November 3, 2013
Review by Joachim Stewart Neumann
As always, it doesn´t make sense to argue about setlist changes if you
were not there. Lots of people do because of Early Roman Kings was
replaced in Milano twice. Of course ERK is definitely great in the
live-show, but Desolation Row and Visions were both incredible. Last
nights show was top notch, everything was close to perfection: Bob´s
singing and phrasing, the band so tight, Charlie lots of space for
fantastic solos, Donnie´s playing clear and smooth, Stu was driving the
band, Tony especially on stand-up bass with "jazzy" slamming and George
seems to be the heartbeat more then ever! And the acoustic of the
venue is flashing, the mix was perfect, each instrument cleary audible. The
audience really "in the perfomance" with applause within some songs when
the performance was on highest level. What can I say: one of the best
shows I saw from Bob and his band in the last 15 years! Don´t you dare
miss Milano night three!
Cheers, and thanks so much for keeping everything going.
Joachim Stewart Neumann
Review by Jos Sarens
Walter, Mark and me, Jos from dendermonde have been in town since early
this morning.Nothing to see or hear about a Dylan concert as usal but we
were sure that was gonna change later that night. We didn't have tickets
but knew that wouldn't be a big problem although Sold out. Pretty quiet
until close to concerttime. We recognized some friends from all over Europe,
made some new ones and hat a chat with the 2 girls that are making a
documentary about the dylan fans.
We did manage to get balcony seats in this lovely theatre. All seated, many
young and female spectators and above all after Marc (80 concerts) and
our previous concerts (some 30?) the best acoustics we've heard, very
Lovely intro and a very good, clean performance. For me Love Sick, Tangled
up /Visions and later Long and Wasted Years as to be remembered. A pitty is
the dark stage so we didn't see him smile nor making his moves.
The crowd was very good; silent, listening and clapping politely after a good
solo - just like his music nowaday's; jazz/blues/swing, it was that kind of
crowd The afterparty in the pub outside was short but good enough so
they remembered us the next evening.
All day we've been talking in Dylan quotes. Did we get to grow so old to do
this! We went a little earlier to the theatre to meet up with the real fans
The 'buzz' was stronger, more real and older fans. Now we had front row
seats and the places around us were filled with the (getting older and
uglier! Quote) passionates. Other way of seeing the concert but as solid as
yesterday. Love Sick, Forgetful Heart, Hard Rain this time as new song and a
longer Blowin'. He clearly enjoyed his stay in Milan and reacted whit his new
pose/ legs spread wide open, hands in his side and looking like a late roman
king into the crowd.
Every concert is different and it will always be, good or bad, hard or jazzy,
guitars or piano, he keeps on surprising us.
See you guys in Brussels and Paris and…………
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