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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 12:43 GMT 
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Intimate Venue

17 October 2018
Wednesday

Mobile, Alabama
Mobile Saenger Theatre

Showtime: 8:00 pm
Capacity: 1,921


This is the 52nd show of the 2018 Never Ending Tour



Previous 2018 shows:
26 Europe Spring
16 Australasia Summer

09 US Fall
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51 Total 2018



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Bob Dylan to play Mobile, Huntsville shows

Legendary songwriter will play fall concerts
by Lawrence Specker



According to information released by the Mobile Saenger Theatre, the show there will take place on Oct. 17, a Wednesday.

According to listings for Huntsville's Von Braun Center, Dylan will play Oct. 30, a Tuesday. Ticket prices are the same as for the Mobile show.

Both concerts are listed as "Bob Dylan and His Band."

It won't be the Nobel Prize-winning artist's first swing through the state; in fall 2016 he played Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile.

No Birmingham show was listed. However, it appeared that fresh dates were still being announced: At that time, the Mobile and Huntsville shows had not yet been added to the tour date listings at www.bobdylan.com.


https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ss ... hunts.html


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PostPosted: Mon October 15th, 2018, 11:28 GMT 
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...surely he wouldn’t play it...would he...?


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PostPosted: Mon October 15th, 2018, 13:42 GMT 
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wootaboutbob wrote:
...surely he wouldn’t play it...would he...?

Stuck inside of….That would be Nice, he'll put it in instead of Soon after...


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PostPosted: Mon October 15th, 2018, 13:58 GMT 
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Last concert at the Saenger, right in the thick of the Sinatra set:

Saenger Theatre
Mobile, Alabama
16 November 2016

1. Things Have Changed
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
5. Full Moon And Empty Arms
6. Pay In Blood
7. Melancholy Mood
8. Duquesne Whistle
9. Love Sick
10. Tangled Up In Blue
11. High Water (For Charley Patton)
12. Simple Twist Of Fate
13. Early Roman Kings
14. I Could Have Told You
15. Desolation Row
16. Soon After Midnight
17. All Or Nothing At All
18. Long And Wasted Years
19. Autumn Leaves
-Encore
20. Blowin' In The Wind
21. Stay With Me

I think the majority would agree that the sets have changed for the better in two years!


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PostPosted: Mon October 15th, 2018, 23:19 GMT 

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I'm planning on going


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PostPosted: Tue October 16th, 2018, 02:11 GMT 
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toilandblood546 wrote:
I'm planning on going

Lucky you! A decision you will most likely never regret, Toil.


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 20:41 GMT 
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Oh, the setlist has been stagnant,
There rarely is a shock,
We’d ask Bob what the matter was
But we know that he don’t talk
Yes, Bob he treats us kindly
We listen on the tape
But deep inside our hearts
It’s a set we can’t escape
Oh mama, could this really be the end,
to be stuck inside of Mobile with the setlist blues again?


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 20:54 GMT 
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Oh, the setlist has been stagnant,
There rarely is a shock,
We’d ask Bob what the matter was
But we know that he don’t talk
Yes, Bob he treats us kindly
We listen on the tape
But deep inside our hearts
It’s a set we can’t escape
Oh mama, could this really be the end,
to be stuck inside of Mobile with the setlist blues again?


That's great. Anyway things are a-changing, at least to the bluesy side......

Thanks,

Ramón


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 22:53 GMT 

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Made it to Mobile. I'm sure we won't get Stuck Inside of Mobile tonight, but it would be fun. Mobile is a nice place. Classic southern small town with plenty of charm to its downtown. Bob's busses are parked outside the venue which is smack dab in the center of downtown next to the Catholic cathedral. It would be a great place to do Serve Somebody.


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 23:14 GMT 
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Wed 17 Mobile
Attending: Sweet Melinda, secondo44, toilandblood546


Have a great time everybody!


