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Nationwide Arena
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2002

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The Confirmed Set List
    First Set
  1. Carry On/Questions
  2. Military Madness
  3. Goin' Home   [currently unreleased Neil song]
  4. Deja Vu
  5. 49 Bye-Byes
  6. Feed The People
  7. I Used To Be A King
  8. You're My Girl   [Neil song new this tour]
  9. Dark Star
  10. Almost Cut My Hair
  11. Cinnamon Girl
    Second Set
  12. Helplessly Hoping
  13. Our House
  14. Old Man
  15. Carry Me
  16. Dream For Him
  17. Harvest Moon
  18. Ole Man Trouble
  19. Half Your Angels
  20. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
    [7th Inning Stretch]
  21. Let's Roll   [currently unreleased Neil song]
  22. Long Time Gone
  23. Two Old Friends   [Neil song new this tour]
  24. Eight Miles Hight
  25. Rockin' In The Free World
  26. For What It's Worth

Nationwide Arena
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2002

early report by Mike Coe

Just getting home so this will be short...

Great show and great energy - Young blew me away. The show ran for over three hours and it was time well spent.

Surprised to see Stills take such an active part in the show -- he had a few rusty spots (screwed up notes, nothing major), but the man can definitely jam.

During Let's Roll, Neil was in the middle of one his jams and the sound cut out. It was an abrupt, sudden shock -- I thought the band was going to stop playing... No way! Professionals. (Duh, forgot.) Neil just kept on jamming to himself.

(I know I'm just pointing out the mistakes, I apologize...)

One funny part was when Crosby started howling like a dog, and Nash kept signalling for him to quit. I guess Crosby had a cold last night, and Nash didn't want him damaging his voice. He finally ran over to him and started choking him.

A disappointing note: For What It's Worth was the only encore. I guess I was in the frame of mind to listen to them all night...

Great to see such powerful forces on stage, loved the way they work together. Guys are looking rather ragged, but the tickets were worth it.

Nationwide Arena
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2002

review by Tom Transformer Man Hanna

Here's my take...

Taking the show song-by-song...
  1. Carry On/Questions -- Sounded much better this time, and with the Questions bonus.

  2. Military Madness -- A real treat and a great choice. Stills windmills!

  3. Goin' Home -- Rocked out. The highlight! At least as good at the Crazy Horse version.

  4. Deja Vu -- Another great choice but almost too quiet for arena crowd.

  5. 49 Bye-Byes -- Love it, but Stills had to back away from mic twice mid-stream. Neil looked kinda like "WTF?" but reassured SS after the song was over.

  6. Feed The People -- A nice clap-along song but not a hall-of-famer tune.

  7. I Used To Be A King -- Best surprise of the night, and a fantastic version.

  8. You're My Girl -- Neil dedicated it, but it's sorta lite on first listen.

  9. Dark Star -- Loved hearing Neil on this great song. More boat album songs!

  10. Almost Cut My Hair -- Best crowd rowser and one of few dueling Young/Stills solos.

  11. Cinnamon Girl -- Kept things hopping. I like CSNY's version, despite its Crazy Horse "ownership".

      (exactly 20 minute break before second set)

  12. Helplessly Hoping -- Nice open to wooden set, but I was hoping for more surprises.

  13. Our House -- Very well done I must say, if we have to hear it every show.

  14. Old Man -- Again nice, but would rather have Only Love Can Break Your Heart or Human Highway in this slot.

  15. Carry Me -- Another terrific surprise, choice, and version.

  16. Dream For Him -- Worthy repeat from CSNY2K of a live classic.

    (It's here that Neil and Croz start trading dog noises and laughing; Nash signals Croz to cut it out, pointing at his throat; Then Croz says "I'm not supposed to do that; I've got a cold.")

  17. Harvest Moon -- Decent with CSNY, but again?

  18. Ole Man Trouble -- Good chance for Stills (and Booker T) to play some blues.

  19. Half Your Angels -- Arena reverb made Nash vocals and synth sound great. (No Neil.)

  20. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes -- Another great crowd pleaser and audience participation number. (Again no Neil.)

      (7th Inning Stretch: Smell the sage!)

  21. Let's Roll -- Ruined the flow when Neil's guitar dropped from PA mix.

  22. Long Time Gone -- Croz rules. Always great to hear this one. With CSNY it's killer!

  23. Two Old Friends -- Sounded okay, but has me thinking, "What happened to Toast?"

  24. Eight Miles Hight -- One of the classics that sounds good with CSNY, CPR, or whoever.

  25. Rockin' In The Free World -- A guy next to me had been shouting "Mr.Young!" all night. But during this song he asked what's the title!

      (Before encore, Nash tosses a Beanie Baby to couple sitting next to me.)

  26. For What It's Worth -- Ugh, I don't like this sloooow version. I'd shelve this one fast...

I wasn't "spoiled" by peeking at the opening show setlist from Detroit the night before. A bit disappointing that they already dropped Southern Man, Wooden Ships, etc.

Transformer Man

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