We had a briefly active thread about Knebworth 1978, the sole UK gig on the ATTWT mirrors tour. That everything gets videoed now can make us forget that it was rare back in the 70s and to an extent even the 80s - for example it's practically impossible to find a video of Cage/ITQE/Apocalypse on the IT tour US leg. The 78 tour is similarly very difficult to find video footage of, although there are a fair few audio recordings out there.
I came across some videos on youtube from a guy who's pieced together a 78 show with a mix of pro and amateur footage and pretty good audio. I don't yet know if all the setlist is there as so far I've just found separate videos - he says there's a dvd so presumably he doesn't want to just splurge the whole thing on youtube. Anyway, here is In The Cage. I found it interesting that a few years later they used varilites to recreate some of the same mirror cues such as the white beams converging on PC centre-stage at "Outside the cage..." and the 'panic' spread during "Keep on turning".
The track was the 2nd number on that tour and not linked to any other songs as it subsequently became, but has the added-on closing section with the ascending sequence which would later segue into Cinema/ITQE etc, but here just comes down to a conclusion. The "dressed to kill" variation of the "pinned for kill" line is already there. Perhaps he always found his version easier to get his mouth around, although it's a song full of short rapid lines that could be challenging for a singer.
From the same guy using the same treatment, Eleventh Earl. Not a song I like, but this live version sounds very good. My brother went to the Knebworth 78 show and said at the dramatic "features are burning" break a laser beam shone out over the band and into the sky, then fanned and pulsed as they went into the next verse. He said he'd heard they had to get permission from the aviation authorities to do this but knowing him he might have been making that up! The laser doesn't seem to be used in this clip but these videos don't always capture the notable cues.
Did anyone here see them on this tour?