Beacon Theater

“Welcome to the last night of our tour,” says Adrian Belew a couple of numbers into the set. “We’re going to kick it out!” And they do just that across a boisterous set. The new material is still rather fluid in places and it’s obvious the paint is still a bit wet - the end picking section of EleKctric gets a little sticky. That said the occasional trap in the older repertoire manifests itself as on The ConstruKction of Light prompting Adrian to declare, “Forgive me, please forgive me. That’s two New York nights in a row that I’ve messed up those words. Remind me not to write so many words.”

Eyewitness Kelly Kincy, who had been at the previous evening’s gig, noted that “The performance of "Red" was both tight and hilarious at the same time. By this time KC had apparently realized that the energy of the crowd coupled with their own excitement over this being the end of the tour was resulting in a rowdier show. At one point during "Red" Belew shouted "Everbody dance!" and started springing about like mad on the stage. RF actually cracked up at this and a number of people started dancing.

RF was in rare form Friday night. His playing was incredible, of course, and he managed to overcome some technical problems during “Dangerous Curves." In addition, a group of people in front of him was so loud in its appreciation for the show that at the end of the set, rather than disappear behind the drum riser as he had the previous evening, he actually walked to the foot of the stage and bowed to this group and applauded them. He seemed genuinely pleased with the audience's enthusiasm and a bit more loose as a result. (This was the tradeoff for losing the quiet appreciation of the previous night's audience; wild enthusiasm that couldn't help but make the band smile. It was nice seeing both extremes over two nights.) Nothing loose about his playing either night, though; he may try to disappear when the band is done playing but when he's onstage performing he continues to amaze.”
TRACK
TIME
01
Dangerous Curves
05:12
02
Into The Frying Pan
06:26
03
Adrian Announcement
00:16
04
The ConstruKction Of Light
08:27
05
Adrian Announcement
01:02
06
ELEKTRIK
08:06
07
Interlude
00:43
08
Elephant Talk
04:44
09
Red
05:58
10
Virtuous Cricle
08:55
11
Adrian Announcement
02:04
12
Level Five
09:07
13
The Deception Of The Thrush
08:27
14
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part IV
12:10
15
Thela Hun Ginjeet
06:42
Written by Tomas Ahlin
Great gig
After listening to this a few times I can say the audio quality is great, the set list is great too and the playing is magnificent.
Written by Evan Pilchik
Thank You
Just wanted to use this space to give my thanks to KC and express my appreciation for all of the free downloads the band has provided and continues to provide. KC doesn't get all of my hard-earned money but it does get some ad part of my sustained interest over these many years is the availability of the free stuff. So, once again, THANK YOU!
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