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Just saw Bob Dylan in concert.

Posted by sumidiotdude - October 16th, 2010


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.

Hit me up on last.fm if you have an account, I'd love to talk about music with some of you guys. Add me: http://www.last.fm/user/sumidiotdude.

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):

Just saw Bob Dylan in concert.


Comments (13)

dude sounds amazing, lucky.

Yeah man, I'm trying to find some footage of the concert on YouTube or something, he puts on a great show.

sounds like my dick dry heaving

Yeah I was thinking the same thing.

I want to get into CSN Concert...i want to
SO BAD

Yeah man, CSN are great. I love Ohio and Marakesh Express. I saw them on this Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame concert on HBO and they sounded great, still have awesome harmonies, plus each of them is in the Rock n' Roll HOF twice!

That looks as if they're under water

It felt like it.

That is fucking awesome, I'm going to see roger water's the wall in november hopefully

I read about that, it should be sick. I'm not a big Floyd fan, but you gotta appreciate how much they contributed to that album and how it is today.

DUUUUUUDE! I wanted to go so bad..... Lucky you, congrats!

Yeah man, you should catch him next time he's around, it's quite an experience.

i've seen him before too, seeing him is really sweet

Double true.

That's amazing man Dylan playing All along the watchtower. I kinda experienced the same feeling. Last year I was at a ZZ top concert in Amsterdam and all of the sudden they exploded in 'Foxey Lady' Jimi's head in the back with flame's and such.
Simply amazing!

Yeah man! I saw ZZ Top perform that on this Rock n' Roll HOF concert with Jeff Beck and they rocked it, I can't imagine hearing it live though, sounds awesome!

he played blowin in the wind right? RIGHT?!?!!?!?!?!?!

Nope.

Oh, I accepted your request for portal buddies shit. Like back in august, I forgot because the email that I have for this account is one that I never use.

Oh yeah lol, I sent them to like 4324 random people for clock day.

sup bro

Not much sir, what's going on?

Hey bro! I'm back with some new tracks, this time written on an original grey, fat Gameboy! I think I got about 4 tracks up, please do check them out!

Thanks alot! :D

Don't care much for Bob Dylan's music personally, but I heard the old boy still puts on a HELLUVA live show.

Im glad you had fun, BROseph Mengele.