Bob Dylan 2000.07.07 in Bonner Springs, KS
Sandstone Amphitheatre, 633 North 130th St.
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 10:40:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Laurie Lampe email@example.com Subject: Bonner Springs show To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hey man, I know it's three days later but I hope you enjoy my comments. Laurie Dylan Was Hot! Really! Laurie L Lampe Imagine my shock when my kid brother asked me who it was that sang Like a Rolling Stone. I thought for sure he was joking. He wasn't. In an effort to educate the boy, I loaned him my Highway 61 Revisited cd and took him to the Dylan concert in Bonner Springs Kansas. The show didn't start well because we ran late and missed the first song. We came in at the bridge of To Ramona. Dylan was wearing his standard black suit with the coolest boots. They were white with black trim. (a little like those fifties saddle oxford shoes) The temperature was in the nineties with high Kansas humidity. Sweat beads were pouring down my back and I was wearing a tank top. There were two sizable fans focused on Dylan. The heat didn't hinder Dylan's performance but the crowd wasn't very responsive during the first few songs. Most people were sitting in their seats and politely clapping at the end of each song as though they were watching their kid's piano recital. I feared there would be no encore. Dylan finally brought fans to their feet for Tangled Up in Blue. He brought out his harmonica and did his little Chuck Berry strut which I have grown quite fond of. He seemed to have a desire to communicate with the audience and bring them into the fun that a Dylan concert should be. The sun was going down and the lights came up as Dylan got out the electric guitar for Country Pie and that's when the crowd (and Dylan) really took off. This was the point where butts didn't return to seats. For the first time on this tour he played Seeing the Real You At Last. It came through with a kind of pissed off snarling quality that gives the feeling this woman scorned him an hour ago. It was great. When introducing the band he said that drummer David Kemper had gone golfing and wore two shirts in case he got a hole in one. The crowd finally did incite an encore. Dylan started with Things Have Changed. This version had a little less jazz and a little more blues than other times I've heard it. My Back Pages was slow and sweet. With Larry Campbell playing the violin it had an almost romantic feel. Dylan and the crowd had overcome the heat very well as he closed with Blowin' in the Wind. Afterward he stood holding his guitar and surveying the audience. Even with the slow start I thought we might convince him to play one more song. However Dylan proved to be just as big a tease as ever and was gone. ===== No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.