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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 02:56 GMT 
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Vienna, Virginia
Wolf Trap
Filene Center
Grand Theater
July 5, 2016

1. Things Have Changed
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
4. The Night We Called It A Day
5. Pay In Blood
6. Melancholy Mood
7. Duquesne Whistle
8. That Old Feeling
9. Tangled Up In Blue
(intermission)
10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
11. Why Try To Change Me Now
12. Early Roman Kings
13. I Could Have Told You
14. Spirit On The Water
15. Scarlet Town
16. All Or Nothing At All
17. Long And Wasted Years
18. Autumn Leaves

(encore)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Love Sick

Thanks to Ed and Jayne Watson for the phone calls
and Jeff Myers for the email.

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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Thanks Bill, Ed & Jayne Watson, SuperHuman & BobSchool!
And everyone else!


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 10:14 GMT 
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a rousing success, hardly a walkout. thousands in the shed and on blankets on the hills of the lawn sat in rapt attention the whole show.

bob and the band seem to be focussing on ramping up the dynamics for the big desert drag race.

this set with the yin yang sensitive-mannish back and forth demands bob nailing the melodies and cinematics.

the band is all hot rod. sheer ecstasy to hear Charlie force himself by sheer will to become a jazz god.

magnificent to hear bob infused with the songs of the "earlier Yehu’dit song-poets" as Pickering mentioned in the Seth Rogovoy review of Tanglewood.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 11:34 GMT 

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thanks for the review.

which version of Love Sick did he play? the more defined/sharp/rock version he's been playing or the spooky/swampy TOOM version from Foxwoods?


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Hey all, first post, long time lurker -- I'll be at Wolftrap tonight and had a quick question for Superhuman Crew -- When you moved up to row B was it because you noticed empty seats and jumped to the opportunity or did you orchestrate (no pun intended, honest) the move in advance? Just looking to figure out how best to improve our chances for tonight; my brother and I will be row P, center. I wouldn't mind if we didn't get to move closer but wouldn't turn down the chance either!

I'll be in Colorado state flag shorts and my brother will be rockin his yellow shorts with pink sloths in case we bump into any fellow ER folks - I'll also return with thoughts on the show... Can't wait!


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 12:04 GMT 
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He played the softer Love Sick. Nice change up, but I think I more prefer the louder rock version.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 12:34 GMT 
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I think I more prefer the louder rock version.


There were complaints that version had been waking people up.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 13:34 GMT 
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Welcome to ER zeBob! We look forward to your observations.
Looks like you've already got your wardrobe in order.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 13:37 GMT 
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littlemaggie wrote:
superhuman crew wrote:
I think I more prefer the louder rock version.


There were complaints that version had been waking people up.

Haven't heard the soft Love Sick yet, although most everything else has softened, so it was just a matter of time.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 13:45 GMT 
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actually last evening was one of the most engaged Bob audiences i'd seen.

again at the Rogovoy review, a comment from Judy at Tanglewood said "what I heard in Dylan’s voice was sincerity."

because the band has mastered these songs into a unique and compelling field of force,
when Bob engages vocally with full sincerity (and quite admirable new craft) their unbelievable lyrics and melodies,
it brings the audience to a new place within their own history, they hadn't felt the feelings in these songs, maybe they never even felt that sublimity anywhere in this world labeled like they do with pants and shirts.

this is not easy listening which these standards have fallen prey to, this is intense listening.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 13:49 GMT 
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bobschool wrote:

this is not easy listening which these standards have fallen prey to



True. It is very hard.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 13:55 GMT 
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this was the first time i had heard them live, it was vastly different than recorded.

these songs were written on pianos and between two people often, they need to be experienced as they were created, live and between two people.

if you want to goad me to declaring something Sogovoyan or Pickeringish :lol: :lol:
Bob wouldn't have had full legitimacy if he and his band hadn't nailed what these standards demand.

mellifluous and sublime, the new old forgotten frontier.

you heard of the idea that the recording process actually commodified what shouldn't be, music shared between two people? Ralph Peer maybe took something from AP Carter. maybe Bob has become a clean traditional folk artist all over again.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 14:03 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Welcome to ER zeBob! We look forward to your observations.
Looks like you've already got your wardrobe in order.


