Snowmass Village, Colorado

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival
Snowmass Town Park
Main Festival Stage

August 30, 2008

[Jack Brockie]

Review by Jack Brockie

We arrived in Snowmass at 6:45 PM. We did not catch Ziggy Marley which 
was fine. Bob was a little late so after we went down to the festival we 
were alright as no one was on stage yet.
I met some people from Israel at the concert so I stood with them during 
the show.

The announcement and music started and the band walked out and strapped 
on their guitars. Bob walked out a few seconds behind them. Bob was set up 
in the dead center of the stage in front of Donnie. You could see Bob's Oscar 
behind him. Bob was in a light blue or white suit with his hat. Black pants and 
his rings shined in the darkness.

Rainy Day Women started and the crowd went crazy. Nice opener. Bob was 
in fine form and good spirits.

It's All Over Now to quiet the crowd. Bob sang this very well. Great second 
Most Likely…amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) Great version. I like the new 
rearrangements of the songs from 2007. Bob was smiling around. Then he'd 
look at the crowd and give a snare.

Cry Awhile. The Denver line was great. Crowd Loved it:. Bob would walk 
around and fiddle with his harmonicas, but would not play them. After this 
one he did some stretches by lifting his legs up and then squatting low. He 
did this for a few seconds.

Stuck Inside…really great as this song was in my head the whole trip to 
Denver/Aspen. Bob would point to Denny, Stu and Tony every so often as 
they were playing.

Love Sick…amazing song. Great new version. I was surprised and excited by 
this number. 

Tweedle Dee…great one. When it started you can not recognize it for a few 
seconds and you think it's another song, but turns out to be this one. This 
was a fantastic version.

SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) I thought it was Make You Feel 
My Love for a few bars as I was conversing with my new friends. Then "They 
sat together…" Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) My favorite song. I've never seen this 
one live until tonight. So I was once again mesmorized and watching Bob.

Ballad of Hollis Brown…great great!!:) Donnie had his Banjo and before they 
started the song I thought it may have been High Water, but Hollis Brown 
was what it was and it was amazing.

Summer Days. Everyone was dancing. Bob gave out large grins and he would l
ook out into the audience and smile and laugh. Fun song.

Under The Red Sky. I was happy with this as it has turned out to be one of 
my favorite songs live. Very good version.
Highway 61 Revisited. This was rocked as well. Number 12 and I was fearful 
we were coming to an end with no Modern Times songs.

Visions of Johanna. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was pitch black in the night when he 
played this one. Took you back to 1966. Amazing phrasing on the last verse
on this version. He built and built this song up.

It's Alright Ma…amazing new arrangement. Bob & the crowd really got into 
this one. 

After this song the band left and I was fearful of no Nettie Moore tonight.

The band walked back out and Like A Rolling Stone. The crowd went crazy 
and Bob had large smiles and sang this one with enthusiasm and passion.

All Along The Watchtower. Very good as well. Bob played and sang this 
one well.

No Modern Times songs, but no problem. Bob was in top form tonight and 
he looked like he was in a very good mood. You could tell by the phrasing 
and his reactions to the crowd.  A lot of smiles and head nods.

Bob would put his hand straight out and then he would drop it down rather 
quickly as he was guiding Tony. He would walk around a lot and fiddle with his 
harmonicas. He'd place them right by the keyboard, but would not play them. 
He drank water once between songs.

Aspen is a wonderful place. It reminds me of Big Sky, MT and The Gorge in 
Washington State.

Wonderful concert and I would like to say "Hi" to my new friends I met. 
I hope to see you at another Bob Dylan concert soon.

BOB-Come to Montana next Spring/Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


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