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(updated Friday, 19-Jun-2009 07:18:58 EDT)
Just a quick note from the MSN terminal here in Somerset, WI. Had a great time at today's RustFest; met several Rusties: Chuck "Moe the Sleaze", Kurt from Winnipeg, Nancy Jo (a.k.a. Wanda), Derek and Sam, to name a few.
Got to Somerset in time to catch Billy Talbot (solo acoustic bass) for approx. five of what I believe were his original songs. After his set, Billy signed the banner. Neil played four songs: Heart of Gold, Give Me Strength, Pocohantas, and This Note's For You. Neil was in good spirits, although he did mention that he just woke up (it was 3pm!).
Met several other Rusties at the Horde O' Culture tent: Leo and Frank (nineteen shows!), and several others. Heard a rumor that members of Soul Asylum and The Jayhawks may play at the third stage today, which would be very cool. Looking forward to Beck's set, and of course Neil and The Horse. Talk to you later.
I hope this gets to you all. I'm at the HORDE fest right now. Got here at 1:00, headed straight for the Horde O'Culture stage. Larry came out and set up Neil's Martin. Then Billy came out with his Martin, set it up and proceeded to give the 50 or so folks there a four song set. Excellent! One song, New Orleans, was pretty good. Billy really put some soul into it.
After that, we waited for about 45 minutes and it looked like Neil wasn't going to show. Larry took down his guitar, and someone else came out and started doing sound checks on the keyboards and drums. Could we be in for a trans set??? When we were almost ready to leave we heard security say Neil was on his way. He came out and gave us a four song set before he had to go. This was worth the price of addmission alone. He played Heart of Gold, Pocahontas, and This Note's For You. He was very talkative and joked around with the crowd. All this time I was dead center about 5 feet away!!
Live Music Is Better, or as Neil just said,
"Live Music ARE Better"!
(more to be added when I can... --RE*AC*TOR)