Setlist: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra Survival Time And A Word Yours Is No Disgrace South Side Of The Sky And You And I Leaves Of Green Soon Going For The One Don't Kill The Whale Machine Messiah Encore: Roundabout
Yes' 1st concert post-RRHOF induction, and 1st concert with Dylan Howe. Dylan & Alan weren't always on stage simultaneously; Dylan played all the Bruford-era songs (and with a brisk tempo, especially YIND), while Alan came in towards the end of AYAI and played the rest of the show.
At the start of AYAI, Jon introduced Dylan, and mentioned that it was also his birthday. Steve started playing the acoustic intro, but had to stop as a section of the crowd in front of him sang 'Happy Birthday' to Dylan, which was warmly received by Steve & the band.
At the start of YIND, Steve said they were playing 1 song from each of their first 9 albums (instead of 10). He mentioned this again at the start of Machine Messiah, saying this is a song from album 'Number 9' repeatedly (ala Beatles Revolution #9). Oh well, he's entitled to a senior moment!
Survival was a treat, and while I quietly hoped for some more deeper cuts from the other non-'Like It Is' albums, this was still great. Steve was in good spirits all night, and gave his pedal steel a nice workout w/ AYAI, Soon, and GFTO. There was a great vibe from both band and audience all night, despite a light rainfall that started at the end of Soon and lasted the rest of the show. Both Carl Palmer and Todd Rundgren were great opening acts. Very pleasant evening overall.