LOL, glad you enjoyed the show
the portland cello project was fabulous. so glad i went. they had five cellists, a flutist, a trumpet player, a drummer, and either a guitar or bass player, from my seat it was hard to tell. they also had this vocalist who was really good, i believe it was patti king. her pronunciation lent it self well to radiohead. they didn't use her for every song, but most of the songs. she didn't sing paranoid android or electioneering from what i remember.
they played everything in order, minus fitter happier. i was wondering what they would do about that. instead they played "jigsaw falling into place" which worked perfectly for them. unfortunately right as they were starting climbing up the walls, a fire alarm went off and we all had to exit the building. in the parking lot four people had their cellos with them, so they played "take 5". when we went back inside, they played bach until everyone had gotten back in the theatre.
my favorites of the night were paranoid android, climbing up the walls, jigsaw, and lucky. paranoid was funny. like one of the band members said, you could tell who knew the album and who didn't by when they started clapping. the only song i was disappointed with was actually one of my favorites, let down. it just sounded kinda clunky and dumpy. i think let down is a great song because the lyrics are sad, but the music is really happy. that was lost in translation. the vocalist brought out an acoustic guitar for exit music. it was good, but the way she chose to change octaves didn't really work for me.
for the finale they played three songs. i can't remember what the first song was, zachattacks said it was 2+2=5. i recognized whatever they were playing, just couldn't quite place it. it was really good though, along with paper tiger by beck. i guess they do a whole beck album. finally they closed with take 5 again, only much more powerful this time. one of the cello players moved his hands so fast my mind was blown.
anyway, i highly recommend checking these guys out if you get the chance. it was a beautiful evening. thanks to zachattacks for joining me!