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!
- 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.