Welcome to the Live Archive, where Andy (aka Concert Boy) regales you with a recap of one of his many concert experiences through the years. Feel free to review his overall list and make a request for a future Live Archive post.
THE ACT: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
THE SCENE: Boston Garden, 02/08/1991
THE GANG: Me & my best friend Al
THE OCCASION: Al's 21st birthday was the day before
THE RUNDOWN: This was my first time seeing Neil Young and it was with his longtime band Crazy Horse. Neil was touring on his latest release Ragged Glory. We were finally going to legally purchase beer at The Garden. The country was on the brink of war and the show opens with a recorded version of Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner." A few songs into the concert and they break into "Blowin' in the Wind." It was really moving considering the events going on over in the middle east. Crazy Horse never took their foot off the gas and powered through favorites "Cortez the Killer," "Powderfinger," "Rockin' in the Free World" & "Like a Hurricane." I've seen Neil 3 or 4 times since and although they are all good, this show is the one I always think of first.
PICKS (out of 5):