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Staples Center
Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2000

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The Confirmed Set List
    First Set
  1. Carry On
  2. Southern Man
  3. Stand And Be Counted
  4. Pre-Road Downs
  5. Heartland
  6. 49 Bye-Byes
  7. Slowpoke
  8. Marrakesh Express
  9. Faith In Me
  10. Almost Cut My Hair
  11. Cinnamon Girl
    Second Set
  12. Helplessly Hoping
  13. Our House
  14. Old Man
  15. Dream For Him
  16. Someday Soon
  17. Looking Forward
  18. After The Goldrush
  19. Guinnevere
  20. Out Of Control
  21. Seen Enough
  22. Teach Your Children
    [7th Inning Stretch]
  23. Woodstock
  24. Long Time Gone
  25. Ohio
  26. For What It's Worth
  27. No Tears Left
  28. Down By The River
  29. Love The One You're With
  30. Rockin' In The Free World
  31. Long May You Run

Staples Center
Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2000

review by Tom Daniels

CSNY is on stage playing David Crosby's Dream for Him. Crosby and Nash are singing like angels. The band is deep in a Crosby-jazz groove. Neil Young, of all people, is playing a crisp, jazzy guitar solo while Stills is pumping away on bass. Reunions are usually empty, nostalgic affairs. Yet here is CSNY playing a new song, every member engaged and contributing. Everything working. The audience is drawn in.

On the second break Neil plays a more idiosyncratic solo -- fewer notes, more loose, yet with the same feel. Something he would never do on his own. CSNY stretching Neil, just as he has pushed them.

CSNY's return to their LA roots was triumphant. A sold out crowd at Staples Center was on their feet for most of the night. The passion, energy and just sheer quality of the show electrified the arena.

The set list was composed of bookends from the CSNY songbook -- classics from the very early stage of their career together mixed with new numbers from 1999's Looking Forward. The 28 or so years in between were only very lightly touched on, with the closing Rockin' in the Free World and the encore Long May You Run (though even this was a staple in the 1974 reunion tour). Let's look at it song by song...

Who could ask for more? 31 songs. 3 1/2 hours. Amazing energy and commitment. Enjoying each other's songs. Smiling, laughing. One in a million it could work this well.

(more reviews coming soon... --RE*AC*TOR)