Dylan coming to Mesker

by this.is.not.here@evpl on Wednesday, August 6 2008, 4:42pm. Viewed 945 times.

"How many times have you seen Dylan?"  has now replaced the usual question, "Are you going to see Dylan?"  This will make my 3rd time and I am anxiously awaiting the date.  The intimate setting of Mesker should make for a unique musical experience.  I saw John Mayall at the Blues Festival in St. Louis and was sitting on the ground about 5 feet away and it was incredible.  When I saw Dylan the first time my friends and I obtained our 2nd row floor level seats by "camping out" at the front of the ticket line at Robert's Stadium.  At some point during the concert, I think we actually stood on our seats.  Oh wait,  that was when I saw Ringo.  Anyway, when my husband and I saw him in Nashville our seats were in the balcony.  This time tickets are already bought and seats are excellent.  From experience I know that he never sings a well-known song the same way twice.  So I wonder if he'll do "Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat" again and I wonder if I'll recognize it.  Basically the best part of a Dylan concert is just knowing that you are breathing the same air that he is breathing.  Such a legend.   Remember EVPL has a marvelous collection of Dylan CDs.  So what's your favorite Dylan song? 

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on Wednesday, August 6 2008, 5:38pm

It will be 7 for me.  Brush up on your "Love and Theft" and "Modern Times", that's what he's playing mostly live these days.  

I have no favorite song.  I have favorite periods that tend to fluctuate according to moods and points in my life.  Right now I'm into the Rolling Thunder Revue period.  

on Thursday, August 7 2008, 8:51am

Hmmm...so when is the concert?  I will have to sit in the backyard and listen to the tunes (I'm poor).

on Thursday, August 7 2008, 11:03am

The concert is Sunday, August 24 at 8 pm.  And I have Mary Pat and Alan's tickets (Hmmm....now where did I put them?)  This is only my second time to see Dylan live and I have been listening to "Love and Theft" and "Modern Times" in the car to refresh my memory.  

this.is.not.here@evpl wrote
on Wednesday, August 13 2008, 5:41pm

Yeah but you saw the Stones.  I never saw them at all.

on Monday, August 25 2008, 11:30am

So how was the concert?  I was driving home around 8:00pm and could barely get into my neighborhood!  Must've had a good turnout.

this.is.not.here@evpl wrote
on Tuesday, August 26 2008, 9:39am

Dylan was great.  As I predicted the first song was "leopard skin pillbox hat".  However, I did brush up on my Modern Times and I had forgotten how great those songs are aos.  He did a lot of early stuff but since I was listening more closely I did recognize what the songs were.  He looked wonderful and it was really neat to see him play the keyboard.  It sounded just like a Hammond Organ.

on Tuesday, September 9 2008, 1:50pm

Here's the setlist from the show if anyone is interested:

Bob Dylan

Mesker Amp

Evansville IN


1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat #  

2. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

3. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight  

4. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

5. Rollin' And Tumblin'  

6. Not Dark Yet  

7. Summer Days  

8. I Believe In You  

9. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)  

10. Beyond The Horizon  

11. Highway 61 Revisited  

12. Blind Willie McTell

13. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

14. Nettie Moore  

15. Thunder On The Mountain  


16.  Like A Rolling Stone

17.  All Along The Watchtower

# Bob on electric guitar (Bob played keyboards on all other songs)  

on Wednesday, September 10 2008, 7:34pm

I was talking to a 30-something friend the other day who said that he was disappointed in the Dylan concert.  That Dylan never said a word and never even turned toward the audience once he started playing the keyboard (was that on the second song?).  He thought that Dylan was showing a lack of respect for the audience.  I guess that never even crossed my mind -- I mean he IS Bob DYLAN!  Why should he have to show us any respect?