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Gund Arena
Cleveland, Ohio, March 23, 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. Looking Forward
  17. Someday Soon
  18. After The Goldrush
  19. Guinnevere
  20. Out Of Control
  21. Seen Enough
  22. Teach Your Children
    [7th Inning Stretch]
  23. Woodstock
  24. Eight Miles High
  25. Ohio
  26. Love The One You're With
  27. Down By The River
  28. For What It's Worth
  29. Rockin' In The Free World
  30. Long May You Run

Gund Arena
Cleveland, Ohio, March 23, 2000

review by Chuck A Fireman Naughton

Greetings folks....How Ya Doin'?
I'm just now recovering from the 3rd night of A Fireman's 4-city tour with CSNY. The following are some random thoughts from the Celveland 3-23-2000 show...

It's difficult not to compare the shows while you experience them... Each is an experience unto itself -- but you find yourself nit-picking on things... For instance: last night Croz's voice was a bit strained... I first picked up on it on the third song, Stand and Be Counted, and then -- to me -- it was confirmed during Almost Cut My Hair. And Guenivere has been performed better -- Croz just didn't have the same edge as he did in Detroit or Pittsburgh. BUT, he pulled it off anyway. If you hadn't experienced an earlier show you'd never know there was a problem. A great pro knows how to play hurt, and Croz is a great pro...

In Detroit the crowd had been buzzing in anticipation of the tour opener, and rode along on the wave from start to finish. In Pittsburgh the crowd seemed a bit subdued until it was pulled into the whirlwind by the band. But in -- well let's just say Cleveland rocks! -- this was one hyped up crowd. That energy worked great during the rockers and the sing-alongs, but was a tad counterproductive during the acoustic set. There's a dozen or so "seagulls" in every crowd...

From my seats in the 11th row center the sound was a bit muddy. But it improved as the show progressed. The setlist was pretty "standard" -- no new tunes. Surprisingly, this fact has not been a disappointment to me, because the band puts it all on line every night.

Highlights for me....

During Guenivere, an elderly woman in a bright red outfit stumbled her way through my row to take the empty seat next to mine, and pulled out a notebook. At the time I thought, "how sweet, she must have been an old hippie in the days, and she's keeping track of the setlist, too..." But she only stayed for a couple of songs.

When she left, the woman in front of me (who had seen me taking notes) turned around and asked me if I was working with Jane Scott. Not being from Cleveland, I didn't know what she was talking about. She explained to me who the woman-in-red was (the dean of Cleveland entertainment reporters). Not too long after that, Croz said something like "take that Jane Scott" after they really nailed a tune (maybe Woodstock).

All in all, another most excellent experience... Once more for me in T.O. next week!

Chuck N
A Fireman

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