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Friday, January 11, 2019

Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan

1st in Line for Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Nimes, France - July 17, 2013
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With the recent news of Neil Young + Crazy Horse Going Back to Where It All Began -> Winnipeg, Manitoba in February 2019 and the 2019 Germany Tour by Neil Young + Promise of The Real, we thought this might be a good time to go back to a post from 2013: Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan.

Enjoy! And maybe we'll see you on the rail in Germany this summer?!

So what is it like to be on the quest for the holy rail?

As we know, it's not easy to be a Neil Young & Crazy Horse fan. No one ever said that it should be.

For those who have been following closely the Europe 2013 concert tour, you have come across the adventures of one particular rustie fan known as Uwe from Germany. Even by the early dates, Uwe went from an "unknown legend" to walking like a giant Horse fan.

Uwe & Rusties on The Holy Rail
Berlin, Germany - June 2, 2013
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Here's just one chapter in the amazing adventures of a Neil Young fan: Crazy Horse – and Uwe too | barneyspender:
When we arrived at the Roman arena shortly after 1pm, there was just one other person there, waiting for the gates to open in five hours time.

“I am always number one,” announced Uwe proudly.

Ah Uwe. Where to begin? The kids and I had met him for the first time a couple of nights previously when he and Mrs S went to see Neil Young in Vienne in another Roman theatre.
More on the amazing adventures of a Neil Young fan on barneyspender.

Paris, France - June 6, 2013
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The story "Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan" can be heard on the podcast of Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour - Show #51, Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Interview w/ Neil fan Uwe "Computer Age".

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Uwe, don't be denied! Ever.

Be the rail.
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At 1/11/2019 05:06:00 PM, Blogger John said...

This is going to be so awesome, unfortunately out of my price range. Looking forward to the show with POTR but would love some NYCH shows in Europe, 3 nights in Glasgow perhaps!

At 1/12/2019 01:15:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Where's the story?

At 1/12/2019 08:43:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ John - enjoy POTR and hope you get 3 nights in Glasgow!

@ Unknown - good question. Here's the story:

The story "Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan" can be heard on the podcast of Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour - Show #51, Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Interview w/ Neil fan Uwe "Computer Age".

Just updated. good catch. thanks!


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