I last saw them when they were touring Hail to the Thief. I can't convey how magical that was. I distinctly recall the drums at the start of There There smashing the built up anticipation of the avid fans crowding Rod Laver Arena and the immense roar when the lights beamed down on Radiohead in the flesh. Such a perfect moment. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.
This reminds me of seeing Led Zeppelin at the first of their Knebworth concerts; Jimmy Page, sitting on a stool, spotlighted on stage playing his guitar and then launching into Kashmir. It was more than 30 years ago, but still feels like it was now.
PS, my favourite Led Zep album is Presence. This was the first album I bought, on the day it was released in 1976. I think 'Tea for One' is the best track they ever recorded. I have three copies, two on vinyl (as I wore the first one out...), and one on CD.
Edited by Paul Meakin - 3/1/12 at 3:32pm