43 years, 11 months and 20 days ago
Thursday, June 21, 1979
Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:46 AM
This concert was filmed for US TV but only a fraction was broadcast. There have been many DVDs of this concert but I have uploaded a link to the best one. Coincidentally bits of this concert were also filmed on 8mm by someone in the audience. I have also posted the link. So what we have is:
1. Close Encounters / Siberian Khatru
2. Circus Of Heaven
3. Drum Solo
4. Starship Trooper
5. Leaves Of Green
6. I've Seen All Good People
1. Close Encounters / Siberian Khatru (cut)
2. Perpetual Change (cuts out in the last few seconds)
3. The Fish (cuts in a few seconds late)
4. Drum Solo
5. Starship Trooper
What a great show! This was the first concert I ever saw. I was very pleased to find out, years later, that this show was made into a DVD. If you look closely you can see me...I am the one holding a lighter, ha ha. I have become a big Yesfan and have been lucky enough to catch every tour since. Can't wait for the latest incarnation of Yes to bring yesmusic to the world.
Can't believe it was so long ago. I wish I could blink my eyes and be on my way to the show. Thanks for the great memories!
This was not only my first Yes concert, but my very first concert as well. It changed my life. I was 14 years old and had no idea that a rock n' roll concert was like that.
This was my first concert ever. I had listened to Yes for years but this was my first time to see them live! I was in awe! Jon Anderson's voice was like an angel! I was overwhelmed, it was so incredible!
I remember YES playing three consecutive nights in June '79 (June 20, 21, 22 - a WED, THUR and FRI). I checked the YES '79 TOUR Program and found that they were scheduled only for the 20th and 21st in Philadelphia, and the 22nd in W. Viginia. I then went to my old collection of Ticket stubs and found just 2- for the 21st and 22nd! I went with this conundrum to an old friend with a fantastic memory - he had the solution. Yes did play all three nights- June 20, 21, and 22 at the Spectrum. On the afternoon of the 21st they also played- Soccer. It was a Benefit game against the Philadelphia Fury (of which Wakeman was a co-owner) at Franklin field. One could gain admission to this event at a reduced charge if they had a Ticket stub to the prior night's concert. I attended this game and surrendered my ticket stub in exchange for the discount. That is why I now only have the stubs for the 21st and 22nd.
Think back....[playing Awaken] It was a circular stage, Wakeman had just finished his Solo piece. He starts off with the Piano... Anderson with the Harp... The Spider like lighting arms moving up and down during the quiet section....