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(updated Friday, 19-Jun-2009 07:19:02 EDT)
Late Crazy Horse Set
Denver, 9:07 p.m. Data clearly indicate that the finger is ok. Another excellent concert in a long string, and I have seen lots, starting with 1973 at the old Denver Coliseum with David Crosby and the Stray Gators.
I do not remember when the sound was better . . . hearing that voice echo clearly through Fiddlers Green and that cranking guitar . . .
Neil wore a white t-shirt emblazoned with the familiar TIDE laundry detergent emblem and played an excellent set. Here is my recollection of what was played: (See set list, above.)
From start to finish, this set CRANKED! Highlights for me were Crime in the City, Down by the River, Mansion on the Hill, and Tonight's the Night, which was the best version I ever heard. It had a really haunting feel to it. You had to be there.
If there was an opening acoustic set, I missed it. I got there around 2:40, and was duly impressed with Toad the Wet Sprocket, who played barefoot. I also saw the Squirrel Nut Zippers, which is kind of a zooty band with a 1930s repertoire and a female singer in a 1950s red and white polka dot dress. We are talking musketeer here. Lucy, you have some explaining to do. Very impressive mastery of that kind of music.
The place went crazy when Primus took the stage. Big Head Todd and the Monsters has a killer lead guitar player.
Thanks again Steve, for getting the tickets. An excellent way to spend the afternoon!
(more to be added when I can... --RE*AC*TOR)