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Anyone being left out???

Post: # 804Post Stoutman
Wed May 15, 2002 11:26 am

Am I the only stooge here,but it seems everyone will be attending a Yes concert this year but yours truly. I can`t be the only one missing out on all the fun.
I know;this is a sad post,but what do you expect from a sad person
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Besides,someone has to look out for the rest of the `have nots.'

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Post: # 20154Post Altair
Wed May 15, 2002 12:45 pm

Sorry Stoutman. Tell you what, I'll give you a call on my cellphone during the Konocti concert so you can listen in. <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Post: # 20156Post theproffet
Wed May 15, 2002 1:02 pm

Bullshit.

If you want to see the band, you will. Last year, I skipped out on a court case, I was completely broke, and I still made it. There was no way I could have done it, and yet, I did.

Hey, I think I've got a place for your defeatist ideas about seeing the boys--it's warm, it's dark, and it's real close. And it's about time I stopped this Dennis Leary schtick . . .

Just see the band. No matter what sort of hoops you have to go through, just see the band. Sell your dads coin collection, blackmail an older sexual partner, just see the band, live! You got wealthy neighbors with lax security? SEE THE BAND!

No excuses this year . . . <img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 20162Post fragilesi
Wed May 15, 2002 3:10 pm

Stout . . . join the club . . . The Proffet is right but I just did that to make sure that I see Rush in Toronto this year . . . they are the only band that I would ever prioritise on a level with Yes.

I normally go and see a couple of Yes shows when they return home to play for us occasionally. Most of the time we just sit on the sidelines hearing about the next US tour.

Simon.

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Post: # 20166Post Ra
Wed May 15, 2002 6:08 pm

Hi!

You think your fate is hard? Then try me:

Through all my years of being devoted to YES music I only had once the chance to see YES (or something like it) live on stage: ANDERSON, BRUFORD, WAKEMAN & HOWE were on tour in Germany (sooo long ago ...), and it truely was a more than delightful evening in Stuttgart, although the concert hall was only halfway filled - but the fans that were there were REAL fans. And that's what counts.

Anyway: In the modern times we lilve I don't see the real necessity of traveling 500 km or more in order to see anyone live on stage.
If there's a convenient chance nearby: Okay, then I'll be there. If not, there's always the possibility of watching a concert on video or DVD (yesterday I bought YESSYMPHONIC - but my DVD-player will be there only next week ...).

Of course: The feeling on a concert is great, but the music remains the same. A well-made concert-movie captures the atmosphere and allows me to "get the spirit". And I enjoy seeing Jon and Chris and Steve and Alan on T.V. as much (or almost as much) when seeing them live on stage.

I simply think it's great that they are still THERE and that they are still making some of the most fascinating music on this planet.

Ciao,
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Post: # 20172Post perpetualchanger
Wed May 15, 2002 6:56 pm

Stout, knowing your situation ... I still think you should try to go. Really. That's all I'm going to say for now but you'll hear from me privately.

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Post: # 20178Post Stoutman
Wed May 15, 2002 7:38 pm

Look,I never said my fate was harder than anyone else`s. I know there are a lot of folks here who have it a lot worse than I could ever have it and I think i`ve been pretty cognizant of that. I`m not vain and shallow to think I`m so important. As a a matter of fact,I think the opposite.
I thought it was a legit question,that`s all. I`m sorry i said a word or opened my mouth. Bad things seem to happen when I do.Silence has always been my strongest suit. I wasn`t trying to pull anyone down here.
Forget I said anything. For those of you who will read this,just kindly disregard this thread.

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Post: # 20181Post perpetualchanger
Wed May 15, 2002 8:07 pm

Easy, Stout. Take two deep breaths and e-mail me.

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Post: # 20183Post Ed Schaum
Wed May 15, 2002 8:11 pm

Hey Stout, are you close to anyplace that they're playing?

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Post: # 20184Post fragilesi
Wed May 15, 2002 8:12 pm

Hey stoutman, you're right, that's what I meant about join the club. There are always people worse off like the Aussies of course who simply don't get to see the band at all.

And yes it's all very well of people to go on about pulling out all the stops to see the band but if you're not in a position to do that then that's an end to it. I don't think that the Proffet meant you to take what he said personally or all that seriously. We all want to see Yes playing to big audiences, it's just a natural enthusiasm for this wonderful band.

