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Monday, May 11, 2015

A Neil Young Concert Memory: The Hurricane on the Hill

Everyone has their favorite Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert memories.

It's been said that Neil Young has the ability to influence the weather. Now whether that is true can be debated. But it is a fact that there have been some wild weather events while Neil has played "Like A Hurricane".

For example, the Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert at A Day On The Green, The Hill Winery, Geelong, Australia on March 16, 2013 (see above for a 90 second taste. Unfortunately some bad audio but the video is pretty crazy).

As a comment by Holly M. demonstrates, you just had to be there:
It was brilliant to see.

All night it was light on/off drizzling rain and nothing more. Immediately 'Hurricane' started the wild winds and torrential rain also started and continued through the whole song. When the song finished so did the wild weather. I was sitting about 10 rows from the front and was overwhelmed by the whole experience.

When the song and wild weather finished my mate turned to me and said 'That's the best special effects I've ever seen live'. Of course, he was definitely correct.
"Like A Hurricane"
Neil Young with Crazy Horse

A Day On The Green - Mar 16, 2013
Photo by Gary "Old Man Emu" Cee | Picasa Web Albums
(Click photo to enlarge)

Or a comment by Old Man Emu:
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - 4 shows is not enough but the last was unforgettable. 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 shook off a lightning strike, eyed god squarely, and said "Go on I dare you, electrocute me it's your choice".

God chose 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 !

Phenomenal !
More on Neil Young's ability to influence the weather on The Concert I Won't Forget: The Night Neil Young Rocked Like a Hurricane.

Also, see the Music in Head 2000 tour at Red Rocks in a blizzard (see HyperRust: MIH Tour: Denver (Show 3)).

The answer our friends, is blowing in the wind... the Big Shift is coming ...

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At 5/12/2015 02:08:00 PM, Blogger Soldier Steve said...

I seem to remember on the '97 HORDE tour on 8/3/97 Tinley Park, Illinois show their was a rain storm during the show.Leo {Muddy Track] Rustie attended some twenty some shows that year.I attended the 8/5 Vernon Downs & 8/10/97 Saratoga Springs Horde shows that year. Anyone attend the Tinley Park show and recall the heavy rain storm?

At 5/13/2015 06:45:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Oh yeah Soldier Steve!

What a night. Here are some memories:


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