What do you do if you’re the lead singer of a huge rock band at a huge rock concert, and you notice an audience member has lost consciousness? Some people would say, “The show must go on.” But Thom Yorke of Radiohead clearly believes that caring for people that need it is more important than the sanctity of the show.
In the clip1 below from 2003, Radiohead is playing a concert in Toronto when Yorke notices an audience member has passed out. He stops the band mid-song (considered a huge no-no by many in the music business), instructs security to take care of the man, then deftly starts the band back up, picking up mid-song.
Doing the right thing rocks.
(via sandpaper suit)
The embedded video is actually an hour long, but this clip picks up at the 27:26 mark, just before the incident begins. ↩