As much as I hate to say, this was the worst Yes show I've ever seen! And this was my 8th time seeing them since 1975. There were just too many technical problems and mishaps to warrant a lousy show. First of all, the concert was postponed and rescheduled twice, and then the band was an hour late getting on stage. Then there were no stage visuals due to a part for their video projector being on back order,plus the lighting crew missed cues and didn't seem to have a clue to what was going on! If that wasn't enough, the PA mains blow out during their last song (I've Seen All Good People). But the band kept playing as if they were oblivious to the mishap, and I was lucky to be sitting on the side where I can hear the stage mix. And to top everything off, I had a backstage pass for the very first time for a Yes concert, I go backstage just to find out that the band left the Arena moments before, right after All Good People! They didn't even come out for Roundabout! It was the only concert that they didn't play it! They didn't even play my favorites off Big Generator either (Final Eyes and I'm Running). What a lousy night!
ohh this show what were they an hour late getting onstage then when we finnaly got into the show the PA blows , they finish in the middle of all good people with the stage amps and audience participation then we all hang around waiting for the band to get back on stage and the lights go up with a voice saying the show is over what a drag Pro's and con's to the show trevor and jon visibly upset with Chris (possibly he was late getting to the venue) Trevor visibly schooling Tony about some technical issues kind of dissapointing and disjointed
This was the only Yes show of the 16 that I have seen, that was not very good. The band had problems at the start of the tour and many shows were cancalled. They seemed unrehersed and confused on stage. Rythem of Love was the hot new Yes radio song and it was not even played live. Heart of the Sunrise was great and the show had it's cool moments. After seeing them 3 times for 90125 however and being blown away each time I was shocked at how subpar this show was. Then the power went out and we didn't even get the encore. This show was more like a bad rehersal then a concert from a top notch band. Yes is like pizza and even bad pizza is still homemade bread with cheese on top. A night I'll never forget.
Sadly, this was the only tour since 1976 that I was disappointed in. My problem was that Yes tried to use the same equipment from the 90125 tour. This was, I believe, the first time they had failed to use the latest technology on stage. In other words, every previous tour they had better equipment the following tour - except for this one and, sadly, others after that.
The real problem was that during All Good People the main sound system fried out and only the monitors on stage could be heard. That was not very loud. So Yes finished that song and left. Bummer! That really stunk. I think they were about to go into the encores anyway, but it still stunk. This was Yes after all. I looked up to them as setting a high standard for the presentation of live music. And they let me down! All just to save a few bucks. I think they learned their lesson, though. I've never heard of that happening since. But it was sad and unfortunately, after hitting it big with 90125, too many people saw the BG fiasco here in Milwaukee and were turned off.
I remember the Big Generator Tour show in Milwaukee. The venue was the MECCA (Milwaukee Arena). It was about half full.
The show was a disappointment for one big reason. During 'I've Seen All Good People' the sound system failed! All that barely could be heard were the amps from onstage! The band finished the song and left the stage. We never heard 'Roundabout'!