King Crimson, 08/06/2008, Chicago, IL Show Recap

First of three shows at the Park West.  I've been to the Park West a number of times, for King Crimson, Porcupine Tree and Concrete Blonde, among others.  Not sure what the capacity is officially, it has a main floor and a balcony (not to mention they serve alcohol inside the club so that the alcoholics in the crowd can get liquored up without missing a song).  I assume the capacity is a little larger than the Belcourt, maybe 400-500.  They have a couple of screens for audio-visuals, but they didn't really get much use tonight.

I sat on the right side and so was able to see Fripp directly, and so was reminded of just how brilliant his playing was.  I long ago stopped playing guitar but can understand just how good he is.

The song list:

1) Drum duet

2) ConstruKtion of Light, Pt1

3) ConstruKtion of Light, Pt2

4) Frame by Frame

5) Red

6) Neurotica

7) Three of a Perfect Pair

8) Vroom/Coda:Marine 475

9) One Time

10) B'boom

11) Dinosaur

12) Level Five

13) Talking Drum

14) Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2


15) Drum duet

16) Thela Hun Ginjeet

17) Indiscipline

18) Elephant Talk


The crowd was pretty hot, giving a standing ovation for almost every song.  They really wanted another encore, and they teased it for a minute or so before lifting the lights.

It'll be interesting to see if they move the set list around much for the next two nights.

posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 2:06 AM Print
# re: King Crimson, 08/06/2008, Chicago, IL Show Recap
Bill S.
8/8/2008 8:02 AM
Wikipedia says the Park West holds 750.

Can't wait to see them Friday.
# re: King Crimson, 08/06/2008, Chicago, IL Show Recap
8/8/2008 8:55 AM
They played Sleepless as well, somewhere in the encore. I'd say the capacity of Park West is closer to 1000.

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