Another venue with a long association with Crim-history, and another ridiculously powerful gig. “Good evening and welcome to another hour and a half of risky listening. I’ll be your host this evening. My name is Quincy Braintree” quips Belew before launching into EleKriK.
Ryan Tassone was 19 years old when he attended this, his first, concert and shared his observations on the event with his pals at ET. “ConstruKction of Light was the best live version I've ever heard. Ade seemingly sang without a list of words, never missed a lyric. Pat and Trey mixed it up awesomely during the "pain, day, sky, beauty, etc." bits. They really have a knack for adding rhythmic complexities and odd accents almost whimsically, as if challenging each other and the rest of the group...not to mention the audience.
"The Deception of the Thrush" was an encore piece. Ade was absent. The talking Warr was intriguing to watch...he's not just hitting random notes with the recording, there's a way he brings out particular lines. Spooky. Then, just as the grand slowdown began, and Trey was about to take his solo over Fripp's strings, we hear "bzzzzzzz..." Trey mutes his strings with his hand, and Fripp hurriedly checks all his gear, before turning to Trey with a shrug. Like a ferret on steroids, some road crew guy comes scurrying out, adjusts a knob on Adrian's Strat, which was causing the feedback. Trey warmly applauds the roadie, and the audience gets a good laugh. I guess this time the Thrush deceived us all...well, Trey just began playing, and the spotlights churned around him like some fog. Truly a magical moment.”
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