If I remember correctly, it was Edgar Winterís White Trash that opened the show, then Yes, then Jethro Tull.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:54 PM
Was at the show and the unknown band "Yes" was absolutely mind blowing at the time. I am sure my friends and I were tripping and "Yes" absolutely blew us away. Jethro Tull was fantastic too! Can't remember the 3rd band however.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:52 PM
Not likely anyone us still following this thread, but I've been reminiscing great concerts from the past and this one is high on the list. Both Jethro Tull and Yes were not well known yet and performed on a very bare bones stage. I've been racking my brain trying to remember the other band(s) that played that day. Anyone remember?
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:36 PM
I went to this concert with a crew from Plainfield. We went several hours early, and I remember the sidewalks were full of people openly getting high; we were all pretty toasted on acid by the time we got there. Yes, was YES; saw them again in "72 at Indiana State. Of course Jethro Tull kicked everyones ass. I remember there were two grand pianos on the stage (one left, one right), and the pianist would rotate after each song........one piano was white, and the other black. The tripiest part was, the pianist was wearing a tuxedo that was vertically separated down the middle, white on one side, black on the other. So, when he sat at the white piano, the black side of his tux faced the audience. When he crossed the stage, black side facing the audience, he would turn at the black piano, white side of tux facing out. .....talk about a mind F$%k. One of top 10 concerts in my life.
I also went to see this concert and have been trying to track down the dates of concerts I saw in 69, 70 and 71. There were soooooo many concerts then. I was thinking there was a local band that played first, and then Meat Loaf and then Jethro Tull. Apparently, Meat Loaf played at another concert and it was Yes at this one. Does anyone remember the Meat Loaf concert at the armory?
I was at this concert--had just graduated from high school the month before! I remember it was a smallish venue and there was a big crush of people at the door. Jethro Tull was the draw at the time but Yes seemed to surprise a lot of people, including me. A friend in Norway just mentioned he's going to see Yes play in Olso in November 2009, but no Jon Anderson. That's not right...
I was at the Jethro Tull, Yes concert at the armory also. It took place on July 4th weekend and some websites show the date as July 7th. I was in the Navy and stationed at the shipyards in Plymouth, VA. I had flown to Indianpolis to spend the long weekend with my wife and friends. They talked me into going AWOL for one extra night in order to go the the concert. We sat in the bleachers on the side also. I remember it being very hot and humid that night. I was familiar with Yes and had listened to their first album earlier in the year but really did not know what to expect. I had just attended the Jethro Tull concert on 6/17/71 at San Diego before transfering to Virginia and new Tull put on a good show and was the reason we went. Yes received three encores as did Tull. I saw both bands several times afterward but this concert always stood out. On 11/9/71 I was back in San Diego and heard a radio advertisment for a Ten Years After concert. To my suprise they said opening for Ten Years After was Yes and their first American tour. I had seen Ten Years After at Pirates World in Dania FL and told everyone they put on a good show but Yes was going to blow them away. Later I found out that Rick Wakeman replaced the original keyboard player and this was why it was billed as their first tour. Needless to say an eventful year. Glad concert tickets back then were only $5.00.
I went to this show to see Tull and knew nothing about Yes. Needless to say, they blew my mind and we weren't even high. I've been a Yesfreak since, so much that my dedication to them has limited my attention to a lot of other music although I enjoy all forms. It was a small arena and we sat in bleachers on the side, probably no more than 5000 people there. It was the Aqualung tour and tho Tull was awesome, Yes was eternally memorable. I've heard that Ian Anderson resented the attention Yes received on this tour. BTW, it's been many years since I last visited YesNet but previous visits here did not even list the Indpls. show.