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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #760 on: October 19, 2016, 09:10:57 AM »
Got tix for Seu Jorge's The Life Aquatic/Bowie tribute show in December... kinda super psyched.

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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #761 on: October 19, 2016, 12:32:52 PM »
That sounds awesome. I'm jealous.

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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #762 on: November 17, 2016, 04:10:05 PM »
December 7. Cardiff. Pixies.

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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #763 on: November 20, 2016, 03:22:26 PM »
My girlfriend and I let our Xmas gifts to each other slip:

She's taking me to Wilco in February.
I'm taking her to Regina Spektor in March.
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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #764 on: December 13, 2016, 12:42:24 AM »
That sounds awesome. I'm jealous.

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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #765 on: June 20, 2017, 03:06:21 PM »


Like nothing I've seen or heard before! The sound pushed, nay slammed against the hall's walls. Watching him interact with the audience was as fascinating as the music, for he had them eating out of the palms of his hands. He also gives as big as he takes though, for he is as invested in them as they are with him. I speak in the third person. I was just about as swept up as the rest, but this is a venue where the front rows are worth the extra cost. He practically makes love to them. :))


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Anthrocene
Jesus Alone
Magneto
Higgs Boson Blues
From Her to Eternity
Tupelo
Jubilee Street
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
I Need You
Red Right Hand
The Mercy Seat
Distant Sky
Skeleton Tree

Encore:
The Weeping Song
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away
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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #766 on: October 19, 2017, 02:37:03 PM »


Well, this was the polar opposite experience of the Nick Cave concert, in that Cave contorted himself both body and soul to interact and connect with the audience, while I'm not sure if Bob Dylan actually knew we were there. When I read KOL's statement in the Dylan music thread, "It is like Dylan and the song are alone together. Like the audience and the band have disappeared. Like time has stopped," I wondered what it would look like and now I don't, except by and large he was very aware of his band. It seemed like the 2,000 plus audience members were allowed to sit in on one of their jam sessions and the only time the fourth wall broke, was after the encore when the band all stood in a line and Dylan struck his signature, sea legs, hand on hip pose,



and took in the admiration of the audience. I do need to say, this was my experience from the second tier, so I don't know what kind of eye contact he was making with the up close audience. But here's the thing, I don't think I'd have it any other way. While other bands are pumping up the audience, Dylan's is letting their music do the talking. With a take it or leave it attitude, they do their expert thing and the hall goes into a type of dulcet, Dylan hypnosis, only to pull out of it, as suddenly the band is no longer on stage. Luckily they come back for two more songs, so as to seal the deal.


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Things Have Changed
It Ain't Me, Babe
Highway 61 Revisited
Why Try to Change Me Now (Cy Coleman cover)
Summer Days
Melancholy Mood (Frank Sinatra cover)
Tryin' to Get to Heaven
This Nearly Was Mine (Rodgers & Hammerstein cover)
Honest With Me
The September of My Years (Frank Sinatra cover)
Pay in Blood
Tangled Up In Blue
Early Roman Kings
Soon After Midnight
Desolation Row
Thunder on the Mountain
Autumn Leaves (Yves Montand cover)
Long and Wasted Years

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Blowin' in the Wind
Ballad of a Thin Man



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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #767 on: October 19, 2017, 02:38:40 PM »
Great setlist and a perfect encore!
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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #768 on: October 23, 2017, 10:46:27 PM »
Wow, I didn't know that Dylan did "Desolation Row" live, that my favorite of his songs. Sounds like a great show!

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Re: Live Music OR The Last Concert You Went To
« Reply #769 on: October 24, 2017, 04:30:33 AM »
The last few years Dylan's setlist has become increasingly fixed and when you ask a hard core fan what songs he played the previous night the answer often is: "He played the Setlist". This is a big shift from how things used to be from when I got into Dylan, almost twenty years ago. When Warren Zevon was on his last days in 2002 for instance, Dylan all of a sudden played a few of his songs for a couple of months. On the 21st October he played Tom Petty's "Learning To Fly" (Petty was born the 20th) which was a surprise. Dylan does nearly a hundred concerts a year and it has been that way for almost thirty years now. He has ceased to introduce the band to and the only interaction with the audience that remains is the standoff at the end of the show. This moment almost has a function in reverse too; it is as like it is the band who have come to see the people in the auditorium, not the opposite. It is understandable that Dylan gets some critisism for this approach. His concerts has evolved into some kind of artifacts. But still, it is a privilege to live in an age where we have access to this genious artist. Thank you for the review, Sandy!
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