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Anyone Else Not Bothering w/2nd leg?

Post: # 1676Post EricBliss12345
Sat Sep 28, 2002 2:10 pm

I'm sure the hell not. I really don't see the point, if they aren't going to change the show at all then what's the point? Hopefully, this time around they won't be such a mess. The setlist was decent but played kind of shoddily.

Actually, I wish I would have waited for this tour, so I could see them in a theater where the sound is good (and after the warm up tour).

It does kind of suck that they aren't going to change the set around all that much. I'm sick of going to a Yes show and only getting to hear 12 songs (when at least half of them are extremely predictable) and it would really break things up a lot if they played some of their rockier, shorter ones in between a few epics.

Is anybody really even going to want to see them again so soon, especially since it's pretty much a repeat of this summer's show? I'd rather sit in the privacy of my own home and fiddle around with mah weenus.

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Post: # 31601Post fragilesi
Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:45 pm

Bring them over to the UK where they are appreciated! That's what I say!

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Post: # 31604Post yesfan37
Sat Sep 28, 2002 7:47 pm

HECK YEAH!!!!
I'm going to see as many shows as I can without getting in trouble at work for taking off too much time. So that should be about 4 to 6 shows!

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Post: # 31606Post Relayer
Sat Sep 28, 2002 9:13 pm

Eric wrote
Is anybody really even going to want to see them again so soon, especially since it's pretty much a repeat of this summer's show?

Maybe it's complusive disorder or something, but they're my favorite band, so I go to the shows as often as I can.

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Post: # 31621Post EricBliss12345
Sun Sep 29, 2002 2:47 am

Oh they're my favorite band too, no doubt. I think I'm just a little immune to being moved by them in concert any more. Now that I've been to about 6 shows I pretty much know what to expect when I go see them. I kind of like to be a little shocked at what gets played, like NO SHIT they're playing this song that I wanted to hear and they never played! I knew that when Wakey came back we were pretty much getting most of what was played on Keys and a couple of surprises. As far as encores, we always know what they're going to do.

I've heard most of the songs they play live now a million times, and I'd really need a drastic change in the setlist to get excited about it, but of course I know they wouldn't do it. I still have lots of fun at Yesshows (and I had a blast at this summers show, I just happened to notice that they didn't seem like they had their shit together!) but I don't really "get sucked in" like I did my first couple shows.

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<b>fragilesi wrote:</b>
Bring them over to the UK where they are appreciated! That's what I say!

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I'll second that!

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Post: # 31643Post Relayer
Sun Sep 29, 2002 4:41 am

Eric I coudln't agree more about the setlist thing, although Southside of the Sky was a long overdue welcome, I would have loved to hear Wonderous Stories instead of Awaken, But more than this I want to hear this line-up having fun and kicking ass, I can't complain about the show I saw in July but I do expect a little more out of the band this time, I am also hoping they have been working on some new material to try out on us, there actually was a time you could hear a song in concert before the album/disc came out, one of the biggset problems with the setlist in my opinion, is the material they play is regimented to this line-up, damn I'd like to hear this line-up play Endless Dream or even Holy Lamb,yeah OK ,Rick Played a couple from Magnication, dare to break the unspeakable rule of dipping out character with the past, so many line-ups, explore the possible even if it fails, have fun with it.
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<font color=blue>If they get any where near me, I'm going! An evening of Yes is way better than another evening of staying home.</font id=blue>

If they come near your town eric, I suggest you give your weenus a break and go see Yes instead! <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>


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Post: # 31663Post yesfan37
Sun Sep 29, 2002 7:56 pm

Hey Eric, Maybe you should move to OZ then you would only have to put up with a YES tour every 30 years!<img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_angry2.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 31670Post Yaddict
Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:34 am

<b>Don’t take anything for granted!</b>

We have been spoiled by the fact that they have been touring relentlessly since 1997. Things change, and you may regret one day not taking advantage of the time when you <b>could</b> see them.

Living in Venezuela I was not able to see them in the 70’s. When the decade was closing I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I would never see them live. I had to wait till I moved to the states to see them in SF at the Cow Palace during the 90125 tour, without Steve! I had to wait another 17 years to see them in their best line-up. It still was well worth it.

My philosophy now is to take it when I can get it. If they are within driving distance, I’ll go. Life is too short to have regrets!