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 23:22 GMT 
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In the heat of the day down in Mobile Alabama
Working on the railroad with the steel driving hammer
I gotta get some money to buy some brand new shoes
Tryin' to find somebody to take away these blues
"She don't love me" hear them singing in the sun
Payday's coming and my work is all done

Well, in the evening when the sun is sinking low
All day I been waiting for the whistle to blow
Sitting in a tee pee built right on the tracks
Rolling them bones until the foreman comes back
Pick up your belongings boys and scatter about
We've got an off-schedule train comin' two miles out

Everybody's scrambling, running around
Picking up their money, tearing the tee pee down
Foreman wants to panic, 'bout to go insane
Trying to get the workers out the way of the train
Engineer blows the whistle loud and long
Can't stop the train, have to let it roll on

~ Let It Rock, Chuck Berry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4o2pFKktbs


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 23:25 GMT 
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^One of my favorites! "Rollin' them bones 'til the foreman comes back." Love that line.


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 00:32 GMT 

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VERY intimate venue. Everyone is close to the stage. It's an absolutely beautiful theater.


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 00:56 GMT 
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Sounds like yer up for a helluva night, Toil.
Best to all!


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 01:27 GMT 
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Workingmans (in the Scarlet slot) is a possibility according to a
photo of the Lafayette Setlist posted by Mr Happy.
Seems authentic.

Praying ‘Cry’ stays & develops over the whole Tour.


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 01:52 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Workingmans (in the Scarlet slot) is a possibility according to a
photo of the Lafayette Setlist posted by Mr Happy.
Seems authentic.

Praying ‘Cry’ stays & develops over the whole Tour.


The retro Comic Sans font has to be the genuine article (setlist).


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 02:44 GMT 
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must be over

Really digging Thackerville 'Masterpiece' right now. Wow.


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Normal set


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 03:07 GMT 
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toilandblood546 wrote:
Normal set

This year is good-normal!
Glad you made it and thanks for the tip-off, Toil.

Guessing this is what you mean by "normal":


1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Simple Twist Of Fate
5. Cry A While
6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
7. Honest With Me
8. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
9. Scarlet Town
10. Make You Feel My Love
11. Pay In Blood
12. Like A Rolling Stone
13. Early Roman Kings
14. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
15. Love Sick
16. Thunder On The Mountain
17. Soon After Midnight
18. Gotta Serve Somebody

19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Ballad Of A Thin Man


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 03:29 GMT 

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Always the same set? C'mon, Bob.

Anyway, the Tackerville gig is high class and excelent.


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 05:45 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
This year is good-normal!
Good Normal, good normal, goodnormal goodnormal goodnormal gtyd ncviwl.


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 15:16 GMT 
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Hope this show was taped! Reports say it's the best one yet!


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It was the standard set as it has been lately with no variation in song titles. The performances however were evolving in front of us. This was my 12th Dylan gig and it always strikes me just how different each one is from the previous one. This had shades of the last times I saw him in Baton Rouge and New Orleans but was still a completely new show. The experience of a Dylan show is so unlike any other kind of show that it takes a while to process. For comparison's sake, I recently saw Paul Simon on his farewell tour and it was a fantastic, warm, open, celebratory affair. People walked away crying and everyone seemed to have been genuinely moved by the performances, which were in many cases rearranged but done so in ways that strongly echoed the original arrangements.

Then on the other hand, we have the touring-machine-that-is-Dylan basically presenting us with a new album on stage. Essentially, the set is at a point now where we get to see Dylan and the band have a beautiful jam session in front of us while they play what might as well be a brand new record with some familiar lyrics and melodies every so often. It is incredible that Dylan is doing this at this point in his career. It is challenging as hell, and the audience of every show always filters into three basic camps: 1)the people that "get it", 2)the people that hate it and want to hear the old songs the way they know or at least something somewhat recognizable, and 3)the people that just show up for the name and are confused as hell. For the first group of people that "get it", this show is phenomenal. The highlights last night had some of the best singing and musicianship of any Dylan gig I've seen going back to 2002. Scarlet Town is a keeper and simply stunning. It's probably easier to name the lowlights than the highlights, not to be negative, but because there were far fewer. Rolling Stone has already outworn its return. The arrangement was the same as Thackerville, but the singing was back to 2008 levels of disengagement. He strung out the "meaaaal", "deeeaalll", "steaaaall", and "conceeeaal" but otherwise, the singing was a bad step back, which was a shame considering how well he sang generally. I also don't really think "Pay in Blood" has a place in this set and it's taking up a slot that could go to any other great song from the back catalog. I think some Oh Mercy! numbers would complement the other songs really well.

