Friday, August 08, 1997

The H.O.R.D.E. Tour - Mansfield, MA - 1997-08-08

The H.O.R.D.E. Tour at Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, MA, August 8, 1997.

Some great live bands at one of my favorite venues...

Neil and the Horse were the headliners on the H.O.R.D.E. tour for this show. It was a pretty cool day of music. On the mainstage there was Beck, Primus and others and the sidestage offered up Ben Folds, Bruce Hampton and a bunch more.

For me, Neil was the main attraction - and he is wherever he goes. One of the finest Neil & Crazy Horse shows I ever saw was the year before this one, also at Great Woods (more on that some other time), but this show was no slouch. I remember wondering if Neil felt like he had something to prove being around the young crowd and young bands...Silly me. Once the Horse gets going and all cylinders are firing they don't have to prove anything to anyone except themselves!

I have recordings of Beck and most of the other sets from that date from a pretty decent-sounding source.