I have been a fan of King Crimson, begrudgingly, since the first album, which my older brother bought when it first came out. The music was captivating to me, even as an eight year old. However, I always remember being terrified of the album cover, to the point where my brother would have to turn it backwards, in the room we shared just to get me to go to sleep.
As I got older, the fear lessened and the appreciation grew. I was, being a youngster, never able to see any incarnation of King Crimson Mk.1 Imagine my excitement when the band reformed on the eighties. Now I would finally get a chance to see them.
As it turned out as I drove to the outdoor venue in 1984 the show was "rained out", thus cancelled (...look it up in the "Frame By Frame" box set booklet. A storm knocked out the power, which no one knew of until they got to the theatre gate)
Needless to say, when the guys played the same venue the next year, I was there. The show went on as it was supposed to.
Yet to me the great thing was, after they opened with a scorching version of "Red", Adrian Belew stepped to the mike and gave a heart-felt apology for the events of the previous year.
I understand tha t this DVD is not of that show, but it is from the same tour. I will always respect this band for at least acknowledging their fans and the show that they missed out on.
Just thinking about this aspect of it made me smile...a lot.
...and the show is awesome as well