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PostPosted: Thu November 10th, 2016, 12:55 GMT 
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U.S. Fall Tour continues!

Bob Dylan and His Band

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tivoli Theatre

13 November 2016, Sunday

The 68th Show of the 2016 Never Ending Tour.


Capacity: 1,750
Showtime: 8:00 pm



Chatt Town

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Bob Dylan at the Tivoli: Don't expect to hear "Hurricane"


Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA – Bob Dylan will visit Chattanooga for the first time in more than a decade. Bob Dylan is coming back to Chattanooga as a part of his Never Ending Tour.

He will play the same songs and set list he's played at each venue throughout his tour, and you should still go. Many will complain that his voice is unintelligible (they are wrong) and compare his tone to that of a werewolf, but you should still go. Why? Because it's Bob Dylan is why.

As a huge Dylan fan, the news that one of the most influential artists of a generation—and one of my personal heroes—will be performing at, of all places, the Tivoli Theatre, in my own backyard, is exciting.

You were excited too, huh? A ton of people shared the original announcement and responded with exclamations like "We HAVE to go!" and "I've been waiting for this for a long time!" The Tivoli is the perfect intimate venue to witness an artist who, at 75, has influenced and altered so many of us with his music.

But I started having conversations with others who were thinking about buying tickets. "I can't wait to hear 'Hurricane' and 'Mr. Tambourine Man,'" a friend told me. "I wonder if he'll take requests?"

Spoiler alert: He will not. Please don't shout "Hurricane" from your seat. He hasn't played that song—about a disgraced boxer—since 1976. And you should probably check all other expectations at the door, too.

What to expect
I explained to my friend that Dylan does not "take requests" and that, like it or not, a majority of the performance will be culled from Dylan's 2012 album "Tempest" and his 2016 album "Fallen Angels," featuring covers of standards such as "Skylark" and "Melancholy Mood," made famous by Frank Sinatra.

A smattering of "hits" are expected in the set with songs like "Things Have Changed," "She Belongs to Me," "Tangled Up in Blue," "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Love Sick." But the focus on newer material has been the primary makeup of his concerts since the 2012 release and subsequent 2013 tour.

A standard current set list can be viewed at boblinks.com. It hasn't changed in a long time.

Dylan will perform until he is physically unable, and the man is not growing any younger. More importantly, each concert is historical because of Dylan's worldview.

He told reporter Ed Bradley in this "60 minutes" interview that he is "fulfilling his destiny" from a "bargain" he made long ago. To be a part of that journey, if only for an evening, is an honor.

Watching him perform "Lucky Old Sun" from Tokyo earlier this year, the man is crooning, and his band is as good as it's ever been. It's just ... different. And you should know that going in.

The difference today is that it's less about the audience and more a focus on the craft of the performance. Dylan doesn't owe you anything—he's given us plenty already—and being alive at the same time is one of the greatest gifts of our lifetime. A Dylan show in 2016 is a master class tutorial on the craft of song performance.

Yes, the set list might be somewhat disappointing on paper for a fan expecting to hear the twangy folk ballads of the early '60s, the mid-'60s mega hit albums, the mid-'70s Rolling Thunder Review (white-faced Dylan) or his "religious" period of the late '70s and early '80s. But what you're getting is the early years of a new era of Dylan performances, the twilight era of a performer who has achieved god-tier status and legacy as an artist.

It is a pleasure to witness Dylan at the top of his craft. And you may not hear the songs you desire, but you're still getting the soul of the artist, which is more than can be said for many concerts you'll attend.

My introduction to Dylan was backward. The first of his albums I owned was 1997's "Time Out of Mind" featuring, among other songs, "Make You Feel My Love," which many artists would go on to perform.

Many think the "golden years" of the Never Ending Tour were the 1997–2004 era shows, which often featured wildly dynamic set lists and one-off surprises.

I first saw Dylan live in 2001 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. It was notable for the fact that I couldn't understand a single word he uttered from my seat. But even if it lacked something sonically, I still felt something click in my soul ... and that never went away.

More than any other artist, the studio albums serve as a simple blueprint for what would happen when he performed the songs live. His brilliant band took the songs into otherworldly places. The high I experienced from that concert lasted for weeks and spurned an obsession with Dylan's music that remains.

Obsession
My bootleg collection started to grow in 2003. As a bit of a completist, I have collected more than 300 full shows and compilations. I even drove away a girlfriend by making her listen to subtle differences in six versions of "Girl From the North Country" from the 2004 fall tour. I'm so sorry.

Although Dylan has toured constantly and continued to release (excellent) albums, the legend hasn't paid a visit to Chattanooga since a very wet and chilly co-headlining concert with Willie Nelson at then-Bellsouth Park in 2005.

From all accounts, it was a magical evening. I had just finished college and didn't have the funds to attend the show. A reviewer of the Chattanooga show described a "driving rain" that only seemed to subside when Dylan mentioned "rain themes" in his lyrics. His talents were more powerful than Zeus himself on that evening.

