April 13th, 1974; The Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta. Once seated and before the band emerged I noticed that the lighting was actually a Crimson Red. My thanks to the lighting crew...and to the sound crew as well. As you would expect from consumate professionals like King Crimson, their crew was the best. As the band emerged and walked to their designated spots on stage the lighting changed intensity and hue. If you could say it got more crimson, that’s what happened. Then, without uttering a word, the band exploded into their first set. I was close enough to see Robert Fripp and John Wetton’s hands...they were a blur. Even though I was tripping my brains out, everything was clear and focused, but their hands were a constant blur. This was King Crimson! For years I had been munching down their work, even though I was unable to play along. These players are among the very best...bordering on unbelievable. Bill Bruford was absolutely demolishing the drum set, with love and passion. David Cross was shocking; lashing yet carressing out keyboard riffs and melodies that conjured up emotional feelings that I had only felt previosly while seeing ELP in concert. The entire band emitted an electrical energy that could have powered not only the Municipal Auditorium, but the Omni as well. I apologize for not remembering the exact song order, but the entire Starless And Bible Black album was played as well as excerpts from Larks’ Tongues In Aspic and of course, In The Court Of The Crimson King. There was an encore which included 21st Century Schizoid Man. What a night...it truly changed me and to this day I have fond memories of my personal time in The Court. There is no way for me to express my feelings of thankfulness to the band and their crew, but I must try. So from the bottom of this old heart, thank you all. Matt Lincoln