Had the privelage of being a this show, and what a show it was!! If I recall the Allman Brothers played well past 2:00 a.m. One of the most memorable concerts I've ever seen!!
Just looking at the image of that ticket stub drove me to dig out my own.....That was back in the day we camped out overnight in the parking lot at Colorado Blvd. @ Mississippi & they would bring the actual, living, breathing tickets to the store in a strong box.....inside the box was either rows 1 & 3, 2 & 4, 5 & 7, or 8 & 10....guaranteed.....i have an unbelieveable amount of stubs within the first 10 rows from that era...wow....Almond....i forgot about that, but will never, ever forget how what was to be an average expectation turned into an event the moment the Mellotron fired up. The next morning, i found myself in that same music store parking lot, waiting for the door to open as usual, this time, to purchase the back catalog. It was equal to my graduation from Three Dog Night to Led Zeppelin.
It was fun to find this site and see the ticket posted for this concert. It did bring back some great memories. However, I did not recall the mispelling of the Allman Brothers Band. I am suprised it was not noted by the owner. Anyway, this was my first big rock concert and I still remember it clearly out of the many, many I have attended since. I was a major Allman Brothers fan so that was my reason for being there. I was starting to get into Yes music but didn't know much about the band. Yes opened and came out and blew everybody away. I can remember my friends and I kept looking at each other after each powerful song and saying that this was rock music of the future. After 35 years,I guess we were right. But it was also obvious that each band member had the chops that were going let them be around for a long timme if they stayed together. Howe and Squire were so animated while they blasted away that they dominated your attention. And then Wakeman would all of a sudden top that with a driving synthesiser that was like a massive choir whose sound filled your chest and every space in the coliseum. I have seen and greatly enjoyed Yesshows since, but that one has special meaning. With Fragile having just been released, they were a band who knew they were great musicians with a different sound and wanted to show anybody who was interested enough to see. As for the Allman Brothers who had to follow them, they put on a good show but were obviously still feeling the effects of losing the great Duane Allman only a few months earlier. They just were not going to be able to light the same fire and match the power and intensity of the Yes that night.
Yes and the Almond Brothers. They both wanted top billing because they both had headlines their own tours, both had very good record sales and both had their own fan's. Needless to say what can be done? People where not happy...ego's. Behold...a fix, all promo items had to have BOTH the Almond Brothers and Yes' name on them and in the same size font. Everybody went home happy. Mainly the fans.