Hey Hey, My My (Into The Bathroom)

Over on the Nightclub 930 Forum (user name and password required), somebody suggested that you might not want to go to the bathroom during Neil Young's Constitution Hall concerts tonight and tomorrow.

Just a word of warning: Neil Young's policy on this tour is that if you get up to leave your seat then you cannot come back. People who have gone out to the bathroom have had to wait in the lobby till the concert is over. You are told as you leave your seat you cannot come back by the ushers. I don't know if they make this clear at the venue or not. He wants everyone along for the entire ride, so to speak.

Before you go rushing out the door to buy a catheter, though, we should tell you that Neil's publicist says it ain't really so. "Not true," Bill Bentley writes in an email. "When you come back to your seats, you have to wait until the song he's playing at that time is over, and then you're allowed back in the concert room. Kind of like a Broadway play, I believe."

And just what is Neil playing on the "Chrome Dreams" tour? To help you plan your bathroom break, we have some info after the jump

Sugar Mountain has all the set lists, as well as a link to a site that shows which songs Neil has been playing most often on the tour.

The set list isn't changing very much from night to night, but there are a few differences. Here, for instance, are the songs from the two shows in Chicago this week:

11-12-2007, Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois
From Hank To Hendrix / Ambulance Blues / Sad Movies / A Man Needs A Maid / No One Seems To Know / Harvest / After The Gold Rush / Mellow My Mind / Love Art Blues / Love Is A Rose / Old Man // The Loner / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Dirty Old Man / Spirit Road / Bad Fog Of Loneliness / Winterlong / Oh, Lonesome Me / The Believer / No Hidden Path // Cinnamon Girl / Like A Hurricane

11-13-2007, Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois
From Hank To Hendrix / Ambulance Blues / Sad Movies / A Man Needs A Maid / No One Seems To Know / Harvest / Journey Through The Past / Mellow My Mind / Love Art Blues / Love Is A Rose / Cowgirl In The Sand / Heart Of Gold // The Loner / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Dirty Old Man / Spirit Road / Bad Fog Of Loneliness / Winterlong / Oh, Lonesome Me / The Believer / No Hidden Path // Cinnamon Girl / Tonight's The Night / Sultan

Will Neil tweak the set while he's here and include one or two songs off last year's political broadside, "Living With War"? Constitution Hall is almost within shouting distance of the White House, after all. And besides, he just might want to torture me after I delivered a broadside of my own last year.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  November 15, 2007; 12:12 PM ET Concerts , Neil Young , Restrooms , Set Lists
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Yeah, you only have to wait until the song is over, at least during the acoustic set. My wife left and came back during the same song in the electric set. Great show.

Posted by: Russell | November 16, 2007 8:10 AM

A note on one of the stage gimmicks during the second set: There's a painter who's continuously working on a canvas at the back of the stage. When a sound ends, he rushes up to the front of the stage and swaps in a new canvas that has the name of the next sound that the band will play.

As for set lists, the 11/12 list you posted looks much like what he played last night in DC. The electric set was phenomenal, esp. the encore. Acoustic set is very good, and he surprised us with Heart of Gold at the end of it.

Posted by: Russ Walker | November 16, 2007 1:02 PM

What time did Neil go on last night?

Posted by: Stacy | November 16, 2007 3:38 PM

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