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Bob Dylan Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 103

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1.0 star rating Steve Mencik from Gambrills, Maryland

IT IS PAST TIME FOR BOB TO RETIRE

UMBC Event Center Nov. 2019. Bob's singing has always been suspect. Now it is just awful. Almost indecipherable. No interaction with the crowd whatsoever. A couple of times it look like he was about to fall over. His setlist had mostly songs only a very dedicated Dylan fan would recognize. The few tunes that were among his better known were arranged so differently, you'd hardly recognize them. Honestly, this is the worst concert I have ever been to for any artist. I was truly disappointed. It certainly was not worth the money and fighting the traffic at UMBC.

1.0 star rating Brenda from Knoxville, Tennessee

DISAPPOINTED

My husband loved and admired Bob Dylan. He passed away on November 10, 2020. So, I thought it would be fitting to attend his concert in Knoxville on November 10th, which also happened to be my birthday. I was so very disappointed. I couldn’t understand a word he was singing, the band was playing over him. The arrangements made the songs unrecognizable. I wanted to see Dylan play the guitar and the harp. I left after 6 songs. What a disappointment, he needs to give it up.

1.0 star rating Anna from Willow Street, Pennsylvania

DISAPPOINTED

My husband was anxious to see Bob Dylan. He knew we'd never have another chance. Sad to say that this is the most we ever spent on a concert and the only one that ever disappointed us. This was also the first time we left a concert early. We expected him to sing a few of his old hits like "Blowing in the Wind". It was all blues songs; hard to understand him; no audience connection. Give us the reasonably priced ticket s at Lancaster's American Music Theater and the great classic rock bands they get!

1.0 star rating Sabra from Albuquerque, New Mexico

SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME

I wish I had read all of these reviews before dropping $500 & driving 6hrs to see Dylan last night (3/6/22). They are ALL spot on. If you're tempted, as I was, to see this legend one more time before he retires - please heed my advice and that of the other reviewers - keep the legend alive as you remember him; stay home and listen to an old vinyl recording - save your time/money and memory of one of the greats. I honestly try to give Dylan a break - he is 80y/o afterall - but other than showing up - he didn't seem to care at all about his fans. He didn't play a single recognizable song, he paid nearly no attention to the audience, (the audience practically begged him to interact with them through their applause - he ignored us with the exception of walking out from behind the piano at the end of each song & a couple "Thank you's"), the venue security was so focused on stopping photographers that they distracted from every desperate effort people were making to enjoy the show.

1.0 star rating John Tournet from Columbia, SC

BOB DYLAN

He was worse than awful. All these 'whoa dude' wannabe deep thinkers that worship him are sheep. Come on, his voice was always bad but we knew that so it wasn't a problem. He hid behind the piano player the whole time. His greatness was in the sixties and that's what we wanted to hear. He has to know this but chooses to play other indecipherable stuff. I'm sure if he reads this type of review he and his handlers will conclude these are the low thinkers who don't get it. We do get it but unfortunately you don't. $127.50 I'll never get back.

1.0 star rating BD Hu from New York, New York

A PROTRACTED SNL SKIT ABOUT HOW LAME DYLAN IS NOW

Saw Dylan’s Albuquerque performance at the Kiva Auditorium. I‘m not a big fan and got tickets free, so I came in with no real expectations and every wish to enjoy whatever was on offer. I was still disappointed. It one of the most ridiculously bad concerts I’ve ever attended. As others here mention, Dylan didn’t say a word to the audience besides a muttered mention of the other musicians toward the end, but I wouldn’t have cared a bit about that if the performance had been interesting. Here, he didn’t play a single remotely familiar song. All stuff off his new album, I guess. Repetitive uninspired honkeytonky music and the most inane and self-indulgent lyrics possible (e.g., “Key West is THE best”). You could feel the audience collectively give up hope one hour in. Dylan is famously arrogant, but it appears he’s also boring and unethical now too. It’s a big deal for people in poor states like New Mexico, especially his largely over-60 fan base, to shell out for shows like this and then often to drive a couple of hours to reach the venue, but it seemed Dylan couldn’t care less. Since tickets to his whole tour probably sold out before the first reviews could be published anywhere, and since there likely never will be another tour, it looks like he decided to grab the money and give absolutely nothing to fans who have stayed with him over half a century.

1.0 star rating Joe from Birmingham, Alabama

WASTED MONEY

I love music and song but what I witnessed last night at the Bob Dylan concert was like a dive bar band music there was no song only bad poetry being presided the music could have been better if they’re sound man had done his job couldn’t hardly hear Dylan and when you did it was bad. I’ve seen other bands at the BJCC concert hall and they were great sound vocals so I know it wasn’t the location. Dylan came out from behind the piano a few times and he had to hold onto the microphone the man didn’t look like he should even be there. So it makes me wonder who is making him do these so called shows and why he is too frail to be doing a grueling tour his voice seems to be gone and his sound man didn’t even help him out. His band was the best thing there was for the so called show.

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