Thank you! There's so much insight and experience floating around here I hope that I can bring something of value to the conversation. The last time I saw Bob was 2013 at the Merriweather and it was lovely - I recall a particularly stirring rendition of Blind Willie McTell that left me spellbound - but 3 years is 3 too many and I'm very much looking forward to this evening.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 14:47 GMT 
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littlemaggie wrote:
superhuman crew wrote:
I think I more prefer the louder rock version.


There were complaints that version had been waking people up.


:lol: :lol:


you are on fire this summer by the way, Bobschool.


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 15:14 GMT 
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you are on fire this summer by the way, Bobschool.

I agree! :o


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 21:08 GMT 
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zebob wrote:
Hey all, first post, long time lurker -- I'll be at Wolftrap tonight and had a quick question for Superhuman Crew -- When you moved up to row B was it because you noticed empty seats and jumped to the opportunity or did you orchestrate (no pun intended, honest) the move in advance? Just looking to figure out how best to improve our chances for tonight; my brother and I will be row P, center. I wouldn't mind if we didn't get to move closer but wouldn't turn down the chance either!

I'll be in Colorado state flag shorts and my brother will be rockin his yellow shorts with pink sloths in case we bump into any fellow ER folks - I'll also return with thoughts on the show... Can't wait!


Hey zebob, I waited until after Mavis' set before I moved up. I could tell that there were a few seats in row B that no one had taken, so I made my move right at intermission while everyone was walking around so that security wouldn't notice me. I'll be wearing a white button down shirt and light blue shorts, and I wear glasses. Enjoy the show!


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PostPosted: Wed July 6th, 2016, 22:27 GMT 
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Stealth patrons attending a stealth event; I like it.
Have a great show tonight everyone!


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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Holy moly, I'm gonna need a new wardrobe!

Can you maybe get something for me too? :oops: Why is everybody here so fashionable? I kinda feel bad :oops:

Enjoy the show tonight, folks. I'll see you in NYC. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu July 7th, 2016, 00:33 GMT 
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Have a great time tonight everybody


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Man, I didn't realize what an adorable venue this was, great story:

http://www.wolftrap.org/about/history.aspx


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Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Vienna, Virginia
Wolf Trap
Filene Center
Grand Theater
July 6, 2016

1. Things Have Changed
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
4. The Night We Called It A Day
5. Pay In Blood
6. Melancholy Mood
7. Duquesne Whistle
8. That Old Feeling
9. Tangled Up In Blue
(intermission)
10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
11. Why Try To Change Me Now
12. Early Roman Kings
13. I Could Have Told You
14. Spirit On The Water
15. Scarlet Town
16. All Or Nothing At All
17. Long And Wasted Years
18. Autumn Leaves

(encore)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Love Sick

Thanks to Ed and Jayne Watson for the phone calls
and Jeff Myers and Hermann Rechberger for the emails.

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:
http://www.boblinks.comfor the email.


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PostPosted: Thu July 7th, 2016, 03:39 GMT 
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Thanks again Bill!


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Thanks Bill, always reliable. Hope everybody enjoyed it!


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PostPosted: Thu July 7th, 2016, 09:18 GMT 
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zebob wrote:
Hey all, first post, long time lurker -- I'll be at Wolftrap tonight and had a quick question for Superhuman Crew -- When you moved up to row B was it because you noticed empty seats and jumped to the opportunity or did you orchestrate (no pun intended, honest) the move in advance? Just looking to figure out how best to improve our chances for tonight; my brother and I will be row P, center. I wouldn't mind if we didn't get to move closer but wouldn't turn down the chance either!

I'll be in Colorado state flag shorts and my brother will be rockin his yellow shorts with pink sloths in case we bump into any fellow ER folks - I'll also return with thoughts on the show... Can't wait!


Oh wow...
https://www.chubbiesshorts.com/products ... ort-shorts

8)


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PostPosted: Thu July 7th, 2016, 14:52 GMT 
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superhuman crew wrote:

Hey zebob, I waited until after Mavis' set before I moved up. I could tell that there were a few seats in row B that no one had taken, so I made my move right at intermission while everyone was walking around so that security wouldn't notice me. I'll be wearing a white button down shirt and light blue shorts, and I wear glasses. Enjoy the show!


Thanks superhuman crew! We were able to move up to row F, which I thought was fantastic. We saw everything very clearly and had a blast!

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Outed! Yep, you got us :D - last night, well into Mavis's set, the sky was out so the thighs were out - and man was I grateful for those short shorts, because it was HOT. I mean H-O-T HOT.

