Bob Destoys New York
Well never forget when two months after 9/11 -- Bob Dylan played Madison Square Garden and declared, You dont have to ask me how I feel about this town. Most of these songs were written here and the ones that werent were recorded here."
Bob always saves his best for his old stomping ground, and last Friday night he absolutely destroyed shit up on 175th Street at the United Palace Theater. (Even though he's clearly stated that old young, age don't carry weight," it's important to mention that Bob is still kicking everyone's ass at age 67.)
It was his 100th and final show of 2008, and he jump-started the eighteen-song set with Gotta Serve Somebody, delivered from the center of the stage accompanied only by his harp. It was the first time he played the song since February 5th, 2002, and halfway through he started freestyling crazy new verses like:
Over and Out/Under and In/No matter where you are/No matter where youve been/You still gotta serve somebody."
Bob followed that up with The Times They Are A-Changin'", which was played last on election night. He strapped on a guitar for Tomorrow Is A Long Time (originally released on Greatest Hits Vol. II). It was the first time hed performed that song in New York in more than forty-five years!
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