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    Have You Been Approached By A Stranger While Wearing A Yesshirt Lately?

    It happens to me fairly regularly. Last time was a couple of days ago, while I was pumping gas. This slightly older guy noticed my shirt and asked if I went to that concert and when it was. I told him Yes and it was back in 2011 (the shirt was In The Present. I think I got that right...). He asked me how many concerts I had been to and I told him about 20 and Drama was my first. His first was Tales, which he also indicated was his favourite album. I told him that I'm a Relayer Man.

    The time before that was at the same gas station I believe. Some dude noticed my shirt and went on about the only worthwile Rock and Roll being created between 1955 and 1980. I said '70s, '80s and some '60s, but basically agreed with him. It sort of gave me a knowing chill.

    #2
    Never. I only have two Yes t shirts, though....

    I was once approached about a Beatles t shirt. He asked the fairly dumb question “So you’re a Beatles fan?”

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      #3
      I have dozens of Yes shirts from tours going back to the 70s . And I haven’t worn any in public since the 80’s
      i don’t know what to do with them

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        #4
        Originally posted by cjreyes View Post
        It happens to me fairly regularly. Last time was a couple of days ago, while I was pumping gas. This slightly older guy noticed my shirt and asked if I went to that concert and when it was. I told him Yes and it was back in 2011 (the shirt was In The Present. I think I got that right...). He asked me how many concerts I had been to and I told him about 20 and Drama was my first. His first was Tales, which he also indicated was his favourite album. I told him that I'm a Relayer Man.

        The time before that was at the same gas station I believe. Some dude noticed my shirt and went on about the only worthwile Rock and Roll being created between 1955 and 1980. I said '70s, '80s and some '60s, but basically agreed with him. It sort of gave me a knowing chill.
        Maybe the gas station’s a secret YesFans meeting spot.

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          #5
          Lately has been hard, with the pandemic, and now gas prices to actually go/be put in public. With all the sheep wearing masks, and the upsurge in Democratic-crime, you want to avoid most strangers if you can. ;-)

          Probably a hundred people over the years.

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            #6
            Originally posted by luvyesmusic View Post
            Lately has been hard, with the pandemic, and now gas prices to actually go/be put in public. With all the sheep wearing masks, and the upsurge in Democratic-crime, you want to avoid most strangers if you can. ;-)

            Probably a hundred people over the years.
            Yes, the crime by Democrats has been much worse than that by the guy who led the charge for the insurrection because his ego couldn't take the loss. "Sheep wearing masks?" You must be some kind of "special" Yes fan.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Close to the Edge 72 View Post

              Yes, the crime by Democrats has been much worse than that by the guy who led the charge for the insurrection because his ego couldn't take the loss. "Sheep wearing masks?" You must be some kind of "special" Yes fan.
              Keep believing all the lies mainstream media, big tech and the current administration tells you. ;-)

              Sorry to offend you, old man, you are part of the elderly and compromised demographics that wearing a mask may help. I'm talking about the sheep driving around all by themselves, or walking outside with zero folks around. The folks that are constantly scared, or just, sadly, follow the narrative.

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                #8
                Originally posted by cjreyes View Post
                It happens to me fairly regularly. Last time was a couple of days ago, while I was pumping gas. This slightly older guy noticed my shirt and asked if I went to that concert and when it was. I told him Yes and it was back in 2011 (the shirt was In The Present. I think I got that right...). He asked me how many concerts I had been to and I told him about 20 and Drama was my first. His first was Tales, which he also indicated was his favourite album. I told him that I'm a Relayer Man.

                The time before that was at the same gas station I believe. Some dude noticed my shirt and went on about the only worthwile Rock and Roll being created between 1955 and 1980. I said '70s, '80s and some '60s, but basically agreed with him. It sort of gave me a knowing chill.
                Are you sure they weren't hitting you up? 😆😆

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by True View Post
                  I have dozens of Yes shirts from tours going back to the 70s . And I haven’t worn any in public since the 80’s
                  i don’t know what to do with them
                  Sell them here?

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                    #10
                    My car insurance guy said something about my Point Of Know Return t-shirt. He said he thought they were really good. He happens to be the bass player for Boston on their third album. He mentioned something about Danny Serrapine's band being in town (the drummer for Chicago). I sat down and said, really? After chatting a little with him, he asked his secretary if the 'Rock and Roll' was too loud. hee hee

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                      #11
                      Can we at least let this get past the first page without starting another argument, please?

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                        #12
                        I was wearing my In The Present shirt last week and this nice lady said that she liked my shirt.

                        About a month earlier, this young dude with his chick saw my Yesshirt and said, "Good band!"

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by True View Post
                          I have dozens of Yes shirts from tours going back to the 70s . And I haven’t worn any in public since the 80’s
                          i don’t know what to do with them
                          We had a bunch of old concert T-shirts sewn into a quilted bedcover. Not too long after that, we found out my aunt had just started a business doing the same thing. It's a nice way to remember old concerts, especially if the old shirts don't fit anymore.

                          I'm sure charities like homeless shelters will take them if they are in good condition. That's where most of the old clothes we just never wear anymore end up.

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                            #14
                            My Yes 'In The Present' shirt strikes again.

                            A few days ago, I was at the pharmacy in our local hospital and a young man motioned me over and he was checking out my shirt. He says, 'Owner of a lonely heart, much better than...'. I sort of slightly roll my eyes, but say that was their 'biggest'. Nice to see the band recognized.

                            Today, I was at 'Nick The Greek' waiting for my food and this woman says, 'I was at that concert'! We struck up conversation and she said she wondered where I got the shirt and that maybe somebody gave it to me or something. I said no I also was at this concert. I told her about my encounter with the young man mentioned above and we both agreed about the rolleyeitiness of Owner. I mentioned that I had been to about 25 concerts and my first one was Drama. She had been to about 10. I also shared with her the fact that I met Chris Squire and Alan White, god rest their souls, at The Syn concert in The Castro in San Francisco in 2006. I talked about my conversation with Alan, while he was enjoying an after concert pint, where I asked him if he thought he would be doing Into The Lens any time soon. He didn't seem positive about the question. It was probably because the anticipated More Drama tour had just fallen apart.

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                              #15
                              Not in a while, but someone remarked on my King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard t-shirt Tuesday evening at a Gong/Ozric Tentacles gig.
                              An academic colleague from Germany commented a couple of weeks ago on my Grateful Dead t-shirt, and I usually get someone saying something if I'm wearing my In The Court Of The Crimson King t-shirt.
                              My Zappa/Mothers' Weasels Ripped My Flesh t-shirt usually attracts a quizzical glance and occasional comment.
                              Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                              Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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