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10/26/10

Bob Dylan - 13 Years Ago: My Concert Experience



Once, I saw Bob Dylan. Somewhere is the ticket.

It was in a small college gymnasium. The set list was not as long as I wished. I wanted hours more, but, he's just a man. Right? (See his box set above.) 

Who went? My neighbor Tom -- a guy from Poland here getting a MA in theology, and his American wife. He would practice, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" daily. Never heard it with a Polish accent? It works.

I also brought someone I knew who was new to Dylan.

I bought my tickets immediately with no idea who would go, and regret not getting the reserve tickets. There were only 3,700 there, so all seats were better than most high school band concerts. However, closer would have been better. I had no real money, and left without buying stuff. 

The audience was a range of late model hippies, suburban teens trying to pretend they had something to protest, deadheads, corduroys, tie-dyes, ponytails, and Barbies. Music fans amongst them all. 
Time Out of Mind was in season (and still is). The video below is Cold Irons Bound. Concert details below.  



Bob Dylan
Benedictine University
Lisle, Illinois
November 11, 1997

Dan and Ada Rice Athletic Center
Capacity: 3700 
Showtime: 7:30 PM 
Ticket prices: Reserved - $40.00; General admission - $22.50 
Tickets will go on sale through the box office on Wednesday, October 22 at 8 AM 
Box Office phone number: 630-829-6160
    Bob Dylan - Limited Edition Catalog Box Set
  1. Maggie's Farm
  2. Man In The Long Black Coat
  3. Cold Irons Bound
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Can't Wait
  6. Silvio
  7. Cocaine Blues (acoustic) 
  8. Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic) 
  9. Mr Tambourine Man (acoustic) 
  10. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
  11. This Wheel's On Fire
  12. Highway 61 Revisited
    (encore)
  13. Like A Rolling Stone
  14. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (acoustic) 
  15. Love Sick
  16. Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 
Thanks to Boblinks.com for much of the concert info above. 

Cold Irons Bound lyrics
http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs/cold-irons-bound

I’m beginning to hear voices and there’s no one around
Well, I’m all used up and the fields have turned brown
I went to church on Sunday and she passed by
My love for her is taking such a long time to die

I’m waist deep, waist deep in the mist
It’s almost like, almost like I don’t exist
I’m twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

The walls of pride are high and wide
Can’t see over to the other side
It’s such a sad thing to see beauty decay
It’s sadder still to feel your heart torn away

One look at you and I’m out of control
Like the universe has swallowed me whole
I’m twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

There’s too many people, too many to recall
I thought some of ’m were friends of mine, I was wrong about ’m all
Well, the road is rocky and the hillside’s mud
Up over my head nothing but clouds of blood

I found my world, found my world in you
But your love just hasn’t proved true
I’m twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound
Twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

Oh, the winds in Chicago have torn me to shreds
Reality has always had too many heads 
Some things last longer than you think they will
There are some kind of things you can never kill

It’s you and you only I been thinking about
But you can’t see in and it’s hard lookin’ out
I’m twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

Well the fat’s in the fire and the water’s in the tank
The whiskey’s in the jar and the money’s in the bank
I tried to love and protect you because I cared
I’m gonna remember forever the joy that we shared

Looking at you and I’m on my bended knee
You have no idea what you do to me
I’m twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound
Twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

Copyright © 1997 by Special Rider Music

I was born in 1966. Here's the music which was on the radio.
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