Fri 15 Feb 2008 – Neil Young @ the Grand Rex Paris


16 fév. 2008, 16h33m

Fri 15 Feb – Neil Young

A few years back i told my dad, when Neil Young comes to Europe we have to go see him. Late 2007 at last..the news..neil comes to Europe! At first I tried to get tickets to Antwerp, site sluggish, sold out. a day later, Neil is going to paris. And i had tickets. So yesterday we endeavored a 4 hour drive to Paris to see the god of Rock 'n Roll.

At eight a clock we entered the theatre le grand rex, a great venue with enormous leather seats (very comfy), our seat where near the end but still good view.

At 20:30 the show started with half an hour of Peggy Young, a not so special country show, at 21:10 she stopped playing. Neil was announced to start 15 minutes later.

The stage had one piano (an electric), a small bar piano (like in the westerns) and a semi circle of guitars.

A guy came on stage with a painting with a big N on it. Neil was hidden behind him, he took place behind his guitars and started playing from hank to hendrix.

The setlist:
From Hank to Hendrix
Sad Movies
A Man Needs a Maid
Ambulance Blues
No One Seems to Know
After the Gold Rush
Love Art Blues
The Needle and the Damage Done
ow yeah what a suprise
Mellow My Mind (on a banjo :))
Heart of Gold

After a 25 min break the electric set:
Mr. Soul
Don't Cry No Tears
Dirty Old Man
Spirit Road
Bad Fog of Loneliness
Oh, Lonesome Me
The Believer
No Hidden Path
This song had a great Solo of Neal, it almost seemed like the guitar was possed, really really great.

Encore 1:
Cinnamon Girl
Rockin' in the Free World
too bad no Cortez or huricane that i was hoping for, but a nice rocking song :) He announced it as: "this song is like a bad drug, it keeps comming back".

Encore 2:
The Sultan
Never heard this one, a great great song.

At 00:15 it was finished and we left the venue to have a pint in a pub, well as you can see one of the greatest(and longest) shows i have ever witnessed, and i have seen a lot! Neil is so raw, pure magic!

The next day we went to visit the grave of Jim Morrison (pic coming) to keep it a rock 'n roll weekend.

thx to this guy for the excact setlist:


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