Bob Dylan is coming. Next week Thursday he will play the Rotterdam Ahoy’. In Amsterdam I noticed one concert poster hanging underneath an overpass in East. In show & concert! Bob Dylan. And his band! A bad picture of the Dylan decorates the poster. He is a holding a harmonica in his hand. His eyes are wearing make-up. Notice also the exclamation marks. In show! Everybody knows that there is nothing to be seen during a Dylan concert. And his band! As if he would show up with somebody else's band. Bob Dylan. These days it was forty years ago that his first record came out. I was 2 then and not yet a fan of the Bob. Whether I am one by now, I don't actually know for sure either. Fascinating he is indeed, and he cannot sing. Dylan first hit European soil in Stockholm this year. That was on April 5th. After that he visited Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Hannover, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Ravenna, Italy, Milan, Zurich, Innsbruck and Nürnberg. Every concert was different, but there were fixed items too. So every night he played The Times They Are A-Changin' as the second song, and Blowin' In The Wind as the twentieth song. In between he played a different selection of songs from his vast repertoire every evening. Don't Think Twice It's Allright passed by almost without fail, sometimes at the beginning of the concert, sometimes in the middle. Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum he only played in Stockholm and Nürnberg. What it was like last night in Strasbourg, is still not yet known. I await in expectation until www.expectingrain.com publishes the setlist. Because the question is whether something is the matter with the Bob; the day before yesterday in Nürnberg suddenly The Times They Are A-Changin' was no longer on the program. For the second song he now played Señor. Will this change persist in Strasbourg, and what does that mean? Are the times suddenly no longer changing and how come? Or did Bob temporarily not feel like it? Lots of questions. There is something else. Since Dylan started his tour in the autumn, in Orlando, Florida, every night he wore a black suit and a small, white cowboy hat. In combination with his curls this little hat comes out nice. There is no denial. Just as the fact that Dylan has a beautiful hawknose. April 17th the Bob showed up in the Olympiahalle in Munich. As the second song he played The Times They Are A-Changin'. Nothing the matter, one would think. But he wore a small black hat! The next day in Ravenna and the day after that in Milan he wore the white head cover again. In Zurich, Innsbruck and Nürnberg also. What was the matter that 17th of April with the Bob that he put on a different hat, a black hat even? Even more questions. Today Bob Dylan has the day off. Saturday he will play in Oberhausen, Sunday in Brussels and then in Paris. His Dutch fans are waiting in excitement for the things to come. Will he be wearing his little white hat, and what will he be playing as his second song?