Bob Dylan Newcastle Telewest Arena 19 Sep 2000

Bob Dylan Newcastle Telewest Arena 19 Sep 2000
I took David to this gig, for his fist taste of Dylan in concert. This was one of the better times that I have seen Dylan, and David was impressed enough to come and see him with me on several more occasions in the years that followed. We had bought tickets quite late and, as a result, we ended up with seats which were quite far back. Still our view of the stage was still ok. The arena was full this time, after a far from sold out gig at the same venue in 1998. Dylan and his band were on great form and the set featured a lot of his better known songs. There was a mix of electric and acoustic versions, and the encore contained a surprising seven songs. He finished with a lovely acoustic version of Blowin’ in the Wind. This was the start of me trying to see Dylan every time he came to the North of England or Scotland over the coming years, often accompanied by David or Laura. Setlist: Duncan and Brady; The Times They Are A-Changin’; It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding); Delia; Tangled Up in Blue; Searching for a Soldier’s Grave; Country Pie; Standing in the Doorway; Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again; Tell Me That It Isn’t True; The Wicked Messenger; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Encore: Things Have Changed; Like a Rolling Stone; Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right; Man of Peace; Forever Young; Highway 61 Revisited; Blowin’ in the Wind.

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