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Okay, I recognized 2 of the songs. Granted, many were new. I think I will blame the terrible acoustics on the sound engineers, but I could not make out more than 5 lines of what Bob was singing. The stage was lit in a spooking dim yellow/orange tint and the band was quite stiff. He didn't play guitar at all and stood behind an upright piano expect for one song where he stepped out. He didn't do an encore, which was a surprise.
Deven from Salt lake city
GREAT ARTIST NOT GREAT SHOW
I give Bob 5 stars and the show 1 star. I'm glad I went and saw him live. His body can no longer perform the way his mind and soul want to. His voice is strong but weak in articulation. He is to weak to stand and sing for the most part. His literary genius oozes from him and it was great to feel that in his presence. He's obviously doing his best with what he's got. That's better then anyone of us. A lesson in youth is wasted on the youth.
Linda Potvien from Salt Lake City, Utah
Our cameras were locked up which was a good thing, as no one could visually see him nor understand his songs. I grew up in the same city as Bob and he was not the BobI loved and knew. I feel sorry for us fans who hoped for his old songs. He didn’t sing he talked. Gave him 2 stars because he stood up 2 times. Maybe it wasn’t him on that stage. I’m happy he’s still alive but it may be time to end the touring. Sorry Bob.
Dave & Molly from Montreal, Quebec
EXPECTED SO MUCH, RECEIVED SO LITTLE
Dylan has always been one of my favorites. This was the 3rd time seeing him in
Montreal, I was ready for another treat. Had fabulous $$$ seats 100 feet from Bob.
The lights came up and there was Bob dressed in white, standing in front of the
black, grand piano banging out his first tune in a surprisingly low pitch, gravely
voice. His guitar lay across a chair a few feet away with his white brimmed hat
atop, We would never hear that guitar or see him with hat on. Instead he
alternated playing old and new songs either sitting or standing at the piano then
grabbing a mic stand at the back wall of the stage as far from his audience as
possible as he crooned old American standards. I came to see Dylan play guitar and
sing like he meant it. Not a single word was uttered to his fans, not a smile, not a
nod. Between songs he shuffled to a table to get a drink, hanging on to equipment
as he walked. He looked old and disinterested. What an utter disappointment for
me and my girlfriend.
P. A. C. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SELFISH, DISENGAGED & UNDECIPHERABLE DYLAN AT THE MET PHILA.
When the best part of your concert event is the newly renovated Met and the
outstanding food at Osteria, you know it's going to be a bad night.
A 60th birthday present from my daughter who is a singer and astute listener of all
music. She knows how much I love Dylan's music and wanted to take me to see him for
the first time. It was an utter embarrassment. Dylan voice itself was as good and raw
it's always been but we couldn't understand a word as he mumbled and garbled every
word. His arrangement changes on some songs such as Like a Rolling Stone, were
shockingly discordant to the essence of the song. And for 1 hour and 30 minutes, as we
sat hoping things would get better, he didn't muster one single word of welcome,
thanks, or appreciation to his audience of 3,500. As we walked out on Bob 30 minutes
early, he had me feeling badly for my daughter who certainly lost some respect for one
of the musical heroes I spent years extolling. Bob my friend, it's time to retire.
Ian Mitchell from New York, New York
First off I am not a huge fan of Dylan but I was still
looking forward to seeing him. As soon as the concert
started I was straining hard to understand him. I was
hoping that he would get himself together and not
mumble but that never happend and my friend and I
walked out and were very upset. We were in the
second balcony almost at the last row and still paid
about 140 with taxes and "convenience" fees and
Dylan was just terrible the whole time. I have never
walked out of a concert before but I just had to this
was a terrible experience and Dylan should be
ashamed and Beacon Theatre art should consider
V from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania THE MET
WHAT A MOUTH FULL OF MARBLES
I would have walked out but paid so much for excellent seats. We thought the sound would
get better. You couldn’t understand ANYTHING he sang. Epic FAIL
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