I came to Dallas 5 years ago, by way of Irvine, California, my hometown, and I've only had one bad incident at a Yes concert in Texas (aside from the oppressive heat at "The Backyard" in Austin, sheesh it was hot). My incident came at the very instance you were referring to: when Steve was playing his acoustic set at the Bronco Bowl show in November, 97. It is my belief that Steve was directly "shhhh"ing the guy directly in front of me.
This belligerent fuck (and I don't use these terms often), would *NOT* shut up for the life of him. It is my belief he also had no idea where he was, and the only thing he seemed to be aware of going on around him were breasts passing by at the end of his row-ending seat.
Now, I'm not a generally big guy, I can handle my own, I guess, but I am not particularly keen on physical confrontation, and to boot, this guy was no pipsqueak. But I'd had enough of his gibberish and aimless wailing, and, during Steve's set, I finally grabbed him by the shoulder, thrust him back in his seat and told him to "Shut the hell up". I didn't hear a word from him again the rest of the show.
It wasn't until well after the concert that I was able to revel in the glory that was me standing up for what I believed in. Gee, it's amazing what the love of Yes music can do for your self-esteem.
Thanks Yes! :)
My 8 year old son, Sean, and I made the 4 hour drive from Houston to see the show. It was his first YES show [his first concert was the Moody Blues with the Houston Symphony] and we didn't know where we would be sitting. We arrived and I guess Sean made an impression on the girls at the will call booth. We were treated to front row center seats. Thank you YesWorld, and ladies! I guess Sean may have to wait a while before he sees anything this good again!
The show was fantastic. Sean's favorite song is "Heart Of The Sunrise" and he wasn't disappointed. When they finished with "Starship Trooper" [his favorite movie at the time] he just about came unglued!
Thank you YES. I'm looking forward to the shows this summer.
I'm 18 years-old. This was my first Yes Concert and definitely not my last. A month ago, I told my girlfriend Tara that this would be an incredible experience, and she left knowing that I was right. I had read some earlier reviews about the respectfulness of the crowds at previous shows. I wish I could say the same for Dallas. The crowd was uneasy, loud, abnoxious, drunk, and utterly disrespectful. Tara and I were very embarrassed. One guy behind us was on acid. He kept screaming very loudly and insanely into our ears, overblowing the music itself. Another man was drunk and trying to show off to his unintelligent girlfriend that he knew all the songs. He was very off the whole time. As far as what matters,( the music,)here it is.....
Favorites: And You And I, The Revealing Science Of God, Siberian Khatru, Open Your Eyes, and Starship Trooper
Jon Anderson- Great job. I had met him earlier in the day at a bookstore in North Dallas. He shook my hand and mentioned that he was still sick. His performance proved that he can not only perform under pressure and strain, but that his singing is still better than ever. He was alot more comfortable than on the Yessongs video.
Chris "The Boot" Squire- I was a bit sad that he wasn't wearing his white boots, but what he was wearing was great! Those black tights with the white socks glaring out of the bottom!!! The best bass player in the world. He did the best job that anyone could have done.
Steve Howe- With his new short haircut, he blew away his guitar playing on KTA 1 and 2. The slide parts on Siberian Khatru and And You and I made me cry. On the YesWest songs his solos were explosive. He reminded the Rabin fans not to blow off the older guy.
Igor Khoroshev- My girlfriend Tara wouldn't talk about anything but how sexy Igor was, after the show. "Igor's sexy!!!" He did a perfect job. I couldn't wish for anything more in a keyboard player. I'm a big Wakeman fan, but damn! He's good.----- Tara: "He's sexy!
Alan White- As my bestfriend Shawn put it, he's better than ever. Great job on the drum solo and Long Distance Runaround.
Billy Sherwood- Great for augmentation. He's very good. But very Rabin-like. Tara didn't really even like Yes two weeks ago. But the morning after the show she just wasn't content with anything on the radio. She asked me to put some Yes, and thanked me for the show. I think that proves something for a band who's been around for almost 30 years now.
First of all I want to say I have been monitoring this News group since this tour began and I really do not understand what stick some folks are measuring a Yes show against.
This was my 6th Yes concert since 1976 and they were as good as ever.
They dropped Soon from the play list , lord knows what they replaced it with, It was such a Dazzleing proformance I was once again awe struck. As wonderful as any Yes show I have ever seen. I have never seen them do roundabout as well and flawless as this time.
Steve Howe and Chris Squire signed autographs in our Tour Book. My 9yr old was getting Chris's autograph, and asking if he enjoyed the show, I mentioned that it was my son's second concert and Chris joked "Who was the first, Motley Crue?"
While Chris and Steve were taking care of the 20 or so fans on one end of the building, the other Band memebers got in a van on the other end of the buiilding and waved a few goodbyes & only signing a very few autographs. Having never going for autographs before I was unaware that you should carry a permenate Sharpie type pen for them to use. some very nice guy let us use his for Steve to sign.
Hope you guys preparing to receive this show are ready for a esquiste evening of true musicianship. Because the Guys are delivering the goods.
I've had it with all the negative comments about YES. Especially the individual nit-picking about specific band members. If you are interested enough to write in this Website, certainly you must be a devoted Yes Fan. In regards to comments about Billy and Ivan, it is obvious that they are considered to be respected musicians and provide a valuable contribution to the band, by the other, more full-time Yes members. We should show some respect to Jon, Steve, Chris, and Alan and stop this childish, sophomoric critique of Ivan and Billy. In Dallas, I was lucky enough to get a few autographs after the show. Billy Sherwood was every bit as friendly and receptive as Jon, Alan, and Chris. Steve even broke with tradition and signed for some fans. Also, for the nay-sayers who live in the past and make comments about the 70's, I tell you this. EVERY YES SHOW is THE BEST YES SHOW. The Dallas show was no exception. I feel that the set list for this tour has been the most inspired and well-thought set of songs since the UNION tour. A comment was overheard as we respectfully received autographs from ALAN WHITE. Someone said, "Thanks Alan, Bruford sucks!". To which, Alan said, "No he doesn't, don't say that." Needless to say, the autograph session ended shortly thereafter. This is the kind of uninformed, disrespectful, childishness I'm talking about. God Bless Yes. I hope they come back again and again, in spite of the few pathetic humans that unfortunately share the air on this earth.
Went to my fourth Yes showing last night. I was thoroughly satisfied with about 98% of the show. The last two percent was my copnfusion about what REAL role Billy Sherwood plays in the band. I was really annoyed at his lack of, I guess, professionalism. There were times during the concert that he seemed bored and wandered around and went offstage for a drinnk and generally seemed disinterested.
Otherwise, I though Steve Howe was more animated than I had ever seen him before. Chris Squire had lost some weight as well as jon and they looked and performed great.
I really liked Igor "Khruschev" ( I know that's not really his last name but I can't remember the spelling right now). The guy was a more than adequate sub for Wakeman.
The show started kinda out of synch...Siberian Khatru was pretty mechanical and disjointed. I was surprised to hear "Rythymn of Love" added and it was during this tune and "Owner of a Lonely Heart (later on) and some of the new stuff that Mr. Sherwood did anything.
It was a treat to hear Revealing Science of God. My daughter lost interest during this one and just said "Boy! That kinda just kept going , didn't it?" forgive her, she hasn't a clue. My wife and I stood during the last sone "I've seen all Good People" and the two encores "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper." The solos by Steve and Chris and Alan were awesome as was Mr. "Khruschev's".
I didn't want the show to end, but it did and I was real happy afterwards that I had seen them again. I hope its not for the last time...
I just got back from the Dallas show and was really blown away by the experience. Yes has never sounded better and each musician did an excellent job. The band was really into the performance and showed their appreciation to the well behaved but enthusiastic audience. I had an excellent view, no more than 15-18 ft from Steve Howe. Jon sound great. Chris was a true showman. Alan was excellent and Steve was flawless. Billy and Igor were also good. They all seemed to be really enjoying themselves, even Steve Howe. RSOG was awesome like every one has said. Just wish they had played Soon but that is ok because I managed to get Steve, Chris and Alan's autograph after the show. Thank you Yes for taking the time to do this. That shows so much class by an excellent band. Go see Yes. Don't miss them because you will not be disappointed. Thanks again. Looking forward to two more Texas shows.
Typically YES in length, almost 3 hours. For the most part, was a very enjoyable evening of mostly old YES (real YES). The OYE and KTA/KTA2 fferings didn't seem to be that well accepted, at least my personal opinion and based on crowd response. Igor did a good job on keyboards, but he certainly isn't Rick. And Billy in my opinion (again, but hey, it's me writing this!!) was wasting valuable floor space. His contributions were incredibly minimal, albeit a certain amount of time was spent fiddling with sound problems. Surely he's getting no better than union wages for his effort. Chris was his hamming it up as usual. Steve stole the show. Funny thought crossed my mind when Anderson was describing one of the KTA songs they were fixing to play giving full credit for Billy and Chris working it out, with Jon and Steve only coming in months down the road. Was like he was saying "hey, don't hold me responsible for this next song". Overall, I'll give it 3 stars on a rating scale of 5. Bottom line, YES is NOT what they were in the 70's, but I still love 'em and hopefully I haven't seen the last of them.