Peter Bargh

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November 10th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 313 – Yes

Will Cheung emailed this morning to say he’d been to see Yes last night, and that they were playing Sheffield. I looked them up and realised the gig was tonight. So I quickly ordered a ticket and managed to get centre position in the Circle at the Sheffield City Hall.

I’ve been listening to Yes since the early 70s but I have never seen them until tonight. Shame Jon Anderson wasn’t singing or Rick Wakeman on keyboards, but the line up was solid and almost a 2 1/2 hour set was played, including all the golden oldies such as Roundabout and And You and I, plus at least one track from their new album which I hadn’t heard before.

This is them playing the opening title track from the album Fly From Here – it was a 20min long song. Prog rock lives on!

From left to right

  • Guitar, Vocals: Steve Howe
  • Vocals: Benoit David
  • Drums, Percussion: Alan White
  • Bass, Vocals: Chris Squire
  • Keyboards: Geoff Downes

Notice Steve has his own special carpet. I wonder if that’s like a comfort blanket?

Taken with the Olympus EP2 and 40-150mm zoom set at 40mm. ISO800 so noise is quite bad.

October 30th, 1990

Tangerine Dream Sheffield City Hall

Tangerine Dream at Sheffield City Hall

I was in Circle seat G46



September 25th, 1983

Gary Numan plays Sheffield City Hall

Gary Numan plays Sheffield City Hall

I was in the balcony in seat C77



This was the set list:

Sister Surprise
Remind Me to Smile
This Prison Moon
Down in the Park
She’s Got Claws
I Die: You Die
Me! I Disconnect From You
Love Is Like Clock Law
The Iceman Comes
This Is My House
I Am Render
War Songs
My Centurion
The Tick Tock Man
We Take Mystery (To Bed)
Love Needs No Disguise
Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

February 24th, 1976

Cockney Rebel play Sheffield City Hall

Cockney Rebel play Sheffield City Hall

I was in the Balcony Seat A83