Thursday, August 3, 1989
33 years, 7 months and 17 days ago
I remember being on vacation from work during this week. I was already committed to something during the evening which prevented my attending the show but I was free during the afternoon when I heard the guys were doing an instore at Sam Goody Records at The Roosevelt Mall in NE Philly. My friend, Larry, and I headed up there. Larry brought along a Super 8 Movie Camera to get some shots of them. It was pretty crowded and disorganized, much to our disappointment, and ABWH didn't stay around too long when they got there(unlike David Gilmour, of Pink Floyd, who'd signed every autograph when he appeared at Granite Run Mall in 1984 after we'd been grouped into an orderly line) Mostly it was a quick hello and a few autographs before they were whisked away. Larry was lucky to get a few quick shots.
What a great show. This was classic Yes like I have not seen for years. To top the show was waiting two hours afterward and meeting Anderson and Wakeman and getting a handshake and an autograph from both.