October 27, 2011
Review by Mirka Kejvalova
My fifth Bob Dylanīs concert. Because Bob didn't concert in Czech
republic this year, we went around 460 kms to Leipzig in Germany.
Shortly about concert
Mark Knopfler boredom, I think his music has no energy, he still
plays the same way. Maybe two songs were interesting, one of them
was some blues, which reminded me Chris Rea style on CD Stony
Road . Knopfler is B class for me, sorry. But I respect his
fans, no problem (there were lots of his German fans).
Bob and his band came on the stage (after short break) around 9 p.m.
Bob looked tired at first half of concert, I think because of
Leipzig concert was his third concert at a row. Setlist was usual
except Girl from the North country, I think Bob played this one
first time in this summer tour. Bob played first five songs with
Knopfler and it was working no well for sound of band. I must say I
donīt like it very much, when Knopfler plays with Bob, because I
feel that he takes Bobīs songs special sound, their spirit and a
spark. When Knopfler left the stage, Bob alived. But Knopflerīs
fans get bored, some old Germans, who was sitting before us, left
concert after song Tryinīget to heaven. I donīt know, why these
people didnīt leave concert already after Knopflerīs set, I think
they didnīt know any Dylanīs song and evidently didnīt like
Dylan. But back to the concert. I wish to hear Tangled up in blue,
Iīve never seen live this song. Bob did it! Big thanks Bob! Another
highlight for me was song Love Sick great rendition! When Bob sung
A hard rain a-gonna fall, some people (true fans, who love Bob and
his music) were rushed to the stage and concert was getting better
and better. I think Bob likes if people dancing and singing with him
along. We had a great view on stage, but when I saw the fans, who
were under the stage, I said my boyfriend Letīs go! and weīre
rushed with other people to the stage. But some stupid girl from
security didnīt let us to go to the stage. She started to push to
us and she was screeming Nein, nein, nein! . She still pushed us
back and yelling her stupid directions. Was she crazy? I think sheī
never attend any concert! We had a short discussion with her, but
she was a moron and we didnīt want to lose time with her. So we
pushed her and rushed to the stage. Bob started singing Thunder on
the mountain, woow, powerful version, people were dancing like crazy
under stage, many people were standing on the chairs, dancing too.
Great time for us! Concert continued stunning rendition Ballad of a
thin man. Last two songs were All along the watchtower and Like a
rolling stone, as usually. Both great too. Standing ovations and
concert was over.
Thanks Bob for your time which you spended with us, thanks for all.
I hope, weīll meet in beautiful city Brno - one day.
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