Wednesday, September 01, 2004

How Does Advanced Play in Iowa?

There's a pretty funny review of a recent Bob Dylan concert from the Iowa State Daily here. I particularly enjoyed this:

Through the whole show, he stood at a keyboard on the left side of the stage, facing stage right and never directly acknowledging the screaming, beer-waving masses below him. He crossed center stage only twice, once to introduce his band -- which he did facing them, not the audience -- and again at the end of his set. In this final address, Dylan, flanked by his band, turned to the crowd but stood motionless and expressionless, as if waiting to be identified in a police lineup. After a few seconds, he walked off without a farewell.
I find his playing keyboards instead of the guitar very advanced. Not facing the audience while introducing the band is pretty good, too.

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