Yeah, but this time is different: I'm proposing a solution. Clearly, offering fans who missed the show crappy lawn tickets to a venue hours away (on a weeknight!) just isn't good enough. Refunds do not seem to be forthcoming. And maybe no solution will mollify everyone. But I'm going to try. So here's my idea:
Contact everyone involved in the planning of this debacle: Radiohead, their management, Live Nation, Nissan Pavilion's staff, etc. (henceforth known as "the Debacleers"). Instruct them to drive out to a field in the middle of nowhere, accessible only by poky country roads, in heavy traffic. Before they go, they'll be told this venue was chosen because it is "green," despite the fact that it's only accessible by cars that will idle for hours on end.
Once they (eventually) arrive, they'll be chased into a small area by all the ticketholders from Sunday's show. Half the ticketholders will repeatedly dunk buckets of freezing cold water onto them, and the other half will chase them about with industrial-size fans. If anyone tries to escape, they will run into a phalanx of guys wielding batons, who will steer them in circles for hours on end.
Afterwards, we'll collect $50+ from each and every one of the Debacleers, and explain the event was billed as "rain or shine" and therefore no refunds should be expected.
Could this work? If you were there Sunday, would this make you feel better? If not, what would you do?