The "Willie Dylan" concert
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|Mon, 06-20-2005 - 11:35am|
We had a great time last night at the concert. I'm not a big fan of either Dylan or Willie Nelson, but it was a fun atmosphere & it was neat just to see these 2 icons. I found that I knew more Willie songs than I'd realized. He gave a good show.
Dylan was weird. I had read 2 articles about his current tour that made it sound as if this was his "the heck w/you" tour, & it did seem that way. He never spoke 1 word to the audience. He stood at the keybord all night, way off to the right of the stage. He played his old classics, but they were literally unrecognizeable. And you couldn't understand a word he was singing. Nancy is more familiar w/his work than I am, & she would suddenly catch a few words & say, "Oh! I know this song." She hadn't recognized it up til that point. He played them very differently than what you're used to. And they all kind of sounded alike. We left early.
Today's paper says there were 9500 people there, & that the stadium has 6200 seats. A lot of people stood in the field in front of the stage. It was a fun, laid-back atmosphere. And not loud at all. i was surprised by that. When we left, we saw people sitting right outside the stadium, where you could still hear, for free. The paper said about 100 people were outside. Smart!
Next month they're having Bryan Adams & Def Leppard. Should be a bit louder. LOL. I won't go, but maybe I'll stand outside to check it out, out of curiosity.