Sunday, June 30, 2024

Bob Dylan was Featured at the Outlaw Fest at Jones Beach


Wantagh, New York
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

June 29, 2024

1.Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on piano)
2.Shooting Star (Bob on piano and harp)
3.Love Sick (Bob on piano)
4.Little Queenie (Bob on piano) (song by Chuck Berry) (Tony on standup bass)
5.Mr. Blue (Bob on piano)(song written by DeWayne Blackwell) (Tony on standup bass)
6.Early Roman Kings (Bob on piano and harp) (Tony on standup bass)
7.Can't Wait (Bob on piano)
8.Under The Red Sky (Bob on piano and harp)
9.Things Have Changed (Bob on piano)
10.Stella Blue (Bob on piano) (song by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia)
11.Six Days On The Road (Bob on piano)
(song by Earl Green and Carl Montgomery)
12.Soon After Midnight (Bob on piano and harp)
13.Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on piano and harp)
14.Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob on piano) (Mickey Raphael on harp)
15.I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob on piano and harp)

The setlist above is certainly different from the ones at the Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour.  There were songs from several periods in his career plus covers.  My favorite was Highway 61 Revisited.  I was intrigued by Mr. Blue, a cover of a 1959 hit by the Fleetwoods.

It took us about an hour to drive to the theater.  We had to park far from the theater, but we are walkers.  We caught the very end of the opening act, Celisse.  She was followed by Allison Krause and Robert Plant.  Dylan was next.  

Willie Nelson was to appear but was taken ill.  His son Lucas led a band that played covers of Willie's hits.  We didn't want to stay to the bitter end to avoid traffic at the end of the concert.  About 15 minutes into our trip home it began to rain.  At least it didn't rain during the concert.  Most of the people were middle-aged or elderly like myself.

Cell phones were allowed at this venue.  I did take some photos, but I was too far away from the stage.

I had seen Dylan at Jones Beach several times in the past.  The opening acts were:
  • Santana
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Paul Simon
  • Leon Russell
  • Laura Nyro

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