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Mon Sep 30, 2002 2:30 am

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>There is no way I could ever pass up any opportunity to see my favorite band...NEVER!!!!! Be it once a month or ten times a year, I'll be there.</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 31733Post jeffrae
Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:04 pm

I have tickets for the South Bend Shore in IN, right now I am not that excited about seeing them though after seeing the setlist news on the Yesworld.. Sure the setlist was nice but if I wanted to see them same setlist over and over and over and over, I would have just followed them around.. Being a second leg I think it is time to freshen things up a bit.. No need to air their dirty laundry..

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Post: # 31745Post TenVoices
Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:13 pm

Eric, you probably would will be wishing for the day to see Yes when they finally throw in the towel. Each concert can be a unique experience (with the proper attitude). I agree the setlist should alter more, but I bet you can soak in differences at every concert they play. If nothing else, go fraternize with fellow Yes fans and share in the greatness of the band.

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I never miss Yes in concert, whether they play the same thing over and over again, I really don't care, you never know when it will be their last, and I love them so much I would never miss it.

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NEVER MISS A YESSHOW !!!!!
I have seen every tour since 1976,except The Ladder Tour and I still regret it. Thank God for "The House of Blues".... In 1978 I went 4 nights in a row to see The Tormoto in the garden.,,,They played the same set each night but I keep coming back for more of that fresh YESSalad....YUM

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Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:04 pm

I was lucky enough to see them this year at RCMH,but that was by a miracle. Getting a day off in the midst of prime-time summer vactaion in a workplace where you ahve low seniority was hard,but I begged and lied about having a family emergency.
The show wasn`t bad at all, but I enjoyed the pre-concert get together more. I was curious about some of the folks I had talked to on this ite and i wasn`t disappointed in meeting them.
It`s all well and good to pull out the stops and see as many shows as you possibly can,but time and money are big factors.To you folks who have shelled out countless dollars for Yesshows, ,my question is `Where in the hell do you get the money?' Is there a goldmine somewhere you are not telling me about,because I`d like some too.
Time will be a big factor,due to afmily responsibilities and money will be lacking, especiially after Las Vegas next week. If Vegas has it`s way with me, I`ll be living in poverty with all the other rummies in the downtown section of that city.

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Post: # 31840Post EricBliss12345
Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:27 am

Well one thing you guys gotta remember is that I'm poor as hell! That factors into this a lot.

Unemployment just pays my bills and puts gas in my car, and I do have some extra cash but I dont have the money to go to a concert. And why would I want to scrape and save my last pennies to see pretty much the exact same thing I saw this summer? It just doesn't sound like it would be worth it to me.

You think I DON'T want to see the same show in a theater, where the sound will be much better and the lighting will actually have some effect? Also, they probably won't sound like shit this time since they had an entire first leg to warm up. In fact, I bet they sound pretty damn good.

And yeah I know, you aussies might call me spoiled, blah blah blah. I'm not putting extra effort into going to this show because

1. It doesn't appear they're even coming close to me
2. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ sucks when you dont have it

So this could be a $100+ adventure, thats like my loan payment or some credit bills and I just don't have it extra.

So I would probably go if I could, I just don't see the point in spending money I don't have to pretty much see what I already saw.

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Post: # 31856Post jeffrae
Wed Oct 02, 2002 7:19 am

I hear you.. To see yes is going to cost me around 300 bucks this time.. YIKES!! Kinda sad when I just heard on the Radio Rush was going to be in Wisconsin and the tickets are 5 bucks!! 5 BUCKS!!! Now that is a band that cares for the fans pockets!!

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<b>jeffrae wrote:</b>
I hear you.. To see yes is going to cost me around 300 bucks this time.. YIKES!! Kinda sad when I just heard on the Radio Rush was going to be in Wisconsin and the tickets are 5 bucks!! 5 BUCKS!!! Now that is a band that cares for the fans pockets!!

There are some things money can't buy..
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You must live around those legal scalpers that buy all the tickets and than sell them for $300.00. It was expensive the regular way but not as much, I got mine for $75.00.

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Post: # 31875Post jeffrae
Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:28 am

I am talking including Tollway Fees... Gas Hotel... blablabla..

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Post: # 31897Post yesfan37
Wed Oct 02, 2002 5:47 pm

YEP!
My hotel bills will cost me more than any of the YES tickets.