The set list from the night ended up being a 14-song greatest hits show with highlights such as "Just Like a Woman," "Visions of Johanna" and "A-Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall."

Dylan also performed at Memorial Auditorium in 1994 and 1996, during when most Dylan fans think the NET really started hitting a stride, as Dylan started enjoying playing for his audience more than in years past.

A 2016 Dylan concert will be different, but just as wonderful and weird as his other shows have always been. But please don't let unrealistic expectations ruin your experience.




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PostPosted: Sun November 13th, 2016, 13:41 GMT 
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The "Songs Played" Stats

Latest from left to right in BROWN slots, based on the last 4 shows

1. Things Have Changed
2. Don't Think Twice
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Beyond Here Lies Nuthin' / It's All Over Now Baby Blue
5. Full Moon and Empty Arms / Highwater
6. Pay In Blood / I Could Have Told You
7. Melancholy Mood / Lovesick / Early Roman Kings
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Duquesne Whistle / Early Roman Kings / Lovesick <squeezed in an additional slot in Asheville>
9. Lovesick / Tangled Up In Blue
10.Tangled Up in Blue / Lonesome Day Blues
11. Highwater / Lonesome Day Blues / Make You Feel My Love
12. Why Try To Change Me / I Could Have Told You / Highwater / Pay In Blood
13. Early Roman Kings / Highwater / Melancholy Mood
14. I Could Have Told You / Spirit On The Water / Desolation Row
15. Desolation Row / Scarlet Town / Soon After Midnight
16. Soon After Midnight

17./16. All Or Nothing At All
18./17. Long And Wasted Years
19./18. Autumn Leaves

(encore)
20./19. Blowin' In The Wind
21./20. Stay With Me / Why Try To Change Me



This exercise points out the song-order-tweaking taking place over the past 4 nights.

- Brown = song order tweaking
- Brown italicized = songs not in last night's Asheville set list

- Black = songs holding stable positions at beginning & end of show


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PostPosted: Sun November 13th, 2016, 15:37 GMT 
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Anybody going to this one? Maybe he'll slide another tune in there, Bob's been on a shuffling kick lately


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PostPosted: Sun November 13th, 2016, 16:57 GMT 
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It would seem that it is time for Hard Rain to be added since for sure there is a hard rain comin' soon....


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PostPosted: Sun November 13th, 2016, 20:44 GMT 
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Or a nice 14-minute version of Tempest.


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PostPosted: Sun November 13th, 2016, 21:14 GMT 
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Last time he played in Chattanooga:

BellSouth Park
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 June 2005

1. To Be Alone With You
2. The Times They Are A-Changin'
3. Cry A While
4. Just Like A Woman
5. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
6. Watching The River Flow
7. Visions Of Johanna
8. Highway 61 Revisited
9. Masters Of War
10. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
11. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
12. Summer Days

13. Forever Young
14. All Along The Watchtower

Summer tour with Willie Nelson. Heavy on the Sixties tracks...people in attendance are in for a very different show.


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 00:21 GMT 
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I could've made this one with only a 5 hour drive ... hope someone enjoys the show tonight.


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 00:59 GMT 
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The four contenders for coming back or staying dropped:

Baby Blue
Lonesome Day
Make You Feel
Spirit


Opinion-wise, I'd wish:
-Spirit to go away, never to be seen again.
-Make You Feel can go to, it's overrated. There, I said it.
-Lonesome could use a little ummph, and could be really good with an inventive new arrangement.
-Baby Blue is at least somewhat interesting, could also use some spice.

At least the first 3 are preferred over covers of Sinatra covers.

Whatever Bob chooses, of course, is the way to go!
I really appreciate seeing a little slack assortment and order-adjustment happening.
Even though it's not much, at least it's not so rigid.
It's all good.

I wonder what others think.


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 01:16 GMT 
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^ Baby Blue is the most missed IMO... Lonesome Day and Spirit are the least missed

Show should have kicked off by now...


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 01:20 GMT 
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I think he'll play one tonight that hasn't appeared in the fall tour yet.


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 01:30 GMT 
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That would be nice. I hope your hunch is correct.

unless it's an unused Sinatra! ha ha


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 01:33 GMT 
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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 01:36 GMT 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0

Would fit in with the Sinatra vibe, be a nod to the location, AND be a subtle homage to Leonard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5SZvkZI3eg

Can just imagine Bob and the band NAILING that one, especially Donnie on the slide guitar


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 02:09 GMT 
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Wouldn't be a bad time to bring back My Back Pages.


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 02:38 GMT 
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Location: over the shadows & the rain
enjoy the show everybody :)
in beautiful Chattanooga Tennessee
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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 02:59 GMT 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tivoli Theatre
November 13, 2016

1. Things Have Changed
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
5. Full Moon And Empty Arms
6. Pay In Blood
7. Melancholy Mood
8. Duquesne Whistle
9. Love Sick
10. Tangled Up In Blue
11. High Water (For Charley Patton)
12. Why Try to Change Me Now
13. Early Roman Kings
14. I Could Have Told You
15. Desolation Row
16. Soon After Midnight
17. All Or Nothing At All
18. Long And Wasted Years
19. Autumn Leaves

(encores)
20. Blowin' In The Wind
21. Stay With Me

Thanks to Jayne Watson for the phone call.

