I remember this show well. I was ready to start high school when Yes came to town. My friend and I were blown away by the whole thing. I remember the long caterpillar like tube the band walked through to the stage, I remember the keyboard being yanked off stage, as well as cartoonish wooden 2 dimensional horses bobbing up and down on the perimeter of the stage during Wakeman's solo spot.
However, I have recordings of this show and the setlist is not correct. They played The Clap and Don't Kill the Whales before the 10year medley, Wakeman's solo preceded Silent Wings, and GFTO was the last song, after Roundabout.
I remember this show pretty well, for it was the 2nd night of a 2 show spell of seeing YES, which was great for a youngster who had just turned 16 and was getting a double dose of his favorite band at the time! The main thing that stood out at this show was that some rowdy fan managed to pull the vibraphone off of the circular stage during "Roundabout" and when it was returned it was in a pretty mangled-looking kind of a state....the band were rather angry about this, so to let off a bit of steam they played "Going For The One" as a finale, which I believe was originally unplanned....so in retrospect Going For The One followed Roundabout before they made their hazardous journey offstage.
I was living in Buffalo when this show happened, but was only 13, didn't know who Yes was yet, and my parents weren't/aren't Yesfans, so I didn't get to go. I'd love to get a copy of this show, because "Tourmato" was incredible. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
I WAS YOUNG AND SOOO IMPRESSED WITH RICK WAKEMAN ASCENDING THROUGH THE STAGE FLOOR. I REMEMBER THINKNG I SAW AN HEARD SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL THAT NIGHT AT THE BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUD....AND I WAS RIGHT!