quote:Originally posted by JCT1000:
We went to see Styx & Yes at Verizon Wireless on the 24th. It was a last minute decision. I've been a Yes fan for 30+ years and seen them many times, but wasn't sure I was up for it.
Partly, I'm not as into spending $100+ on tickets to aging rocker shows. I've enoyed seeing Bruce Hornsby and Elvis Costello, recently, both for less than $50 per ticket, at the Pageant, a more intimate venue.
But, in the end, scored some super cheap 4th row tics on StubHub, and went. I thought Yes was good, agree missing Jon Anderson. Glad Yes was the lead band, as Styx played with lots more energy. They would have been a hard act to follow.
Styx played first at Maryhill. Thus, Yes' lack of energy was even more pronounced. Sadly, about 1/3 of the crowd had left before Yes even finished their set.
BTW -- I've seen Hornsby the last two times that he has been at the Pageant. What a great venue.