My memories were not quite as good, due to Trevor Horn murdering And You and I with his terrible vocals. I believe he was suffering from laryngitis. In the end I think Chris Squire tried to sing over Trevor in places. Wembley Arena in 1978 was much better.
Remember the gig very well. It was my 1st Yes outing. I was in the third row and remember it being very loud. I was oblivious to the bad reviews and generally bad reception the 'Yeggles' were getting at the time. They performed a fantastic show in my opinion. As soon as they blasted into the opener 'Does it Really Happen' Steve Howe did a twidly bit on his guitar which caused him to break into a big smile. When Chris finished the 'Fish' solo, a member of the audience shouted 'Beat that Mike Rutherford'... The guy was obviously frustrated that Mike Rutherford had just been voted best Bassist in the Melody Maker poll! I must admit that I prefer Jon on lead vocals (goes without saying really), but with such a hard act to follow Trevor Horn did OK. He was obviously struggling on the higher notes from some of the classic songs which I believe was one of the deciding factors in this line up folding. Geoff Downes was very dynamic both in his playing and stage persona and fitted in well as a Yes member. I'm surprised he hasn't re-joined for a stint subesequently. His playing was excellent. One of his keyboards was a Fairlight Sampler which was state of the art at the time. Alan White was the best I've ever heard him. His live sound was mixed alot punchier than it seems to be these days. I seem to remember that there were some Roger Dean style props dotted around the stage. I don't know if they were left over from earlier tours or especially designed for this one. I have been to countless gigs over the years and am about to see Yes for the eleventh time. I am 41 now, but must say that as a young 18 year old, the Southampton Gaumont 10th December 1980 still stands as my most memorable Yes encounter.
Highlight, sadly, was the five members at the front of the stage singing 'Man in a white car', no instruments - just black arm bands. A tribute to John Lennon who had just been murdered.