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Hershey, PA, H.O.R.D.E Festival
August 23, 1996

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The Set List

  1. Hey, Hey, My My
  2. Powderfinger
  3. Big Time
  4. Slip Away
  5. The Needle and the Damage Done
  6. Heart of Gold
  7. Sugar Mountain
  8. Cinnamon Girl
  9. Fuckin' Up
  10. Cortez The Killer
    . . .(
    No Music Arcade!)
  11. Like a Hurricane
  12. Roll Another Number for the Road

Hershey H.O.R.D.E Festival, August 23, 1996

review by Ron Lay

Although this was Neil's only stop on the HORDE tour, I felt he was the most popular act on the bill.

Neil's performance at Hershey was great, his voice was very stong. The set was similar to his previous shows on the tour. Slip Away went on for nearly 15 minutes and the crowd got a little restless. He did 3 acoustic numbers which went over well with the crowd. Cinnamon Girl was also a big crowd pleaser. Cortez the Killer was great and Like a Hurricaine was exceptionally strong, although he got a little carried away at the end. I left right after Neil's set and was surprised to see many others leaving. Good thing, it poured down rain about 15 minutes later. Overall I thought it was an exceptional show - strong vocals, powerful guitar and good sound. Too bad he was limited to a 90 minute set, but it was worth it. Hope to see him again soon.

Ron Lay. . .Annville PA. . .ronelay@postoffice.worldnet.att.net

Hershey H.O.R.D.E Festival, August 23, 1996

review by Mike Rustie Ryko Campion

Hey there fellow Rusties,

Neil said something like: "Hey, it really sounds good here. If you want to hear the worst echo in the world just go on in that building right over there" (pointing over to Hershey Park Arena where he played the last time he came through Hershey).

I was partying from about 12:00 noon! The whole day was GREAT! All the bands really sounded good!

Neil & The Horse played from 7:30 to 9:00 on the big stage. They had a VERY colorful backdrop with the HORDE theme stuff on (they put this up just before Neil came out). They had more of a light show than usual (still had the candles), so I guess the HORDE people were doing the lights.

Son Volt played the break right after Neil over on the small stage, then Blues Traveler finished up on the Big Stage.

Whew, what a day of music. Non-stop, from 3:00 in the afternoon 'til 11:00 at night. I put in a full shift.

I only ran into one other Rustie (the only other MORE BARN! shirt in the whole place besides mine). I had also met this guy in Camden, and I'm so'oo so'oo sorry but for the life of me can't remember his name (they warned me about that short term memory loss)! All I can remember is the blond dreads.

Where were all you Rusties? You guys really missed a GREAT day of music!

Mike Campion, aka: Rustie Ryko

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