35 years, 6 months and 14 days ago
Saturday, November 21, 1987
Joe Louis Arena
The live recording of this show is done from the audience and would be quite good if not for the almost crazed screaming of a fan nearby the recorder. I have never heard a guy yell louder on a concert recording than this guy does throughout the show. He literally sounds like he is about to explode.
Scott R. Fabirkiewicz
I can't say I remember I'm Running. I do remember Final Eyes though. I really didn't appreciate the song at the time. If I remember correctly, the guitar sounded really good though. Very loud, and very clear.
It was the first time I saw Yes live. I was on the main floor, 58th row of 60. I remember feeling the rumble of Chris' solo (Amazing Grace). I could feel it in my chest! Now that was bass! I figured the ice cracked below us after he was done.
Our seats were very close to the sound board. We had the seats on the inside aisle. I noticed the setlist taped to one of the boards. I ran over to peek at it. When I got back, my friend Jeff asked what they were going to play. I rattled off what I could remember, then a woman from the row in front turned around an said, "So in other words you are saying it's going to be a kick ass concert, right?"
Then there were the two guys in front of us. They had a joint that looked as big as a Churchill size cigar! The two were both hitting it, but the one that was sitting in the aisle seat, was hitting it more. Then at some point (I think during And You And I) while standing on his seat and swaying with the music, he fell into the aisle. His buddy rushed over the see if he was alright. His reply was "Yeah, I'm ok, just let me lay here for a minute man." The whole time, he continued to smoke his joint.
I was in total awe of the show! Being my their first show that I had seen. I was so excited, it was hard to concentrate in school for about a week. I remember being disappointed that Jon didn't do the "Magical Guitar" bit before I've Seen All Good People. I had watched 9012Live a couple of months before the show. I vividly remember then ripping through Heart of the Sunrise and Roundabout! I absolutely loved it. Especially considering I was young, and was more into the fact that they were performing before my very eyes, and not worrying about how they sounded. Unfortunately it was quite a while ago, the memories of that show have faded.