I was made aware of the Saga concert on the morning of the show.
Tony, God bless that guy, called me on Saturday morning and asked if we were going to see them that night. I had told him that I knew nothing of the show and hung up to get some tickets on-line.
My wife was not feeling up to going to the show so I naturally decided to contact my keyboardist friend Rick to drag him along.
The tickets were $20.00 Can. the seating was in general admission. We were one the first one’s there so we decided to stand beside the stage. We waited for a long time until Tony,the old keyboardist from Pylis and his beautiful wife Laurie to meet us there.
Last time we saw Saga live was around 2 years ago at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Toronto. That night we stood on the right side of the stage were Ian Crichton the guitarist traditionally played. Tony wanted us to be on Ian’s side of the stage so I could be amazed by his wizardry. At this point I was recovering from a heart problem and I thought that it was really nice of my old buddy to be thinking in this way!
This time I thought we should be on the keyboardist Jim Gilmour’s side because of Tony’s nice gesture the last time we saw the boys in the band.
We were around 15 feet, yes 15 feet away from him and it was wonderful vantage point to see the band from. Tony couldn’t have been happier.
Here is the set that they played that night!
That’s as far as I’ll go
Wind him up
Your not alone
Scratching the surface He did this solo and it was dedicated to a married couple that he knew.
See them smile
Careful where you step
Don’t be late
Don’t be late is my favorite Saga of all time! It really was the best song that I have ever played then and now!!!
The end of a Rocking Roll/Progressive Rock era ladies and gentlemen.
Keep on Rockin’ Saga!