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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 06:23 AM
Just curious how Bob is live in concert. I have never seen him and would like to. Tickets go on sale this Sat for his Indy show at The Lawn. It is 75.00 for reserved and 35.00 for general admission. I would like to sit close but for 75.00 plus the ticketmaster charge it will probably be around 85.00 for each ticket...ouch!!!

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 06:32 AM
I love Bob Dylan... I went through a "heavy" Bob Dylan phase in the 70's.... saw him live in concert..and would see him again... He is the master... He is the poet man... he is abstract... he is a walking encyclopedia... he is a musician... a great guitar player" rebel.". he is a harmonica man... he is your orignail Beatnik....he's complicated...he's easy...

He's wonderful...Thank God we had Bob Dylan

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 06:50 AM
I saw him last year and it was excellent. The last few years he's really been rocking out and seems to enjoy what he is doing. Before that, he seemed a little put out to be performing, but that is long gone. I would regret it terribly if I never got to see him; go while you have the chance.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 07:34 AM
I really enjoyed the show I saw last year. His band is incredibly tight and very musical. If you enjoyed Modern Times, you will probably like his live show.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 07:36 AM
What Brock said: Go while you have the chance! I've seen Bob in 1987 (backed by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers), 2001 and 2005. Dylan is VERY unpredictable; you really never know what styles of music he's going to play. 1987 as you could guess with Petty backing him up was really a rocking show. 2001 he had violin, mandolin and cello in his band and the first hour was nothing but solid country. I LOVED IT. They took a half hour break and then came out again, all picked up electric guitars, and just WAILED for another hour. What a show!. Both of those two shows Bob played nothing but guitar. Then two years ago Bob was off to the side playing NOTHING but keyboards..........I think he played guitar on maybe the opening tune, and that was it. And I'll be honest with you, from seeing that last show, his voice is pretty much shot now. BUT.....there was one constant in all three shows.......the music was just STUNNING every time. I would go, and I would spend the extra money and get up front if you can afford it, but either way, just be in there. Bad voice and all, there are a LOT of musical thrills to be had for sure. His song catalog is unequaled, and he always assembles an incredible bunch of musicians. Who wouldn't want to play with Bob Dylan?

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 07:46 AM
As mentioned, Bob is unpredictable at times. Some tours better than others.

It seems like the reviews from the last few years are much better. Last time for me was about 5-6 yrs ago and you couldn't understand a word. Bob was also forgetting quite a few lyrics. Glad Bob got inspired and returned to form.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 07:56 AM
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I love Bob Dylan... He is the master... He is the poet man... he is abstract... he is a walking encyclopedia... he is a musician... a great guitar player" rebel.". he is a harmonica man... he is your orignail Beatnik....he's complicated...he's easy...

He's wonderful...Thank God we had Bob Dylan

Perfectly said by Rainy. I have been a HUGE fan myself for over 30 years.
He is an American treasure and by far the best singer/songwriter/performer of our lifetime. He is a genius. Just go...and enjoy!

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 08:10 AM
Hey, not Bob concert related, but classic Bob nonetheless...in the latest Rolling Stone there is an interview that Jann Wenner did with Bob, a current one and it is hilarious.

Jann trys and trys to get Bob to bite on political stuff and Bob will have none of it.

Classic exchange on Global Warming too...very funny Bob, cantankerous and elusive.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 08:49 AM
...you're right,heineken---the interview is a riot--he shows ole Jann a thing or two about who is gonna be in charge of the interview--BOB wins hands down & Jann comes off as the pompous a#$ he is....never miss BOB live--he is the master--don't try to sing along....he'll switch the melody,beat,words,etc. just to keep eveyone appropriately amused & confused--the music & his band are special...he will sing clearly or mumble...but he'll be great as he always is--he's a pro & takes his sound quality very seriously...he's BOB...he doesn't mind sing along outside the USA,as he often takes delight listening to non english speakers sing his lyrics...he's BOB...don't miss him....

[Edited on 4/25/2007 by dadof2boys]

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 09:25 AM
I'm thinking of going and seeing BOB at the Ottawa Bues Festival , its a great festival , this year a little weaker than some past years , the ABB played there a few years back , my wife's family lives in Ottawa .

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 10:10 AM
Bob is great these days. I have seen numerous shows (over 30) over the years and he was getting pretty useless for awhile during the late 80's-early '90's and then something kicked him in the ass and he started playing great shows again, stopped mumbling, started looking at the audience, playing softer, really caring and such. He's on the never-ending tour and it's a pleasure to see him. Highly recommended!!

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 11:10 AM
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Hey, not Bob concert related, but classic Bob nonetheless...in the latest Rolling Stone there is an interview that Jann Wenner did with Bob, a current one and it is hilarious. Jann trys and trys to get Bob to bite on political stuff and Bob will have none of it.
Oh funny!!! I must get this - sounds like Bob put Jann in his place (I love Bob!)
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Just curious how Bob is live in concert. I have never seen him and would like to.
GO!!! Bob Dylan is one of the great poet/muscians of our time! (OK, I may be biased since he's one of my all-time favorites and the only muscian I've seen 25-30 times over the years...) Bob always has excellent muscians playing with him and look at the song catalog he has to choose from! His health has improved since his little scare a few years back and he's strongly in the groove now. Enjoy!

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 11:11 AM
The last few times I've seen Bob (Bonnaroo '03 or '04 and on the Bob & Willie Ballpark Tour), he did not play guitar. Pretty much stuck to the keys. My understanding was that he plays very little if any guitar due to arthritis. I don't know if that's true or not, but I've heard that several times in recent years.

