Of Music and Glorious Kings

October had arrived cool bringing a hint of autumn, fiery colours, pumpkins – and Sigur Ros to Brooklyn. Tickets booked many months in advance, long before the flight tickets that would bring us to New York. This performance was added ”due to popular demand”, after their first night at Radio City was sold out in a matter of minutes. My initial frustration in missing a performance at the legendary venue quickly evaporated, replaced by awe the moment I stepped in the exquisite, historic landmark that is the Kings Theatre.

Unused since 1977, damaged by time and pilferage, painstakingly restored from scratch to its former glory, its interior inspired by the French Renaissance Revival style of the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House, with brand new state-of-the-are staging facilities Kings Theatre is a prime example of what determination, good planning, respect to the original architecture and an investment of $95 million can do to the benefit of the community.

And I have Sigur Ros to thank for my initiation into the world of New York’s historic theatres, in such grand style.

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Takk Sigur Ros, see you again soon!

Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn

More reading here and here.

October 6th, 2016

3 thoughts on “Of Music and Glorious Kings

  1. I have never been to Kings Theatre — but I saw that it was in Brooklyn and that is in Kings County. I’m more stuck on Sigur Rós– really? Flashbacks to the after college years for me. Whew. (We must have been channeling Iceland together!)

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    1. And I’ve never been to Iceland, can you believe it? We discovered Sigur Ros in 2005, I think, with Takk. We are fans ever since. We’ll see them again in June when they play in Forrest Hills – not so glorious as Kings Theater but better for summer I guess 🙂

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