Concert Review of the Moment: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland - July 23, 2013
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland on July 23, 2013
(Click photo to enlarge)
There are quite a few epic songs in Neil Young's vast catalog.
But what makes "Like A Hurricane" often especially spectacular when played is not what happens just on stage but all around it simultaneously. As we have seen over the years, the song's performance sometimes seems to literally alter the weather to create the ultimate alternate state of reality transporting the audience to far away dimensions.
Such is the case at the Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland on July 23, 2013. The Concert Review of the Moment is from the Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert by wolle:
July 24th nearly 6 o clock in the morning..comin back home by car after a long ride 430km from western switzerland, all clothes , all is wet, wet as can be after all that....Very, very cool wolle! We've had the privledge of some epic LAH ourselves, but never the total 3D experience. Maybe someday...
First all of it started in a very good mood, nice weather and a beautiful organized paleo festival , it was my first time there and i was overwhelmed by the people there, all continents were there , african musicians, asian people, food and art and music from all over the world.
The concert of neil young and the horse began at night at 23.00 pm and it started with an epic long version of love and only love, got over to powderfinger with 3 solo parts after another, moved over to the psychedelic pill and a tremendous burning thundering walk like a giant over to hole in the sky and then the acoustic part began with heart of gold. After that song, neil was not comfortable with the hank williams D28 , was not in tune ...the new larry who looks like andy warhol had to come out and tune hanks guitar on stage while neil was standing there grinning.
At blowin in the wind it happened a lyrics mistake and at comes a time he had a wrong chord but didn't matter^^ then he started with singer without a song and no woman with a guitar bag was seen on stage the first time he played that xD but as he started playin that a cold wind came around the scene and thunderbolts and then it began slightly to rain...neil saw that and played it til the end , stood up from the piano and then the wind came mighty and blew his black hat from his head away! Neil was surprised , saw that rain also from the roof comin down on stage and the flashings at heaven . He ordered the organ to get it down on stage and they began like a hurricane to play!
The thunderstorm now was more and more heavy and like the monsoon at australia the storm blew us nearly away we got wet all around and neil and the horse played the strongest, most brutal but also melodic and most emotional hurricane ever heard at concert!!! he sang nearly 6 verses of hurricane he played solo 100 times over hurricane, at the end of the song he started again from the beginning and all culminates into an extended excessive sound and thunder , that was so incredible to the whole scene all around !
The audience was so great and cheered to the boys on stage tremendously so they played on and on. Neil saw the wet audience gave hurricane a thunder ending and moved immediately over to rockin in the free world and the water of the monsoon came rollin down from the hill behind me and right beside me so i stood in a lake!
We cheered the horse and held the line like soldiers at a kamikaze mission and neil and the horse appreciated that much that they came at the end of rockin to the front of the stage and bowed to us neil prayed to us, after they decided to break down the concert because of the incredible storm and too much rain . I thought while he played hurricane, now it is the right moment to die , have no fear, neil and the horse are staying with you, leading you the way to the nirvana, while the stage bursts and break down on me.
i couldn't imagine such a concert in my hardest dreams and it took place reality! It was a spiritual moment feeling the power of nature the storm and the energy the horse played and filled the earth altogether with that enormous power and thunder . That was really magic! After the concert broke down i try to get to my car walking through rivers that the rain caused and found my car and could get out of that mud , drove many hundred kilometres through thunderstorm through switzerland to germany back in the prairies where all was dry but all things i had were almost wet and i was still alive-