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Bob Dylan @ Terra Vibe

With a hat on and accompanied by five musicians in suites, he made the start with Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35. Continued with Lay Lady Lay & I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.
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Once more yesterday afternoon the familiar ritual of Terra Vibe began. Expedition clothing, musical journey with the songs of the one we expected to hear, parking the car and walking to the entrance of the Terra Vibe. And along the way, staring at the people. Especially yesterday it had it all. Families with young and slightly older kids, friends and couples, youngsters, large groups of people who, I  suspect,  remembered wild holidays decades ago ... And we were all hoping not only for a good gig but for a unique experience.

After walking about half an hour, we arrived at our goal, right on time. Equally consistent, the artist, 21.30 just when the lights went out  appeared on stage and the legendary Dylan was before us. With a hat on and accompanied by five musicians in suites, he began with Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35.

The people conscious and silent was awaiting. He went on with Lay Lady Lay & I'll Be Your Baby Tonight and eventually we all agreed that the sound did not help to distinguish the bright from the quiet parts of the songs that we heard. Dylan was good but did not seem to be interested in the participation of the people. Not only haven't we heard a 'good evening', but so far we hadn' t even received a glance. Dylan is Dylan you'll say. And I agree.


More country - blues repertoire followed with many favorite songs, including  Just Like a Woman, Desolation Row, Highway 61 Revisited, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again and Rollin 'and Tumblin' . From the middle of the concert and then on the problems of the sound were not much of an issue and people had started heating up. The regular set ended with the masterpiece Ballad of A Thin Man and the artist decided to say good evening, even with the sole objective of presenting us his musicians.

The two most powerful moments of the concert were clearly in the encore, the Like a Rolling Stone and All Along the Watchtower and the apparent involvement of the crowd. Shortly after the band bowed and said goodbye leaving us with the lights lit and our hopes for a second encore, with Blowin 'In the Wind, unfulfilled.

Eventually did all these people live the experience they were waiting? The last stage of the ritual includes walking back to the car and ear-dropping on reviews that are shared by groups of people all around. The statistics of yesterday revealed that the most popular comment was that we saw a good show and, despite the hopes of more intense concert moments, what we saw was the legendary Bob Dylan. Is that enough? The answer's yours.

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