Bob Dylan on the 28th of June...

... in my town of Gothenburg, or sell that ticket and go to Berlin and Eddie Vedder on that day instead?
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Bob Dylan on the 28th of June... 51 votes

Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
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Eddie Vedder, Berlin
60%
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  • KN219077KN219077 MontanaPosts: 418
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    I have no doubt that Ed puts on a better show, but I’m guessing this will be the last chance you’re going to get to see a legend in your home town. 
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 380
    Couldn‘t you go to one of the other EV shows and so do both?
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,148
    edited March 17
    KN219077 said:
    I have no doubt that Ed puts on a better show, but I’m guessing this will be the last chance you’re going to get to see a legend in your home town. 
    That's where my head is at, and I will never travel for Bob (maybe to somewhere else in Sweden like Stockholm)... and I mean, he announced his date first. Can't really blame Bob for Eddie being so slow announcing the tour and Dimitis game of clues you can't understand.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,148
    edited March 17
    JPPJ84 said:
    Couldn‘t you go to one of the other EV shows and so do both?
    Yeah, but here were reasons going to Berlin. But yes, will look at other options.
    Post edited by Spiritual_Chaos on
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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 380
    I‘ve got to say I‘m lucky, BD is playing my home town (Hamburg) on July 5th
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,914
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    My vote is for Bob
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,148
    edited March 17
    JPPJ84 said:
    I‘ve got to say I‘m lucky, BD is playing my home town (Hamburg) on July 5th
    Sweden poplegends Broder Daniel? :O 





    Nice with Dylan. Always nice getting shows where you live. 
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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 380
    :D they look like a female version of Tokio Hotel from Germany :ohstop:
  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 7,714
    ... in my town of Gothenburg, or sell that ticket and go to Berlin and Eddie Vedder on that day instead?
    If you haven't seen Dylan, it's worth it, because it's Dylan. If you have, I'd vote EV any day. I've seen Dylan three times and unfortunately his voice and stage presence is regressive at this point in my opinion. His band is always stellar though!
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 1,311
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    Robert
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,300
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    Vedder!!  How is this even a choice?  However to be fair I very much dislike Dylan’s voice, nails on a chalkboard for me. 
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,148
    edited March 17
    mcgruff10 said:
    Vedder!!  How is this even a choice?  However to be fair I very much dislike Dylan’s voice, nails on a chalkboard for me. 
    Then, if you can realize your reasons are so subjective  - wouldn't you see that it can "even be a choice"?

    Whenever did Eddie sing about Alicia Keys? :D 
    Post edited by Spiritual_Chaos on
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,553
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    Saw Dylan a few years ago, told myself it was a "bucket list" thing to do. It was, by far -- by very, very, very far -- the worst concert I've ever seen. We left as he was doing great violence to "Tangled Up In Blue;" the song was wholly unrecognizable and I would have had no idea what it was did I not catch a mumbled "tangled up in blue" coming from the stage. The sound sucked (not necessarily his fault); stage lighting virtually non-existent; no interaction with the audience AT ALL. Seriously, save your money and listen to his albums at home. 
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,148
    Saw Dylan a few years ago, told myself it was a "bucket list" thing to do. It was, by far -- by very, very, very far -- the worst concert I've ever seen. We left as he was doing great violence to "Tangled Up In Blue;" the song was wholly unrecognizable and I would have had no idea what it was did I not catch a mumbled "tangled up in blue" coming from the stage. The sound sucked (not necessarily his fault); stage lighting virtually non-existent; no interaction with the audience AT ALL. Seriously, save your money and listen to his albums at home. 
    I've seen him twice. In 2004 (I think, or 2002) and didn't really know what was happening. And the in 201X when he toured with Knopfler - and you coul see people streaming out of the place during Bobs set. 

    But still... I might appreciate it more now.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,553
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    Not to beat a dead horse, but whoever is playing at your local bar tonight is a better bet than Dylan; the sound and lighting will be better, too.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,575
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    Bob.  Age over better current singing voice.  Ed will very likely be around a good bit longer. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,575
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    For those hating on Dylan, tell me what you'll be doing at his age.  Gonna keep working that hard?  I didn't think so.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,553
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    brianlux said:
    For those hating on Dylan, tell me what you'll be doing at his age.  Gonna keep working that hard?  I didn't think so.

