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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Our Thoughts on Photo of the Moment: Pegi and Neil @ Bridge 2011

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Neil & Pegi Young
Bridge School Benefit Concert, Oct. 23, 2011
Photo by Jill "Sweet Sweet Smile" Gottlieb-Seagraves


The photo above of Neil and Pegi Young at the conclusion of the Bridge School Benefit Concerts last month says more than we could ever put into words.

Jill "Sweet Sweet Smile" Gottlieb-Seagraves's photo of Pegi & Neil captures in an instant much of the love and warmth that permeates the weekend's festivities.

As many of you know, spending a few days out in Northern California with good friends and good music is a therapeutically soothing experience that -- for us -- lasts long after we finally return back home to our regular lives. Seeing all of the performers interact with the Bridge kids and watching their heartfelt reactions is truly gratifying and soul enriching.

As Eddie Vedder said at the Bridge concerts last year: "The kids are the teachers. We are the students."



Neil Young & Bridge Kids
@ Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011
Photo Gallery by By Jay Blakesberg Photography


It really isn't possible to express how these concerts leave an impact on a whole another level, much of which traces directly to what Neil & Pegi have done with the Bridge School, the kids, the parents and the artists. At the end of the 2 day concert -- after some 16+ hours of music -- everyone is pretty much drained and spent by the time Neil & Pegi take their final bows. Much of the 15,000+ crowd has long gone, leaving a dense crowd of die-hard Neil fans down in the lower sections first dozen or so rows.

And Neil & Pegi see who has remained and realize briefly that what they look out on are the extended family of the global Neil community. And for a moment they often are at a loss, just saying "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you".

They feel our love and we feel theirs. And it is good.

And so we say to all of our dear friends, the kids, all of the artists, and Neil & Pegi, "Thank you".

peace & love,
thrasher & thrashette

Pegi Young
Bridge Parents Present Roses for Pegi's 25 Years of Support
@ Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011
Photo Gallery by Jay Blakesberg Photography


More on videos, reviews at Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011 - Reports.

Also, see:
Official 2011 Bridge School Concert Highlights on YouTube
- "Oh! Susanna" - Dave Matthews & Neil Young - Bridge 2011 Concerts - October 23, 2011 - YouTube
- Carlos Santana and Neil Young Backstage @ 2011 Bridge School Benefit
- Highlights of Bridge School Benefit 2011: Foo Fighters Dedicate "My Hero" To Neil Young
- Comment of the Moment: 2011 Bridge School Concert Highlights

Neil & Pegi
Photo Gallery by Jay Blakesberg Photography


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8 Comments:

At 11/09/2011 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Kimball said...

Beautiful writeup Thrasher and Thrashette. I really enjoyed reading that this morning!

 
At 11/09/2011 07:13:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

That last picture says it all.
Love and only love............

 
At 11/09/2011 09:43:00 AM, Blogger Robin Tolbert said...

You always keep us no~bodies so well informed.(merci) I am taken with the photo of Neil & Pegi in silhouette on stage. It is a stunning moment caught and has so much to say. Bravo to all.

 
At 11/09/2011 11:53:00 AM, Blogger Crris said...

Just wonderful.

 
At 11/09/2011 12:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very inspirational.Neil is still amazing after all these years.His songs carry so much meaning.

Barb

 
At 11/09/2011 10:49:00 PM, Anonymous SUSAN IN FLORIDA said...

LOVE THIS PHOTO AND SEEING MYSELF IN THE PHOTO STANDING OFF TO THE RIGHT OF NEIL AND THANKING NEIL AND PEGI FOR UNDERTAKING SUCH AN ENORMOUS PROJECT OF STARTING A SCHOOL WHEN THEIR SON NEEDED IT. THANK YOU FOR SETTING SUCH A GREAT EXAMPLE!

 
At 11/10/2011 06:46:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Thrasher thanks for keeping us plugged in!

 
At 11/11/2011 10:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Thrashers

quick question: is Pegi the lady whose arms can be seen on Decade front cover?

 

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