This post is really only of interest to Robert Fripp fans!
As my readers and Robert Fripp fans may know I have been known to help King Crimson and the California Guitar Trio with introductions to get them onto the stage in style and help the fans with their merchantizing opportunities.
On October 18, 2011 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco I had the chance to share with the audience and the double trios Robert Fripp’s message to Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastaloto.
” When I told my brother Robert Fripp that I would be introducing the Two Perfect Trios, he asked me to present this following message on his behalf….
Crimson honk! Crimson honk!
O Brothers Crim! May the Beast be with you, and your children!
Much as I would like to be travelling with you, your 13,000 happy miles, in modest forms of transportation, to modest accomodations that, on occasion, remember your bookings with them, you will be having a much more fun time without me.
However, I can arrange for a life-size cardboard figure of The English Guitarist to be made available, that you might place it in the dark, on either side of the stage, where it attracts the least attention; with the sole requirement that no-one takes photos of it.
Please play in Europe.
Crimson honk! Crimson honk!”
Patricia Fripp and brother Robert Fripp often speak together at conventions and meetings.
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i hope they do have his cardboard cut outs on stage. But why does he not want photographers/people to take photos of them whilst on stage? Seriously it would look cool and funny. Laughter is my religion.
Frippertronics, I still have that album. Great weird stuff.
All hail King Crimson
He is asking for no pictures of the cardboard cutout. Keeping with the tradition of no photography of him onstage! The rest of them allow pictures as far as I know.
It’s a joke (and a pretty funny one), he is making fun of the fact that when he plays with Crimson he sits in the dark and doesn’t allow photos.
I hope they tour Europe so that Robert gets to see them. That would be great! Markus Reuter is THE BOMB. – S.