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Bob Dylan 950622 at TLA Phila, PA

Philadelphia Inquirer Review
ate:    Thu, 22 Jun 1995 23:40:37 -0400
From:    "Rufus T.Chintendrils" (zym@CNJ.DIGEX.NET)
Subject: Setlist 06.22.1995 TLA Phila, PA

Drifter's Escape
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
All Along The Watchtower
Shelter From The Storm
Positively 4th Street
Tambourine Man  (a)
Masters of War  (a)
One Too Many Mornings  (a)
Seeing The Real You At Last
What Good Am I
Cats In The Well

I Shall Be Released
My Back Pages
Like A Rolling Stone

(a) Acoustic

Dylan at the TLS - 6/22/95 - a happy tale Thomas J. Cozzolino Yikes. What an event. A friend of mine and I went down to Philly around 5:00 p.m. or so to see if we could scare up tix. After a couple of false leads, someone said tix were going for $200 each the night before. So we cruised around some more and could hear part of the sound check (Bob and co. were playing "The Night they drove old Dixie Down(!)", and another unrecognizable rocker). We even saw Winston walk right by and duck into a local restaurant for some grub - someone said Tony Garnier was down the street, too. As we got closer to show time (6:45 or so, we started to get nervous; I started asking folks if they had extra tix. As luck would have it, I ran into a gentleman just on his way out of the box office: "Got any extras?" - "Yup, 2". "How much?" - "$40 each" "Sold!!" Anyhow, soon it was showtime. I was expecting "Watching the River Flow", but it was that killer rocker from the sound check. It turned out to be "Drifter's Escape", completely reworked and smokin'. Other highlights: o a blistering "Silvio" with some tasty licks traded between Bob and J.J. o "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "One too many mornings" both sung very sweetly by Bob was it just me, or was Bob even being a bit silly in his over emphasis of certain phrases with his hand motions? o "Masters of War", with lots of spite o "Cat's in the Well" and "Seeing the Real You at Last" (both surprises to me, based on recent set lists) Overall, I was pretty stunned; Bob was playful, attentive, and seemed to connect to the crowd quite directly. And his guitar was *on fire*. The band seemed a little looser than at the Tower in November, but still is meshing very well. I would have loved to hear "Visions" from the night before, but what the heck. If *anyone* has a soundboard or boot of either/both of the TLA shows, please contact me. These were truly special evenings.. Thanks, Bob.
Dates 1995