Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bob Dylan - 9/27/07

Through garbled lyrics, a ban on cameras (hence the blurry shot), and an underinvolved crowd, Thursday night still offered a great show. Having missed Amos Lee altogether, the latter half of Elvis Costello's set felt more appropriate to the seated crowd. Dylan arrived on the stage amidst a strange introduction in a purple shirt/tie combo, black suit, and large-brimmed gray hat. The style of Modern Times was applied throughout the set. At times Dylan threatened to break into melody, but mostly he just growled and snarled. Seeing him a year ago, this has been the state of things at least since then. All said, he is a living legend and having another chance to see him live within walking distance from my home was well worth it. Lyrical highlights were Hard Rain and Ballad of a Thin Man, though the groove of Levee's Gonna Break sounded the best.

Set List:

1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob on electric guitar)
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob on electric guitar)
3. Watching The River Flow (Bob on electric guitar)
4. Blind Willie McTell (Bob on electric keyboard and harp, Donnie on banjo)
5. The Levee's Gonna Break (Bob on electric keyboard, Donnie on electric mandolin, Tony on standup bass)
6. Workingman's Blues #2 (Bob on electric keyboard)
7. Tangled Up In Blue (Bob on electric keyboard and harp)
8. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob on electric keyboard, Stu on acoustic guitar, Tony on standup bass)
9. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on electric keyboard)
10. Spirit On The Water (Bob on electric keyboard and harp, Tony on stanup bass)
11. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Bob on electric keyboard)
12. Ain't Talkin' (Bob on electric keyboard, Donnie on violin, Stu on acoustic guitar)
13. Summer Days (Bob on electric keyboard)
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on electric keyboard and harp)
15. Thunder On The Mountain (Bob on electric keyboard)
16. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on electric keyboard)

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