Hurricane On The Hill - Neil Young & Crazy Horse Blows Audience Away
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
A Day On The Green - Mar 16, 2013
Photo by Gary "Old Man Emu" Cee | Picasa Web Albums
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As we all know, amazing things happen at Neil Young concerts. Exhibit #4,278.
This week's A Day On The Green concert (Mar 16, 2013) had a truly memorable performance of "Like A Hurricane" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
From a rail report by Old Man Emu:
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - 4 shows is not enough but the last was unforgettable.Phenomenal indeed! Thanks "Old Man Emu"!
Hurricane On The Hill at the Hill Winery in Geelong, VIC. When they started Like A Hurricane I was so elated as I've never seen it live. But when the heavens opened and Poncho's organ was getting blown over the edge of the stage like a child's swing with torrential rain pouring down and Poncho giving up and then when the tarpaulin on the roof overflowed right onto Neil and the sheets of water came in they started to shut the song down. I was bitterly disappointed.
Then what ? Neil saw all the equipment was still working, he shoke off a lightning strike, eyed god squarely, and said "Go on I dare you, electrocute me it's your choice". God choose to let Neil and Crazy Horse complete the song. I have never experienced anything drive so much emotional energy through my body. Stage, performers and equipment flooded. 66 year old guys should take more care !
Just take a look at "Old Man Emu" Picasa Web Albums or his video of the event to get a sense of what took place.
This version of "Like A Hurricane" will probably go down with 1997, the World Music Theatre in Tinley Park (see The Concert I Won't Forget: The Night Neil Young Rocked Like a Hurricane) or the Music in Head 2000 tour at Red Rocks in a blizzard (see HyperRust: MIH Tour: Denver (Show 3)).
The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind...