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MORE BARN! Brad's mini-report
It's All One Song Kevin's review
(more reviews coming)
The show details.
An Oregonian review.
18 minute Down By the River...
He went thru the wall...
I was hallucinating I think...
Goodnight to all.
Just peeled open my rusted eyes and am getting ready to head north for Vancouver. I'd say that last night's show ended up being The Encores.
As far as the set list, there was no Winterlong, and he did play Fool For Your Love. Neil's intro to Words had Duck Dunn looking perplexed and seeking support from "Long Grain" to see where Neil was going. Finally, after working his guitar over for a while, Neil came out with Words. Big smiles from his "friends and family," and once again, a powerful performance.
But like I said, the show was the ENCORES! All Along The Watchtower played with mystical passion and then wound down into a slow drum beat to end the song -- but Neil gave Keltner the sign, and started off into another frenzied refrain. Neil was possessed and gave us the message of God. Old Black was at the center of the frenzy. And at the end of it the song, Neil had ripped off most of Old Black's strings. With the broken wires flaying in the stage lights, it was like they were on fire.
But after Neil came back to earth, they played a tune to Mellow us. And then Neil said something about us not getting the full compliment, and that we'd get one more song. Out came Down By The River. It had a passion and innovation similar to Watchtower, but without ripping the strings off of his guitar this time...
When the house lights came up, all I could do was sit in my seat. Like many others, I was dazed. I had just been given a performance to remember.
Off to Vancouver...
Its All One Song
(more reviews coming soon... --RE*AC*TOR)