Tuesday, August 1, 1989
33 years, 7 months and 29 days ago
Joe from Port Jervis
I wore the white outfit as per the request from the band. Jon Anderson opened the show by walking through the aisle with a wireless mic singing TIME AND A WORD accompanied by some acoustic guitar player on stage. It wasn't Steve Howe. He was a second guitarist. I jumped up as he went by me and started singing along and walking with him. Don't ask me why. Jon turned around and gave me a look like WHAT THE F...? I quickly sat back down. Sorry Jon. Great show once the idiots were silenced!
The local radio station in Hampton Roads, Va, relayed a request from the band that they wanted everyone planning to attend the evening's concert to please wear white clothing. The plan was to have a white background for the planned video recording of "Order of the Universe". The song was played twice that show; once for the video filming which, as I recall, had several breaks for editing purposes. I am reasonably certain that the recording of the video took place before the intermission period, right after 'And You and I'. Later the band played the song in its entirely as part of the regular set. As well as Tony Levin played, I remember thinking about how great it would have been to have had Squire in the lineup. Otherwise, this was a tremendous show.