Either way, he was great. That's all. Just...... great

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 11:27 AM
Huge Dylan fan--I have most of his music--but I'll never go see him live again. Seen him several times and he was horrible. Last year at Jazzfest, he shows up 25 minutes late for 65 minute set and just grovels through it. He could not sing at all. Just awful. I split after 30 minutes of it. Save your money. Sorry. The Bob Dylan that you love doesn't perform live anymore.
 

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I love Bob Dylan... He is the master... He is the poet man... he is abstract... he is a walking encyclopedia... he is a musician... a great guitar player" rebel.". he is a harmonica man... he is your orignail Beatnik....he's complicated...he's easy...

He's wonderful...Thank God we had Bob Dylan

Perfectly said by Rainy. I have been a HUGE fan myself for over 30 years.
He is an American treasure and by far the best singer/songwriter/performer of our lifetime. He is a genius. Just go...and enjoy!



Put those two together and you have my response.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 11:43 AM
i am going to see him on this tour.
 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 11:44 AM
I've seen Bob numerous times. First was on the tour that spawned his Live In Budokan album...that was great. Then I saw him with Petty & the Heartbreakers two or three times (I forget). Then at the Hollyweird Bowl when he had GE Smith & T-Bone Wolk in his backing band (mid 90s?).

It was like seeing a completely different person each time. Not only did his SOUND change, his LOOK changed, as well. But, one thing that didn't change, he was PHENOMENAL each time.


 
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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 12:09 PM
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I'm thinking of going and seeing BOB at the Ottawa Bues Festival , its a great festival , this year a little weaker than some past years , the ABB played there a few years back , my wife's family lives in Ottawa .


Actually not a bad year if you look at all the stages.
Main stage
Dylan
Thorogood
moe
George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars
Steve Miller & many more

2nd Stage
Bela Fleck
Jonny lang
Robert Cray
Leo Kottke & many more

3rd Stage
Los Lobos
Buddy Guy
Chris Duarte
Ten Years After (No Alvin Lee - No Ten Years After IMO)

Tons of others. Great festival and back at its original location by the river.

Will be seeing Bob there this year.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 12:36 PM
BOB plays no guitar due to back problems precipitated by years of guitar playing---sometimes he'll use it for a song(rarely) but it's usually on stage....

 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 01:25 PM
i've seen him numerous times as well and lately he is great. he plays the hell out of his guitar when he plays.
 

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 01:37 PM
Centuries from now, history books will mention, Beethoven, Mozart and Dylan.
Go see this man any chance you get.

 

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Love Dylan's music. Great songs. An unbelievable songwriter. However, after seeing him live a few times I just can't get past the voice. Earlier in his career I thought his voice was not so bad, but somewhere along the way his voice just changed and unfortunetly it is like fingernails on a blackboard for me. His band and guitar playing are first class though and I still love many versions of the great songs he has written performed by other bands. Not trying to ruffle any feathers here. Just my opinion.

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Love Dylan's music. Great songs. An unbelievable songwriter. However, after seeing him live a few times I just can't get past the voice. Earlier in his career I thought his voice was not so bad, but somewhere along the way his voice just changed and unfortunetly it is like fingernails on a blackboard for me. His band and guitar playing are first class though and I still love many versions of the great songs he has written performed by other bands. Not trying to ruffle any feathers here. Just my opinion.

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Dylan sounds great compared to mid-90s. He's enunciating his words more. He's even slowed some songs so he won't mutter-roll through the songs like one would do in a stupor. Funny the guy knocking Dylan's voice here is the same guy on dave matthews nut. That guy can't sing a lick and he has no excuses or talent like Dylan.

Dylan is THE MAN. Go see him. Pay for GA on the lawn. Just be inside. It is a show. He is playing less guitar these days, more keys, but just go. One of the most profound influences in all of music, especially music we listen to.

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  posted on 4/25/2007 at 11:58 PM
I would definitely recommend seeing Dylan live. I last saw him in Nov. 2006 and both he and his band were excellent. His voice(which I like) was strong and clear. He will change the arrangements of songs but I think this keeps the material fresh. He has no stage show and interacts very little with the audience, but he is well worth seeing. On his current European Tour he is playing guitar for the first 4 or 5 songs each night and keyboard for the rest. Make sure you like Modern Times- almost a third of the show has been from that album.
 

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Love Dylan's music. Great songs. An unbelievable songwriter. However, after seeing him live a few times I just can't get past the voice. Earlier in his career I thought his voice was not so bad, but somewhere along the way his voice just changed and unfortunetly it is like fingernails on a blackboard for me. His band and guitar playing are first class though and I still love many versions of the great songs he has written performed by other bands. Not trying to ruffle any feathers here. Just my opinion.

Pete


Dylan sounds great compared to mid-90s. He's enunciating his words more. He's even slowed some songs so he won't mutter-roll through the songs like one would do in a stupor. Funny the guy knocking Dylan's voice here is the same guy on dave matthews nut. That guy can't sing a lick and he has no excuses or talent like Dylan.

Dylan is THE MAN. Go see him. Pay for GA on the lawn. Just be inside. It is a show. He is playing less guitar these days, more keys, but just go. One of the most profound influences in all of music, especially music we listen to.

Peace yall



I never claimed to be a Dave Mathews nut. I am just a casual fan of his band. Warren Haynes happens to be a big fan of Dave and his band. I guess you are saying that Warren is some kind of wuss or something also eh. Grow up dude.

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