Damn, this thread is dusty…. amusing that the last entry was also my review of a King Crimson show, from the Pit... as is this.
Finally hit a live show again. My first since January 2020, I believe.
California Guitar Trio, very enjoyable short set
Zappa Band (not Dweezil’s gig, mostly Zappa alumnae - Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Ray White, Robert Martin, Joe Travers, Jamie Kime), they were impeccable. Killer set of classics. Sound was a bit compromised likely because we were in the pit, they didn’t sound check and it was their first gig on this tour with KC. I loved every minute of it.
Peaches en Regalia
I Ain't Got No Heart
Village of the Sun
Echidna's Arf (Of You)
City of Tiny Lites
The main attraction, King Crimson. Lead guitarist Robert Fripp, joined by bassist Tony Levin, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jakko Jakszyk, multi-instrumentalist Mel Collins, and drummers Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Jeremy Stacey. They were in incredible form, so obviously stoked to be performing again, well rehearsed and playing like youngsters despite the obvious. Again, I loved every minute of it. The show went by way too fast and they left us wanting much, much more. I think it's hilarious that SetList.com mentions Schizoid "drum solos"... the entire set was a drum solo from all three of those badass drummers. The sound was perfect; they obviously dialed it in meticulously.
(Fripp's music can change the world intro/announcement)
Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row
Pictures of a City
The Court of the Crimson King
One More Red Nightmare
Radical Action II
21st Century Schizoid Man
(With Jeremy Stacey and Gavin Harrison drum solos)
Both Fripp and Levin came out to talk to the VIP crowd before the show. They were very entertaining. Hopefully everyone was vaccinated, we were packed in like sardines and saw very few masks. The venue was open air with quite a bit of wind, so that's much less concerning. Saw quite a few Tool shirts, Melvins, Opeth, Steven Wilson, etc.
If they are coming to a city near you... don't hesitate.