Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

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Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (pag) » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm

Here are a few photos that were sent to me by people who attended the Yes 50th fan Convention at London Palladium in March. SEYES opened the proceedings with "The Gates Of Delirium" followed by "Close To The Edge". We had the forestage curtain lowered for the performance after the soundcheck so that the Yes setup couldn't be seen. The whole stage was wide open prior to the public entering so we could setup and it was quite entertaining strolling around the Yes equipment. The band didn't bother to arrive in time to see us perform and time was very tight with all the stuff that was going on so by the time Yes turned up for the Q+A we were loading out. I met Billy and Jay Schellen backstage for a brief chat whilst getting my CS packed away. Billy had a look at my CS (his tech let me have a look at the Spectors..chunky necks by the way) and I can say he definitely wont be playing Rickenbacker basses with Yes. Pity really. Anyway even though Yes couldn't be bothered to see us play the main thing is the fans loved us and we had a standing ovation! We did the 400mile round trip for a forty minute slot all for charity. Rock and Roll.
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (pag) » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:58 pm

And by the way...The Palladium in house PA is huge and its a brand new digital installation. We were way louder than Yes apparently thanks to us using our own engineer. Really Rock n Roll.
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (s4001) » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:59 pm

Great gig!
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (Billsbro) » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Sounds like a great performance. I wish I could have been there. Too bad the band didn't catch you.
It was their loss!
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (pag) » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Thanks Stephen. Today we had a message from Brian Neeson (from the Scottish Yes fan club) who organised the convention. Next Wednesday he will be presenting a cheque of the funds raised at the Christie Hospital in Didsbury Manchester. This is in memory of the late Malcom Birkett (the biggest Yes fan on the planet) who was cared for by the staff at Christies during his illness. Being a Mancunian I will be attending the presentation to represent the musicians who performed at the Palladium and the Yesworld website will be reporting the event.
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (Billsbro) » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:22 pm

pag wrote:Thanks Stephen. Today we had a message from Brian Neeson (from the Scottish Yes fan club) who organised the convention. Next Wednesday he will be presenting a cheque of the funds raised at the Christie Hospital in Didsbury Manchester. This is in memory of the late Malcom Birkett (the biggest Yes fan on the planet) who was cared for by the staff at Christies during his illness. Being a Mancunian I will be attending the presentation to represent the musicians who performed at the Palladium and the Yesworld website will be reporting the event.


Very cool, Pete. What a great thing to be a part of. Raising funds for good charities with cool events like the convention is one of the best things a human can do.

I never met Malcolm of course, but he was/is legendary. He was one of the nicest guys over on the (highly contentious)YesFans Forum.
How sad it was when he passed away.

We are born. We die.
In the middle, our success is measured by how many lives we touch in a positive way. Our fun is measured by how many times we hear live versions of Yes songs by Yes and by SeYes. Yes?
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (pag) » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:22 am

Yes!
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Re: Yes50th Fan Convention London Palladium

Postby (pag) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Brian Neeson and myself presented a cheque of the money raised at the Palladium to the Christie Hospital in Manchester last week.
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