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Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 28, 2002

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The Confirmed Set List
    First Set
  1. Carry On/Questions
  2. Goin' Home   [currently unreleased Neil song]
  3. Military Madness
  4. Wooden Ships
  5. Feed The People
  6. You're My Girl   [Neil song new this tour]
  7. Eight Miles High
  8. I Used To Be A King
  9. Southern Man
  10. Southern Cross
  11. Almost Cut My Hair
  12. Cinnamon Girl
    Second Set
  13. Helplessly Hoping
  14. Our House
  15. Old Man
  16. Carry Me
  17. Guinnevere
  18. Harvest Moon
  19. Ole Man Trouble
  20. Half Your Angels
  21. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
    [7th Inning Stretch]
  22. Let's Roll   [currently unreleased Neil song]
  23. Long Time Gone
  24. Two Old Friends   [Neil song new this tour]
  25. Woodstock
  26. Rockin' In The Free World
  27. Deja Vu
  28. Long May You Run

Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 28, 2002

early quick report by Ethan

My god! All I can say is that I'm amazed. This was my greatest show ever! Okay, so I have only been to two CSNY shows, but whatever... (Right now it's bed time.)

Keep On Rockin In The Free World,

Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 28, 2002

observations by Brian Quinn

What a night!. Random observations...

They played like a band! Last year seemed like it was more of a loose jam. Last night they were a tight band !

Harmonies were terrific. During Suite: Judy Blue Eyes they held the high notes, rather than just trying to reach them.

Neil of course was outstanding. Great work on Southern Man and Rockin' In The Free World among others.

Let's Roll worked great live. I was so-so on this song but live it came across powerful.

Crosby was in fine voice, especially like last time with Almost Cut My Hair.

They were having fun. Crosby was watching Neil and Stephen jam during Wooden Ships and was too far away from his mic when the vocals were about to start. Neil gave a playful kick in the ass to Crosby to get back to the mic. Crosby made it in just the nick of time to sing, and turned to Neil and thumbed his nose at him.

During the intro to Southern Man, Stephen started singing -- only problem was he started early. The rest of them were three steps back. They had a good laugh about that one.

Stills was brilliant with his guitar and did a great job on the Booker T song.

Nash's Half Your Angels left the crowd in silence. Stunning.

On the last song, Long May You Run, Neil quit after the first verse and said, "I can't do this to the last song. We have to get it right." Then started the song again.

Three or four "How ya doin'?"s.

After Woodstock, Neil asked, "Anybody here go to Woodstock?" Loud applause, of course. Neil then said "I didn't." Crosby looked over and shook his head "Yes you were." Neil then said "Like I was saying, I was there."

The boys had fun. Great night.

After the show I yelled at one of the folks breaking down the stage, "How 'bout a pick?" He picked one up from the stage and threw it to me. A great way to end a special night.

Brian From Boston

Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 28, 2002

"Top 10" by Pat Long


  1. New Songs.
    The 2000 tour was the only CSNY tour with no new (unreleased) songs. The addition of new songs on the2002 tour are a great addition and help to keep the shows fresh and vital for long time fans and for CSNY. It was surprising to me how little difference there was between the CSNY and the Crazy Horse versions of Goin' Home.

  2. Questions.
    Adding the Questions section back into Carry On turned an old war horse into a fresh song. The question is why was the Questions segment ever dropped in the first place?

  3. I Used To Be A King.
    At the Hartford concert, Crosby mentioned that this was one of his favorite Nash songs. It is a favorite of mine too and it was great to hear a CSNY version.

  4. You're My Girl.
    A great new Neil Young song done in Stax/soul style with Neil as Diana Ross and CSN as the Supremes. This is an especially touching song for anyone who has a daughter.

  5. Déjà Vu.
    Since 1969 I have seen CSNY 13 times and this is the first time I have seen them do Déjà Vu. A great addition to the set list which really showed off the trademark Crosby/Nash vocals.

  6. Crowd.
    I live in New York and usually see the NYC shows, but I was out of town last week so I went to Hartford. I couldn't get over how much better the Hartford crowd was than the usual NYC audience. The jerks who usually sit around me who want to talk through the whole concert, make cell phone calls and sing loudly off key were not present at Hartford - I didn't miss them.

  7. Crosby.
    At age 60 and with all that he has gone through, it is nothing short of a miracle that Crosby's voice has the strength and power that it does. Since he got off drugs I think that we take it for granted just how good he is.

  8. Steve Potts.
    Jim Keltner is a good drummer, but I found him one-dimensional and monotonous over the course of a 3 hour concert. I felt Steve Potts added much variety to the percussion, although for my money the best CSNY drummer was Russ Kunkel on the 1974 tour.

  9. Ole Man Trouble.
    This song gave Stills an opportunity to show off his vocal and keyboard chops, but that is not why it is on this list. I got a charge out of Young's posture on this song. He stood stock still back by the drum riser and just played his guitar. It reminded me of the tapes of the early TV shows of the Buffalo Springfield when Young stood in the back with his fringed jacket and played the trademark chiming notes to For What It's Worth.

  10. Long May You Run.
    This is the perfect CSNY song and the perfect show closer. "We've been through some things together. With trunks of memories still to come." Long may they run.
Pat Long

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