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Bridge School Benefit Concert 2012 - Reports

UPDATE: Yesterday's Bridge School Benefit Concert available for FREE today.

Go to for access. Click on VIDEO tab below JOIN THE CONVERSATION for access to each set.

You can support the Bridge in a couple of easy ways. Text bridge to 80888 and reply YES to donate $10 or Go to and click on DONATE

thanks for your support,
-Archives Guy

Day #1 - Saturday, Oct. 20
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Guns n Roses

Eddie Vedder

Jack White

Flaming Lips

Ray Lamontagne

Sarah McLachlan

Foster The People

Lucinda Williams

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

Gary Clark, Jr.

Neil Young Opening

The Bridge School
Today's lineup for the Bridge School Benefit Concert
(all times- Pacific Time)

4:10-4:20PM Neil Young
4:20-4:40PM Gary Clark
4:50-5:10PM KD Lang and Siss Boom Bang
5:20-5:40PM Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
5:50-6:10PM Lucinda Williams
6:20-6:45PM Foster The People
7:00-7:25PM Sarah McLachlan
7:35-8:00PM Ray Lamontagne
8:20-8:45PM The Flaming Lips
9:10-9:40PM Jack White
10:00-10:30PM Guns N Roses
10:50-11:20PM Neil Young and Crazy Horse
11:20-11:25PM Finale

The 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will be held this weekend, on October 20 & 21, 2012.

The annual benefit concert for the Bridge School will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.

Here's the lineup listing of performers for this year's Bridge School Concert Lineup for 2012:

  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse,
  • Jack White,
  • Guns N' Roses,
  • Sarah McLachlan,
  • The Flaming Lips,
  • Lucinda Williams,
  • k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang ,
  • Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers,
  • Gary Clark jr,
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Foster The People

The Bridge School Concert will be webcast live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre this Saturday only, Oct. 20th and will stream in its entirety on Facebook | SupportBridgeSchool. A donation to The Bridge School of $5 or greater is asked to gain access to the webcast.

The Facebook application provides a landing page for the worldwide online community to watch and interact with one another. Together, participants both online on Facebook and at the Shoreline will create a unique shared interactive concert community experience.

Artists performing over the weekend will be tweeting from the show and sharing their Bridge weekend experience, from the performer's point of view. Follow us on Twitter: @bridgeconcert

Text2Give: *Thru the help of MobileCause, those watching the webcast and the audience at Shoreline will all be able to support the Bridge School in their fund raising efforts. Text bridge to 80888 and reply YES to donate $10 to the Bridge School

See Bridge School Benefit Concert and for details.
Backstage @ Bridge 2012
Guns N Roses & Big Guitar, Strap & Amp

Also, see:
- Previous year's history: Bridge School Benefit Concert Reviews, Photos, Videos, etc.
- The Charitable Mr. Neil Young Keeps On Giving & Giving & Giving
- Bridge School Memories: Here We Are In The Years

Photo by Thrashette

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At 10/20/2012 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What time does it start?

At 10/20/2012 11:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4pm Pacific
go to

no.....there is not an official schedule of what time each act performs.

At 10/20/2012 01:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does every act perform both days ?

At 10/20/2012 09:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bridge School
Today's lineup for the Bridge School Benefit Concert
(all times- Pacific Time)

4:10-4:20PM Neil Young
4:20-4:40PM Gary Clark
4:50-5:10PM KD Lang and Siss Boom Bang
5:20-5:40PM Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
5:50-6:10PM Lucinda Williams
6:20-6:45PM Foster The People
7:00-7:25PM Sarah McLachlan
7:35-8:00PM Ray Lamontagne
8:20-8:45PM The Flaming Lips
9:10-9:40PM Jack White
10:00-10:30PM Guns N Roses
10:50-11:20PM Neil Young and Crazy Horse
11:20-11:25PM Finale

At 10/20/2012 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once I text the donation do I receive a url or something for the show? or does it have to be linked to a face book account? All about giving to the school but this is way to friggin complicated.

At 10/20/2012 11:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are pissed over on facebook....this looks like a disaster. How they hell do we access this "webcast"??? Thrasher or somebody HELP!

At 10/20/2012 11:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To access the webcast.

1. click donate button at the following link.

Note: You not do need to have a facebook account. I do not have one.

2. fill out form with credit info.

3. fill out account, password and e-mail on next screen. e-mail is the important field.

4. within a minute, e-mail is sent with embedded link to webcast. click it and you have authorized access.

5. enjoy. stream is clear and appears to be in HD.

Whole process takes less then 5 minutes and is quite simple.

At 10/21/2012 12:34:00 AM, Anonymous Symptoms said...

I have tried, and tried and tried. Take the 5 bucks, but man what a drag.... Give me analog!

