2004-04-12-14, Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
The New Rider Of The Purple Sage. What I want to know is if he recognizes all of his prophetic songs have turned out to be true and if he listens to Colter Wall, Tyler Childers, and Whiskey Meyers? We are all lost in the rain in Juarez now.
Some highlights included “Tears of Rage” with the extra verse about the Beatles, a rare “Unbelievable,” and the way he said “brrrrraainnnnnn” in “Masters.” Joker man was soundchecked, as well as something that we decided was possibly Wiggle Wiggle.
I bought 4 tickets in the balcony to each of these three nights. It turned out it was an entire row.. I don't recall anything about the lingerie stuff...Had a great time introducing (trying ) friends to "live bob". I was at the Philips Arena show as well.
Thank you Mr. Ray. Gets the Dylan buzz going.
Cool concerts to cover - I was at the first 2 of these 3 shows, and they're among my favorites of the 19 Dylan shows I've seen so far. Closest I've ever been to Bob, even when I twice later had front-row seats. (Just due to the nature of The Tabernacle and how small it is)
I've never seen the famous crook of his nose so clearly, that was a small revelation.
Also, only time I've gotten to see him [SO FAR, as I always like to say since our man is still touring] two nights in a row. (Can't tell how many times I've cursed not spending that extra $90 or whatever to go to the 3rd show on April 14 ... what was I thinking? My advice: always go to the shows you want to see, don't stay home)
And as a Koella fanatic, I'm surprised I'd never noticed these were his last shows with Bob. I also saw Duke Robilliard's last show (or next to last) with Bob, but I don't miss Duke. I miss Freddy.
I wrote reviews of each of the first two shows (4/12 and 4/13) and posted them at the time to Bill Pagel's legendary site.
Check it out:
My April 12, 2004 Tabernacle show review:
My April 13, 2004 Tabernacle show review:
I saw two of the shows. One of those shows was the only time I was ever thrown out of a concert. I took a picture of Bob and neglected to turn off my flash. Security was on me pretty quick. Luckily it was towards the end of the show so I only missed the encores which I had seen at the other show.
Awww sorry ray. I misunderstood a back and forth you had with Sue. So looking forward to your book👏
Are you still in Tokyo? Nice piece. When will that book be available?
I lived in Atlanta when he played Phillips but didn't go. I had seen Dylan at another small Atlanta venue - the Civic Center - not long before and was blown away by how good he was even though he played Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum. Years before that I saw him during the Christian era at the old Omni and the sound was so bad it soured me on him for years.