Review provided by Ross Kurzer. A full set got underway with a rollicking "Somebody Touched Me", followed closely by similarly engaging features "Stone Walls And Steel Bars" and "Dark As A Dungeon". This trio of songs helped to set up a nice gospel mood, and diffuse some of the energy from the excited crowd. After a decent reading of "Tangled Up In Blue," Dylan completed his acoustic numbers with a powerful "Rank Strangers" and an exceptionally bittersweet "Mama, You Been On My Mind." The electric pieces began with the heavy romp of "Country Pie". As always, Dylan's performance of this number seems to place the audience at ease. Of course, Dylan then fired off a shot with "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry," which had been soundchecked earlier in the day. Standard readings of "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" and "Under The Red Sky" indicated a rested and ready outfit with a full array of tour dates to come. Dylan and mates finished the set with the tandem of "Drifter's Escape" and "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat." The encore set was tempered by Dylan's presence at this date as the opening act. He faithfully led the band through "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "Like A Rolling Stone", a tasty "It Ain't Me, Babe" and the popular "Rainy Day Women #12 & #35" before leaving the stage.
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