Classic Rock Sneelock wrote:
No need to feel embarrassed. I used to be into all that too, so I get why others would be. I'm glad for Fripp that he finally saw fit to release the concert recording he did with Eno in 1975, but I'm also glad that I didn't wait for him to realize how great it is. (Besides, the mix on the bootleg is still better!)
Speaking of whom, for all my cracking on his whole persnickety routine, it's great that he places so much value on the relationship between performer and audience. When we saw KC a couple weeks ago, they did one song that ended with the singer doing one verse a capella
, several seconds of silence between each line. The perfect opportunity for someone to yell something out, but instead, there was complete silence. At the end, people even waited to applaud. It was as though the entire audience had enough respect for the performers, each other, and themselves to not go "WOO!" and spoil it. For 5000 to do that and lift the moment up to something more than just another night at the circus was really nice. I like a good circus too, but sometimes I want more, and it's nice to know that other people still do as well. Quaco and Bobzilla were there, they'll attest to that.