"It increases my paranoia, like looking in my mirror
and seeing a police car."
The whole audience went wild when David Crosby sang
this line from 'Almost cut my hair' from the c.d. 'Deja
vu' (1972). Truly a deja vu. Still topical and his voice
with the same power as thirty-two years ago. He closed
the last number with the words, "There are two
reasons for playing this song; 1) We think it's a good
number. 2) So that we won't ever forget it"
After that two screaming guitars began the intro to
Neil Young's Ohio. The entire audience was turned upside
down. Sixty-two or thirty-two, it didn't matter to anyone
in the audience how old the Croz was. He himself has
another view of the matter. "There are very few
positive aspects to being over thirty. One of them is
that you have a wide selection of songs to chose from.
In his case it goes back to 1964.
At half past four we had wanted to collect the tickets
we had ordered via the Internet, but the box office
didn't open till after half past six. So we went to
the back of the theatre to see if there were people
on the stage yet. CPR appeared to be doing a sound check.
Not completely unfamiliar with backstage I began taking
photographs in the wings acting as if I were one of
the crew. Afterwards this turned out to be the purest
good fortune because it was forbidden to take pictures
during the concert. So the success of the evening was
already guaranteed for me even before the concert began.
But we almost missed this memorable day. When we noticed
that I had left the camper's headlights on all night
after we had got to Washington in too much of a hurry.
First we asked in a sports school across from the parking
lot if we could phone a garage.
"Wail and I'll give you a jump star,." said
the girl at the cash desk. I told her it was a pretty
heavy vehicle. "Doesn't matter because I've got
a ?four wheel drive? Alas it didn't work because we
used poor quality jumpleads. When I first laid eyes
on the leads I had my doubts, but when someone is so
helpful, it's difficult to say no.
"There's another little garage three streets(Blocks?)
further on. Perhaps they can tow you and have a look
at what's wrong," suggested Talia from the sports
It was indeed a very small garage and the sole mechanic
couldn't leave his post. We could buy a storage battery.
A taxi driver overheard the conversation. He offered
to help us for twenty dollars. We didn't have much choice
but I said, "If it doesn't work, I'm only going
to pay the fare."
"Sounds fair," he replied.
Amazingly we drove into Fredreick at one o'clock in