A wet-but-fun day at the final PS1 Warm Up of the season yesterday, with an overflow crowd drinking and dancing to a strong lineup of DJs (Holy Other, Rustie) and live acts (Maria Minerva). But, to be sure, everyone was there to see headliners Atoms for Peace play a "DJ Set," always a dubious proposition. Who would show up? What would they play?
Imagine my delight, then, when shortly after 7, Thom Yorke took the stage, his trademark vocals soaring over longtime producer Nigel Godrich's electronic tracks. Before long, Yorke himself was behind the laptop, dropping everything from '60s soul to cutting-edge dubstep while the sopping crowd packed onto the small wooden dancefloor, spotted with puddles. In all, the set lasted nearly two hours, with Yorke doing his famous wiggle dance whenever he wasn't spinning, If he'd had his way, I bet he'd have been out in the rain with the rest of us.
More pics on the photo page.