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Chris Squire's stage accident....

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Gaz Goldstar, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. Hello, I have just come back from the Glastonbury Festival where I was fortunate to have seen Yes play in the baking sun on Sunday afternoon. This was the second time this month that I had seen Yes but its the first time (june 5th) I want to talk about.

    Midway through the set Steve Howe starts playing the unmistakeable harmonic introduction to 'The Fish' Chris, knowing the audience was aware a bass solo was coming walked up to the front of the stage and held his Ricky up in the air as if to say 'look out!'

    The solo begins and Chris is left alone on stage whilst the other members slip off. Chris(who is a big guy 6 ft 2?) was pounding around the stage really enjoying showing off when, during one mad stage dash he accidently tripped up and went flying full on onto his face! The bass made an almighty kerrang as this 55 year old man came crashing down on his poor Ric. The audience did'nt know whether to laugh or cry as ol Chris struggled up to his feet looking slightly dazed he heroically got straight back into his solo and continued to move around the stage. To compound the comedy of this moment though, one has to remember the skin tight leggings this not slim man has taken to wearing recently. Ghastly!

    Chris, although repairing his dignity by his continuing of the (great) solo,went and blew it after the tune had finished by going up to the mic and saying, "Huh, you saw me trip then, well I would have been able to see where I'm going if they'd get the bloody lights right!" Yeah, yeah, yeah,we all thought,blame someone else on your emabarrasing episode. Not cool. Poor Chris, still a brilliant musician and one of my biggest influences, still an egomaniac.
     
  2. That's one of my biggest fears.

    Falling on stage? Nah...




    55 year-old, 6'2" men falling on me. :rolleyes:



    :D
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The tight leggings scared me more than the fall! :eek:
     
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    He's not that big.
     
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    He's a pretty big guy! A band I was in opened a show for one of the Jon Anderson less Yes bands, and I'm 6' and Chris had a few inches on me....he was big all-around but sounded great!!! Nice guy too!
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He's a tall drink of water!
     
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    he was when i met him...

    [​IMG]

    he was quite a few inches taller than me when he stood up.
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    He's alright though - he was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 yesterday - which is a News and Sport channel and the presenter obviously had no idea about music - but read out stuff about Yes at Glastonbury, considering how old they are and that their first albums are being re-mastered digitally etc.

    So the interviewer obviously felt he was doing alright and said : (quite smugly) let's fade the music up a bit here - this is the Fish which you wrote Chris? And he says - well yeah, it's a bass solo isn't it?

    Which clearly phased the interviewer and he "floundered" after that! ;)
     
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hee hee. british humour. i love it :)
     
  10. awwww I'm feeling a little bad for calling my beloved Chris egotistical, especially after seeing the above photo. Ahh bless him!
     
  11. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I meant that I'm 6'5 220lbs, and I'm the little one of my family!:eek:

    Good to hear he's ok though.:)
     
  12. WildBill

    WildBill

    Jul 7, 2002
    Massachusettes
    Im 6'4" and I have size 14 shoes so I trip all the damn time.
     
  13. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    The first time I read the initial post I thought he fell off of the stage entirely. Just re-read it, and he only fell on stage, right?
     
  14. Chris is my all time fav player but somebody has got to tell him to ditch the black spandex leggings with the white socks!
    At least he's not wearing the cape anymore!
    God Bless Him
    It's almost as hideous as the "hot topic" belt Alan White wears.
    Peace
     
  15. Chris Squire's hands look really huge- Stanley Clarke has big hands, but long thin fingers, but Squire's fingers look really wide as well- I'd have thought that would make it difficult playing high on the neck.
     
  16. Sure hope Chris is ok, I'm seeing Yes tomorrow, can't wait :D
     
  17. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I thought maybe his Depends leaked or something...
     

  18. Daaaaaaamn, your familys huge man. Im 6'2 210 pounds and im the biggest in the family (including relatives and all).
     
  19. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Just goes to show......it's all relative;)
    6'5"........everybody must be small to you, except your family......who I guess no sane person ever f&cks with;)
     
  20. So THAT'S what John Turner looks like.....

    :oops: