What can I say? Worth seeing if he was a seminal music figure in your life. And at 78, your chances of seeing this icon perform too many more times are slim.
I had never seen him before so it was a big thrill to see him on the stage at the Beacon.
That said it’s one of the weirdest concerts I’ve ever attended. I didn’t understand a single word he sang or sadly, recognize too many songs. It was a very rock kind of night whereas in my mind, he’s an amazing folksinger but he wasn’t into doing any of his early folk or protest anthems.
Also, I can’t recall ever being at a concert where the performer did not utter a single word to the audience – not that we could have understood him if he had tried to communicate with us. The only time he spoke was to introduce the band and I couldn’t make out a single name then either.
Based on conversations with die-hard fans afterward, they were disappointed. They said they had seen him perform many times and he’s never before been this inaudible. “Where’s his voice?” one of them asked.
Three more nights to see Dylan in NYC before the tour moves to Washington DC for one night. Then a long hiatus until April when they pick up again in Japan.
While I was thrilled to have finally seen Dylan live in concert, I kept thinking how cool it would have been to have someone like Patti Smith up there on the stage with him. And for me, good banter makes the whole experience even better – so I missed that with him because I’m sure he could tell some amazing stories.
Also, no photos allowed but I snuck a few in during the encore! You’re welcome!Read More >