At the risk of incurring heavy hipster disdain, I must say I enjoyed three hours of old hippie heaven last night at a performance by the ancient Prog Rock band Yes, which did two long sets of the material that made them famous before they, like many other acts, started becoming a parody of themselves. The audience was relatively old, too, but exceptionally raucous. And I have to say guitarist Steve Howe and bassist Chris Squire have not lost a step in their dotage. Here they are back in 1973 performing, appropriately, “Yours Is No Disgrace.”

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.