Stephen Stills Brings Kent State, Ohio To Its Feet
"Ohio" by Stephen Stills
(NOTE: Not such great audio, but great photo "stills")
From The Burr :: Spring 2010 :: Stephen Stills brings Kent crowd to its feet by Sarah Steimer // Photos by Laura Torchia:
“Well, I really couldn’t play in Kent, Ohio without doing this one,” Stephen Stills said. He strummed the first few chords as the crowd began to cheer. “No, not that one, we’ll play that one later,” he laughed. And with that, Stills launched into “Find the Cost of Freedom.”
Stills played two shows at the Kent Stage, at 8 and 10:30 p.m on Friday. The audience was a who’s who of great Northeastern Ohio beards, with a few young pups mixed in.
The old venue held two nearly identical shows, and even some of the jokes were recycled. Stills and his band opened with “Helplessly Hoping,” and the crowd was immediately hooked. After a shout-out to his old band mate Neil Young, he poked a little fun at Young and his fellow Canadians who stepped forward at the closing ceremony of the Olympics and introduced themselves, in Stills opinion, like alcoholics at an AA meeting.
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