June 10, 2023
Review by John Graham
Fibes auditorium is a beautiful state of the art venue
approximately 2,000 seats). I'm guessing it was about 2/3rds
sold out. Show started a few minutes after 8 pm as we've come
to expect, and it was obvious from the beginning Bob and the
band were 'on'. We had second row seats, so we could see
facial expressions. Tony was having a great time, smiling a
lot and interacting with Bob and his bandmates. The audience
remained seated throughout the show, but there were several
people who were itching to get up and dance during the
jammier parts. I was hoping they'd do a Grateful Dead cover,
but he chose "That old black magic" instead. The shows are
getting mostly rave reviews here in Spain so far, but with
comments to the effect that people were disappointed he
didn't play more of his old songs. I talked with some
fellow concert attendees as we were walking out, and asked
them whether they'd even heard "Rough and Rowdy Ways", and
they all said no. I encouraged them to dig into it, because
it holds its own and then some vis-a-vis his "classics" as
far as I'm concerned. I also told them "He's 82 years
old...he can play whatever the f..k he wants!". They agreed.
I've now seen close to a dozen shows on the current tour,
and this was one of the best.
Review by Laurette Maillet
I bused from Madrid to Sevilla and that was a nice trip.
Arriving late in afternoon I already like the city.
So I book a tour for Alcazar palace for next day.
Sevilla June 10.
As I walk down the street I want my cup of 'cafe con leche'
and I bump into a Bobcat. We have a nice discussion then I
move on to enter the Alcazar palace.
Spend few hours in admiration of the splendid hard work and
decorations: ceramic, wood, tiles....and the garden.
Then move back to my hostel.
I pass by the 'Alfonso XIII' five starts hotel and recognize
outside some Dylan people.
I see the Band jumping in a black van and off they go for
No sign of Bob who will probably leave later.
Time for a change of close and off I go by bus 27.
I now remember the venue I attended few years earlier.
I start looking for a ticket.
Though many fans have extra Tix they are not willing to
sale for my 20 euros proposal.
They just walk in with that extra ticket.
Never understood that attitude. As they could at least
By 8 pm I'm desperate. I believe I won't do that show. It's
always a challenge and I know it could not work but....can't
help to feel sad to be out.
I talk with some folks out at the gate and with the nice
security guard. Not at all agressive.
When suddenly two people getting out the venue make big signs.
In fact they are leaving the show (don't know why???) and
they asked the ushers to give me and another woman their
[Unusual as the tickets are already scanned].
We rush inside waiting for Bob to finish "Masterpiece" before
we are seated row 5 on the aisle :)
Fantastic seat ! Beautiful venue! Excellent view of Bobby!
Never been so close on that Tour.
I want to stand and dance but the usher says we need to be
I can't believe my luck so I'm over enthusiastic.
And Bob's in a good mood.
Playing a long solo of harp in the middle of 'To be alone
Bob has a strange expression on "Key west
". Turning over to Jerry or Tony, who don't seem to
understand where's the problem.
He has a long long speech presenting the Band , a joke for
each one of them. Don't understand everything but I'm sure
we'll get a recording :).
Mentioning Doug in movies and Tony in New Orleans ????
I karaoked all along. The seats are large and nobody's next
to me or behind.
Obviously the show is not sold out. Plenty of empty seats. :(
But some Fans on the upper level are much enthusiastic!
Clapping along on the songs.
After the show I try to sale some of my prints for cash and
one of my followers will help me. Jochen , thank you for
"It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry".
All together a pleasant day with happiness and anxiety.
Thank you all the good people!
And Bobby... " May all the gods go easy with you".
See you tomorrow.
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