Yes it's Copenhagen! - December 09
The Yes gig
Steve beside the Little Mermaid
Chris and Scotland
One of the many salubrious pals on Out of the Tunnel's Mouth was Chris Squire, which made for an interesting approach to the tracks he contributed to - specifically Fire on the Moon and Nomads. In many ways it was a time of being spoiled for choice, what with Nick Beggs, another master of the Rickenbacker, joining our recording team and live band. Recently, while my band was on the road, Chris was out touring with Yes...
It seemed that both our groups would be touring the UK and Europe at roughly the same time. Chris, his wife Scotland, Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman came to see our show at the Salford Lowry theatre, but there wasn't time for me to see a Yes show on home turf. Amidst busy schedules Jo and I decided to bite the bullet and head off to Copenhagen to catch up with Chris and to see one of the World's great bands turning in a spectacular show.
For those who haven't visited make no mistake, Copenhagen is a fabulous city. As luck would have it the Eco Summit was taking place in parallel to the musical extravaganza. Airport staff must have been worried about demonstrators as I was stopped twice on route and asked to explain my reason for visiting. As it happens one friendly customs officer in Copenhagen announced he would be attending the Yes gig too!
Jo and I went to see the Little Mermaid statue with Scotland and her mum. What amazing yet such sad tales from Hans Christian Anderson. But of course the main event was the gig...
Yes' current line up did the songs proud. So many classics from all our record collections. The Genesis guys were huge Yes fans and I'm proud to say I've worked with so many Yes members over the years. It sometimes feels like we're an extended family... it was well worth the trip. Thanks guys!
Cones R Us!