Alright, as promised, I'll put some of my thoughts down. Like I said before, there's so much knowledge and experience here, forgive me if I retread old territory or tidbits that have already been revealed in prior performances by other posters.

I'll start off by saying I had a great time, every single second of it (yes, even watching the uber obnoxious guy in the pit trying desperately to get Bob to look at him-which, of course, he didn't). I didn't know what to expect from Mavis but I was absolutely blown away. She was easily worth the price of admission alone. She had a bit after the first couple songs where she said, "I love to listen to Bob sing, but I also love to watch him walk - he's got that, swagger." There was some laughter and she followed it with something along the lines of "I told him about it once and he just said *with gravelly voice* 'Oh Mavis. Cut it out.' "

I'm not entirely sure how the rest of the audience was reacting, but my section loved every second of Mavis, she was entirely earnest and very lovable - I told my wife (who wasn't there, sadly) that Mavis was like warm pie, sweet, welcoming and made you feel at home. What goes so very, very well with warm pie? Ice cold ice cream.

I think for me that was a big part of why last night worked so well. Dylan provided that trademark coolness, and the clash between warm and cool is exactly what makes pie and ice cream work so well. Full disclosure: I knew what to expect. I wasn't surprised that his microphone was considerably farther away from the audience than Mavis's was. Nor was I surprised by The Set, which I'd studied and grown pretty familiar with from youtube videos and retreading Tempest (and TTL and L&T). I listened with rapt attention to each and every song, and you can count me as one of the ones who truly believes Dylan is telling a story through those twenty songs.

The message of that story becomes blatantly clear even just reading the song titles. I won't recount them all here as I'm sure most if not all of you know them, but he's not tiptoeing around the subject; there's a reason the first song is Things Have Changed.

I even heard She Belongs to Me in a new way for the first time in a long time. "She" had always been an actual woman to me, flesh and bone. Last night "she" became the embodiment of Dylan's career, his music, his life. I read it almost as a warning. Why is it so surprising to so many that after all these years, he still isn't giving the fans exactly what they want? It's surely cliche by now, but there's a reason he chooses to perform this one, of all the ones he could have picked from the 60's. "She dont look back." It goes surprisingly well in hand with a few other lyrics of the night... "Yesterday is dead." he spat it out like a bad taste in his mouth.

I sat next to a couple of sweet older gals from Toronto. At the intermission they turned to me and asked, "Can you tell me any of the songs he just played? We didn't recognize a single one." Of course it's disheartening to hear that. I kindly told them, "Well, that very last one was Tangled Up in Blue." Which they could hardly believe, but they came around. I was reminded of another classic Dylanism, one that had truly fermented in my mind by the time he finished Blowin' in the Wind - "It used to go like that now it goes like this."

I'll be honest, I hadn't listened to a lot of the Sinatra covers prior to the concert. I knew they were coming, and like most, I didn't expect them to be a highlight. I'm serious when I say that for me, they were. Sure, I had several highlights--like most others I thought Dusquene Whistle was superb, I loved Beyond Here Lies Nothin, Scarlet Town, Long and Wasted Years (a recent love of mine) and of course, Love Sick--but in between those crooner classics shined. He seemed to genuinely appear to enjoy singing them. The band was rip-roarin along and there in the center of it all was Bob, telling his story, or chapters in his story, even if those particular words weren't originally his own, he folded them into the set and made them his own.

One small note of interest (to me anyhow) was that Bob himself announced the intermission. I wasn't sure if he'd been doing this lately or not but I distinctly recall he didn't for the 2013 show I caught.

Did I want him to deviate from The Set? Of course I did. I really wanted him to surprise me with a tune they hadn't played nearly every night for that last who knows how many--but as I drove home I really let the order of the songs flow through my mind. There was some level of meticulous choosing at play there, and for those explorers wanting to take a crack at it I couldn't help but feel he'd hollowed out a private treasure trove of meaning.

At the end, the ladies beside me asked if I thought when he said "I'm sick of love" he was really saying he was sick of us. I laughed a little despite myself, but truth be told I kind of wanted that to be true. If that song had somehow transpired into a bit of a love-hate letter to us, the audience, then by extension it also meant that Bob would give anything to be with us, to know us all intimately, to care and be warm and inviting like Mavis, he just simply cannot. An especially telling insight, seeing as it's the last line he says to the audience before stepping off the stage. A silly thought, maybe, but I'd love to believe there's some truth to it.


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