According to the delightfully tacky, yet unrefined UK Sun, “egghead rockers” Radiohead got the gas face when trying to give out tickets to a recent show in France. Apparently the deal was that 50 free tickets were available to anyone who claimed them from the office of a label affiliate, XL, in Paris, but to get them you had to arrive by bicycle. Amazingly, 35 of the 50 tickets were unclaimed. I can only assume there was bad weather in Paris, because it makes no sense that a band capable of selling out a 17,000 seat arena would have trouble giving away an extra 50. The media, of course, spins it as a rejection of their environmentalist ethics, rather than simply a poorly advertised promotion. It’s hard to imagine Radiohead giving away tickets to any show in the US, and not being deluged with a critical mass wherever they wished.