Stopped by my green-aproned drug-pusher the other day for a fix of black and bitter. They were doing an informal poll: What was your first concert?
I had to stop, catch my breath, and blink a few times to activate the Way-Back Machine. I think I was all of 14. My friend Susan E. and I went with two guys. Don't even remember which two guys, but they were more-or-less our age so it wasn't creepy or anything.
The venue was the then-brandy-new Market Square Arena* in Indianapolis. I remember getting to the seat, being passed a bottle of cherry vodka, and that was all she wrote. I don't remember any of the show, but I do remember being told it was Yes. I was a Top 40 kinda girl so it's very likely I knew next to nothing about Yes.
This probably wasn't the album they were touring for, but it is probably the only song I would have recognized. Not that I remember them playing it....
I've Seen All Good People, Yes, The Yes Album
It was the first time I smoked pot. It was the first time I drank. I have a vague recollection of riding up and down in an elevator. And that's about it.
Yes, Yes, indeed. Rock on, Friday!
* I just learned MSA was demolished in 2001. Got-damn I'm old!