July 11, 2012
Review by Angel Uriarte
The concert had already started , and people were still coming into the area by the
hundreds, such a big expectation had Bob created around him this time. But I
sincerely doubt the audience got what they had come to hear, not familiar with this
way of stretching without end the songs and not picking any other more short or
up tempo tunes. But there were no complaints, people respected him, he came to
the center stage a few more times than is usual, sat at his piano to recreate the
songs brilliantly, like if he wanted to demonstrate something under the icon of
modern art museums, the sound kept going up and up with every number, and
used voice reververation in one. The ending of each one was a game for Bob, Charly
and Tony. Hard rain was from another world, I almost got tears in my eyes with this
one. Can´t wait was so transparent with such a thin air atmosphere, ....in fact,
now that I think of it, it was like if the songs were a watercolor.
I believe this concert was hard, difficult and without concessions, but will be talked
about much and kept in the annals of everyone´s memory.
At one moment in the show I couldn't help but compare the 54 year old Bob we
saw in Bilbao in 1995 at the bullfighting ring, where we all sang along Mr Tambourine
man, and this 71 year old Bob of last night, where we were all overpowered by his
art, and I thought Time had made its job on him and on me- I am the same age he
was back then, but he has done even a better job with Time.
I want to see him again in Bayonne.
Thanks to my wife and friends Jon Ander and Nerea who had to suffer Bob once
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