At 10/21/2012 12:51:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

Worked perfectly for me. I don't even know how I could have screwed up signing up if I tried.

Literally went here:

Clicked 'pay' or whatever, entered my credit card info, signed into UStream, and the video started playing.

At 10/21/2012 12:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

theres nothing to it, tools. click donate $5, enter info and thats all there is to it. same page just loads.

At 10/21/2012 01:30:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Will Neil and Crazy Horse play on the second night, too?

At 10/21/2012 01:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil and most bands play both days. if a band only plays 1 day it will always say in the ad. I liked G-n-R better with 5 guys, not 10. is that Izzy ? looks like him.

At 10/21/2012 01:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did Axl just forget the words to Welcome to the Jungle? christ, he got teleprompter

At 10/21/2012 03:09:00 AM, Anonymous Sultan said...

My recording of:

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

The night after this show we went to see the final night of new Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day concert movie. Two consecutive nights of the best classic rock available to living humans in the year 2012!

At 10/21/2012 05:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, that's great! Eddie was there. Didn't see the streaming this year. But had to think about last year earlier this week. And since Eddie wasn't on the bill this came up. Good old Neil can do anything he wants to do. Two records a year, write a book, make some movies, LincVolt and a million more things. But there's one thing he can't do. He can't go to the Bridge kids and tell them about the benefit line-up: "Hey kids, Eddie is not comming this year". No way. The kids love Eddie.

At 10/21/2012 02:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pls post a vid of RITFW if available, Im always interested to see who sticks around for the end..

At 10/21/2012 02:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that the only reason Eddie played was because Axl was late getting to the stage. There was a longer wait then usual then Eddie came out and said that playing there was the last thing he'd thought he'd be doing.

At 10/21/2012 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

This link should get you to the available videos from yesterday's show. You'll need a user name and password to access these, and you get that when you donate $5 to Bridge School. Might need some patience getting the video stream right for your system.

I watched much of the show yesterday via live feed and it was pretty awesome. Kind of dozy by the time Neil and Crazy Horse came on (coast time lag) and I've been watching and rewatching that today.

Lucinda did her version of Jimi's song Angel to close her set out and it was superb. Eddie doing Last Kiss was very cool. Jack White's set rocking and exciting. Sarah McLachlan looks and sounds beautiful and happy. Gary Clark Jr is amazing.

Have fun all you lucky folks going today. And my advice to you is get there early...I couldn't believe how many empty seats there were when Neil first came on, when Lucinda came on etc.

In such a matter that would have lifted
the heart of Saint Francis
Into the realm of universal love
--Patti Smith

At 10/21/2012 03:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's Bridge Concert performances are available today as PPV for a donation of $5.

Go to for access. Click on VIDEO tab below JOIN THE CONVERSATION for access.

At 10/21/2012 04:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who did Neil give his guitar to at the end of ritfw

At 10/21/2012 05:24:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

some great news-

we have decided to make yesterday's Bridge School Benefit Concert available for FREE today.

Go to for access. Click on VIDEO tab below JOIN THE CONVERSATION for access to each set.

You can support the Bridge in a couple of easy ways.

Text bridge to 80888 and reply YES to donate $10
Go to and click on DONATE

thanks for your support,
-Archives Guy

At 10/21/2012 06:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Archives Guy, but it doesn't seem to work. Just a black screen. I'm in Canada if that makes any difference.


At 10/21/2012 06:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil gets Gary Clark Jrs name wrong , 3 times ,when he introduces him, calling him Guy Clark Jr. Thats gotta hurt.

At 10/21/2012 06:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link from archivesguy didn't workfor me in the UK, but the facebook link above did give me access to video clips. Just watchn the NYCH set from Sat!

At 10/21/2012 08:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished watching Neil & Crazy Horse's amazing performance. Like A Hurricane was sublime! I think it may be the first time the band has played it acoustically like that. Wow!

Thank you to everyone who made it possible for us to watch this from far away!


At 10/21/2012 09:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the guy that Neil gives his guitar to at the end of RITFW?

At 10/21/2012 11:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lukas Nelson

At 10/22/2012 04:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil guests with Guns 'N Roses on Don't Let It Bring You Down.

At 10/22/2012 05:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 10/22/2012 06:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

one more video at least pls, Dont Let it Bring You Down, wanna see that..would be grateful

At 10/22/2012 07:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GNR & Neil
Don't Let It Bring You Down

At 10/23/2012 01:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sort of off topic but the zip file for the Hollywood Bowl show must have been made on a mac and me being a windoze user i can't exctract any files. any suggestions? thanks. ps neil is, was, and always will be great!

At 10/28/2012 08:34:00 PM, Anonymous michael92105 said...

Thanks Sultan for the link...great recording and lossless to boot.


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