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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

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1.0 star rating Christian from New York, New York

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY

What a disaster it was last night at The Beacon. Please save your money. Terrible show. His voice was off and the band was way not as good as I remember. I barely knew 3 songs, my girlfriend one song. You suck Bob !

1.0 star rating Martha Moran from New York, New York

I'D GIVE THIS ZERO STARS IF I COULD. PATHETIC. SOULLESS.

Completely devoid of any energy or effort on Dylan's part. Every single song was arranged the same, had the same tempo and the same (non) melody. It was incredibly boring. Dylan clearly put little to no effort into the show or the rearrangements of his greatest hits. He said not one word--no welcome, no thanks, did not introduce his (very good) band. I guess he's laughing all the way to the bank.

1.0 star rating Marc from Houston, Texas

APPARENTLY THE MELODY DOESN'T MATTER.

Imagine Paul McCartney singing Helter Skelter as a country Ballad. How about The Rolling Stones singing Jumping Jack Flash as a '60s surfer number. How qbouaFrank Sanatra singing Shena is a Punk Rocker. Now imagine those shows being done without even acknowledging that an audience was there except to insult and intimidate you about not taking pictures. If you would like these shows, then you will like the current Bob Dylan show. The melody is so unimportant that there's no need to introduce the band.

1.0 star rating Mag Ranft from Columbus, Ohio

BOB DYLAN IN COLUMBUS

Very disappointed. Bob's back up band was great but overpowered the vocals. Favorite songs were rearranged so as to be almost unrecognizable and the "crooner" songs were bad. He lost most of the audience after about 4 songs...many left to avoid the end of concert rush. However, Mavis Staples was great! She waked up the crowd so that Bob could put them back to sleep.

1.0 star rating Sarah from Columbus, Ohio

GROSSLY INACCURATE VISIONS OF BOB DYLAN

If you attended Bob Dylan's concert last night at the Palace Theatre expecting to see a lounge act and almost unrecognizable versions of Desolation Row and Tangled Up in Blue then you got what you paid for. If, like me, you were hoping to see Bob with his harmonica and guitar playing Just Like a Woman, Don't think Twice it's Alright, Like a Rolling Stone, Knockin' on Heaven's Door...ANY of his songs - in their original arrangements - that define him as one of the best poets/storytellers/lyricists to ever live, then you were left absolutely heartbroken like me. Before going to the show, I had heard that for years Dylan hasn't been great live, that he doesn't acknowledge or interact with the audience, that he doesn't play many of his classics, so I guess I'm the fool for not listening to those comments and thinking my experience would be different. As I sit here today listening to live Dylan albums from '67, I can't help but cry for the artist I never got to see live. Mavis ROCKED.

1.0 star rating Liz from Salt Lake City, Utah

VERY DISAPPOINTED

My hubby is an AVID Dylan fan, and I've been hearing his music against my will for 42 years. I only understood the lyrics to the 2 "ballads" he growled out. The band was so unbearably loud...the fans were either in 2 camps--rocking and rolling or falling asleep, despite the sound level. I know the dude is old, and seeing him in concert was a bucket list thing--but I had to leave early and escape to the lobby--where met about 20 other people like me who were unhappy with his show. I know he doesn't interact with the fans, didn't expect him to, but the whole thing just seemed very un professional and sloppy. One guitar was so out of tune I wanted to weep. The "warmup" Mavis was AMAZING!! Her, I could have listened to all night. The theartre is gorgeous and we will go to events there again. Not a bad seat in the house!!

1.0 star rating Susy from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BOB DYLAN BOB DYLAN AT THE RAVE MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN

October 26th 2019 this was extremely disappointing show Bob Dylan does not interact with his audience at all his songs were unrecognizable if I could give this a 0 star rating I would have I would not recommend his show to anyone

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