Dylan in Las Vegas tonight was Dylan at his strangest — hilariously eccentric to start, until he did a version of “Delia” that equaled the one on World Gone Wrong, which is one of his very greatest vocal performances.  That led eventually to a heartbreakingly sad version of “Like A Rolling Stone”, which is a very sad song, but rarely feels sad in performance.

A quirky set-list, with “Every Grain Of Sand” and “Mississippi”, setting up a program that was all over the map emotionally and stylistically.  The band lost its groove occasionally, I think from finding itself in the predicament of trying to follow Dylan’s quirky piano styling, but always roared back in expert support.

A classic Dylan mind-fuck and utterly exhilarating.

2 thoughts on “TIMES ARE STRANGE

  1. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, Girl Of The North Country, and Things Have Changed for openers, plus Every Grain of Sand, Delia, and Mississippi later on? What a beauty of a setlist!

    • It was kind of amazing, Ken, and the mood of the show kept shifting, sometimes from song to song. It was weird and wonderful.

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