Words cannot express the greatness of this performance. Like the proverbial apples of gold delivered on a plate of silver. Some few people in life are able to give their very best all the time with no let down and Bob Dylan or Mr. Zimmerman or whatever he wants to be is one of those people. As I scanned the crowd of young, middle aged, and older folks some were dancing in their seats, others sat in awe with their jaw open, others tried to hide the tears by putting their head down. The thing about Mr. Dylans music is that it provides the common link that opens up the heart and puts all ages, all genders, all races on the same wave length and now suddenly you are connected to 5000 people at the thalamic level. This concert was an existential experience of the highest order. How can a 70 year old musician with a significant closed head injury from a motorbike accident years ago do all this every third night for months on end? The answer is blowin in the wind.
By Chris Davis, Susan Ellis, Toby Sells, and Maya Smith
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