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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Concert Review of the Moment: Aberdeen, Scotland: 6/24/09

The Neil Young Concert Review of the Moment is from Aberdeen, Scotland on 6/24/09 by Davie:
Last night was just incredible, the best gig ever.

I've been lucky enough to see Neil 3 times in the last 2 years, and this was the best of them. It even beat Edinburgh, it was that good.

I still can't believe how young he looked last night. I could have been watching him about 20 years ago, and I honestly don't think I'd be able to tell! What energy!

From the opening riff of Hey Hey My My, to the closing notes of A Day In The Life, Neil just never let up!

Highlights for me were On The Way Home, Are You Ready For The Country?, Spirit Road, Cortez, RITF, and to be honest, the whole bloody show. Not a bad moment in it, apart from whatever the guy did to annoy Neil after Harvest Moon...

He even played Comes A Time, a song I have been shouting for on TW for about 2 months now. And then, just near the end of the song, he looked right at me, my dad and my sister, and nodded, as though he was adknowledging my request (as my dad mentioned earlier, 2nd comment here). Spooky or what! I can dream that he knew who had been requesting it all along I guess... :-)

I'm lucky enough to be seeing him in London again on Saturday, although I'm sad to say that I doubt anything will ever beat Aberdeen. (Prove me wrong though Neil!!!!)

All I can say is, thank-you Neil, for choosing Aberdeen as one of your shows this tour, it was incredible, the best ever, and I personally will never forget it.

My only hope is that I'll see him live again, after Hyde Park, because he is the best there is, was, and ever will be. I hope Archives Guy or some of Neil's people can pass that message on to him.

So thanks Neil, Pegi, Ben, Rick, Chad, Anthony, Larry and all of Neil's crew, for keeping the best show in the world on the road!

Keep On Rockin' In The Free World Neil! And we'll look forward to seeing you back in Europe next time, it'll be "good to see you again"...


Davie from Scotland

Thanks Davie!!

More on Neil Young concert reviews from Aberdeen, Scotland on 6/24/09.


At 6/28/2009 01:03:00 PM, Anonymous Steve from Stirling said...

I have to agree with Davie.
I was at the Edinburgh show and have also seen Neil at SECC in Glasgow on two occasions ,but the Aberdeen gig was the best of all. An absolutely stunning performance and playlist.
My only negative comment would be that he didn`t play Heart of Gold or Old Man, two of my all time favourite tracks. Still it was awesome anyway and I think that the reaction of the crowd for Rockin in the Free World will live with me for ever.
Thanks Neil. Haste ye back!
Steve from Stirling.

At 7/01/2009 06:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was worth the three and a half hour journey from Glasgow to Aberdeen.It's just amazing the energy Neil has.Being such a brilliant gig and thinking about the songs he didn't play shows you the genius of the man.The band were incredible and it was a huge honour to be there.
Slanj mhath Mr Young and band.
Jim fae the Vale

At 7/04/2009 08:00:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Thrash, I know I've sent you an email promising I'll sit on the sideline for a while...but gee there is definitely a hiatus in news and topical threads since Saturday 27th,... probably the longest since I've been coming to this site.

I've got plenty of stuff to offer, with Neil young news etc.... interviews, poems, parodies and comments but I'm hesitant to convey without your permission...if you have a change of heart just give me the word.. my finger is twitchin' on the comment button!!

Yours in fun blogging
Dr dip


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