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Mark Golley's comments from the venue
David Fallon's early review
Fred fRed Sun Tenisci's report
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An Irish Independent review.
An Irish Times front-page review.
A Zeitgeist review.
Set list same as Glasgow, but with Cinnamon Girl added to the encore.
Before Hey Hey My My, Neil played the first few bars of Rockin' In The Free World, but then canned it...
During Hey Hey My My, Neil stoped playing and went to get some 'gum' to chew!
After the show, spoke to Elliot Roberts and asked him if any other new songs would be played. Elliot said, "Neil has been working on two or three others that he may decide to play."
Just back after a 2 1/2 hour drive from Dublin to my home in South Wexford. It was my 3rd show of the tour, following Sheffield and Glasgow.
On my way into the Point, I saw Larry Cragg chatting to other tour personel. Wandered over and asked him how Neil felt about the 2 shows so far. He said that they were very nervous the first night and they felt much better the second night. He said that Neil really enjoyed Glasgow. Then he signed my ticket and in we went (my wife Mary and Children, Una and Graeme, sister-in-law Ann and husband Hugh).
The set list was the same as Glasgow except that Cinnamon Girl (which was short) was brought back into the encore ahead of F*** Up.
I thought the crowd interaction would be more lively than previous nights -- and it was. Especially during Don't Let It Bring You Down. Like a Hurricane was his best one yet, as was After The Goldrush.
The band are certainly perfecting Goin' Home. It seemed so tight tonight, and the crowd loved it. The acoustic set was fantastic -- everyone wanted more.
Neil lost his plectrum during Hey Hey My My, and we were treated to just Crazy Horse playing it for 20 seconds. It sounded strange!
As usual, The lowering of the organ for Like a Hurricane provided more laughs. It was so slow coming down that Neil said "It floats", as they all stood there and waited and waited.
Neil also had said "It's great to be back in Ireland." And he and the crew are going sightseeing in Dublin tomorrow before heading back to the UK on Thursday by ferry. I know -- Larry told me!!
David Fallon, Lough House, Duncormick, Co.Wexford, Ireland
Neil Young and Crazy Horse came to townGavin and I scored nosebleed tickets from the box office, then upgraded to front standing through the tawts (scalpers). We heard (I think) Days That Used To Be through a crack in the door at Soundcheck. If it wasn't that song it was something similar.
Some gave them white bread
Others gave them brown
When they played Like A Hurricane
The piano came down
Don't Cry No Tears worked great as an opener. Very rowdy (but harmless) crowd -- very similar feel as Boise (MIH tour). Dubliners definitely have a wonderfull sense of humour. Gavin and I laughed a lot all day and evening. People everywhere were very friendly and helpfull (and funny.)
Custer's Last Stand (Goin' Home) and the new one where Neil plays piano then plays Old Black while sitting at the piano were highlites.
Gateway Of Love features some kind of special technique (electronic?) on Neil's vocals -- not as evident as the Trans stuff, but definitely noticeable. Very creative and nice.
Poncho had a big smile all night. He sure does seem to be enjoying these shows. Neil looked very happy too. The show ran from about 8:50 to 11:00.
The support band was worth seeing. Their own songs were ok, but I for one started to get bored after the 3rd song. To close they covered the Stones' Salt Of The Earth, which was their best song of the night. They're from England, didn't catch their name.
We had a mini-Rustfest in the parking lot. Gavin, myself and Bill from New York. (I'm almost postive that I have your name right Bill -- apologies if I don't.) We couldn't find the Center Bar for the "official" fest and hope that it went well. We looked for Donna and Lost Dog & Co. but to no avail -- I hope y'all had fun (I'm sure you did :>)
On the plane, after hearing my account of my trip, the Irish gal asked "Does Neil appreciate it though?" I replied "He'd better!...."
All in all, each of Sheffield, Glasgow, and Dublin
shows were special in their own way. IMO, one couldn't
get enough of these shows -- especially when taking into
account the new songs (Custer's Last Stand, especially).
ps: James Joyce's book, Dubliners, would give one an idea of the great sense of humour that Dubliners have. Oh yeah, the beer count was 2 pint bottles of Guiness, wonderfull stuff!