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PostPosted: Sat November 4th, 2017, 21:40 GMT 
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Theater Show
6 November 2017
Monday

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Heinz Hall
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Capacity: 2,676


This is the 71st show of the 2017 Never Ending Tour


with special guest Mavis Staples

Previous 2017 shows:
28 Europe Spring
28 North America Summer
14 USA Fall
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70 Total 2017


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Bob Dylan reveals that his first Frank Sinatra concert was in Pittsburgh
First Published March 23, 2017 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new piece of Pittsburgh lore is revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Bob Dylan posted on his website Wednesday.

Dylan, who will release “Triplicate,” his third straight collection of American standards (this one a three-disc collection) on March 31, talks about his appreciation for Frank Sinatra, who so majestically sang many of those standards.

Interviewer Bill Flanagan asks Dylan when he first saw Sinatra, to which he responds, “Pittsburgh, maybe ’67 or ’68 at the Civic Arena. He sang ‘Summer Wind,’ ‘Day In, Day Out,’ ‘Moonlight in Vermont.’ ”

It was, in fact. July 2, 1967, and it was Sinatra’s first time performing at the arena and his first time in Pittsburgh since playing the Stanley Theater at the height of the bobbysoxer era in 1942.

Remember, in the post-War World II era, Sinatra was a has-been in his mid-30s.
“He went out of popularity,” recalls Pittsburgh promoter Pat DiCesare. “It wasn’t until ’53 when ‘From Here to Eternity’ came out — and he begged to do it — that he made his comeback.”

And in those days, he was holed up in Vegas at his playground the Sands, where, in 1966, he married Mia Farrow and recorded his first live album “Sinatra at the Sands.” (He would leave the Sands the following year after a notorious altercation resulting from new owner Howard Hughes wanting to collect the singer’s massive gambling debt. Sinatra was punched by a Sands manager, knocking the caps off of his front teeth.)

DiCesare says he tried to lure Sinatra and the Rat Pack out of Vegas during that time to do a week at the Stanley, but his manager asked, “What is Frank going to do in Pittsburgh for a week?”

DiCesare suggested he could fly back and forth to New York each day, but that didn’t, well, fly with Frank.

In the mid-’60s, despite the British Invasion wiping out the vocal groups, Sinatra was in the midst of a career renaissance, recording some of the finest material of his career, including the albums “September of My Years” (1965), “Strangers in the Night” and “That’s Life” (1966). “Strangers in the Night” won the Record of the Year Grammy in 1967.

No wonder Dylan wanted to see him.

The strange thing is that, no, Dylan was not also performing in Pittsburgh on July 2, 1967. He wasn’t even touring in 1967. He was in his self-imposed exile period, post-motorcycle accident, in Woodstock, N.Y., holed up in the basement of Big Pink with The Band recording “The Basement Tapes,” so he made a special trip here to see Sinatra.

Pittsburgh was the start of a nine-city swing that included Cleveland, Madison, Wis., Baltimore and Philadelphia. The concert was self-promoted by Sinatra’s management and the $12.50 tickets were sold via mail order. The show set a new single-day attendance record at the arena of 23,484 for two shows (4:30 and 8:30 p.m.).

He was backed by Buddy Rich and his Orchestra, and the show also featured Brasil ’66 and comedian Pat Henry. The Pittsburgh Press review, subtitled “Frankie Boy Sets Records in Attendance, Box Office,” was written by Kaspar Monahan, who recalled the teenagers drowning him out with screams at the Stanley, and noted, “Last evening, many of these self-same screaming girls, now plump and 40ish, sat entranced at the Arena and let their daughters and nieces do the screaming.”

He wrote of Sinatra, at 50, that “the voice is still golden, his technique much smoother and his frame, alas, considerably plumper.” Of course, there is no mention of Dylan being there, nor did it ever pop up again in those pages.

Dylan’s memory is true. Sinatra started the concert with “Summer Wind” and played all three of those songs mentioned, according to setlist.fm.

Flanagan also asks Dylan about being invited, along with Bruce Springsteen, to Sinatra’s house for dinner around the time they did a TV tribute to him, which would have been in 1995 for Sinatra’s 80th birthday celebration.

Here is the exchange:

“Had you met him before? Did you feel like he knew your stuff?”

“Not really. I think he knew ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’’ and ‘Blowin’ In the Wind.’ I know he liked ‘Forever Young,’ he told me that. He was funny. We were standing out on his patio at night and he said to me, ‘You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we’re from up there,’ and he pointed to the stars. ‘These other bums are from down here.’ I remember thinking that he might be right.”
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Frank Sinatra Civic Arena 1967 Set List (from setlist.fm)

• Summer Wind (Johnny Mercer cover)

• At Long Last Love (Cole Porter cover)

• Day In, Day Out (Bob Crosby and His Orchestra cover)

• The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel cover)

• Moonlight in Vermont (Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra cover)

• A Foggy Day (George Gershwin cover)

• This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins cover)

• Fly Me to the Moon (Kaye Ballard cover)

• I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter cover)

• Nancy (With the Laughing Face)

• You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (Russ Morgan and His Orchestra cover)

• Ol' Man River (Jerome Kern cover)

• Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

• My Kind of Town (Jimmy Van Heusen cover)

• That's Life (Marion Montgomery cover)

• Strangers in the Night (Bert Kaempfert cover)

• The Lady Is a Tramp (Rodgers & Hart cover)

• That's Life (Marion Montgomery cover) (Reprise)

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/20 ... 1703230150


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PostPosted: Mon November 6th, 2017, 21:16 GMT 
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Anyone from ER attending this one? Have a good one if you are!


