Bob Dylan

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    Great, great show. Way better than I expected.

    First off, a complaint: I understand that Augusta doesn't get too many big names, but they went way overboard with the security. I saw two people get escorted out by no less than five sherriffs each for being drunk. At a rock show. Admittedly, it was an all-ages show, but they shouldn't be selling beer if they don't want drunk people there.

    Speaking of which, beers were $6!!!!!! So, needless to say, I didn't drink, nor did I buy a $30 t-shirt.

    Anyway, when we got there, Junior Brown was playing. I really liked him a lot, he got a great sound out of a three-man band, kinda bluesy rockabilly sound.

    Next up was Jimmie Vaughn. I know the hardcore guitarists here are going to ream me a new one, but the truth is, I don't like blues, especially not Stevie Ray's style of blues. Just a lot of guitar solos, and pretty much all the songs sounded exactly the same, just in a different key. I was sorta bored.

    Then came Dylan. I got nervous at first, as his voice sounded absolutely horrible for the first two songs. Then, on the third song ("The Times They are A'Changing" if you're interested), he hit his stride and his voice sounded "good" (well, as good as Dylan can sound) through the rest of the show. He played for a long time, probably between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. No crowd interaction, which was fair enough. Dylan only played the keyboards, but his guitar players really tore it up and there were quite a few songs that ended in extended jam sessions.

    The highlights for me were "Girl from the North Country" (my favorite Dylan song), "Highway 61 Revisited", and "Like a Rolling Stone". "All Along the Watchtower" was pretty awesome, as well. Overall, it was a pretty awesome show.

    Now, less than one month til The Flaming Lips!!!
     
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    Cool. I have a friend going this weekend to the Maryland show.
     
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    I'm actually jealous because you got to see Junior Brown. :cry:
     
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    Junior Brown was cool. It was weird, his bass player looked like he was about twenty years old, and his drummer looked like he was about 70. They played well together, though.
     
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    Here's the Dylan setlist, as if anybody's interested.....

    1. Maggie's Farm
    2. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    3. Lonesome Day Blues
    4. Positively 4th Street
    5. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
    6. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
    7. To Ramona
    8. Cold Irons Bound
    9. Girl Of The North Country
    10. Highway 61 Revisited
    11. Sugar Baby
    12. Summer Days

    (encore)
    13. Like A Rolling Stone
    14. All Along The Watchtower
     

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