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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bridge School Benefit Concerts - October 25 & 26, 2014

Pearl Jam w/ Neil Young performing "Throw Your Hatred Down" live @ the Bridge School 10/26/2014

Setlist via Sugar Mountain:

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA
Bridge School Benefit 28
w/ Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real

1. Sugar Mountain (acoustic guitar - solo)
2. On The Way Home (acoustic guitar - solo)
3. Down By The River (acoustic guitar; guests with Norah Jones and Puss N Boots)
4. Surfin’ USA (vocals; guests with Brian Wilson and Al Jardine)
5. Throw Your Hatred Down (acoustic guitar; guests with Pearl Jam)
6. Pocahontas (12 string acoustic guitar - solo)
7. Heart Of Gold (acoustic guitar - solo)
8. Mother Earth (pump organ - solo)
9. Mansion On The Hill (acoustic guitar; accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real)
10. Country Home (acoustic guitar; accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real)
11. Southern Man (acoustic guitar; accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and Florence Welch)
12. Who's Gonna Stand Up? (acoustic guitar; accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and others)

Micah Nelson, Neil Young & Lukas Nelson
Photo by Roel van Dijk's post in Rusties

Setlist via Sugar Mountain:

1. Sugar Mountain
2. I Am A Child
3. Down By The River (w/ Norah Jones and Puss 'n Boots)
4. California Saga (w/ Brian Wilson and Al Jjardine)
5. Pocahontas
6. Heart Of Gold
7. I'm Glad I Found You
8. Mansion On The Hill (w/ Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Promise of the Real)
9. Country Home (w/ Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Promise of the Real)
10. Who's Gonna Stand Up? (+ Eddie Vedder)

Florence Welch & Neil Young
Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
After a breakup, Bridge School concert keeps rocking By Aidin Vaziri:
With a bill that also included Bridge School veterans Band of Horses and newcomers Florence and the Machine, it was septuagenarian Welsh crooner Tom Jones who elicited the biggest reaction of the night with chest-pounding versions of “It’s Not Unusual” and Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song.” For what could be the first time in the annual fundraiser’s 28 years, the stage was hit with a small flurry of panties and bras.

The Bridge benefit is the Bay Area’s feel-good concert of the year, with proceeds going to the school Neil and Pegi co-founded in 1987 to help children with speech and physical impairments like their son Ben, 35, who was born with cerebral palsy.

Even though advance ticket sales were once again sluggish, the 22,000-capacity venue started to fill up by the time Young opened the concert under clear blue skies with his traditional afternoon set, serenading the schoolkids — who always get the best seats in the house, onstage behind the performers — with his song “Sugar Mountain.”

To keep people focused on the cause, Young reportedly ordered Shoreline’s bar not to show the World Series on its televisions.

Instead, we got a stool-perched Pearl Jam, who seemed to draw the largest swath of fans in the audience, holding its own with a set of old favorites like “Daughter” and “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.”

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine also captivated, bringing a dose of showmanship to a show that, with its usual eight-hour run time, tends to get dragged down by its overwhelming sense of solemnity.

They may have teamed up onstage, but Neil and Pegi Young’s fractured relationship couldn’t help but have an impact on the shows.

Earlier this month, Pegi hinted that the concerts could soon come to an end. “We know we can’t do this forever,” she said in an interview with The Chronicle. “We are mere mortals. We really need to look at ways the school can continue to go on after the concerts.”

As if to underscore the point, she closed her early afternoon set with the song “Starting Over.”

Photos: 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert - Mercury News Media Center

28th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert Lineup

October 25-26, 2014
Shoreline Ampitheatre
Mountain View, CA

Neil Young
Pearl Jam
Florence and the Machine
Tom Jones
Norah Jones and Puss 'n Boots
Band of Horses
Pegi Young and the Survivors

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At 10/26/2014 11:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Storytone full album stream:

If the link doesn't work for you, just google "storytone neil young listen", the stream is available at various other sites.


At 10/27/2014 09:32:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

regrets to be off topic.

Storytone now streaming:

At 10/27/2014 12:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No room for ole Pegi's set times are changing? I read somewhere that Pegi commented that these concerts are coming to an this the last one/

At 10/27/2014 01:51:00 PM, Blogger Shamrock said...

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At 10/27/2014 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of tacky for Neil to have performed "I'm Glad I Found You" at the first night's show. Nice to see he dropped it the second night.

At 10/28/2014 10:12:00 AM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Sounds like Mr Harrington understands better this year than he did in 2013. I applaud him coming around


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