President’s Daughter Attends Radiohead Gig
One of the Bush twins attended Radiohead's New York show and invoked the ire of anti-Bush frontman Thom Yorke when her bodyguards caused a disturbance.
Thom Yorke is very outspoken about his distaste for President Bush, but that didn’t stop one of the First Daughters from attending the second of two Radiohead shows in New York City on Wednesday, June 14. In a post on Radiohead’s site from June 17, Yorke ponders why one of Bush’s offspring would check out his band’s show and why she would bring six bodyguards who created a disturbance during one of their final songs.
Here is what Yorke wrote on his site:
“i was told yesterday that one of the daughters of the president came to NY show 2. we were playing ‘The Tourist’ at the end of the show.. and yyes we did wander what the shuffling manhandling fighting was in the distance of the audience. turns out it was her 6 bodyguards clearing the way for the first daughters exit. and some pour soul objected at being manhandled by the secret service. i think i would have to. infact if i had known all this my objections would have been more forthright and extensive…if you know what i mean. which is perhaps why our lot chose not to tell me who was in the building before we went on. probably a good idea.
hmm_i dont know if we should be
D. ask if she had a valid ticket
E. object belatedly on moral grounds
F. ask again if she had a ticket and question whether this really what our gigs are about
G. dont blame the daughter for the father
H. shutup and smile”
Talk: Which of the above choices do you think is the appropriate emotion/reaction? COMMENT
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