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    Posted: July 22 2014 at 11:43
Originally posted by calm_sea

The Boston shows are the closest ones to me (I'm in Maine), but the tickets are just stupid expensive.  For a somewhat decent seat I'll have to drop $170.00 USD, which is way too rich for my blood.  I typically buy center seats as close as I can get, and the tickets in the first 30 rows or so are over $300.00 USD!  If I go for non center seats which are pretty far back they drop down to $82.00 USD, which is still pretty pricy for a seat which isn't incredible.  This is a really tough decision for me.  I love KC, but they are not my absolute favorite band by any means, so I'm not sure I can justify emptying out my bank account...

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And yes, I agree that King Crimson is in fact one of the most truly progressive bands in this genre we all know and love.  Truly innovative in all their endeavors.


I paid $90 for center of Row S in Boston, didn't seem too bad to me, the row in front was $180.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote calm_sea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2014 at 22:30
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

I paid $90 for center of Row S in Boston, didn't seem too bad to me, the row in front was $180.


There are no center seats in that price range anymore.  If you go as far back as possible on the two side wings which are closer to the stage (than the separate sections in the back) you can get as low as $82.00, which is a bit more than I want to spend for the view I'd be getting.  A lot of it has to do with my level of fandom for the band.  If this were a reunited Genesis I would be okay with spending like $500.00 for nosebleeds, but it isn't.  For some people, KC are their jam, so I'm not trying to say the price of admission isn't worth it.  I'd probably regret not going, but I just wish I'd jumped on tickets before prices jumped up.



If you are curious to know what makes me not a KC super fan, it's most about the more "meandering" and cacophonous moments.  I'm not a big jazz fan either, so some of their jazzier moments lose me.  When they incorporate lots of "found sounds" and noisy (date I say "industrial") stuff I lose interest. 

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When I want a darker brand of prog, my go to are VDGG.  I'd go see VDGG over KC any day, and probably pay more for it.  I would love to hear a whole VDGG album with Fripp on it.
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BRING BACK LAKE OR WETTON LOL.

They need to resurrect either the Court of Crimson King/Wake of Poseidon sound or the Larks Tongues in Aspic/Starless and Bible Black/Red sound for the setlist to be considerable for dropping $100 per ticket haha.
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So, anyone see the opening show last night in Albany????

Found set list:
  1. Red
  2. (This is the only song not performed at the previous night's "invitation only" run through)
  3. Encore:

link: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/king-crimson/2014/hart-theatre-the-egg-center-for-the-performing-arts-albany-ny-53cf9fb9.html




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Originally posted by calm_sea

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

I paid $90 for center of Row S in Boston, didn't seem too bad to me, the row in front was $180.


There are no center seats in that price range anymore.  If you go as far back as possible on the two side wings which are closer to the stage (than the separate sections in the back) you can get as low as $82.00, which is a bit more than I want to spend for the view I'd be getting.  A lot of it has to do with my level of fandom for the band.  If this were a reunited Genesis I would be okay with spending like $500.00 for nosebleeds, but it isn't.  For some people, KC are their jam, so I'm not trying to say the price of admission isn't worth it.  I'd probably regret not going, but I just wish I'd jumped on tickets before prices jumped up.



If you are curious to know what makes me not a KC super fan, it's most about the more "meandering" and cacophonous moments.  I'm not a big jazz fan either, so some of their jazzier moments lose me.  When they incorporate lots of "found sounds" and noisy (date I say "industrial") stuff I lose interest. 

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When I want a darker brand of prog, my go to are VDGG.  I'd go see VDGG over KC any day, and probably pay more for it.  I would love to hear a whole VDGG album with Fripp on it.
 
KC are one of those bands for me, I have around 40 albums of their stuff. I was still not to keen on spending much over $100 per ticket but would probably have gone as high as $200 if that was the only option, fortunately I got in fast and got reasonable tickets.
 
Funnily enough I don't really consider KC a dark band, if I want dark I go to Univers Zero, Present, Magma & Shub Niggurath.
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Originally posted by schizoidman

So, anyone see the opening show last night in Albany????

Found set list:
  1. Red
  2. (This is the only song not performed at the previous night's "invitation only" run through)
  3. Encore:

link: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/king-crimson/2014/hart-theatre-the-egg-center-for-the-performing-arts-albany-ny-53cf9fb9.html




ooooooh, they played more 70's stuff, the crowd must've gone wild in their minds!! anyway, im here to say happy birthday to Mr. Masteletto who turns 59 today, the band might have planned this ahead of time, or it was just a coincidence.
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Interesting set list. First time any 70s material has been in rotation since the 80s?
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Originally posted by Michael678

Originally posted by schizoidman

So, anyone see the opening show last night in Albany????

Found set list:
  1. Red
  2. (This is the only song not performed at the previous night's "invitation only" run through)
  3. Encore:

link: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/king-crimson/2014/hart-theatre-the-egg-center-for-the-performing-arts-albany-ny-53cf9fb9.html




ooooooh, they played more 70's stuff, the crowd must've gone wild in their minds!! anyway, im here to say happy birthday to Mr. Masteletto who turns 59 today, the band might have planned this ahead of time, or it was just a coincidence.


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Originally posted by darkshade

Interesting set list. First time any 70s material has been in rotation since the 80s?


Red, The Talking Drum and Larks Tongues In Aspic II have all been in regular set lists through the last tour in 2008


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They played Level Five instead of VROOOM on the first night. Apparently 'Hell Hounds' is a Jakszyk/Levin/Collins trio, 'Hell Bells' is a gamelan-influenced percussion section, and Hoodoo is an improv.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gully Foyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2014 at 09:49
Im at the Boston show on the 16th - cannot wait...

looks like a great set...though i'd have like to see at least one 80's piece reworked...to hear one of those pieces spun in a new style

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Level Five is a masterwork. I'd love to see that live.
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I went to the Philly show on Saturday 09/13 and the concert was awesome! I've listened to King Crimson since 1990, bit I've never been to one of their concerts until now. I must admit I was very excited, so I bought 2nd row seats even though they were very expensive. It was great to see three drummers as sometimes they all did their own thing and sometimes they mimicked each other. The concert set was very similar to the one from Albany, except they played Coda Marine 475 and Red was played right before Starless. I was very glad they played some of the old favorites like Larks' Tongues in Aspic Parts I and II, One More Red Nightmare, 21st Century Scizoid Man and Starless, which is my favorite King Crimson song.

I was hoping they would play at least one song from every album and hear something from Lizard, SABB, and Discipline, but I know they weren't going to play everything I wanted, and it was still an amazing show, well worth seeing.
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^ Sounds awesome. I'm totally fine with the set lists. Lizard would be amazing. I'm surprised they're not playing songs like Fracture or Elektrik.

It looks like I'll be attending the Friday NYC show after all, I can't wait.
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saw them in Boston last night.

This concert is extraordinary, truly extraordinary...i urge any and all considering going to do so.  I should have caught both Boston shows.
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Terrific set list. Hope they come to south America.
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