Review by Kai Tenge
We spent our holidays in Corse (a french island nearby Italy), but at the
end we went to Umbria in Italy, because we expected that Dylan would play
a gig at Macerata (Because of our holidays we couldn't visit Bob's Show
at Gelsenkirchen in Germany). Macerata is nearby Umbria, there is a very
nice theatre, 100 km away from our appartment. But the show was
My wife said "Let's go to Foggia!" But Foggia was 425 km from Umbria! We
startet at 12.00 to go to Foggia, but it was very hot! But we did it
right to go out there...
At the end we arrived at the "teatro mediteranneo" at 17:30 and we were
surprised, that it wasn't an old theatre. It's been an "Amphitheatre":
Some places down in front of the stage (sold out), the others around
(nearby sold out).
The concert started at 9:20.
Maggies Farm was much better than I expected. They played it very
powerful. I like the way they did it. The Times They are A-Changing was
the right one for the Italians: They knew this song and they liked it. I
thought that some versions have even been better, but this one has been
ok. I don't like Tweedle Dee. No version of this song. It's too 'similar'.
And this version was not even better. :-( But Mr Tambourine Man was
great! The Intro - I didn't knew this version. The phrases - great! Bob's
voice was clear and think he'd like to play it! 'Stuck Inside' is a song,
that he did never wrong to my opinion, Love sick was one highlight of the
concert!! It's been great. I've heard it some times live, but this time
it's been a great moment. I'll be your baby tonight - I think, it's a
"Liedchen". A filler. Not wrong, but not a song you'll remember really
for a long time. Hard rain - a song for the Italians. They knew the
verses of this song ;-)) They liked it. Me too. A powerful version of
HW61, but the people did like this song so much - the crowd talked about
it while Dylan was playing "Girl From The North Country". "Girl From..."
is one of my favourites, but the people could't really listen to it after
"61". 'It's alright" has been done well. Nice version too. Every Grain of
sand - this one is dedicated to someone all over the rainbow. I like this
song, he sang it at his best. Nice to hear it! Summerdays, LARS, WT -
these songs are ok. I like the way they did it! But all the way we heard
it as far as we are visiting his concert the last years...
Well done, but I hoped to listen to one of the new songs from his new
album. All the way, it's been a nice show. The setlist has not been
outrageous, but the crowd enjoyed the show - and me and my wife too.
Dylan left the venue and gave two Italians autograms. In this moment I
wished to be over there at the gate, where Dylan and his band left the
425 km for one gig of Bob Dylan and his band - don't you dare miss it!
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