I'll never forget ,14 years old , 4 th row center walking into the "pit" in Albuquerque with a hot air ballon tethered just outside adorned in Topograhic Oceans I knew I was in for a memorable experience , truly a great time was had by all and have been an avid Jon Anderson ever since
The Ancient 1
Saturday, March 2, 2013 9:28 PM
Thank you I cannot believe that I am seeing this I have been yearning to see something from this tour on film I only wish that 1 day they release the concert movie that they had taped themselves. One can only hope. Thank you so much for sharing this
Hey steve, what ever happened to that film? I'm sure many would kill to see it.
This was the first time I ever saw YES live, and to say I was amazed is an understatement. The stage, the lights, the music...I was 17 at the time and had never witnessed such a spectacle. I actually brought in a Super 8 movie camera and got 6 minutes of the show on film, but our seats weren't very close so the footage leaves something to be desired. I remember standing in line outside before the show, and there was a hot air balloon tethered near the entrance to the arena. Albuquerque is the hot air balloon capital of the world, so seeing the balloon wasn't unusual, but the graphics were. The balloon was Roger Dean's cover of TFTO, and I had never before or since seen Dean's work at that scale. I wonder what ever happened to that balloon?