saw Asia tonight at a small local theater near philly. keswick theater. only holds maybe 2000 folks so not a bad seat in the house. origional line up. wife and i had a lot of fun. they played most of the poplular songs and a few extras too. roundabout an ELP song that i didnt catch because i was in the bathroom the court of the crimson king this seemed the most popular of the other band songs. and the surprise of the show introduced correctly as the very first song/video played om MTV, Video killed the radio star. downes went back and came back with sunglasses on, was intro'd as Geoffery Buggles. then they did the song. it was great too. they sure didnt mail it in. other then being off a beat here and there they really did a great job. the encore was an accoustic version of don't cry, then a long version of heat of the moment that ended with everyone doing a sing along. afterwards we and anyone who wanted had a chance to get any Asia stuff we bought or brought with signed by the entire band. i just bought a poster and they signed the bottom. wouldnt sign the tickets for some reason. someone in line just ahead of us had a book from the '83 tour. she got it on ebay for about 15 bucks. i had the same exact program that i actually bought during the '83 tour myself. the funny thing about the show was the people who were there to see it. there really werent too many there younger then my wife and i, early 40's. many were considerately older. certainly were fans of the various bands before ASIA. it was noticable that many didnt know or couldnt remember how to act at a concert. lots of "hey sit down i cant see". not much fan participation, like clapping. during the encore Wetton had to wave his hands a couple times to get everyone to satnd up and clap or cheer. missing from the concert was the joint that was always being passed around during these concerts of old. anyway it was a lot of fun and i'm glad we picked up tickets. looking forward to the new record when it comes out. oh and one more thing.... carl palmer was first at the signing table, so i said great job tonight we had alot of fun. he said "thanks, i had a lot of fun too." geoff downes was next, i just mentioned that it was a nice surprise to hear video killed radio star. he said, " liked that eh!" i just said hello and thabnks to Wetton and Howe. Howe was a bit of an odd one. during the show he would occasionally look up from the guitar do a little lurch forward with his head and sort of give an odd quick stare out to the crowd. when i said hello to him he just looked up at me like he didnt know what to say.