One of the best concerts I've seen in a long time.
His voice is even more raspy than usual and he definitely doesn't have the pipes he used to, but he knows how to put on a show. He presence on the stage is visible and for every harmonica solo he would move to the center of the stage and hold one arm out and lean back looking incredibly bad ass.
He opened with Leopard-Skinned Pill-Box Hat which I was unfamiliar with but enjoyed, then played Lay Lady Lay which he had only performed seven times on his tour that;s been going on since March so I was thrilled.
He played Just Like a Woman which was awesome because he let the crowd sing the chorus to which he simply said nasally after the crowd had finished "Juuuuust like a womaannnn." The funny thing was he changed the arrangement of close to every song he played and no one in the crowd recognized this song, but once he said "just like a woman" the crowd went crazy.
After that he played Tangled Up in Blue, my original favorite song of his, which the crowd recognized immediately. He skipped a few verses of it but the guitar sounded great. Like I said, he changed up the timing of the chorus but his new version of it sounded good.
The next one he played that caught my ear was Highway 61 Revisited which he turned into a ten minute instrumental, I love the whole Highway 61 Revisited album so this was definitely a treat.
Love Sick and Thunder on the Mountain were both good after that, all I can say.
He then closed with Ballad of a Thin Man which sounded amazing, the background behind him had Bob's shadow larger than anyone else in his band and the background was spooky creating a cool effect. The song is so spooky itself and the tone he sings in now made it sound great.
The crowd screamed and clapped for an encore, so out Dylan came for more.
He played Jolene which sounded awesome, and then transitioned immediately into Like a Rolling Stone. Dylan's voice wasn't too powerful, but for this one at the bridges to the chorus (e.g. "scrounging for your next meeeeeal") he belted out, along with "OH HOOOOOOW DOES IT FEEEEEEL?". The crowd was going wild, this was probably his best vocal performance of the night.
He then thanked his band he played and acted like the concert was over, when suddenly...
Dylan bangs out the opening guitar for All Along the Watchtower and I was jumping up and down. I wanted him to play this so bad and it happening so suddenly blew my mind. The guitar sounded slightly Hendrix but Dylan showed that he does the best version of it, my favorite performance of the night.
Anyway, he was great and would love to see him again. I was disappointed he didn't play my favorites like Maggie's Farm, Subterranean Homesick Blues, or Visions of Johanna, but I honestly couldn't expect him to play everything. It still was an all-star set list and he played 17 songs in 90 minutes, that must be a world record considering how long most of his songs are.
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Here's the set list if you're interested.
Here's a pic (Dylan is the one in the hat at center stage in front of the mic):