By root on August 25, 2008 6:02 PM
With a damp, chilly mist settling onto the shoulders of some 60,000 patrons in Golden Gate Park, the ebullient grin on bassist Colin Greenwood's face summed it up: This Radiohead performance would be difficult to forget. For a band that's played to many massive crowds over the years, there was clearly still something special about being pioneers, in this case as the first band to ever play past dark in this historic park. Of course, it's not always easy to be first, something Radiohead discovered in the midst of OK Computer's "Airbag," when the sound system stuttered to a sudden halt, while an oblivious band -- engrossed in their set, plugged into in-ear monitors -- played on.
photography by Misha Vladimirskiy