This outdoor venue in Pompeii was the site of Pink Floyd’s ‘Live at Pompeii’ film, and, more recently, a David Gilmour concert. Now King Crimson is here, and, from what I hear, those are the only concerts that have been here, at least since 79 A.D. when the city was buried in ash from a volcano. (Could be some big acts played here before that, but I’m guessing they involved lions!)
Through the old wall is the way to the stage.
Dave’s looking pretty Neapolitan… his luggage got lost on the flight from Munich, so he’s wearing what he’s acquired in nearby Naples, where we’re staying.
The tent looking things are to keep the sun off our pedals, and us, for soundcheck. It’s very hot, and the broiling sun could damage the digital effects. Tonight it’ll just be the stage, no canopies.
After soundcheck we went to a local hotel to change, then in evening back to the amphitheater, where Russ and the whole crew have spent a long, toasty day.