Bob Dylan – Berlin 2019

Berlin 2019

This week I went to Berlin for 3 days with my dad to see Bob Dylan. We’ve seen Dylan many times and when the 2019 tour was announced, we decided to come back to Berlin. We’ve had some fantastic gigs in Berlin before with Paul Simon & Sting, Leonard Cohen, and Sting on his own so we thought it would be good to add Dylan to the list… and he did not disappoint.

This was the 10th time that I’ve seen Bob Dylan Live, the first time was in June 2011 in Cork at Live at the Marquee.  

Bob Dylan Berlin Setlist 2019

Things Have Changed
It Ain’t Me, Babe
Highway 61 Revisited
Simple Twist of Fate
Cry a While
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Honest With Me
Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
Scarlet Town
Make You Feel My Love
Pay in Blood
Like a Rolling Stone
Early Roman Kings
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Love Sick
Thunder on the Mountain
Soon After Midnight
Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore
Blowin’ in the Wind
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

 

Highlights

Normally my favorite tracks of Dylan’s live performances over the past few years are the tracks from Moden Times, Tempest, Time Out of mind and Blood on the Tracks. But on this performance the stand out tracks where ‘When I Paint My Masterpiece’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’. The band played quietly while Dylan played these classics songs in the new style of his performance.

The rock and roll elements were still there with Like a Rolling Stone as the crowded were engaged and loving the newly remastered version of the track. 

Dylan played on the harmonica for at least 4 of the tracks, every time he picked it up to play you could feel the excitement in the audience and they were very appreciative by clapping every time he played it. Hard to believe that the man playing before you was 76 years old, he was as good as what I would have imagined he would be like if you some him in the early ’60s. 

 

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