The venue has often been hailed by Fripp and others in the band as being one of their favourite venues and when they take to the stage it’s easy to tell why. The room is buzzing with a giddy mix of anticipation and vast amounts of goodwill. It’s a lively performance here with more than a few missteps along the way but none which puncture the forward momentum which they quickly establish. Even the numbers which are well-known and well-travelled have a real bounce in their step. For example, take this especially fiery version of Indiscipline, strafed with Fripp’s splintering chords and Belew’s strangulated, wailing notes all juiced up by clattering detonations from Harrison and Mastelotto.
Belew's playing on its own is enough to get the adrenaline rushing, so by the time you add the others into that mix, something explosive really happens. The crowd at Park West are onto it in a second; several of the team - including band members remarked upon the crackling energy both on stage and coming off the crowd.