I was at this show. We were on the 4th row. Stupendous. Fantastic. better than anyone else.!
Cecil Turner - Rabbittown
In the Round, by myself. (see last years show). Rocking and rolling, pinching babe's bottoms. We had broken up.
It was a little wierd seeing the front and the back of the band every 3 minutes.
But OH MY GOD, you boys are good!!
Viewed this show from the 13th row (assuming this was the In The Round tour). It was spectacular; along with the Rush Hemispheres and Fleetwood Mac Tusk shows at this venue, one of the best it ever saw. The band entered on our aisle about six feet from my face, protected by a moving canvas barricade carried by roadies. Every single band member was in top form this evening. Wakeman barely touched his Heine six pack perched on top of the racks and racks and racks of old analog keyboards. Anderson's voice was clear as were all the backing vocals. The mics all had stands, and the Howe/Squire interplay was better than the Kiss at the End of the Rainbow.
Chris Peterson / Birmingham firstname.lastname@example.org
Though the history of the band outlived my marriage,which occoured 2 days prior to the show,a month after graduating high school,that magical honeymoon weekend of seeing the band in the round ( sitting 5th row ) was made only sweeter by meeting Jon anderson and Rick Wakeman as they arrived at the hotel pre show.
Jon agreed most politely to have his photo taken.Rick,after shaking his historic hands was in much more of a hurry to get to the venue.Still have the cherished pic of Jon.The photo of Rick has been shuffled somewhere between the boxes of vinal and quarter sleeve tees over the years.
Have seen them 3 times over the years.1977 / 1979 / 1999 . Each time a pleaure to witness the words,wisdom and wonderous musicianship of this brotherhood.
Long may they run.
I was there so many years ago(at age 19 3/4).Those were the days of sub 10.00 tickets.Yes was phenomenal that night.We did not have the greatest seats for this how,so I guess I missed the loud note that Squire played.I found the show well put together and flawless.It wasn't until some time later I found out the amps were under the stage.I wasn't much in the know about technical things back then.I missed the 35th Anniv. show this past April in Atlanta,but will not miss the next time they come anywhere close to Dunnam,AL.I hope they will continue to tour and look forward to a new studio release in the not too distant future.
HIGH THE MEMORY
TOM THAT WAS WEMBLEY ARENA 10/28/78, NOT THE L.A FORUM. IT'S AN ERROR ON THE BOOTLEG. ALSO SOME RADIO STATIONS MADE THE ERROR. I WAS AT 6/30/79, THE GREATEST SHOW EVER!!!
I do not agree with the other review that this was a bad show. It was my first show to see Yes live (so I had nothing to compare it to except a bunch of other bands shows that I had been too) but I would see them in Hollywood, FL 6 days later (near Miami). Now I had a barometer! I was in the 8th row. I remember the opening - quite exciting. Crowd on its feet - not a sellout - but good crowd nonetheless. I was in college at Birmingham-Southern but had returned home for the summer to Largo, Fl. After hearing of my friends experience seeing Yes in Nashville in the fall I arranged for a friend, RICO, to get me good seats for 3 and I would drive back. Boy am I glad I did. In - the - Round is the BEST. Great intense lights (Mike Tate), very good sound (Claire Bros.) Starship Trooper - during Wurm when Chris Squire hit his booming bass note that he thins out with a pedal leading a peak up to Wakeman' s ripping solo - my friend and I looked at each other and did NOT know what the hell hit us. Squire hits this note about 3 times. I figured it out and told my friend Marty that it was Squire' s bass! We both just cracked up with joy at how great this show really was to see and to hear. I was lucky to have a good recording of a King Biscuit show from Inglewood in the fall '78 that helped us know the new songs. But alas, NO On the Silent Wings of Freedom on this leg of the tour. I have seen them 18 times and to this day have never senn a full performance of this song. Maybe in Heaven. Peace.
I attended this show and was spellbound. I still have the "Yes ... In The Round ... Tour of the Americas 1979" t-shirt that I bought there.
One moment that I particularly remember was during the Wakeman solo. Rick set up a "hum-um-um-um-um" sound on the synths and then stood a foot or two back from the keyboards, scratching his chin, and reaching out to tweak knobs and dials for a minute or two, until he was totally satisfied with the sound. Then he played a totally unexpected snatch from "Rhapsody in Blue". I was so impressed with this that when he released his solo album "Rhapsodies" shortly thereafter, I bought it on that basis alone!
My first (and to date only) Yes show as well.
AFAIR, they were spotlighted as they left the dressing room, and the whole time they walked down the aisle to the stage. I remember seeing roadies extending this black curtain about 4 feet high in front of them, so the fans couldn't get right at them. They left the same way.
*Awesome* show, still gives me goosebumps to think about it. The only problem was that I only had Fragile, Tormato, GfTO and TfTO at the time, so I didn't know all the songs, esp. in the medley. What a concert!
I was able to attend this concert out of a bit of bad luck on my best friend's part, his fiancee having broken off their engagement after the tickets were purchased.
This was NOT a good show. Part of that was probably my own fault. It was the first time I'd noticed so many gray hairs and parents with children at a concert. BUT the guys really weren't into it. And the theatre in the round stage only cut down their interaction with each other. It was if they all had their backs to each other. Not a band but five individuals. They played "Siberian Khatru" at exactly half speed - musically correct but lifeless. I was not only not surprised but relieved to hear that Jon and Rick had left because of this concert experience.
"I remember the concert opening with the band doing a loose jam on what turned out to be Randy Newman's "Birmingham" with Jon singing the first two lines of the chorus ("Birmingham, Birmingham/Greatest city in Alabam") before welcoming the audience to the show."