Thursday, July 20, 2006

Concert: Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, July 14, 2006

This was a pretty good show, better than I expected. Half the show wasn't sweet harmonies, etc. that the group is known for. Neil Young was quite animated and even treated the crowd to Rockin' In The Free World, which was superb in all it's metallic glory. Some of the songs by the other guys were not terribly exciting to me, but a few songs were saved by jams and Young's trademark guitar distortion. There were several instances of duelling guitars between Young and Stephen Stills, himself an awesome electric guitarist, one of the best that I have seen.

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The experience was hampered a bit by the two yahoos in the row behind us opining incoherently constantly, out loud. I honestly thought one or both of them were special needs people with cerebal palsy but one of my friends said that they were just drunk. I had assumed that the most expensive seats would have kept out of riff raff but that wasn't to be.

The theme of the show was anti-war and they hammered it home with videos that showed footage of the Iraq war, head shots of dead US soldiers and a counter counting all the dead US soldiers since the start of the war in 2003. On the giant video screens they displayed the lyrics to Let's Impeach The President.

There was an incredible moment of irony when David Crosby announced a song about corporate greed. The irony was lost on him about the greed associated with some of the ticket prices.

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