Back to the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow to see Anderson Rabin Wakeman (ARW)…
I upgraded my seat from the one in the gods to this much better view…
It was a great show. I surprised myself at how emotional I got when Jon Anderson entered the stage. He really is in great voice and skipped around the stage like someone fifty years younger.
Rick Wakeman is as good as ever. His parts in Awaken were stunning.
Trevor Rabin is a very different kind of player than Steve Howe and it showed in the older songs. The overall sound was excellent though.
Special mention should go the “hired hands” especially bass player Lee Pomeroy who is just amazing. His extended solo during The Fish was spectacular and a wonderful tribute to Chris Squire.
It was a great night and, unlike some fans, I’m very happy to have two bands out playing this music. Another union would be nice though. We can dream.
The pound and dollar are almost equal right now once you add on VAT. Buying music online has become very expensive.
I wonder if they drove through East Kilbride.
I had smoked a joint, so everything was vivid and mystical. As we drove along, we encountered a fair number of “roundabouts,” what you in the States call traffic circles.
Source: The Inspiration Behind ‘Roundabout,’ the 1972 Hit Song by Yes – WSJ
Another birthday comes and goes. The big numbers with zeros on the end are depressing but the ones in between don’t feel so bad.
I’ve got the hump and I like it.
I’ve only read good and positive things about the ARW tour which makes me excited about next week’s show in Glasgow. There’s only one Yes as far as I’m concerned but we’re lucky to have two bands currently playing the music and doing it justice.
Here’s a good review of the first night of the UK tour.
“The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” It’s a famous quote but I didn’t know it was Brian Eno’s.
I’ve been enjoying some old 2000 AD stuff. Considering a digital subscription. I don’t need more paper stuff lying around.