I am glad the Kiel is reopening. I was at one of the last concerts- REM in 1986. Since then, I've graduated high school, law school, got married, had 4 kids and voila! it's open again.
About REM- I lost interest in 1989 as I was convinced they had sold out. I like the old stuff; haven't bought anything 'new' since then. See awesome set list below: