25 years, 2 months and 12 days ago
Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Jon knows, what the headline means !
Having seen the third Yes concert now and having played in a band myself I still am absolutely impressed by the fact, that such music can be performed live on a stage.
Being a great fan of Yes I was happy that the guys performed "Wondrous Stories", which was the beginning of my "career" as a Yes fan back in 1977 (now you know my age, 36).
One of the greatest (or is it biggest ?, sorry, I am german) advantages of Yes is, that there is no, what we call in german "Starkult". You always had the feeling to see friends on the stage and there was an intensive relationship between Yes and the audience especially at the end of the concert, when the people left their chairs and came to the stage. I never experienced something like that before in a rock concert, it was like having Yes in your living room.
It gave me the impression the group loves, what they do for us.
The show was great, emphasizing the music and not the light. The setting of the PA was better in the concerts of the past (but may be it is the Oberfrankenhalle).
Again one remark to Jon: the prononciation of the difficult "little swiss cows" was perfect, for the next tour: Bayreuth is pronounced --> "Byeroyd".
Hope to see Yes very soon in the future anywhere.