Photos by G.
On February 17, 2010, New York’s Interpol played their hometown show at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. I’ve seen Interpol twice in concert before (on a loading dock and in a parking lot) and this was my first experience seeing a full-length show. It was worth the wait! Interpol rocked! My Interpol experience began by meeting lead singer Paul Banks before the show and not only was he super cool but he remembered meeting me in Los Angeles! Talk about a fan’s dream coming true! New Yorker’s School of Seven Bells opened the show around 8 pm with a rousing 40 minute set. I’ve seen them perform acoustically, so it was cool to see them plugged in. Interpol hit the stage around 9:20 pm and every song in their 19 song set was a fun audience sing-a-long. The band had really cool lighting that flashed and changed colors during the songs.
Both the band and the audience were extremely happy to be reunited. Highlights included “Say Hello To The Angels,” “Evil,” “Obstacle 1,” “NYC,” “Not Even Jail,” “Barricade” and a rare inclusion of “Rest My Chemistry.” Interpol is a band that changes their set every night and it’s such a rare thing these days, it makes them even cooler in my eyes! Towards the end of the show, a female fan ran on stage and gave Paul Banks a hug. She was chased off the stage by a security guard milliseconds later. I’ve never been let down at an Interpol show and tonight was no exception. A video of “Evil” will be coming soon, so please be patient.
The setlist was:
Success / PDA / Evil / Hands Away / Barricade / Rest My Chemistry / Narc / Say Hello To The Angels / Lights / Summer Well / Stella Was A Diver And She’s Always Down / NYC / The Heinrich Maneuver / Memory Serves / Obstactle 1
The Lighthouse / The New / Slow Hands / Not Even Jail