    Gotta disagree with you, Brian. Mavis Staples opened for him, and she was AWESOME.

    If he wants to retire, by all means, he should. He has earned it! But what I saw -- I lack the words to describe how bad it was. Unintelligible lyrics, unrecognizable music, a stage lit by a 20-watt bulb. It was a massive waste of time and money.
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  • ryph raphryph raph Posts: 779
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg

    Go see BoB

    Eddie will still be around and touring long after BoB has passed on.

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  • ryph raphryph raph Posts: 779
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    Saw Dylan a few years ago, told myself it was a "bucket list" thing to do. It was, by far -- by very, very, very far -- the worst concert I've ever seen. We left as he was doing great violence to "Tangled Up In Blue;" the song was wholly unrecognizable and I would have had no idea what it was did I not catch a mumbled "tangled up in blue" coming from the stage. The sound sucked (not necessarily his fault); stage lighting virtually non-existent; no interaction with the audience AT ALL. Seriously, save your money and listen to his albums at home. 

    Bob Dylan has always performed in this manner, going on 56 years now.

    I knew his concerts were like this since I was in 8th grade and I have never seen him live.


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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,328
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    If I was to pay to see either of these artist it would have to be Ed sorry Dylan saw him twice or three times way back 79 or 80 not sure at all which yr both decent shows once in Connecticut & once in MSG ..
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,950
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    ryph raph said:

    Go see BoB

    Eddie will still be around and touring long after BoB has passed on.

    We sure about that? I think Bob tours more now than Ed does.
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  • NewJPageNewJPage Posts: 2,728
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    ryph raph said:

    Go see BoB

    Eddie will still be around and touring long after BoB has passed on.

    We sure about that? I think Bob tours more now than Ed does.
    Bob's never ending tour started in 1988. He's played about 3000 shows since then
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,664
    Bob's voice sucks
    Eddie's prices sucks
    Call Agnes at your place and watch this..

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,148
    23scidoo said:
    Bob's voice sucks
    Eddie's prices sucks
    Call Agnes at your place and watch this..

    Agnes dead, baby. Agnes dead.


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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,664
    23scidoo said:
    Bob's voice sucks
    Eddie's prices sucks
    Call Agnes at your place and watch this..

    Agnes dead, baby. Agnes dead.


    Do it by your self then..
    more fun
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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 56,112
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin

    Last Bob Dylan show I saw live was hard to watch. The band couldn't catch up to Bob. He was all over the place. And this was a decade ago. Shocked he's still going, though if Ed still tours @ the age of 77 and mumbles like Bob, I'll still see him live.


  • moozeekfanmoozeekfan Posts: 150
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    I've been thinking about this thread and honestly, if you've ever been a fan of Dylan's music and you've never seen him live, you owe it to yourself to go.  He's only one of the two most influential artists of the last sixty years of music.  I think it's a no-brainer, even if he's been past his prime for a while now.

    I get all the comments about how his voice is terrible and he doesn't do the songs like they sound on the album, but these are not new arguments.  The song arrangement controversy has been going on since the '80s.   If you want to hear the songs like they are on the album, go listen to the album.  This is an odd hill to die on for some of you, considering Pearl Jam routinely extends songs or performs different versions of them in concert.  How is that different than what Dylan is doing?  

    I just think if you love music and have the opportunity to see a legend play music live, you better do it when you can.  
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,882
    Eddie Vedder, Berlin
    Dylan's voice is awful.  Go listen to a still good sounding voice.
  • ry75guyry75guy Posts: 84
    Bob Dylan, Gothenburg
    If you haven't seen Dylan, I'd say see him. Every time he comes in town, I see him. Everything everyone writes above is true. His voice is very raspy. He completely rearranges songs so that they're essentially new. He doesn't address the crowd (even to say thanks for coming). But I think it's still absolutely amazing. I didn't know any of this going in the first time I saw him and I really didn't like the show. If you go in knowing what you'll see (same setlist every night), I think he's amazing. I love his reworked songs. After more than 50 years playing the same songs over and over again, I don't blame him changing them up to keep them interesting to him and his fans. A must see in my humble opinion. 
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