Neil Young Still Rockin’ In The Free World
“For what it’s worth,” nothing says rock star rebellion like throwing kernels at your audience. Neil Young spread his seed on fans during his concert at the Los Angeles Forum on Wednesday (October 15) and dared cops to arrest him as he defied California’s seed laws (yes, it’s a thing) and corporations like Monsanto and Starbucks.
Check out the Instagram video from his similar political stunt in Santa Barbara earlier this week:
Besides encouraging his followers to grow their own plants, he also put on a show like only Neil Young can, playing at the historic venue for almost three hours straight. According to the Los Angeles Times, the rock icon played some tunes he hadn’t attempted in ages including “Burned,” “Hold Back the Tears,” and, appropriately, “L.A.”
Notes Randy Lewis of the Times: “One of many highlights of the evening was a remarkable 17-minute rendition of “Cowgirl in the Sand,” the concert staple that managed to sound newly inspired both by Young’s politically driven anger and his joy at the new camaraderie of his young bandmates.” The causes he’s standing for may have changed throughout the years, but one things for sure: Neil Young will never back down.
Did you catch the show at the Forum this week? What did you think of Neil Young’s performance?