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Bob Dylan 2000.03.29 in Bismark, ND

Subject: Review 3/29/00 - Journalists don't pay for no tickets
From: TL 
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 00:16:01 -0800

We went and saw Bob Dylan tonight in Bismarck North Dakota, just
one word unfrigginbelievable!!!

I will try and give a review. Let me state first off (to try and
avoid flames if I make a mistake) I am more a casual fan of
Bob's, I really like him, but I don't have everything.

We got there early and relaxed and waited for Asleep at the Wheel
to open. They were pretty good, but I am not a big fan of western
swing. They did an interesting version of Red River Valley, good
musicians, but I was waiting for Bob Dylan.

AATW was done and then they cleared the stage and we waited for
Bob. The houselights dimmed and the crowd (a very disappointing
showing, less than 1/2 full) started rumbling. The band came out
and kicked right into the first song. A minute into the song, we
knew this was going to be a good night. Bob was animated and
singing very well.For the fashion report, he was wearing a
jacket, pants with a white stripe down the side and tan boots.
Set List
1.(I am assuming it was) Hallelujah, I'm Ready to Go, none of us
were familiar with the song he opened with.

2. Mr. Tambourine Man - He had fun with the vocals on this one

3. Masters of War - very good

4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit (once again a guess, it had a
reference to "Lonesome Dave" and "spanish boots")

5. Tangled Up in Blue - just a acoustic Tour de Force, this was a
highlight for me, one of my favorite songs and he did the whole
song, changing lyrics in a couple places, the band was really in
a groove on this song. The crowd roared.

6. Savior ?, (My friend said) - I had to take a break

7. Country Pie

8. All Along the Watchtower - GREAT - I love this song and the
guitar work was good (Bob played lead most of the night)

9. Lay Lady Lay - My partner's favorite and she just fixed our
Brass bed, so this was her song.

10. Just Like a Woman

11. Watching the River Flow

I am not totally sure of the order of 9,10,11 12. Highway 61
Revisited - along with All Along the Watchtower, the electric
highlight for me, Charlie Sexton cut loose on this one. This got
the crowd howling. The whole crowd stood for all the encores.


1. Love Sick - Good version, and Bob actually spoke after this
one, there must have been some guy taking notes down front. Bob
says "that was called Love Sick,for the journalist." then he said
"Journalist don't pay for no tickets" (which should be the title
of the boot for this show!!)

2. Like a Rolling Stone - what could I add?

3. Don't think Twice It's All Right

4. Not Fade Away - great

5. Blowing In the Wind

6. Rainy Day Woman #12 and #35

This was just an amazing concert. Bob was animated, he did a
little boogieing looked like he was having fun, he messed around
with how he held his guitar. The band was relaxed and so
together. Bob played lead guitar on all the songs pretty much.
This was such a better concert than we saw in 90 or 91 (with GE
Smith) I hate to say this, but that was (because of my
expectations) probably the most disappointing concert I have
seen. That is why tonight's was even better. I know I am
preaching to the choir here, but if you get a chance to see this
show don't miss it.

Well, I wish I could give a more detailed musical review, but I
was so busy enjoying the show I had a hard time remembering. We
were just all on a high after the show. Well hope you enjoyed the
update. Terry

Oh, if this show was booted, somebody please e-mail me. I would
love to get ahold of one and relive this night, it was special.

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