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I’m Younger Than That Now: Bonding Through a Dylan Concert

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Then, I checked out a stack of Dylan biographies from the library including a super cool scrapbook, which we perused together.  As the day drew closer, I felt we were ready for this.

Bob Dylan Concert Day!

Concert day I was beyond excited. I wore a vintage floral maxi, which Marisa had already approved. My daughter wore black so we wouldn’t clash in our Facebook photos. Since I wanted the full experience (translation: the “party in the parking lot” pre-show fun), we stopped for a bottle of Absolut Hibiskus and lemon-lime Perrier.  I had already packed other provisions.

Unfortunately, after days of sunshine, it poured.  So, our party took place in the car.  Just the two of us.  More bonding and a great selfie.

Finally There!

Thankfully, our seats were under cover because the “the hard rain continued to fall”.  I bought concert T-shirts for both of us and… cocktails?  Who knew?  This was not the way I remembered concerts but everyone was sure having fun!

I saw that the people closest to the stage were standing and I was informed that that area was The Pit. Now I was wearing flat sandals, but I still couldn’t imagine that the best seats were standing room only. I could see the stage but the faces were blurry.  Marisa assured me that I would see Bob’s face on the large screens.

The Legendary Bob Dylanwe finally get to see bob dylan live

As the last opening act finished, I could barely contain my excitement. Then, Dylan appeared center stage accompanied by a fantastic, high-energy backup band.  He was dressed in black and he sported his signature afro-like hair style.  But, I couldn’t see his face.  Bob Dylan decided to go “old school” and not use those large screens after all.

Dylan was playing a mean harmonica but the voice was difficult to process. It didn’t matter to me because I was livin’ the dream and breathin’ the air. After a while, the audience started to sit and Marisa remarked that she had never been to a concert where people actually sat. I guess that’s why they have The Pit.

Dylan ended with All Along the Watch Tower.  I thought how amazing that he still gets out there and does this. And how thankful I am.

The Legend of Dylan Lives On

The next day, I had coffee with a friend and I wore my Dylan shirt.  A young man stopped me and asked if I had gone to the concert. He had been there and was very impressed with the performance.  Once again, young and old were coming together through music.

Marisa just sent me a text, “Look what I just got,” accompanied by a photo of Bob Dylan on the cover of Rolling Stone.  Another Dylan fan in the making.

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