Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #32 -- Neil Young Edition

(header graphic courtesy Write From Karen)

So I went to the Neil Young concert this week. Here are thirteen random thoughts about the event:

1. The venue seated at most 7000 people. I liked it better than being in a huge arena in the nosebleeds.
2. It was definitely the anti-arena show. Odd, industrial-looking set that seemed cobbled together of random pieces of machinery and letter shapes, no fireworks or special effects, just Neil and his music.
3. Of the entire opening set, performed by Pegi Young, my favorite song was the second performed.
4. At the end of the song, she announced that it was the one that WASN'T on her album.
5. I really like Like A Hurricane.
6. The concert was performed in two sets -- acoustic and electric. Nice way to highlight both sides of Neil.
7. It may seem counterintuitive, but I actually felt more sleepy during the rock-out electric set.
8. Am I getting old? I can stay up til all hours on the computer, but put me in a dark concert hall with music being played, and I'm ready for a nap.
9. Loved Cinnamon Girl.
10. Wished he'd played my all time favorite, The Needle and The Damage Done.
11. Absent that, my favorite of the night was probably From Hank to Hendrix.
12. At the end of the second set, random letters of the backdrop lit up. Spelled out? Neil. :)
13. My next concert experience will be VERY different. Tune in next week for details.

Oh, and if you TT'ed at my blog last week, be sure to scroll down to the previous post. You may already be a winner! :)


Natalie said...

That sounds great! I haven't been to a concert in ages!

Stacy~ said...

Sounds like a fun time, I've never been the biggest Neil Young fan, but I'm really trying to appreciate what he stands for.

Tilly Greene said...

What a fabulous time - I like smaller venues, although I went to U2's Zooropa because it was in a park.

Babystepper said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Sandra Schwab said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Happy T13!

(For a chance, mine is up on Unusual Historicals this week.)

Leslie Dicken said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for checking out my first Thursday Thirteen! Aye, I have a wee bit o' an obsession with a certain Scotsman!

Sounds like you had a great time at your concert!!

Cecily R said...

I love Neil Young! Makes me think of some really great times with some of my dearest friends. I'm glad the concernt was so great!

Ann Aguirre said...

I have to admit, I didn't know who he was until I clicked your tube link for Needle and the Damage Done.

Hope you had fun at the concert!

Sarah said...

Never been to a Neil Young concert! Good Review of it!

Happy TT~

Chelle Y. said...

Cool! Glad you were able to go to a concert!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Denise Patrick said...

It sounds like you had a good time. Like you, put me in a dark concert hall and I'd be falling asleep, too.

Hapy TT!

m-dith said...

Sounds excellent! The last concert I went to was at the Eagles Hall in Kirkland. I'll tell you about it sometime. ;-S At least Carolyn Currie was fabulous, which after all was the whole point.

Amy Ruttan said...

I've only ever been to two concerts. Gwen Stefani and Brooks and Dunn that's it. I am hoping to widen my experience. LOL! :)