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PostPosted: Sat October 22nd, 2016, 13:57 GMT 
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U.S. Fall Tour continues!

Bob Dylan and His Band

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
River Center
Theatre For The Performing Arts

26 October 2016, Wednesday

The 56th Show of the 2016 Never Ending Tour.


Capacity: 1,999
Showtime: 8:00 pm



"Wanted man in Tallahassee, wanted man in Baton Rouge
There’s somebody set to grab me anywhere that I might be
And wherever you might look tonight, you might get a glimpse of me."


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Bob Dylan: Return of the Poet

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA – As any lover of words and music knows by now, Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. The announcement came Oct. 13, less than two weeks before Dylan’s Wednesday concert at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre.

Dylan published a best-selling autobiography in 2004, “Chronicles: Volume One.” His book of experimental poetry, “Tarantula,” appeared in 1971. The Swedish Academy made it clear, though, that Dylan, the master songwriter, is being feted for his lyrics.

The academy’s one-sentence press release says: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

In the 1960s, Dylan wrote and recorded era-defining songs: 1962’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”; 1963’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Masters of War”; 1964’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe”; 1965’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Positively 4th Street”; 1966’s “Just Like a Woman”; and 1967’s “All Along the Watchtower.”

Dylan’s Nobel Prize puts him in the company of Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison, T.S. Eliot and Samuel Beckett. After the announcement, Sara Danius, the literary scholar who is permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, explained why Dylan deserves the honor.

“He is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition,” Danius told freelance journalist Sven Hugo Persson. “He embodies the tradition and, for 54 years now, he has been at it, reinventing himself constantly, creating a new identity.”

Persson asked Danius if the Swedish Academy has widened the horizon for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

“Really, we haven’t,” Danius said, comparing Dylan to the ancient Greek poets Homer and Sappho. “They wrote poetic texts that were meant to be listened to, meant to be performed, often together with instruments. But we still read Homer and Sappho. The same thing with Bob Dylan. He can be read and should be read.”

Although Dylan almost never gives interviews, in 2004, he spoke with the late “60 Minutes” reporter Ed Bradley, a well-known music lover. All of his early songs were “almost magically written,” Dylan said. Citing 1965’s “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” he quoted some lines from the song.

Darkness at the break of noon,
Shadows even the silver spoon.
The handmade blade, the child’s balloon,
Eclipses both the sun and moon.

“Well, try to sit down and write something like that,” Dylan told Bradley. “There’s a magic to that, and it’s not Siegfried and Roy kind of magic. It’s a different kind of a penetrating magic. I did it, I did it at one time.”

When Bradley asked Dylan if he was disappointed that he couldn’t write more of those magical songs, the singer stayed practical.

“Well, you can’t do something forever,” he said. “I can do other things now, but I can’t do that.”

In contrast to his humility, Dylan experienced a creative surge in the past 19 years. His 1997 album, “Time Out of Mind,” 2001’s “Love and Theft” and 2006’s “Modern Times” all earned Grammy awards and sold in the millions. In 2009, “Together Through Life” became the first Dylan album to debut at No. 1 in both the United States and United Kingdom.

In 2001, Dylan won an Oscar and Golden Globe for “Things Have Changed,” the song that opens the Michael Douglas movie, “Wonder Boys.”

Ever the changeling, Dylan, followed his 2012 album of original songs, “Tempest,” with two consecutive Frank Sinatra tribute albums. Released in 2015 and 2016, they are more examples of Dylan’s restless reinvention. For decades, he’s been reshaping his classic songs into unrecognizable interpretations of the originals. Hoping to deflate the myth others had weaved around him, he rebelled against the burdensome “voice of a generation” tag.

In 2004, Dylan told National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep: “I think that was just a term that can create problems for somebody, especially if someone just wants to keep it simple and write songs and play them. Having these colossal accolades and titles — they get in the way.”

But the honors kept coming. A good but clearly not enthusiastic sport, Dylan showed up at the White House in 2012 to accept his Presidential Medal of Freedom. After the unsmiling Dylan stood as President Barack Obama draped the nation’s highest civilian honor over this shoulders, he patted the president on the left shoulder and walked silently back to his seat. His view of awards probably has not changed since his NPR interview in 2004.

“You know, sometimes a person’s reputation can be far more colossal than the influence of the person,” he said. “I don’t pay any attention to it anymore.”

Dylan’s 38 studio albums have sold 125 million copies. His next release, “Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings,” is out Nov. 11. The 36-CD box set features every known recording from Dylan’s 1966 concert tours of the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

BOB DYLAN
WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Baton Rouge River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road
COST: $67.50-$116.50




http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_55f0c3ca-9224-11e6-aa7b-0b557525d092.html


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 11:18 GMT 
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Anyone going to this one?


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 17:41 GMT 
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Another intimate venue. I think Mr. Happy is going to this one too?


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 18:01 GMT 
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Happiness is a warm thread, yea it is...


