photos by Bao Nguyen
Expectations were set so low for this festival. There has been lots of complaining. The price is relatively high, the linuep is relatively weak, and a lot of people weren't happy about the five-per-person beer limit. All that aside, I thought the fest was great - what I saw of it on Friday night anyway. I saw a tiny bit of Andrew Bird, some of Underworld, most of Girl Talk and all of Radiohead's approximately 2 hour 15 minute set. Girl talk (am I allowed to say 'killed it'?). Radiohead looked and sounded amazing.
To get there I took the path from WTC to the lite rail to the Liberty State Park stop. That part was fast, cheap and easy. Then there's a kind of long walk through the park from the train to the entrance. I didnt't anticipate that, but exercise is always good. Bao took the ferry which wasn't too bad getting there early on Friday at least. It's a lot more money, but it also gets you much closer to the grounds when you get off. How was it getting home (if your home is NYC)?
More Radiohead pics, video and their setlist below...
Radiohead - Nude (Live at All Points West)
Radiohead - 15 Steps (Live at All Points West)
A better variety of pics is coming soon. Here's what they played...
setlist - August 8, 2008
1. 15 Step
2. There There
3. Morning Bell
4. All I Need
8. The Gloaming
12. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
13. You And Whose Army
15. Climbing Up The Walls
17. How to Disappear Completely
18. House of Cards
19. Pyramid Song
20. Paranoid Android
21. Dollars & Cents
22. Street Spirit
23. Cymbal Rush
25. Everything In Its Right Place