Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bob Dylan

Last weekend we went to see Bob Dylan at Riverbend. I was so excited, I just couldn't wait to see him. You see, a couple of years back when he started on this tour, he was coming to San Diego's Cox Arena. I had KILLER seats, just the best ever and I was soooo happy. But then my son called me to tell me that he and Michelle were moving the wedding up and it would be 3 weeks from then! 3 weeks! Ok, Yeah, Excitement until I realized it was the same weekend.

Sold the tickets on Craigslist to a guy in Anaheim. He told me later how great the concert was and thanked me for the KILLER seats!! So, some time back when I saw that Bob Dylan was coming, we decided to go to make up what we missed out on 2 years ago.

Honestly, I should have kept the money in my pocket. I won't go again. And here's why.....
every song had basically the same arrangement. New or Old, didn't matter, they all sounded alike.
Then they were all dressed alike, in some black suit Amish style with hats and everything. They kept the stage lights down low - probably because it was soooooo hot and humid out. After every song, they turned out the lights and when the applause died down, they started another song and turned the lights back on. Bob Dylan played keyboard all night with a little harmonica. He was faced in the same direction all night away from us. That sort of ticked me off.

But the clincher was - he didn't sound that great, I don't know if it was him or the sound system, but you couldn't understand what he was singing until every once in a while you'd hear a familiar word or two. And he NEVER spoke to the crowd until the encore in which he said 'thank you friends' pointed and mumbled something about his band and that was it.

It was very disappointing for us. We were ready to go and at one point I almost fell asleep!! Never again.....I guess somethings are better left in the past - and for me - that's where Bob Dylan will stay.

"...And in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make."

---The Beatles

Thanks for reading my Heavenly Thoughts

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