Canandaigua, New York

Constellation Brands
Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

August 19, 2008


Review by Monica

The sun was shinning but it felt more like late September than mid August
here in upstate NY.  We traveled west from Liverpool to see the show.  We
had just seen the show in Saratoga on Sunday and although the show at SPAC
was better than we anticipated we were disappointed with the venue.  We
were hoping that the Canadaigua venue would be more like the Bethel venue
where we saw Bob and boys a year ago, June.  We were much happier with
this venue in Canadaigua than SPAC, free to roam with a beer and we had
seats upclose and personal.  The show opened with the usual introduction
which brought us down from the shade of a tree on the lawn.  Cat's In The
Well was the opener and we were off to a good start. Attending Bob's shows
has become a bit of a hobby for us over the last couple of years and some
of the shows had come to be the same ole same ole, but tonight we left
with a grin and repeating "what a great show"  The band was tight and Bob
gave some new life to some oldies but goodies. Love Minus Zero was a big
surprise and had us smiling and dancing.  I had a feeling "Summer Days"
would be in the line up, due to the unusual cold front that had moved in
the night before from a nasty thunder storm.  Master's of War, was
delivered in an almost whimiscal rendition that made an old dusty favorite
put a sway in our hips. Bob did a few deep knee bends between songs
throughout the night and we were waiting for Jack Lalane to lead us all in
exercise, nice to see Bob keeping physically fit.  He looks great in black
suit with a red stripe up the pant leg. Hot and talented the way we like
him! Wheels on fire  was a wonderful treat as was "Under A Red Sky"
especially with the bright red sunset on the horizon.  A wonderful
rendition of Tangled Up In Blue and John Brown, very sweet.   Shooting
Star made us think that George Harrison was shinning down upon us. We were
hoping for Tambourine Man, and the man next to us said "He doesn't sing
that song anymore" which we nicely informed him he had just sang in Jersey
over the weekend and we can still wish.  Which the people in front of us
asked, "did that guy just say he doesn't sing that anymore?"  We had a
chuckle and went onto hope for "It takes a lot To Laugh And A Train To
Cry" but it wasn't to be, maybe another time.  Bob brought it all to the
end with the usual introduction of his wonderful band and an encore of
"Like A Rollingstone" which brought everyone to crowd the isles and sing
along and one of the best  "Along The Watch Towers" I have heard.  It was
over in the blink of an eye.  Can't wait for Bob and Boys to head back to
upstate New York and hope he got a chance to ride his Harley through the
beautiful country side despite the cold front.  Left feeling
satisfied...and with a big grin on my face.    


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