Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 2003

Photo – Mason Ruffner

When I got into rock ‘n’ roll, I didn’t even think I had any option or alternative. It showed me where my future was, just like some people know they are going to be doctors or lawyers or shortstop for the New York Yankees.
– Bob Dylan (Nov 10, 2003)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Never ending tour 2003
Start date February 6, 2003
End date November 25, 2003
Legs 4
No. of shows 11 in Oceania
54 in North America
33 in Europe

98 in Total

Uneven year with a great last leg (Europe fall: Oct 9 – Nov 25).

Parking Lot Jillian’s
Louisville, Kentucky
30 April 2003

  • Bob Dylan (vocal)
  • Freddie Koella (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

If Not For You

If not for you
Babe, I couldn’t find the door
Couldn’t even see the floor
I’d be sad and blue
If not for you



Oakes Garden Theatre
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
23 August 2003

Dignity

Fat man lookin’ in a blade of steel
Thin man lookin’ at his last meal
Hollow man lookin’ in a cottonfield
For dignity


Le Zénith
Paris, France
13 November 2003

Visions of Johanna

Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin’ you to defy it


Shepherds Bush Empire Theatre
London, England
23 November 2003

Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

Everybody’s building the big ships and the boats
Some are building monuments
Others jotting down notes
Ev’rybody’s in despair


Hammersmith Apollo
London, England
24 November 2003

Romance In Durango

Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun
Dust on my face and my cape
Me and Magdalena on the run
I think this time we shall escape


Recommended concerts from 2003

    • April 30, 2003 – Louisville, Kentucky
    • August 23, 2003 – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    • November 13, 2003 – Le Zénith, Paris, France
    • November 23, 2003 – Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
    • November 24, 2003 – Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

-Egil

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