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Farm Aid 97
World Music Theater
Tinley Park, Illinois, Oct 4, 1997

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The set list

  1. Oh Mother Earth
  2. Helpless
  3. Four Strong Winds
  4. Long May You Run

Farm Aid 97
Tinley Park, Oct 4, 1997

review by Kathy Hippy Girl's Smile Popple

Much happened over this Farm Aid weekend.... The hotel where I stayed was also the hotel of choice for several farmers and organizers involved with Farm Aid. Was chatting with a few of them in the lobby and asking many questions. They invited me to their meeting to be held at the hotel next door to where I was staying.

Chatted with some of the organizers and promised them that I would carry the story home and see that it got to the proper places. They then invited me to attend the press conference the next day at Tinley. Took alot of pics and then left the area. All of a sudden I heard, "Now, here to say a few words about Farm Aid, Willie and Neil " Whaaaaaaaaa ???? This hippy girl sprinted back to square one, passed GO, and didn't collect $100. There they were for sure........Neil and Willie !!!!!!!!

Neil had his train hat on with the visor facing OUT, not like the backwards style at HORDE. This was a serious Neil who meant business. It looked like a good indication there'd be no RITFW or Fuckin' Up on this day.

Willie was lookin' ...well... like Willie.

Attended the RustFest at Gambione's... Met several Rusties, including "Moe the Sleaze", "Laughing at the door", Zbar, Dr. Music Cliff, Richard Nixon's Soul... I cannot remember any other handles right now. It was great to meet all of you.

On to Tinley Park and the music...

I heard later that while Neil was verbalizing onstage, the donations really poured in...!

I am glad that Farm Aid was so successful after the way that it started out. They were all lucky that the show went off at all. I was happy to attend it.

Hippy Girl's Smile

(more to be added when I can... --RE*AC*TOR)