I went to see Neil Young the other day at the ACC (Air Canada Centre) in Toronto and I was not disappointed! Neither was anyone else that attended.
My brother in-law Steve won the tickets when he was in Toronto a week ago visiting a dear friend having open heart surgery. He was there as moral support for her husband who just hates being in Hospitals.
The night he was down, Steve and the patients husband went to a bar across the street from the hotel that he was staying at for a beer, a laugh and a bit of a distraction.
There was a draw for some Neil Young 2 tickets (way up in the nose bleeds) and he won them! He needed someone to go with, so he choose me!
The tickets are not as bad, as one would think. They to the right of the stage and we were around 20-30 seats away from the roof of ACC. With vantage point that we had, we could see the side of the stage, the ramp that Neil and boys came in on and we could see his equipment and his foot pedals. The position of our seats were also more in front of the stage then behind. There was some big screens to show the more intimate close ups of him and his band which was a nice touch.
The set that night was a nice collection of his classics and some from his latest album! Of coarse his early stuff was fabulous that goes without saying, but to tell you the truth, his new tunes were just about as good! The best song of the night was his encore. He played, with his wife on stage the whole night, A Day in the Life by the Beatles and the place went BANANAS!!! I never in a zillion years would think that he would do this classic tune, but only great ones always keep you thinking … and he didn’t disappoint us this night!
So overall I give the show two big thumbs up!