Set lists, reviews, and information on
upcoming concerts can be found on the Bob Links
Tour Infomation page located at:
http://www.boblinks.com

Bob Links Main Page:
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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 03:13 GMT 
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Does Jayne Watson attend all these shows?


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 03:30 GMT 
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Thanks Bill & Jayne!
So Dusquesne is really back...huh.
And still 7 Sinatras.
And 21 tunes again.
Same list as Ashville.


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Thank you!


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the supermoon!


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bobschool wrote:
the supermoon!

Let there be light.


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kuddukan wrote:
Does Jayne Watson attend all these shows?

Many


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PostPosted: Mon November 14th, 2016, 19:14 GMT 
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Again no song for Leonard? What a dick.


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I just turned 30, and I believe this was my sixth Dylan show. In many ways, it was the best. I have high respect for Expecting Rain and I'm not really worthy of posting, but as no one has reported on this show, here it goes!

I often think about what Dylan meant to listeners in the '60s. I love Dylan, but even I didn't understand how powerful his music can be during a time of grief. As a Jewish woman who grew up in the Midwest, I spent the past week troubled by the political climate. This concert made me weep.

Dylan opened with "Things Have Changed"--"People are crazy and times are strange." He did his little Dylan dance which reminded me of my dad. The lyrics were so clear I had to double check that it was him. He then moved to the piano, took off his hat and set it upright like he was expecting tips, and started into "Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right." "Highway 61 Revisited" was unfortunately more relevant than ever:

Now the rowin' gambler he was very bored
He was tryin' to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes I think it can be very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun.

Next was "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" followed by "Full Moon And Empty Arms." He picks his mic up dur
ing the Sinatra songs--there was a clear switch in his demeanor between his piano-jams on Highway 61 and the moody Shadows in the Night/Fallen Angels songs. My theory on Shadows in the Night is that Dylan thinks of Sinatra as an Italian-American folksinger--sort of the Woody Guthrie of Ellis-Island America. I also wonder if Dylan maybe feels lonely night after night and the world-weary spirit of Sinatra maybe keeps him company.

He moved into "Pay In Blood"-- "Another politician pumping out the piss" and "You bastard! I'm supposed to respect you!/I'll give you justice, I'll fatten your purse/Show me your moral virtue first."

One of my favorite songs of the night was "Melancholy Mood," a song that my father used to sing walking around the house when Fallen Angels first came out. He sang it like a sweet Jewish-American lullaby for my soul. Next came "Duquesne Whistle"--appropriate as the concert was blocks away from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo terminal.

THEN HE PLAYED "LOVE SICK"!!!!!!!! It was so sharp, so focused, so tormented. The few other Dylan nuts up in the balcony with me just started screaming and all the casual fans (the majority at this show, it seemed) were like, "What song is this?"

All the lyrics and music were changed in "Tangled Up In Blue." Last time I heard it live was back in 2002 when I was 15 I think? Unlike the next song, "High Water," which I've never not heard at a Dylan show.

"Why Try to Change Me Now," to me, is what Dylan probably thinks about the Nobel--"Don't you remember I was always your clown?/Why try to change me now?" (For the record, as a poet and teacher of literature, I think Dylan was a great choice. He brought poetry from the upper class to the people, as bards and poets traditionally did since the days of Homer.)

Next were "Early Roman Kings" and "I Could Have Told You," most of which I spent waiting for "Desolation Row," which I assumed was coming.

"Desolation Row" has always been one of my favorite Dylan songs. He played in on piano and the words were almost too-clear. When he reached "When you asked how I was doing/was that some kind of joke?" my mind changed. I felt like I was one with every Dylan fan who ever lived. Sitting in the theater, I felt like I've been waiting for those two lines my entire life, and they validated not only how I was feeling post-election, but also as a human. I was totally sober and I felt like I mind-melded with Bob. Is this ridiculous enough yet? I mean it.

Next came "Soon After Midnight," "All Or Nothing At All," "Long And Wasted Years," and a beautiful "Autumn Leaves."

I knew he was coming back with "Blowin' In The Wind." My family sings this song at our seder every Passover, so I've long associated it with freedom and salvation. To hear Dylan sing it made me think of all of the people who have sat listening to him sing it. I felt like I was sitting out in the grass at Newport. I thought about how much Dylan has seen, how many places this song has been. How scared I am for the future like many have been scared. I felt like I was part of something bigger than myself. "How many times can a man turn his head/and pretend that he just doesn't see?"

He closed with "Stay With Me." He didn't say a word, didn't introduce the band, just bowed and walked off. Love you Bob.

Love you Dad if you're reading this!


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PostPosted: Wed November 16th, 2016, 01:33 GMT 

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yopietro wrote:
Again no song for Leonard? What a dick.


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