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Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 26, 2000

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The Confirmed Set List
    First Set
  1. Carry On
  2. Southern Man
  3. Stand And Be Counted
  4. Pre-Road Downs
  5. Heartland
  6. 49 Bye-Byes
  7. Slowpoke
  8. Marrakesh Express
  9. Faith In Me
  10. Almost Cut My Hair
  11. Cinnamon Girl
    Second Set
  12. Helplessly Hoping
  13. Our House
  14. Old Man
  15. Dream For Him
  16. Someday Soon
  17. Looking Forward
  18. After The Goldrush
  19. Guinnevere
  20. Out Of Control
  21. Seen Enough
  22. Teach Your Children
    [7th Inning Stretch]
  23. Woodstock
  24. Long Time Gone
  25. Ohio
  26. For What It's Worth
  27. Down By The River
  28. Love The One You're With
  29. Rockin' In The Free World
  30. Long May You Run

Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 26, 2000

review by Bill Farah

Went with my friend Tapper, who said it was his first real concert -- QUITE the first concert! And it's gonna be tough to top it...

Set list has been stagnant, but that's not a great surprise, considering some comments from Neil's management last fall. If anything, changes should come after the 8 day break they have before the second leg. My song hopes: Johnny's Garden, Change Your Mind, Music is Love, Queen of the Mall, Turn Back the Pages, It's All Coming Back, Good to See You, and Wild Tales. (I know they're longshots, but I can dream, can't I?) The upside to the set was they were real familiar with the material -- new songs fit in perfectly with the classics (despite what the Star Trib said). Everyone seemed very loose and comfortable. That's about all I can say about the downsides to the concert. Telling, isn't it?

Upsides? Too many to count, but I'll try to do some justice...

Second set: the only downside for me was the crowd. Don't get me wrong, they were quiet for the set, but it seemed to me this is really all they came for. Could be just me, but it seemed like most of the younger people were much more into the groove of the harder stuff. The baby boomers certainly didn't expect the fireworks they got. That said, the wooden music was great -- seemed each song got better than the last. Particular faves: Someday Soon, Looking Forward, Guinevere, Seen Enough. Out of Control was also nice, topping the album version, as it did on the solo tour.

Highlights after the 7th Inning Stretch...

On the way home, my friend and I heard Freebird on the radio. I commented that it just paled in comparison to the Stills/Young duel extravaganza we just witnessed. Just sounded soft and empty by comparison.

I don't know about all the talk about whether it is CSNY or CSN & Neil. It's definitely a full band effort -- they each really bring something distinctive to the table. But, yes, Neil does "make it" -- especially by including songs like DBTR and RITFW. Kind of turns a good show into an unforgettable show. Right now, though, I'm just glad they're playing together, getting along so well, and sounding so damn good.

That's about all -- can't wait for Milwaukee.

(more reviews coming soon... --RE*AC*TOR)