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 18:25 GMT 
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Last time he played in Baton Rouge:

L.S.U. Assembly Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
29 November 1978

1. My Back Pages
2. She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
3. Mr. Tambourine Man
4. Shelter From The Storm
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
6. Tangled Up In Blue
7. Ballad Of A Thin Man
8. Maggie's Farm
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10. Like A Rolling Stone
11. I Shall Be Released
12. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

13. The Times They Are A-Changin'
14. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
15. It Ain't Me, Babe
16. Am I Your Stepchild?
17. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
18. Blowin' In The Wind
19. Girl From The North Country
20. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
21. Masters Of War
22. Just Like A Woman
23. To Ramona
24. All Along The Watchtower
25. All I Really Want To Do
26. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
27. Forever Young

28. Changing Of The Guards

1978! Bob did not stop talking at this show (or any of the previous ones for that matter). Very much Bob's Bruce Springsteen era: putting on a 2 hour+ show for those in attendance.


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 18:57 GMT 
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Wow, now that is a good-looking setlist. 1978. Wow.


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 18:57 GMT 
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OMG!!!

I am going to time travel back to that one!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 20:09 GMT 
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I was ten months old^


For the late Lou Reed:


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 20:58 GMT 
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I wonder how a 2016 performance of Where Are You Tonight would sound


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 21:13 GMT 

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Yes,
I will be there tonight,
will do my best to give updates.
Security kicked out a few folks from Shreveport gig last night for pics on phones....
At one point, while typing in a song title, with my phone down not aimed at stage, a security guard started flashing me with a light.
I just ignored her and finished my post and returned phone to my shirt pocket.
She moved on, thankfully, but i was ready for a fight...i would have argued to no end if she tried to kick me out.

Tonight, my wife would not appreciate me getting booted, have you ever been booted?, from the show.

I went against my better judgement and previous post and bought gold package tickets for us.
I wanted her to have a great Dylan experience.

Probably one of the smallest places i will get to see Bob with reserved seats.
Saw him at NO House of Blues in 94, and that was quite intimate, but gen admission.

Will hopefully post more later on.
Byeeeeee!


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 21:38 GMT 
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Have a great time Happy! Don't risk it, we'll be fine


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 21:45 GMT 
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Is this local venue security that runs the flashlight patrols?

I doubt it is possible to be nondescript from the front row....


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PostPosted: Wed October 26th, 2016, 22:39 GMT 

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I'll be there


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 00:26 GMT 

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Bob's stratocaster is on a stand by his mics as it was last night, so we may get another song with him on guitar.
security says phones must be off! and they will be watching, so no updates.


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Come back to us at the end if possible happy.. enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 01:08 GMT 
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Into the Void.


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 02:34 GMT 
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same set as last night.
no guitar tonight


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 02:55 GMT 

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C+ show. A+ crowd. He sang the phantom verse of Desolation Row twice right after each other: one of those nights. Not as focused as the recordings from earlier this year but the encore was great.


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Thanks for the report.

Have a good night.


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 10:15 GMT 
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
River Center
Theatre For The Performing Arts
October 26 2016


1. Things Have Changed (Bob center stage, Donnie Pedal steel,
Stu electric guitar, Tony electric bass)
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Bob on piano, Donnie lap steel,
Stu acoustic guitar, Tony standup bass)
3. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on piano, Donnie lap steel, Stu electric guitar,
Tony electric bass)
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob on piano, Donnie pedal steel,
Stu acoustic guitar, Tony standup bass)
5. High Water (For Charley Patton) (Bob center stage, Donnie on lap steel,
Stu on electric guitar, Tony on electric bass)
6. I Could Have Told You (Bob center stage, Donnie on pedal steel,
Stu on electric guitar, Tony on standup bass)
7. Early Roman Kings (Bob on piano, Donnie on lap steel, Stu on electric guitar,
Tony on standup bass)
8. Love Sick (Bob center stage, Donnie on pedal steel, Stu on electric guitar,
Tony on standup bass)
9. Tangled Up In Blue (Bob center stage with harp then on piano,
Donnie on pedal steel, Stu on acoustic guitar, Tony on electric bass)
10. Lonesome Day Blues (Bob on piano, Donnie on lap steel, Stu on electric guitar,
Tony on electric guitar)
11. Make You Feel My Love (Bob on piano, Donnie on pedal steel,
Stu on acoustic guitar, Tony on electric guitar)
12. Pay In Blood ( Bob center stage, Donnie on pedal steel, Tony on acoustic guitar,
Tony on electric bass)
13. Melancholy Mood (Bob center stage)
14. Desolation Row (Bob on piano, Stu on electric guitar, Tony on standup bass)
15. Soon After Midnight (Bob on piano, Donnie on pedal steel, Stu on acoutic guitar, Tony on electric bass)
16. All Or Nothing At All (Bob center stage, Donnie on pedal steel,
Stu on electric guitar, Tony on standup bass)
17. Long And Wasted Years (Bob center stage, Tony on pedal steel,
Stu on acoustic guitar, Tony on standup bass)

(encore)
18. Blowin' In The Wind (Bob on piano, Donnie on violin, Stu on acoustic guitar,
Tony on standup bass)
19. Why Try To Change Me Now (Bob center stage, Donnie on pedal steel,
Stu on electric guitar, Tony on standup bass)


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PostPosted: Thu October 27th, 2016, 20:29 GMT 
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I see a potential intermission right at slot nine,
Regardless of whether or not there's an intermission


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