I just hope that we all get to see a show somehow before too long . . . but you are not alone. This isn't space, in Yestalk, people do hear you scream!

Simon.

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Post: # 20186Post perpetualchanger
Wed May 15, 2002 8:15 pm

Stout, my dear, I know you have some things going on, and not everyone on this board is aware of them. Your secrets are safe with me. Just don't give up until you've tried every possibility, OK? <img src=pix/luv1.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 20210Post gtrpir8
Wed May 15, 2002 10:43 pm

Stoutman,

The closest venues to me will be the shows in Maryland (6 hour drive) and Atlanta (8 hour drive). Both shows are on Fridays, but I can't take a day off because our vacation policy no longer allows single days off. PLus, I'm a stubborn old home body that prefers to stay close by home anyway, so, unless they get closer to North Carolina with new dates, I'll likely miss this tour. Sorry Prof, my dedication level just isn't as strong as yours!!

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Post: # 20215Post YesJo
Wed May 15, 2002 11:23 pm

To Stoutman and anyone else who can't see Yes this summer, I am sorry. I wish you could, I really do. Do what you can, and if you can't try not to take it too hard. Hopefully they will be back again.

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Post: # 20242Post sound_chaser
Thu May 16, 2002 5:26 am

Yes Jo, don't want to be rude or anything, but you're looking dog-rough today. And Stout. Chill out man; don't take Prof's shit so seriously. You bruise too easily! Take it on the chin...and then go right for his throat. It's a shame if you can't make the tour this year. I haven't seen Yes since, ooh, last December and I'm feeling really hard done by already. Still the new DVD will make up for my withdrawal symptoms. Pull the curtains, switch off the light, turn the volume up to eleven. I’m sure you get the picture?

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Post: # 20263Post Yeswhole
Thu May 16, 2002 8:38 am

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<b>theproffet wrote:</b>
Bullshit.

If you want to see the band, you will. Last year, I skipped out on a court case, I was completely broke, and I still made it. There was no way I could have done it, and yet, I did.

Hey, I think I've got a place for your defeatist ideas about seeing the boys--it's warm, it's dark, and it's real close. And it's about time I stopped this Dennis Leary schtick . . .

Just see the band. No matter what sort of hoops you have to go through, just see the band. Sell your dads coin collection, blackmail an older sexual partner, just see the band, live! You got wealthy neighbors with lax security? SEE THE BAND!

No excuses this year . . . <img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr><font color=red> "I woke up this morning, and the sun was gone, turned on some music to start my day, and lost myself in a familiar song, I closed my eyes, and I slipped away . . '</font id=red>
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Go proffet, Go proffet, Go proffet. Yours is the best post I've seen on Yestalk. We are talking about life philosophy here. You summed it up. You can if you want to. You gotta want to.

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Post: # 20264Post Yeswhole
Thu May 16, 2002 8:40 am

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<b>Stoutman wrote:</b>
Look,I never said my fate was harder than anyone else`s. I know there are a lot of folks here who have it a lot worse than I could ever have it and I think i`ve been pretty cognizant of that. I`m not vain and shallow to think I`m so important. As a a matter of fact,I think the opposite.
I thought it was a legit question,that`s all. I`m sorry i said a word or opened my mouth. Bad things seem to happen when I do.Silence has always been my strongest suit. I wasn`t trying to pull anyone down here.
Forget I said anything. For those of you who will read this,just kindly disregard this thread.
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Great thread. Everyone fucks up. I do every day. Fuck-em and learn form your mistakes. See you at a Yesshow

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Post: # 20389Post theproffet
Fri May 17, 2002 9:57 am

<font color=green>Yeah, I was worried that what I said sounded kinda harsh, but I wanted to grab Stout by the lapels, and shake him a bit, to encourage him to perhaps try a little bit harder. True, some people just can't pull it off, I realize that. But I'd be remiss if I didn't give folks a shove in the right direction. I knew if I missed the show last summer, I'd always regret it, so I did what I had to, and it was worth it. This year I only have to trek a couple of hours, and have funds now--last summer it was a hot nine hour drive in a compact pick-up with little money for drinks (or food for that matter)!

After that, when I got to the venue, I discovered I picked up the mailing address thingy instead of the real ticket! I just about crapped my pants, but I got a ticket voucher from the box office once they could check it out. I tell ya man, that was not a good feeling . . .