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 00:45 GMT 
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Listening to THIS right now.

juststepintothearena wrote:
https://youtu.be/iI9vbdnIBKU



Last night’s Columbus show. Starting off great!

I know, I know, Mavis is on now.
I couldn’t wait. And may comment some.

Like how effing great Things is right now!
Love the dramatic effects later in the song.

And It Ain’t Me Babe. Crispy delivery.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 00:51 GMT 
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Man, even Highway’s tight as a drum.
Let me tell my second mother this has been done.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 00:56 GMT 
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Shit, slipped off a cliff....ahhhhhhh!
Like freakin Wiley Coyote....squashed by Why Try & Change Me, like a bug.
Dead on the canyon floor.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 00:57 GMT 
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Location: In a hole in the ground there lived a....
Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Shit, slipped off a cliff....ahhhhhhh!
Like freakin Wiley Coyote....squashed by Why Try & Change Me, like a bug.
Dead on the canyon floor.


Cover down and pray through.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:01 GMT 
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Wait are those Angels I hear?
Gotta climb back up that cliff...it’s contagious energy!
A damn Hoedown! Wowza, pulling me right up the mesa.
Where’s all this energy coming from?
Summer Days & Summer Nights are Gone!!!
I’m whole again.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:04 GMT 
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You find out when you reach the top,
that you’re on the bottom...

What the hell is happening?
Stepped into a country jamboree and getting snubbed out by Melancholy Mood.
Might just find a place out back to crash out.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:08 GMT 
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Just got settled in to a nice nap and then boom!
You don’t understand it, my feelings for you!
You’d be Honest with Me if only you knew!

Back up and bouncing around the joint.
Man this is fun!

Some things are too terrible to be true!

Huntin’ bare!


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:12 GMT 
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What the hell is this?
Tryin to get to the End of the Innocence before they close the door?

Well it works ... right now ... for me.
Enjoying the float down the river to New Orleans.
There’s Miss MaryJane...she’s a good one.

The End of the Innocence. Yup.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:15 GMT 
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Once Upon a Time?
Bedtime story...zzzzz

Edit: damn sleep apnea woke me up!


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:22 GMT 
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Hear me holler, hear me moan,
Pay In Blood, not my own

Snarly, snarling, growling badger that just got woken up.
Pumping out his piss.
Damn snarly, yup. Good though.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:24 GMT 
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Early one morning has matured in these past several shows.
Liking it!

Very nice. Reinventing the reinvention.
Beautiful! Go get em Bob! Let the law take its course!


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:32 GMT 
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Uh-oh...slope is gettin slippery...,ah shit,
Lost my footing again.
Goin down like Jeff Beck, down, down, down ...down down

September of what? And they’re clapping.
What is wrong with me?
I can’t get it! Damn. An outcast.
A stranger in a strange land. Help me Leon...


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:36 GMT 
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ERK is calling.
I’m climbing back up the mountain boys.
Charlie! Having a little fun.
Not the dancer it was but boogie-in’ anutha take. Yes.

One day I’ll ask for you.
Gonna break it wide open.
Enjoyment. Trilling, shrilling, flowing...
I’ve had my fun, my flings, shake em on down.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:40 GMT 
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Soon can be banished from the Set anytime.
I won’t cry.

Where is everyone? I scared you all away.
Or...maybe I’ve been banished into an endless Bob show with gold nuggets soaking in Standard Oil.
Is this where I seek forgiveness? Or do I refill the glass?
What would YOU do?


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:43 GMT 
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Whew! Relief!
It’s not Purgatory...it’s just Desolation Row!
I know this ever changing street.
There she is: Cinderella sweeping...


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:48 GMT 
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TONIGHT should be great again!
Theater shows are where it’s at.
Then the tide changes back to arenas,
which are a pain in the ass.
BUT, we gotta take what we can.

Have fun tonight everyone.

DESOLATION is a lotta fun right now.
Let’s see if we get slipped another snoozer next.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:51 GMT 
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NOPE! The possible highlight.
Thunder ah ah ah ah ah ah, Thunder!

Sleep? What sleep? Wooo-hooo!
Bobs crackin me up. This is why we go.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 01:57 GMT 
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Time to clean up and get rakin’ Leaves.
Everyone’s favorite activity. But on Quaaludes?
Back to the cot out back...zzz


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 02:01 GMT 
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Let’s face it, it’s a Passive/Aggressive show.
It’s planned that way.
Here it is, what I’m interested in tasting.
Love Sick

Slowed down again this Tour.
These guys are so on.
So in the thick of it.

It works well.
Kinda Forgetful Heartish.
Better that leaving with Leaves. OMG


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 02:07 GMT 
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How many times? Have we heard this song?
You know the Answer.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 02:23 GMT 
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Thanks for putting up with this commentary.
Something was Happening there and I don’t know what it was.


Hope the Pittsburghers are having a blast tonight!
Definitely gonna try to make at least one of these before Fall is gone.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 02:34 GMT 
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I've got it on, too - didn't mind a bit, and since I like some of those slower songs I think I'll enjoy it even more than you did.


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PostPosted: Tue November 7th, 2017, 03:09 GMT 
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Don’t get me wrong Smoke.
I enjoyed it!


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