Bob Dylan Sheffield Arena 20 November 2003

Bob Dylan Sheffield Arena 20 November 2003
David and I drove down to Sheffield to see Dylan on this cold autumn evening in 2003. David was studying in Leeds at the time so I picked him up first. We got stuck in a massive traffic jam between Leeds and Sheffield and arrived at the venue just a few minutes before Dylan came on stage. We were meeting David’s friend Joel at the venue, as he was studying in the city; we quickly met up and then took our seats. We were sitting in the upper tier to the side, quite far away from the stage, so Bob was a small dot so far away from us. Dylan was playing a lot of piano during that period, and spend most of the show behind the keyboards. This was an ok performance by Bob, but his voice wasn’t strong and the sound mix was pretty murky. Dylan was still suffering from a throat infection, which has forced him to cancel a gig in Ireland a few days earlier. However we all enjoyed the event and seeing Dylan. David and I spent the night in a Travelodge near the venue and drove back the next morning. Setlist: Maggie’s Farm; It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue; Cry A While; Desolation Row; It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding); Girl Of The North Country; Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum; Man In The Long Black Coat; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again; Highway 61 Revisited; Every Grain Of Sand; Honest With Me; The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll; Summer Days. Encore: Cat’s In The Well; Like A Rolling Stone; All Along The Watchtower

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