Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Crosby, Stills & Nash

For Jayne's birthday, we got tickets for Crosby, Stills and Nash in Manchester.  I was a little apprehensive for a number of reasons.  The venue, the MEN Arena, is a big  impersonal hall, not ideal for an intimate gig.  I had also mixed feelings after seeing the TV coverage of Glasto, they were a bit ragged in bits.

The first song didn't have the sound balance right, and someone was a bit flat.  Steven Stills couldn't hear himself properly judging by the gesticulations he was making.  I was a bit nervous that they wouldn't get it together.  But by the third song, they had it nailed and were brilliant from then on.

Highlight was Guinevere.  Three encores.  Steven Stills played some fantastic guitar solos.  He did have to go and sit down occasionally. 

All in all, a great night



1 comment:

  1. I would love to see them some time before they leave this earth. My new girlfriend just went to see Chubby Checker and Little Richard at the local casino. She said Little Richard was wheel chair bound and could barely function. That is sad for such a high energy act. At 77 and leading the life he has lead, it's not too surprising. On the other hand, Chubby Checker was still a dancing machine and saved the show.