45 years, 7 months and 7 days ago
Saturday, October 29, 1977
Wembley, London, United Kingdom
This was my first gig as an adult having been introduced to Yes by my good friend Dick Odell and I was just blown away by the whole experience.We were about 3 rows from the front and to the right a little so I got my first close up of Chris Squire's maestro bass playing!The combination of magical music and special effects has still never been beaten and made me a Yes addict for life! What is it about this band and their music that makes me so emotional?!! Please guys tour the UK again soon and come to Brighton again!
Of all the countless concerts, gigs etc I have attended over the years, this one still stands out as the greatest musical event I have ever witnessed. I think the Saturday concert was an extra one, added when the tour sold out very quickly. Anyway, we had seats in the third row, right in the middle. I dont have sufficient superlatives to describe the concert, suffice to say that if I close my eyes I can still see it. I can recall the songlist, the clothes they were wearing, their instruments, and details of the light show and back projection. Far from being merely my favourite band, Yes were my absolute heroes. Such was the power of the experience, that we really didnt mind spending the night on Paddington station, having missed the last train back to Devon!
This concert is held dear to my heart,as this concert was on my 21st birthday.I went with my best friend Keith Bromley who i have known ever since my childhood.The light show was wonderful, the music was fantastic and the company of my dearest friend made it a night never to be forgotten. Twenty four years later Keith and i saw them again,here in Brighton Sussex England where i live and YES it was another night of fantasic company, wonderful music and a great light show. War and Peace and Love Music. YES we move to all.
BEST WISHES TO ALL YES FANS AND YES IT IS GOOD TO HAVE RICK WAKEMAN BACK INTO THE FOLD. IT IS ABOUT TIME