Concert Review of the Moment: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - 4/20/09
The Neil Young Concert Review of the Moment is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - 4/20/09 by Shakey:
Neil Young, and really the whole band blew the roof off Credit Union Place for over 2 hours. The band was amazing, Rick (the bass player) was smiling, getting into the music, jumping on top of the drum riser with Neil. Pegi and Neil performed a duet singing 4 Strong Winds (written by Canadian Ian Tyson). That was rather cool to see. The songs performed on the set list that night was a who's who of historical Neil songs.
I never thought I'd hear Roll Another Number live. And when he did Down By The River, one of his songs I loved to play, anyways, when Neil would sing; "Be on my side". The crowd responded with "We'll be on your side". and it was an exchange that put Neil and the whole audience together unlike I've ever witnessed during one of his concerts. (Sober and straight at least)
I talked a friend into coming with me, he had never seen Neil live before. He's played drums on Neil tunes I would play and sing, but he never saw the Master, live before. He left a changed man.
For most of the concert I was at most 12ft away from the stage most of the night.
Due to my health I don't know if I'll ever be able to see another Neil concert again, and out of the 3 I've now seen, (Yeah, I know, by now it should be about the 30th one considering I've been a fan since I was 10, and that was 36 years ago), the concert put on for Saskatoon that night was the best one I've been to yet.
So, if you still can, get out there and online to find tickets to this great tour he's putting on. Even if you are just an average Neil fan, who only likes a certain type of Neil's music, get your ticket, even if it has to be in the nose bleed section.
You will never forget this concert.
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