Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bob Dylan @The Anthem

Last night, I attended the Bob Dylan show at the Anthem here in DC. Now I don't review shows, but I I did, this is a much better account by bJoe Heist of the Washington Post than I could compose.
It’s hard to know what to make of Bob Dylan these days. In that sense, nothing has changed. Over his six-decade career, the Hibbing, Minn., songwriter has perfected inscrutability — winning over devoted fans with his genius and frustrating them with his studied mysteriousness. Even his autobiography reads like a fable.
At the Anthem on Tuesday night, the 76-year-old Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner only added to his reputation for intrigue, performing a 20-song show that felt both riveting and oddly removed. 
Dylan has never been one for engaging with an audience, but over the years that lack of interest has compounded. During the 90-minute show, he neither acknowledged the crowd nor spoke a single word. Even his superb five-piece band went unintroduced. It was almost as if they were playing before an empty house.
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