All photos by G.
In an almost too good to be true year of seeing hundreds of shows in 2009 (reference any month in this blog for proof), I capped an amazing run by seeing an icon – Bob Dylan. On November 19, 2009, Bob Dylan played his 3rd and final sold out show at the United Palace Theater in New York. Every movement, every word and every minute of the concert was legendary. It was as if you could see a video biography of Dylan’s iconic moments in your head every time the legend sang in his trademark whiny voice. Aside from introducing the band, he never said a word to the audience, but it didn’t matter. Dylan got thunderous applause and standing ovations after pretty much every song. He played keyboards, guitar and harmonica throughout the night.
He focused on playing a lot of his newer material, but luckily spared us from singing tracks from his recently released Christmas album. Of note, he played “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Jolene,” “All Along The Watchtower,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.” Words cannot express the feeling of seeing these songs performed live by the man himself in New York! He changes the setlist drastically every night and the man is 68 years old! Though he wouldn’t take his hat off for us, my hat’s off to you Mr. Dylan!
See some more pictures and the setlist after the jump.
The setlist for Bob Dylan on November 19, 2009 at the United Palace Theater in New York was:
1. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
2. The Man in Me (Bob center stage)
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
4. Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine
5. My Wife’s Hometown (Bob on guitar)
6. Desolation Row
7. High Water (for Charley Patton) (Bob center stage)
8. When the Deal Goes Down
9. Cold Irons Bound (Bob center stage)
10. Workingman’s Blues #2
11. Highway 61 Revisited
12. Ain’t Talkin’
13. Thunder on the Mountain
14. Ballad of a Thin Man
15. Like a Rolling Stone
17. All Along the Watchtower
Thanks to our friends for the setlist.