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Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana, Feb. 20, 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. Long May You Run

Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana, Feb. 20, 2002

early review by Chris Price

Wonderful show. The quality of the sound was 100 times better than in 2000. Everyone was on their game even Stephen's voice was incredible. The dueling guitars between Stills And Young were awe inspiring. David and Graham completely nailed Guinnevere and they knew it, giving each other "high fives" at the conclusion.

Neil gave us a "How ya doin' tonight?" and when introducing You're My Girl he told us "This song was written for my little girl, seems she went and grew up on me."

There was bantering back and forth after a rousing performance of Eight Miles High early in the show. Nash made the comment of that being a Byrds song, Crosby then lamented on the memory of the times when Buffalo Springfield was the opening act for the Byrds and zinged Stephen and Neil. All had a good chuckle, and Graham piped up with the fact that the others (secretly) all wanted to be a Hollie, and the audience all laughed.

The crowd was rocked with classic renditions of RITFW, Woodstock, and Southern Man. Even though ticket prices were a little steep, the money was very well spent on a classic group of musicians who put their heart and soul on the line for their loyal fans.

If your are going to a future show you are in for a treat; if you were not planning to, you definitely should reconsider that decision.

Chris Price

Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana, Feb. 20, 2002

observations by Dave Johnson

It was a great night. The show was far from sold out, though, as the upper deck on the sides had black curtains draped in front of them, and there were empty seats on the sides up from the stage and elsewhere in the back. The newspaper set attendance at 8500.

But the crowd that was there rocked, and yet was respectful of all the boys. Even during their new tunes, no concert idiots were yelling out. There wasn't even any obnoxious talking going on around me! Each of the guys got nice ovations after each of their tunes, including Feed The People and Half Your Angels.

While soloing during Going Home, Neil lost his hat for the remainder of the tune. He was wearing the standard outfit: green shirt, etc. Drank a beer, then out came the green mug. Played in a black t-shirt from Let's Roll onward. I pointed out to my wife that Neil's lost some weight, been working out, and she says "He's always been skinny."

Neil does a short but very cool whammy bar solo during one of those early tunes -- was it Military Madness?

Neil did a funny thing to Croz on the way offstage at the end of the first set, after Cinnamon Girl. Check it out...

Stills is a friend of Colts owner Jim Irsay, hence the Peyton Manning jersey (blue #18).

Smelled some weed about a minute into Eight Miles High -- that made me laugh.

RITFW I think is like Born in the USA, in that most people only listen/like the chorus, and interpret it freely as a rah-rah song. It definately got the biggest response of the night. The driving part of it reminds me of Talking Heads Life During Wartime -- we're going somewhere but we don't know where...

I agree with others' comments that Booker T is barely heard from during the show.

Someday maybe there will be technology called the Invis-O-Filter that will let one select and delete objects or people from their line of sight. The first application I would use it on would be Nash doing his insipid cheerleading of guitar solos. As Jack Black would say: get the scientists working on this immediately!

I think Tenacious D should cover Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.

I think these guys, especially Neil, could do Long May You Run in their sleep. They should try some other encore tunes. Roll Another Number would be better even though it's been used a lot in that spot.

When did Old Black start it's performing life?

Having never bought the mega CSNY albums, I didn't really know what this "Questions" was that followed Carry On. Once they started the riff, though, I thought "Oh yeah, that's what I heard on the radio so many times back in the day." It is much better that way.

Greatest guitarist can be debated to infinity, but no one comes close to Neil on the ending of tunes. He created this genre. I could listen to that forever. Better put on Arc this weekend.

old green plymouth

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