Otherwise things sounded great. The band is so tight and honestly better without Stu by this point. Everyone played off of each other so well and the sound just blended better without the extra rhythm guitar just getting in the way. Don't Think Twice was a personal highlight, some GREAT singing here. It was my first time seeing Masterpiece and Serve Somebody. Masterpiece was very good. The arrangement for Serve Somebody has evolved and is KILLER now. Unfortunately, the vocals were way too low on this one. I don't know if the sound guy did something or if Bob just decided to sing softer, but it was noticeable on this song only. He kinda rushed through the verses, but he did some great singing on the "serve somebody" parts of the chorus.


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 16:02 GMT 

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A recording of the show. Not the greatest quality and there is some talking, but something hopefully to hold us over til the pros come in:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/2442codw ... v.wav/file


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toilandblood546 wrote:
It was the standard set as it has been lately with no variation in song titles. The performances however were evolving in front of us. This was my 12th Dylan gig and it always strikes me just how different each one is from the previous one. This had shades of the last times I saw him in Baton Rouge and New Orleans but was still a completely new show. The experience of a Dylan show is so unlike any other kind of show that it takes a while to process. For comparison's sake, I recently saw Paul Simon on his farewell tour and it was a fantastic, warm, open, celebratory affair. People walked away crying and everyone seemed to have been genuinely moved by the performances, which were in many cases rearranged but done so in ways that strongly echoed the original arrangements.

Then on the other hand, we have the touring-machine-that-is-Dylan basically presenting us with a new album on stage. Essentially, the set is at a point now where we get to see Dylan and the band have a beautiful jam session in front of us while they play what might as well be a brand new record with some familiar lyrics and melodies every so often. It is incredible that Dylan is doing this at this point in his career. It is challenging as hell, and the audience of every show always filters into three basic camps: 1)the people that "get it", 2)the people that hate it and want to hear the old songs the way they know or at least something somewhat recognizable, and 3)the people that just show up for the name and are confused as hell. For the first group of people that "get it", this show is phenomenal. The highlights last night had some of the best singing and musicianship of any Dylan gig I've seen going back to 2002. Scarlet Town is a keeper and simply stunning. It's probably easier to name the lowlights than the highlights, not to be negative, but because there were far fewer. Rolling Stone has already outworn its return. The arrangement was the same as Thackerville, but the singing was back to 2008 levels of disengagement. He strung out the "meaaaal", "deeeaalll", "steaaaall", and "conceeeaal" but otherwise, the singing was a bad step back, which was a shame considering how well he sang generally. I also don't really think "Pay in Blood" has a place in this set and it's taking up a slot that could go to any other great song from the back catalog. I think some Oh Mercy! numbers would complement the other songs really well.

Otherwise things sounded great. The band is so tight and honestly better without Stu by this point. Everyone played off of each other so well and the sound just blended better without the extra rhythm guitar just getting in the way. Don't Think Twice was a personal highlight, some GREAT singing here. It was my first time seeing Masterpiece and Serve Somebody. Masterpiece was very good. The arrangement for Serve Somebody has evolved and is KILLER now. Unfortunately, the vocals were way too low on this one. I don't know if the sound guy did something or if Bob just decided to sing softer, but it was noticeable on this song only. He kinda rushed through the verses, but he did some great singing on the "serve somebody" parts of the chorus.


Thanks for the review. .... Going off the 2 recordings (10th & 13th) off this leg that I've heard so far I've really enjoyed the newest installment of Serve Somebody. ... Even like it better than that Peter Gunn version. ... So nice to be able to hear the progression of it from it's first outting this year to the most recent.


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