50 years, 8 months ago
Tuesday, October 3, 1972
Charlotte, North Carolina
I was on the 2nd row in front of Chris. What an experience! I will never forget how moved I was by the music. After listening to their LPs and then hearing them perform the tunes live, I was stunned that they were playing the pieces with such precision! The music was exceptional, outstanding, mesmerizing, unforgettable, positively wonderful...
The Eagles opened the show. Bernie Leadon was high as a kite and played awful. He used an Acoustic amp, the one with the white horn in the speaker cabinet. Ouch! I was right in front of him. Glenn Fry kept looking back at him and frowning at him through out the show. It was truly an odd pairing when they joined Yes onstage for their encore and played a straight RnR tune. I think I remember it being JBG.
I believe Heart of the Sunrise was the 2nd song. When Jon Anderson introduced it, I remember turning to my friend Danny and saying "This I gotta hear". I was just surprised that they could play these incredibly complicated songs live.
This show was only half full because Leon Russell had played in Memorial Stadium earlier in the week. A wonderful show with the Eagles. Everyone came out at the end for an encore.
I was on the front row for this show. The Coliseum was about half full. The band opened with Siberian Khatru. They did not do Starship Trooper, which was disappointing. The final song was Yours is No Disgrace, when the eagles came out and stood around. I remember Bernie Leadon of the Eagles beating one of Alan White's cymbals with a tambourine..Great Show...1st time I saw them