Bob Dylan Fall Tour 2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Radio, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Ha, I didnt know that about that lady. Dylan seemed amused by her lol. And yep, for 19 yr old kid that had never been to a Dylan concert before, the people were definitely different. But, you are right, most were a lot of fun to watch and they seemed to really appreciate Dylan. Good odd fans.
     
  2. nfmboss666

    nfmboss666 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
    I also saw the show in Detroit tonight, front row! What a treat. Bob was in great form IMO! That was the third time I’ve seen Bob (2014, and earlier this year in Detroit) tonight was by far the best. As others have said, you can really tell Bob is loving what he and the band are doing right now.
     
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  3. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Location:
    U.S.
    How did you manage front row? Just curious...
     
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  4. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portland OR
    No west coast dates on this run.
     
  5. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Forum Resident

    I am back from the Fox. My last show was Joe Louis Arena in the summer. The show was considerably different than the June/July shows especially in some of the arrangements of the originals being repeated but the "Tangled" I found to be poorer than the summer. The absolute highlight for me was "Thunder On The Mountain. Great new arrangement and Bob's delivery was amazing. Not a mumble to be heard. Also loved Mavis doing the Talking Heads' "Slippery People". She's great.
     
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  6. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alpine, TX
    Where are you at?
     
  7. nfmboss666

    nfmboss666 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
    A friend got the tickets on stub hub for penny’s on the dollar.
     
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  8. Radio

    Radio Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI
  9. sbeaupre

    sbeaupre Active Member

    Location:
    MDI, ME
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  10. smoke

    smoke Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    Yes, really describes fanhood and the reasons Dylan is so worthy of it.
     
  11. mr. scratchy esq

    mr. scratchy esq Well-Known Member

    Great show in Akron on Fri. and as noted before the new arrangement of Honest With Me borrows the Beach Boys' Dance Dance Dance riff to great effect- and I just realized the new surfy Thunder on the Mountain is using the riff (and the first guitar solo) from Shut Down Pt. II- someone's been listening to some Beach Boys lately...
     
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  12. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    It happened in 2004 at the Warner Theatre in DC.
     
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  13. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    I've just got 14th row tickets for the Richmond show! Can't wait. It'll be my wife's first time seeing Dylan. She didn't want to join last time he came through town, but then regretted it when I played a little of the audience recording for her.
     
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  14. savemenow

    savemenow Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SE Pa
  15. Champagne Boot

    Champagne Boot Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    This nails it:

    Dead on, unfortunately.
     
  16. smoke

    smoke Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    People left a Dylan show early? You don't say???

    Eh...I haven't seen the tour but I've seen him use his psychic and physical presence to draw the crowd into every last syllable, and also I've seen him extremely distant to where the audience has to go to him, or they get nothing at all. I don't know if that's separate from how musically inspired he is, but I suspect it would be. One doesn't intrinsically have to do with the other. I've heard one recording of this tour and he certainly seemed engaged and even quite "on" at times.
     
  17. smoke

    smoke Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    The heavy security factor is another thing. I like a cell-phone free environment but I like to nip a hit of weed, too :)
     
  18. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    He was luminous tonight in Richmond, but for the love of god, people, do you really have to leave your seats for beer and nachos during every song? Way way way the wrong venue for this show.

    New rule: you shouldn’t be able to buy hot dogs at a Dylan show.
     
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  19. HominyRhodes

    HominyRhodes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    When I saw Bob in Indiana back in 1981, he kept razzing people from the stage if he saw them getting up and leaving their seats between songs, saying things like "Could you get me a box of popcorn when you go out? Thanks!" and later, "Make that two boxes of popcorn, OK?" It was a smaller venue, so the people were really put on the spot. It was pretty funny.

    I agree -- no food sold at shows, only booze. Maybe someday, wacky tabaccy, too. :D
     
  20. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    If people moved between songs, I wouldn’t mind so much. Who gets out of their seat during “Desolation Row?”

    Here’s the good news: Dylan is a master and performing at peak powers. His voice was rich, inviting, and emotive. He cast a spell tonight, but if you had mustard on your chin, you were immune.
     
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  21. savemenow

    savemenow Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SE Pa
    They probably didn't recognize the song!
     
  22. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    This one isn't arranged all that differently. One of the more recognizable classic songs played, really.
     
  23. savemenow

    savemenow Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SE Pa
    You're correct here is a great version:
     
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  24. I also thought Dylan performed well in Richmond. I appreciate that he reconfigures his songs into new arrangements. It’s probably boring doing “Blowin’ in the Wind” the same way for 50+ years. He really showed a great sense of humor with his crooner bit. And “Desolation Row” was stellar. I only wish that the superb Mavis Staples joined him for a song or two.

    Love and theft,

    Bill
     
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  25. adamos

    adamos Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I was in the 10th row at the Tower Theatre (Upper Darby, PA) on Saturday night. I really liked it, but I will say that some pauses between songs, a bit of interaction with the crowd and letting the band run more would have been welcome. It was hard to tell if Bob and the band were enjoying the evening or just going through the motions, but we got a good show and the crowd was into it. Mavis was good too and a lot of fun.

    Re: the mobile phone ban I saw a few people near me get escorted out for that. It was also kind of funny that once we got to the encores people figured there wasn’t much to lose so a bunch of phones and cameras started coming out.
     
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