Walked down after work on Thursday evening to the large arena that used to be called the Point. It was a short pilgrim walk to see and hear a sort of sacred relic. That’s meant in the kindest and most admiring way possible.
Saint Bob was in town.
In theological education we are always encouraging students to combine faith and worship with critical thinking. This post is going to err, unapologetically, on the side of uncritical adulation.
I’m not right over there with the Dylan fanatics to whom the great man never can put a foot wrong. But I do love the man and his music.
The arena was sold out. The show was 1 hr 50 and the set list was:
Dublin 11 May 2017
- (intro) the foggy dew
- Things Have Changed
- Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
- Highway 61 Revisited
- Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
- Why Try to Change Me Now (Cy Coleman cover)
- Pay in Blood
- Melancholy Mood (Frank Sinatracover)
- Duquesne Whistle
- Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen cover)
- Tangled Up in Blue
- Early Roman Kings
- Spirit on the Water
- Love Sick
- All or Nothing at All (Frank Sinatra cover)
- Desolation Row
- Soon After Midnight
- That Old Black Magic (Johnny Mercer cover)
- Long and Wasted Years
- Autumn Leaves (Yves Montand cover)
- Blowin’ in the Wind
- Ballad of a Thin Man
Dylan seems at peace. He’s having fun at 75. It was a deep pleasure to be in his company for a couple of hours and to hear those songs.
Roll on Bob.