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<b>Stoutman wrote:</b>
I was lucky enough to see them this year at RCMH,but that was by a miracle. Getting a day off in the midst of prime-time summer vactaion in a workplace where you ahve low seniority was hard,but I begged and lied about having a family emergency.
The show wasn`t bad at all, but I enjoyed the pre-concert get together more. I was curious about some of the folks I had talked to on this ite and i wasn`t disappointed in meeting them.
It`s all well and good to pull out the stops and see as many shows as you possibly can,but time and money are big factors.To you folks who have shelled out countless dollars for Yesshows, ,my question is `Where in the hell do you get the money?' Is there a goldmine somewhere you are not telling me about,because I`d like some too.
Time will be a big factor,due to afmily responsibilities and money will be lacking, especiially after Las Vegas next week. If Vegas has it`s way with me, I`ll be living in poverty with all the other rummies in the downtown section of that city.
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<font color=blue>And has the Stoutman emailed to ask for my phone number so we can hook up for a couple of brews while he's here, in Las Vegas?

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Really Chris, you have to see if you can hook up with Ray when you are in Vegas!!!! You cannot let this opportunity pass you by!!!!
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Post: # 32052Post Stoutman
Fri Oct 04, 2002 11:00 am

Ray, I didn`t even think you would want to. Besides, I don`t know your e-mail address. Of course i would;I just don`t like to impose on people ,that`s all.

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Post: # 32067Post fragilesi
Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:19 pm

Chris, check out the little envelope icon at the top of each post, you can e-mail that way. Though I suspect that you'll be hearing from Ray anyway.

Cheers, Simon.

PS Wish I could go too!

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HELLO ALL GOOD PEOPLE! HOW CAN YOU PASS UP NOT SEEING YES IF YOU CAN! TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT FL FANS ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED TO HOWE TICKET SALES WERE EVEN HANDLED.RUTH ECKERD HALL IS A MEMBER FRIENDLY VENUE AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT GET FIRST SEATING! FOR PROMOTIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF YES TO DO THIS TO THERE FANS IS A DISGRACE! NOT ONLY DID THEY DO THIS BUT THAN TEASED US MORE BY PUTING THE PRESALE DATE THE NEXT DAY AND YOU WERE LEFT WITH ROW CC.THE SHOW IS ALMOST SOLD OUT SO I GUESS THEY SHOULD BE HAPPY WITH THAT! THE ONLY WAY THAT I WAS GOING TO CALL REH AND BECOME A MEMBER(FOR $35 MORE) AND BEING OFF WORK THAT DAY (SEPT 19TH WHICH PRESALE WENT ON SEPT 20TH) I GOT ROW M WHICH IS 12 ROWS FROM STAGE THERE IS I BELIVE 36 ROWS AT THIS VENUE AND 130 FEET FROM THE BACK ROW TO THE STAGE.SO YES I AM GOING BUT NOT WITH OUT PURE LUCK AND DETERMATION! IF I AM ABLE TO SEE THEM THAN BY DAMN I WILL!!!!!!!PEACE,BARBARA

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Post: # 32112Post Yaddict
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Post: # 32114Post deelovesyes
Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:45 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>i am definately doing as many as possible
i did 6 for summer tour and so far have tickets for 3 this fall.
9 Yes shows in one year what could be better.


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Post: # 32390Post ericwise
Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:46 am

I think ericbliss123245 sounds a bit whiny and bitter: I wonder if there's other issues that contribute to having such an extreme attitude about a band that you call your favourite;

Could not having a lot of money and/or being unemployed and having unmanageable bills figure into the picture? I'm sorry that you're in an unfortunate circumstance, but taking your bitterness and applying it to Yes' concert setlist philosophy is a bit much, don't you think (I'm sure enough people have said don't go if you don't want to).

For my money (I do have a family and occupational responsibilities but I can afford to see them once or twice a year) Yes could play whatever they wanted, and for the last three wonderful tours (et al) they have blown my mind doing just that, and I go home perfectly happy and singing everytime.

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I would go again, if I could get the time off work. But I saw them once this year which is a lot more than some people got to see them so that's OK by me. I would consider myself blessed.

Ericbliss, dear, you're young and poor. Someday that will change. And someday you'll be able to go to almost all the concerts you want.

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