33 years, 2 months and 16 days ago
Sunday, March 18, 1990
Friday, September 29, 2017 9:54 PM
My brothers took me to see this show, grew up listening to them blasting it on the sterio, was a really great show, what a treat!
I had seen YES at other, much larger venues. We didn't have the best seats but it really didn't matter. I'm sure where ever you sat that night the sound and sights were great.The one thing that I can still remember is how clean and precise their playing was that night. One of the best concerts I have ever experienced. Thank You YES. Please come back to Richmond and play at the Mosque( currently called the Landmark Theatre for political correctness).
Bill Bruford's computer failed utterly during his solo and his bit was largely mute. He did a lot of the show acustically when he had planned to play the synth drums. Wakeman also had trouble with his computer settings. Tony Levin seemed to be having a really good time. After the show, Wakeman actually hung out with my little group of friends and seemed to enjoy the adulation. When a friend said to Bill Bruford "It seems just like the good old days," Bruford glowered at him and said, "These are the good old days then, aren't they?"
When I arrived at the Mosque in Richmond, I found I had lost my tickets! I almost wept. The usher said ,"follow me" and she took us to a side door of the lobby. We waited there until the lights dimmed and we heard the taped intro music. Then she took my date and me in and seated us with the press right in front of the board! After the show I said to myself, "I'm going to meet the band tonight." We walked down the alley to the service entrance and there they all were, just hanging out! Rick Wakeman hung out with us and was Very friendly and we invited him to a late supper but he said he was unable, maybe next time. Autographs and hugs and handshakes all around. To next time!
This venue [Mosque Theater] was not unlike the recent San Luis Obsipo Freemont Theater in that it was a very small, intimate setting. I was in the third row and can still remember, prior to the show, that you could actually look into the area where Steve Howe was tuning his guitars.