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Re: Lots of fun.

At 06:12 PM 7/14/00 -0400,Peter wrote:
... If the band (or DJ, or whatever) came
>out on stage, with no fanfare, no spotlights, no NOTHING, and just started
>to play, what effect would that have on an audience?  To go one step
>further, what if they played off-stage, so the audience couldn't even see
>them? ...

That makes me think of the highly polarised reviews I've heard from people
who've heard/(sort of) seen Fripp do this.... He sometimes begins a solo
performance before the audience has even entered the hall so that they're
met with sound when they walk in, and has been known to get up and walk
around at this type of event when the loop content is sufficiently dense to
sustain itself. The accounts of this sort of performance that I've heard
from people who were in attendance are extreme; they either thought it was
absolutely brilliant, or felt somehow disappointed that their expectations
of their idea of a "performance" were not fulfilled. I've heard very few
ambivalent reports; they've either loved it or hated it. He's also
notorious for liking to be poorly lit, so that idea of playing offstage out
of sight of the audience isn't too far off!