Thursday, November 16, 1972
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bowling Green State University - Memorial Hall
50 years, 4 months and 17 days ago
This was my first Yes concert. Sat on the right side about 20 feet away from the PA. It was LOUD!!!! My ears were ringing with good vibes for a long time afterward! (34 years plus to be exact!) The warmup band was Tranquility and they were good enough that I bought their album, "Silver". Don't know their fate....
Yes played their stuff so well. I couldn't believe they could duplicate their music live. That is what impressed me the most, plus being a guitarist, how could I ignore Steve Howe? Every guitarist that I know wants to emulate him!
This was the very first time I saw Yes. I was a student there at the time. For the life of me, I've never been able to remember who the warmup band was. All I remember is that they were European (probably British), sounded "progressive," and had an album out (on the Epic label) which a friend of mine bought after seeing them at that show. If anyone has the answer, I sure would like to know. Yes, by the way, was great, But I was sorry Mr. Bruford had already departed the band. I saw him later with UK and King Crimson, though.