SEPTEMBER 17, 2000
1. SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME @
2. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' @
3. IT'S ALRIGHT MA, I'M ONLY BLEEDING @
4. IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE @
5. TANGLED UP IN BLUE @ (BOB ON HARP)
6. THIS WORLD CAN'T STAND LONG @
7. COUNTRY PIE
8. JUST LIKE A WOMAN
9. MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY (AND I'LL GO MINE)
11. DRIFTER'S ESCAPE (BOB ON HARP)
12. RAINY DAY WOMEN #12 & 35
13. THINGS HAVE CHANGED
14. LIKE A ROLLING STONE
15. IT AIN'T ME, BABE @
16. HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
17. BLOWIN' IN THE WIND @
18. TO BE ALONE WITH YOU
19. FOREVER YOUNG @
What can I say? I am still in shock after
last night's show. It was my 25th Bob Dylan
concert and he again pulled out four songs
I had never seen him perform. I almost expected
the opener "SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME", as
"it was on a Sunday" and as he dared to play
"I AM THE MAN THOMAS" in Dublin and
"HALLELUJAH I'M READY TO GO" in Aberdeen.
Those three openers top the list of the 12 songs
performed occasionally both in 1999 and 2000
on my website "Not Dark Yet", as the bottom
of this list consists of my three favorite
"Time Out Of Mind" songs: "Trying To Get To Heaven",
"Not Dark Yet" and "Highlands", which again
he performed in Dublin, Aberdeen and Glasgow,
in exactly that same order. Funny!
His vocal performance was abslolutely awesome
from the start, as he told us about the touch
of the hand of his Lord. Yes he even performed
"HIGHLANDS", for the first time outside the US,
and as I have heard all the previous live versions,
I might say, this one was as good as it gets.
He was not listening to Neil Young this time,
but to Annie Lennox; but his heart still is
in the Highlands ("I can't figure out any other
place that I wanna go"). The other "first ever
in Europe" performance was a magnificent
"THIS WORLD CAN'T STAND LONG",
a very serious warning about the state of
this world "full of sin", which is "going to
be destroyed again", offering the way out by
giving our hearts to God and let him lead us
by the hand (connected to the same hand that
Bob sang about in "SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME"
= the same nail scarred hand he sang about
in "I AM THE MAN THOMAS" in Dublin).
Lyrics to "THIS WORLD..." are also to be
found on the relevant page on this site.
He actually did performe 7 of the 12 songs
on my list in three consecutive shows. Amazing.
He also performed a strong "MOST LIKELY
YOU GO YOUR WAY (AND I'LL GO MINE)",
which I had never seen before. Also new for
this tour were a very slow and nice version of
"IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE"
and the first acoustic encore
"IT AIN'T ME BABE", (which was
second choice on the cue sheet, which they
do not give away anymore, but with my binoculars
I could spot the bottom of Bob's copy hanging
over the edge of his amp). First choice was
"MR TAMBOURINE MAN", as for
the next slot, where he played "H61",
the first choice was "WATCHTOWER".
The last electric song (also new for this tour)
was a rock-and-rolling "TO BE ALONE WITH YOU",
which I had seen before in Zurich last year.
This one was even third choice on the cue sheet.
Second choice was "EVERYTHING IS BROKEN"
and first choice was "MAN OF PEACE".