But the sad thing is I've never seen ELP in concert. Pink Floyd..........on the other hand...........me and a girlfriend chased them all thru Texas during the "Mometary Lapse" tour in 1987/88. Saw them many, many times. But sadly, never met them. But I did take awesome pictures of them.
I did get to see ELP once, at the Mann Music Center outside of Philadelphia, at the start of the "Black Moon" tour. They just walked out on stage and shook hands with a few people, then started the show. I forget the opening song, but they followed it with a shortened "Tarkus", which made me happy.
A few times during the show Lake was complaining about his monitors to the soundman. Then during one song, he'd had enough and was so mad that he stopped playing and walked off stage. The crew finally fixed whatever the problem was and ELP picked up the song again EXACTLY where they had left off.
I never saw Pink Floyd live, but I did see Roger Waters and David Gilmour within two weeks of each other, in July of 1984. Both good shows.