I just got back from seeing Yes at Summerfest. Yeah, it's kinda late, but you how it is after a concert.... The typical traffic jams that plague the shows afterwards. This one was no exception. Well maybe, there was this drunk passed out in the parking lot....that's another story.
Anyways, my son, myself and a friend of mine went to Summerfest this afternoon to meet up with some other close friends of mine there. They had plans to go see the Scorpions at another stage. So we chatted for awhile. While waiting for Yes to make their appearance, I ran into some blogger friends of mine Dan and Joe Heuer there. We chatted for awhile before we ran off in different directions.
Yes pulled off an excellent show! They played mostly their classic tunes from their early years. Coming onstage during the show's opener "Firebird Suite", they rocked into the night starting with "Tempus Fugit" from the Drama album. From there, the band forged into more familiar material from earlier days like "Yours is No Disgrace", "And You and I", "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper" Guitarist Steve Howe had his moment of glory with his acoustical solo "The Clap" The newcomers singer Benoit David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman shown that they are worthy of being part of the band. Even though Benoit is no Jon Anderson, but he sure sounds a hell like him. Oliver sounded like he learned a few tricks from his father!