Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bob Dylan at the United Palace Theater - Saving the Best for First

Dylan and his band took the stage at 8:40 PM. Below is the set list:

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
It Ain't Me, Babe
Man In The Long Black Coat
It's All Good
Spirit On The Water
High Water (for Charlie Patton)
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Forgetful Heart
Cold Irons Bound
I Feel A Change Comin' On
Highway 61 Revisited
Workingman's Blues #2
Thunder On The Mountain
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower

My favorite had to be Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, the first song. It has had personal significance for me since it was first released in 1966. A close second had to be Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll go Mine) also from the Blonde on Blonde Album. Lee said that his favorite was All Along the Watchtower while Karen picked Highway 61 Revisited.

There was some fantastic guitar playing by Charlie Sexton throughout the concert. The best sideman want to play with Dylan. Bob played more harmonica in this show than he had in several of the recent performances that I have seen. Below is part of Like a Rolling Stone that was recorded on Tuesday's performance. I saw several security staff stopping people from taking pictures or videos. As of now there were none on Youtube from Wednesday's show. Facebook friends can see it at .

Dylan has toured every year since the early 1990s. It has been popularly called "The Never Ending Tour." Every time I see Dylan I am always afraid it will be for the last time. He is 68 years old, so you never know when he will decide to stop. Tonight's show is the last of this leg of the tour. Hopefully it will resume in early 2010 and return to New York City.

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