CONCERT: Neil Young, Dallas, TX - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Show #1
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - Dallas, TX
Photos by Brad Loper/Staff photographer
Setlist (from comments below):
1. From Hank To Hendrix
2. On The Way Home
3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
4. Love In Mind
5. Mellow My Mind
NO Reason to Believe
6. ARE U READY FOR COUNTRY
10. Old Man
NO Goin Back
12. POCAHANTAS 12 String!
13. A Man Needs A Maid
15. Southern Man
16. Mr. Soul
17. If You Could Read My Mind
Argue with over zealous fan
18. Harvest Moon
19. RED RIVER VALLEY harmonica
19. After The Gold Rush
20. Heart Of Gold
From dallasnews.com by Robert Wilonsky:
I would love to share with you the story Neil Young told Thursday night about his Martin D-28, which once belonged to Hank Williams and shared the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center stage with him on what was for the most part a very special night. But I can’t, because Young wasn’t allowed the opportunity to share the tale. He tried. He held “Hank” in his hands and began recalling that trip to Nashville, when, from the balcony, to Young’s left, a man began shouting: “Play it! Play it!” At which point the 68-year-old who’s been making music since high school reminded the crowd that no one tells Neil Young what to do.
“I don’t think I’m gonna play it,” he said. Beneath his black wide-brimmed hat, he grinned a little. But you could tell: He was not pleased. The heckling continued, because this is just what some people do: spend hundreds of dollars to see their heroes, only to steal their spotlight.
“What, do I work?” Young said, the good humor now completely gone from his voice. “Is this a job? I’m trying to recall the last time I did something expressly because someone told me to do it.” The rest of the crowd cheered, almost as though it were trying to distract Young or jolt him back into the jovial mood he’d been in moments earlier, following a version of “Mr. Soul” played on a pump organ. Instead he just played the next song: “Harvest Moon,” one of the more beautiful entries in a canon filled with tenderhearted melodies. But Young strummed the guitar a little harder than usual, and didn’t so much sing its simple, sentimental lyrics (“When we were lovers/I loved you with all my heart”) as he did spit them out.
And when it was done, even Young seemed taken aback by the performance. “Funny — that song is not supposed to be angry,” he said, almost to himself. “There was a little anger in that one.” Then, glaring toward the balcony, he said to his heckler, “You get what you demand.”
When Neil Young is Playing, You Shut the Fuck Up
Dallas Rustfest - Thursday at 4:00pm
Neil Young performs solo concert at Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, tonight, Thursday, April 17 & Friday, 18, 2014.
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