But it was all worth it . . . </font id=green><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr><font color=red> "I woke up this morning, and the sun was gone, turned on some music to start my day, and lost myself in a familiar song, I closed my eyes, and I slipped away . . '</font id=red>

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Post: # 20399Post Stoutman
Fri May 17, 2002 11:41 am

Hey,Proff,I do see your point now. I didn`t get it when I first saw your post but now I`m likening it to General Patton slapping that soldier out of his cowardice,or his shell-shocked state. The thread did have a negative vibe to it and I`m sorry that it did. But I do appreciate your fervor and I have a good sense of what you are about now. And I never did thank you for taking my position on that thread I posted a while back.But thanks if I never said it before.

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Post: # 20400Post Yesmam
Fri May 17, 2002 11:44 am

Hey Stoutman, I won't be seeing them this summer either, and it IS miserable. All this "pull out all the stops and go anyway" may be realistic for some people who have the $$$, the time off, and the $$$ to take time off to travel but we can't all do that. The real ass kicker is that if they had attended a certain venue close to me, I had a backstage pass contact this time.

I have decided that in the Spirit of Survival, I will be In The Presence Of YES through my friends at YesTalk that can attend the shows. Does this mean that I'm going to quit bitching and bemoaning that I can't go? Probably not. But at least I know that I'll be at some of the concerts in spirit and I can read all about them here.<img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 20442Post perpetualchanger
Fri May 17, 2002 8:08 pm

Not all of us get lucky.

It just happened to work out for me that I got weekends off on the last shift bid, that my show is only 2 hours from me and it is on a Sunday, that my husband has been working his ass off with the overtime so we had enough money to get the good seats, and Wakeman came back.

I got lucky. And I never get this lucky!

I haven't seen any concerts in 8 years, and the last one was a Yes concert. So I guess I was overdue for some good luck. Next time someone else will be this lucky. I hope it's one of you.


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Post: # 20454Post rickgraeff
Fri May 17, 2002 9:06 pm

I currently live in Denver and am moving to Missoula Montana in a few weeks. I bouyght tixs for the seattle show (7th row center!!!!!!) I will have to drive 10-12 hours ea way or fly. This is going to be my most anticipated show in years!!!!!

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Fri May 17, 2002 9:08 pm

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>i may not make it to the states and the show in st louis in time this summer. the ins paperwork is taking a hell of a long time. to top it off i learned today that the ins office´s are backed up with applications for miles. i don´t think i can afford a plane ticket to go see yes and then come back home for the embassy interview. keeping my fingers crossed though. (ouch!)
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Post: # 20462Post YesJo
Fri May 17, 2002 9:39 pm

Well, I should not complain, I realize that, but I'm dog tired from trying to get good seats yesterday on the presale on the internet. Didn't get the kind of seats I want, but I'll be there so if anyone is going to the Waterfront at the Tweeter Center in Camden, let me know and maybe we can meet up before the show in the lot!!!

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Fri May 17, 2002 9:46 pm

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<b>Stoutman wrote:</b>
Hey,Proff,I do see your point now. I didn`t get it when I first saw your post but now I`m likening it to General Patton slapping that soldier out of his cowardice,or his shell-shocked state. The thread did have a negative vibe to it and I`m sorry that it did. But I do appreciate your fervor and I have a good sense of what you are about now. And I never did thank you for taking my position on that thread I posted a while back.But thanks if I never said it before.
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I had hoped that you'd answer me there, Stout, but maybe you didn't see my post.

Are you anywhere near a show?? If you are, then why don't we all throw a few bucks in to get you a ticket. I'll throw in $10.

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Post: # 20466Post Stoutman
Fri May 17, 2002 10:22 pm

Ed; Thanks for the offer,but no thanks. The money is not a problem; it`s just having that time off. I work for a real shit outfit that would bust my chops unmercifully if I happened to call in sick, especially during the prime time summer vacation season. The managers I work for are impossible and I`m sure that they would use this against me,despite my good attendance record. I had called in already to look at a prospective job and who knows how many times I would have to call in if this is taken further.And if I happen to take that prospective position, I`m sure that there would be a probationary period and calling in sick would not be the wisest of moves.So it`s better not to plan anything rather than `eat' tickets I would not use. I`m sorry if i didn`t get back to you before on this. I`ve been preoccupied with other matters. But the offer is greatly appreciated,
Chris

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