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Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Waterboys Bergen August 1 2014 a report – videos

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 What a night it was!

We, me and my wife Kathrine, drove up to Bergen in warm and sunny weather and the forecasts said that was the way it would be at the venue in the evening as well. The fucker in control of the weather should get a beating. We’ve never been so soaked in our entire lives, and we’ve lived in Bergen for more than 7 years (yeah, I know, we should know better than to trust the weather forecasts in Bergen).

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We wouldn’t be wetter if we jumped into the fjord (I tried to hold my mobile-phone still, but to no avail, it rained too hard!).


Waterboys were great, it is always hard to play second fiddle, but they did a good set. If it was a stand-alone gig, with more Waterboys fans it would’ve been a night to remember. Today they were “warm-up” to the main attraction. Mike Scott knew this and at a point he said:

“Normally I play a guitar-solo at this point, but not before Neil Young, do you think I’m crazy?”

When they started Glastonbury Song the heavens opened, at first I was thinking that a guy with a hose stood behind us and soaked us in water, but then I realized that the gods had flushed the skies. We were wet to our underwear in two minutes.

The Waterboys set list:

1. The Whole of the moon
2. We will not be lovers
3. I’m still a freak
4. The Pan within
5. A girl called Johnny
6. Low down in the broom
7. Raggle Taggle Gypsy
8. Mad as the mist and snow
9. Glastonbury song
10. Fisherman’s blues

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Neil Young & Crazy Horse came on and played Be the rain (not played live in about ten years), it was so fitting, and it seemed like a thing he decided there and then, but I know that the song had been rehearsed at sound check earlier on the tour.  That doesn’t matter, we became the rain, his message soaked in, the stage was set.

We had tickets for last years cancelled show, and we jumped at the opportunity when new a new show was announced. Last years show was cancelled when Frank «Poncho» Sampedros broke his hand. Last night “Poncho” had a great shirt on, it depicted an X-Ray of a hand flipping us the finger.

This night we got the environmental-cowboy Neil Young , he was a rabid preacher and a true force of nature, and he did a tremendous job! We got the guitar wall and we got the tender protester, Neil Young gave us his best.

The highlights of the evening for me was, Love to burn and Tonight’s the night.

Tonight’s the night:

In addition to being a preacher and a guitar-god he did two acoustic numbers, a beautiful Blowing in the wind that drifted into a very good Heart of gold. All good, in fact, all great!

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Heart of Gold:

Last I saw Neil Young he gave us a greatest hits set and it was superb, last night he chose more carefully. The Concert had a theme, this time Young had an agenda, he has an important message: we need to save our earth! No less. And it was just as good. He has a treasure-chest of songs, and many of the songs that are kind of underwhelming on record, comes to life in a live setting.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse top 5 performances Europe Summer 2014

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Tomorrow we are going to see Neil Young again, and for the first time I’m going to see him with Crazy Horse. I’m sitting here playing stuff that I hope he’ll play.

We had tickets to last year’s tour with Crazy Horse but that got cancelled and I was in a bit “of a dump” for some days. We ordered new tickets as soon as Mr. Young decided to come back to Bergen, Norway. Koengen in Bergen is THE best outdoor venue in Norway and I’ve seen Neil Young there once before, he was superb.

I’m going through YouTube to check out what we might get. He has really given some spectacular performances on this tour, here are my 5 favorites (before Bergen):

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Cortez the Killer (Live in Copenhagen, July 30th, 2014):

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Summer setlists & videos

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In order to prepare well for an upcoming Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert in Bergen, Norway 10 August, I will post setlists, statistics & different videos in this article.

This post will be updated regularly when the July leg gets going…

Recent concerts:

  • 2013-06-02, Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013-06-03, O2 World, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2013-06-05, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013-06-06, Le Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  • 2013-06-08, Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2013-06-10, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
  • 2013-06-11, LG Arena, Birmingham, England
  • 2013-06-13, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2013-06-15, RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2013-06-17, The O2 Arena, London, England

Upcoming concerts:

  • 2013-07-11, Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 2013-07-12, Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany
  • 2013-07-14, Moon and Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
  • 2013-07-15, Vienne Antique, Vienne, France
  • 2013-07-17, Le Festival de Nimes, Nimes, France
  • 2013-07-18, Big Festival, Biarritz, France
  • 2013-07-20, Festival Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix-Plouguer, France
  • 2013-07-22, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2013-07-23, Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
  • 2013-07-25, Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Italy
  • 2013-07-26, Rock in Roma, Roma, Italy
  • 2013-08-05, Helsinki Classic Festival, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013-08-07, Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
  • 2013-08-08, Way Out West Festival, Göteborg, Sweden
  • 2013-08-10, Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Norway

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Statistics – June – 10 concerts:

 Played 10 times (10/10):