Twitter, Twitter! Radiohead

Twitter, Twitter! our favorite live concerts, haphazardly distilled into 140-character chunks.

Radiohead launched a stealthy, last minute show at The Roseland in NYC last night. Twitter was brimming with activity well before showtime, as Ticketmaster’s overloaded servers bunged up order confirmations for a handful of vocal would-be showgoers. As @watermainbreak pointed out, the “lucky ones” witnessed quite a treat, which included the first “Subterrenean Homesick Alien” performance since ’03, an REM homage, celeb attendees like Chris Rock and Scarlett Johansson, and a curfew-violating second encore (oh Radiohead, you so scandalous). Apart from a few cries for more old material and less King of Limbs representation, all tweets point to a rousing success – and round 2 is tonight. If you’re gonna miss it again, and you plan on drowning your sorrows, maybe take @carolrhartsell’s advice and find a bar where the jukebox won’t slap you in the face for your misfortune.

Sorry Mark, I’m still going to go with “the Radiohead concertgoers” on this one, but I’m willing to award you a close second. Anchovies are a classy man’s game.