronage of live music. I have to say that I haven’t been to a live concert of any non-classical and non-folk musician. Somehow, I always enjoy the CD version better. I know, I should go and watch a live show one time, when it happens I will let you know.

    Linguist-in-Waitings last great read…Controlled Chaos

  5. @Froggywoogie – I’M not a Coldplay fan… not sure why. I think they came out a bit after “my time”.

    @bluefish – I actually thought of you but we didn’t even go to downtown. Just dropped off a friend who was coming back to France, and then directly to Parc Jean Drapeau.

    @Lis of the North – I know, we are a bit crazy 😆

    @Ghosty – Next time we will pick you up on the way 😉

    @shionge – Thanks! I feel even my smile was muddy by the time we took the picture.

    @Seraphine – Well, I guess festivals have to be muddy. Cf. Woodstock. And it’s great for bragging too!

    @kyh – Yep, married for 3 years. I know, I’m old. 😉

    @Annie – The concert was great and at least it was a true experience. You’re right, I’m sure it was God’s way of saying he appreciated the music! 😆

    @barbara – Not brave, a bit silly 😉 To me, one of Radiohead’s best song is Karma POlice. Truly beautiful… listen to it if you get a chance.

    @Linguist-in-Waiting – I went through a non-concert phase but lately, we had bands we really liked close to home, so we got used to live music.

    @Karla – Thank you! Yeah, the mud was just adding to the experience… but the people and the band were great. Loved the atmosphere.

  6. Hmm…the weather looks pretty nice to me. Getting soaked once in a while is okay, just so long as the water is clear and you don’t drink it.

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  7. Hey Zhu, I agree about “Karma…” but how cannt you mention “I Want None Of This” ? I like that. It was a chartbuster 🙂

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