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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 16:29 GMT 

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Although I've thoroughly enjoyed all the Bob Dylan concerts I've seen the past few years, it'd be nice to return to the days of not knowing what's coming in the setlist.

I realize there have been subtle changes and the one-off "Learning to Fly," but night after night, it's basically the same. Used to be "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" and "All Along The Watchtower" were the sure things. Now the whole show is.

Despite the seemingly never-ending continuity, I'll keep checking BobLinks and remain grateful attending every show I can.

PS: I also wish he'd play guitar again and gas was $1/gallon. THE END


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 17:04 GMT 

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And what’s the deal with him not talking to the audience? How rude of him, am I right?


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 17:14 GMT 
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He's pissing on his fans.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 17:20 GMT 
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NativeHoosier wrote:
Although I've thoroughly enjoyed all the Bob Dylan concerts I've seen the past few years, it'd be nice to return to the days of not knowing what's coming in the setlist.


You've got plenty of company. Times have gotten so lean that people here bust a nut when he even rearranges a song that's he's been playing every night for the last three years.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 17:33 GMT 

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smoke wrote:
He's pissing on his fans.


I would not go that far :lol:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I0vUbXkvZTY


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 17:40 GMT 

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I like that he doesn't talk to the audience. That blank stare and occasional nod at the end are priceless.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 20:22 GMT 

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It's NET gold presently.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 20:33 GMT 
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MrJudasPriest wrote:
It's NET gold presently.

Yup.


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PostPosted: Thu November 23rd, 2017, 00:21 GMT 
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MrJudasPriest wrote:
It's NET gold presently.


NET goldEN shower?


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PostPosted: Thu November 23rd, 2017, 01:18 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
He's pissing on his fans.

Nappy wrote:
MrJudasPriest wrote:
It's NET gold presently.


NET goldEN shower?


If I knew how to construct a worthy poll on these extremes, I would.


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PostPosted: Thu November 23rd, 2017, 02:21 GMT 

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Everyone sitting at home bitching, please go to the shows. You've really been missing out the past five years.


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PostPosted: Thu November 23rd, 2017, 07:52 GMT 
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I ain't bitching about the lack of changes, but it sure does put me off going to multiple shows.


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PostPosted: Thu November 23rd, 2017, 14:03 GMT 

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Right. I used to go on three-show runs without questioning it. Saw him and Mavis Staples last summer in Indianapolis and Dayton (Kettering), then the fall tour in Louisville and Asheville. A few different songs and one of the best versions of “High Water” I’ve seen. Cool to see “The Night We Called It A Day” and “How Deep is the Ocean?” but probably would have seen others if I hadn’t known what to expect. Difficult to justify the drives and expense when you know what’s coming.


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PostPosted: Thu November 23rd, 2017, 23:54 GMT 
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NativeHoosier wrote:
...probably would have seen others if I hadn’t known what to expect. Difficult to justify the drives and expense when you know what’s coming.


OR, flip it around:
Difficult to NOT justify the drives and expense when you know what’s coming.


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 15:29 GMT 

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I see what you’re saying but I prefer not knowing what’s coming at concerts.


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 16:30 GMT 

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have seen bob around 100 times since '99 and would have sort of agreed with the op's sentiment as recently as this summer. i felt the show at providence was somewhat lifeless. this fall has been fantastic, however, and through the first 4 shows, the 5 night beacon stand has been truly outstanding and beyond worth going to each night. would love to see a mixed up setlist but they're on fire nonetheless.


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 16:35 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
NativeHoosier wrote:
...probably would have seen others if I hadn’t known what to expect. Difficult to justify the drives and expense when you know what’s coming.


OR, flip it around:
Difficult to NOT justify the drives and expense when you know what’s coming.


This is a great point.


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 18:03 GMT 
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dvdunplugged wrote:
I ain't bitching about the lack of changes, but it sure does put me off going to multiple shows.

When I first started seeing Dylan in the early 2000s, I couldn't have imagined him doing a multiple-night stand in my town and not going to as many shows as I could afford. But I live in NYC and only bought a ticket for the first Beacon show. And, barring some massive surprise tonight, I'm glad I did. A far cry from the five-night Chicago stand I saw in 2005 where he played over 50 different songs (and that was with him, after multiple openers, only playing 14 tunes a night).

I will admit, the shows now are good, maybe more consistently so than the days of him shuffling lyric sheets. But me, I'll take unpredictability and surprise over stasis and boredom.


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 18:58 GMT 
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Penguin,
I was totally with ya until your very last word...and that's where I lost ya.
Glad you caught one & enjoyed it!


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 19:14 GMT 

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Same here.


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 19:20 GMT 
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thanks abe and penguins barefoot and everyone else!

may i add i'll take bob cognitive dissonance for 500 please

in these days of canned entertainment and "rising tide of conformity"

the audience demands complexity, their ears have been overwhelmed by media productions

why a few people on twitter have been comparing the set sound to twin peaks

our imaginations have been infiltrated and the band's tightness and musicality pleases them immensely


-- it really is a victory for bob's words though,

his use of 'necessary words' as i call his cosmic interpolations of foundational lexicons

is still beyond most people's understandings so they have a much beautiful wtf was that reaction

and their cosmogonies have been transubstantiated away from demon conformity despite themselves


but yea. i'll take telluride 2007


"Surfing's one of the few sports that you look ahead to see what's behind."
Laird Hamilton


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PostPosted: Sat November 25th, 2017, 23:59 GMT 
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bobschool wrote:
may i add i'll take bob cognitive dissonance for 500 please

in these days of canned entertainment and "rising tide of conformity"
the audience demands complexity, their ears have been overwhelmed by media productions...

-- it really is a victory for bob's words though,
his use of 'necessary words' as i call his cosmic interpolations of foundational lexicons

is still beyond most people's understandings so they have a much beautiful wtf was that reaction
and their cosmogonies have been transubstantiated away from demon conformity despite themselves



I just want to publicly state that I love BobSchool.

"...so they have a much beautiful wtf was that reaction and their cosmogonies have been transubstantiated away from demon conformity despite themselves"

I wonder if she is from Funner, California?


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PostPosted: Tue November 28th, 2017, 04:35 GMT 
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mann thanks barefoot too kind, thanks to everyone here letting me practice my writing here, i know it may seem sorta obnoxious, and i don't know how i got in the habit of it, but something about bob's work makes you amazed to see all the connections. so thanks to all here for the patience, it really means a lot to have someplace safe to experiment. thanks bob world!


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PostPosted: Tue November 28th, 2017, 04:43 GMT 
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“i'll take bob cognitive dissonance for 500 please”


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PostPosted: Tue November 28th, 2017, 05:06 GMT 
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:lol:


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