Neil Young Concert Reviews - Seattle, Washington, July 20, 2010
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Photo by Renee McMahon
From Neil Young Stares Old Age In the Face, Last Night at The Paramount - Seattle Music - Reverb by Brian J Barr:
But for me, 'Hitchhiker' was the moment I kept returning to. There is a bone-chilling element in that song that I can't quite put my finger on, one that was ever-present throughout his entire performance. The song burned with that raging defiance present in all of his best work. But since the song (on its surface) is little more than a look back on his life, well, why all the rage? 'Hitchhiker', like the rest of the show seemed to be about staring old age in the face. Gone is the comfortable middle-aged nostalgia of Harvest Moon and Silver & Gold. Fuck that. These days, friends and relatives are dead or dying off, grandchildren are being born, Neil will be 65 this November. And after all these years, humans are still capable of such waste and beauty. Life is weird, even weirder with age, and Neil--thank God--is still here to sing about it.
Neil Young will be performing tonight at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA. Special guest Bert Jansch will open concert.
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