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Bob Dylan Show
Dylan played at the Tucson Arena last night, and I was there to see the event. I got tired off of drinking alcohol, or it may have been because the show went until 11:20 p.m., actually past my bed time, since I have to teach at 8 a.m., G-d help me.

I wasn't as hugely into this performance. The show was less intimate; I was too far away to see Dylan's facial contortions and the sound of his breath (which is important, as Ginsberg notes in No Direction Home). The songs were indeed "from Mars," as I predicted. Try a countrified, waltz-time version of "It's All Right, Ma." A deep bass "love" lyric in "Make You Feel My Love." The show finished with some Love and Theft tunes and the classic "All Along the Watchtower."

A review in the Arizona Daily Star today said
If you were a die-hard Dylan fan, you probably could sing or speak along. But lukewarm fans found themselves bewildered as Dylan, standing at the keyboard and alternating between it and his harmonica — playing both simultaneously a couple times — mumbled lyrics that made absolutely no sense.
but I think Cathalena E. Burch missed the point. One goes to the Dylan show because the songs are from Mars. Familiarity made unfamiliar is what differentiates a music fan from a music fan.
 
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