I was getting ready for school one morning when my father said that my cousin Jennifer was on the phone and she wanted to know if I wanted a ticket to the Neil Young concert coming up in Halifax. I said I did and I kind of forgot about it.
It was Halloween night and I was listening to an old Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young album when I looked at the release date when I realized that in a mere five days I was going to witness a legend in his finest form.
Some say the Neil Young is playing the finest guitar of his life these days. Some people say that he's just an old man who can't sing, never could sing and should have retired a long time ago. I on the other hand see him differently.
He is man who doesn't care about his appearance, doesn't care about what other people think about him. He is an entertainer. He is a healer. He is a Canadian. He is a man. When I picture myself at fifty I picture myself like him.
We left for the concert on Tuesday morning and we arrived in the city at about noon. My uncle drove me and my cousin Edward up. We bummed around the city for a while and then we went to Jen's place where we were staying. There were a few other people from Inverness staying there as well.
My uncle, Edward and I left for the concert at around quarter to seven. We kind of got lost. We got to the show at around seven thirty. While we were in line waiting to get in I could here the band that was performing. It was then that I realized what I was about to experience. I stumbled to my seat, half looking a my feet, half looking at the band on stage. I can't remember their name but they were good. As soon as we sat down the band ended their set and the lights came on. Then we just sat their for a while and I saw a lot of people that I knew from Mabou.
The lights went out and the place started to rumble with excitement. Moist came out on stage and started playing their set. When the band started to play Push I ran down to the front along with just about everyone else. But we were pushed back by
the security. So we just sat in our seats for the rest of their set.
The lights came back on and their were a bunch of guys on stage who were messing with stuff. One guy had on a big white jump suit and everyone thought he was Neil Young so when he would appear on the stage everyone would start to scream. Neil Young did come out on the stage once to tune his guitar. He just stood there and looked out at us all. He played a few things and he handed his guitar to the man in the white jump suit. He left the stage and didn't return for about a half hour.
I was talking to Brandon McNeil when the lights went out again. Neil started his set with a real hard rocker which just sent everyone into a frenzy. Everyone was standing on their seats which meant that if you wanted to see anything you had to as well. They jammed for...