We realised a long nurtured dream of mine today. We drove in to San Francisco and saw the group YES perform live at the Warfield Theatre. They were awesomely good. I'd had the new album, "The Ladder", since September, and I bought tickets as soon as they went on sale on the web, so we had great seats. I'd been following the tour reports online, so I knew what to expect, but still, it was pretty fantastic to actually *be there*.

Afterwards I felt kind of depressed - after all, they are human as well as musicians. Maybe if Rick Wakeman were still playing keyboards with them, completing the "classic" and arguably most popular lineup, I would have felt differently. Don't get me wrong, it was the best concert I've ever attended, and I will absolutely make sure to see them again when they tour this way again in 2000. But, I guess there is something about seeing demi-gods in the flesh that leaves you feeling just a little "down" afterwards.