well i´m also back from the Nuremberg concert and it was real good experience, i´m still in my happy little Dylan cloud =)
actually XRaylroad´s review says it all. i sat at another angle of the hall (block 201), and although i´m quite small i have blue marks on my knees because there was so little space. maybe i´m spoilt due to the decadent ticket i had at the Munich concert. i wish i had bought floor tickets, because dancing to the music at the stage rush etc is more fun than sitting between motionless and grumpy MK fans
but it sounds worse than it was, i did enjoy the show and did sense it as loud, but not extremely loud.
more and more i come to the conclusion that the sound quality depends grossly on where you are seated - personally i found it better and more balanced in munich, where i had a perfect seat...
MK´s set was as usual, of course enjoyable and virtuously played, but from the phone of a friend i shortly watched the ER thread and when i read "same songs, same jokes" in the first post, i really had to smile, because it was like that (esp. when he introduced "privateering" ).
in the break, one of my personal highlights of the show happened, namely meeting XRaylroad (unfortunately i was no as punctual as Bobby, i´m still SO sorry!). in any case it was great, we immediately could relate to each other and i found it totally great to meet someone who is such a huge Dylan fan (we have both been to Mainz and Munich, too, but hadn´t seen each other)!
And suddenly I turned around and shosha was standing there
With a beige scarf around her neck and her long black hair
She walked up to me so gracefully
... and then we had a really nice conversation. I enjoyed that very much. I hope we'll see each other again some time.
yeah, it definitely wasn´t the last time we met, i hope!!
maybe i saw some other ER people, too, but i didn´t recognize anybody else.
after returning on time to see Bob enter the stage, finally his set began. i was very positively surprised by his voice on Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, and even a friend of mine who accompanied me and who is no big Dylan fan made a positive remark on its clearness, but of course it deteriorated later, or Bob used another technique, however you want to put it.
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue was great. it was also the first time for me to hear this song live and it seemed very intense, and very powerful to me. after Things Have Changed, Bob played Mississippi and i had to smile, because in the break we had talked about which songs we´d like to hear and XRaylroad´s wish was fulfilled (well my wish was a bit unrealistic, though)
it was really great, and it seemed that Bob enjoyed the song and this energy was transferred to the crowd. quite intense performance.
luckily, my seat was on the left side so i had a good view on the stage and could see him fine at the organ and center stage.
Tangled Up In Blue was cool, too. especially nice was to see the communication between Bob and the Band, i observed it during the whole show, a real clockwork and really fascinating.
as for the "visions of bob" department, i can report that he wore his black suit with golden stripes, black hat, white button-down and black western string bow tie (i love when he wears this!!!) and though he seemed a bit slimmer than on the shows i saw earlier, he looked really good, healthy and moved a lot. enourmously handsome and attractive
it was the last show for me to see in 2011 and i´ll keep it in good memory.