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Photos & Live Review: Bob Dylan – Warfield Theater, August 25, 2010


Photos & Review by David Sason

The best part about seeing Bob Dylan in concert in the 21st century is exactly that – seeing him. That still-formidable thrill was enhanced by the small venue size Wednesday night. Although the last-minute, cash-only downtown show fell short of capacity expectations (the venue was about 80% full at best), the “poet laureate of rock” and his incredible band played a tight, focused 90-minute+ set that relied surprisingly much on latter-day gems, including the rarity “Man in the Long Black Coat” from 1989’s Oh Mercy.

This setlist choice made Dylan’s usual gruff, garbled delivery less disconcerting. “Ain’t Talkin’” was much more enjoyable than the preceding “Highway 61 Revisited”. Instrumentally, he certainly kept up with his outstanding band, especially when his organ playing dueled with Charlie Sexton’s guitar licks during a dynamic run-through of “Thunder on the Mountain”, easily the highlight of the show. By the closer “Like a Rolling Stone”, it was clear that the Bob Weir cameo rumors were false. But judging from the crowd going apeshit when Dylan merely grinned midway through his classic anthem, it didn’t matter one lick.—David Sason



Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Simple Twist Of Fate

Rollin’ And Tumblin’

Desolation Row

High Water (for Charlie Patton)

Man In The Long Black Coat

Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

My Wife’s Home Town

Highway 61 Revisited

Ain’t Talkin’

Thunder On The Mountain

Ballad Of A Thin Man



Like A Rolling Stone



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