Last week, we posted about an interesting contest, the winner of which would be granted the opportunity to meet Radiohead during one of their A Moon Shaped Pool shows at Madison Square Garden — all as the guest of the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk himself, Edward Norton.
Today, it was revealed in a post to Norton’s Facebook page that the winner of the contest was a woman named Julia. She and her boyfriend are animators for Cartoon Network, which prompted Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke to ask the couple for drawings, which they intended to give to their children. Check out the statement from Norton, as well as Julia’s Instagram recap of the evening, below.
Here’s Julia…winner of our CrowdRise / Radiohead contest…hanging with me and Monsieur Yorke after the show.
It was a great show. The stuff off Moon Shaped Pool is flat out gorgeous live. Decks Dark is my personal poison.
Huge thanks from me and the R-head boys to all who kicked into our contest. It exceeded all of our expectations.
Sorry that we couldn’t bring every one of the nearly 5000 people who donated to show, but know that Julia and her boyfriend Corey were real, deep fans…are talented artists in their own right…and could not have been cooler strangers to meet and hang with.
The Karma Police made sure this went to a really deserving pair.
Great fun. Thank you all.
Updates on the use of the funds raised will come to all who contributed.
Edward Norton introduced us to Thom and Jonny on Tuesday. They were so nice to us, considering we were just fans who won the Radiohead lottery. We ended up showing our sketchbooks to Jonny, and both of them asked us if we could do drawings for their kids. (They were both very excited that Cory worked on Spongebob. Thom didn't know Adventure Time by name, but as soon as he saw my drawing, he told us his daughter loves the show.) We were just glad we could do something for them in return for being so generous with their time and playing an amazing show. #ConservationInternational #Radiohead