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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

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2.0 star rating Mike Lane from St. Louis, Missouri

STL 10.22.19

His band sounded good, his harmonica playing was still mostly good. I couldn't understand more than a few words that came out of his mouth, growling garbled noises was all I heard. I couldn't recognize any of his songs. It was still fun because it's been years since we have been to a concert. So if your just going for a good time you don't mind hearing all of his old songs changed into 12 bar blues that are mostly unrecognizable then go to the garden party you wont recognize his songs but you will know his name. "but it's alright now learned my lesson well ya see you can't please everyone so ya got to please yourself." He seemed to please only himself.

2.0 star rating Neal from East Northport,NY

DYLAN AT THE BEACON 11/26/2019

My wife and I are big Dylan fans but last night was very disappointing. Unfortunately his voice is gone and he changed the arrangements so much it was hard to recognize any songs. The concert started around 8PM and was suppose to go til around 10 but my wife and I agreed and we left at 9

2.0 star rating L.L.Bowers from Tulsa, Oklahoma

MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT

This was my first and last Dylan concert. I expected him to perform songs from his last album Rough and Rowdy but not to the exclusion of at least some of the songs we’ve loved from him for decades. It was my first time seeing him live and I was very disappointed that he hid behind his piano and didn’t have much to say to an audience that was ready for him to pick up his guitar and take us through his many hit songs. His band was great but they drowned out his lyrics. When he was done he walked off and no one clapped for an encore.

2.0 star rating from New York, New York

AGHAST

I didn't see Bob at the Met or even New England but in Shreveport Louisiana and he sounded like Peter Frampton talk box except more like a Gazoo. I was warned I wouldn't understand him but I wasn't ready for this little man cowered in the back of the stage behind his Piano which was not a Grand as earlier mentioned. More Sunday school. I love this man's music but I would prefer to sit on the porch and shoot the breeze with him than Let him embarrass himself. An Icon made decades ago.

1.0 star rating Dave & Molly from Montreal, Quebec

EXPECTED SO MUCH, RECEIVED SO LITTLE

Dylan has always been one of my favorites. This was the 3rd time seeing him in Montreal, I was ready for another treat. Had fabulous $$$ seats 100 feet from Bob. The lights came up and there was Bob dressed in white, standing in front of the black, grand piano banging out his first tune in a surprisingly low pitch, gravely voice. His guitar lay across a chair a few feet away with his white brimmed hat atop, We would never hear that guitar or see him with hat on. Instead he alternated playing old and new songs either sitting or standing at the piano then grabbing a mic stand at the back wall of the stage as far from his audience as possible as he crooned old American standards. I came to see Dylan play guitar and sing like he meant it. Not a single word was uttered to his fans, not a smile, not a nod. Between songs he shuffled to a table to get a drink, hanging on to equipment as he walked. He looked old and disinterested. What an utter disappointment for me and my girlfriend.

1.0 star rating P. A. C. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SELFISH, DISENGAGED & UNDECIPHERABLE DYLAN AT THE MET PHILA.

When the best part of your concert event is the newly renovated Met and the outstanding food at Osteria, you know it's going to be a bad night. A 60th birthday present from my daughter who is a singer and astute listener of all music. She knows how much I love Dylan's music and wanted to take me to see him for the first time. It was an utter embarrassment. Dylan voice itself was as good and raw it's always been but we couldn't understand a word as he mumbled and garbled every word. His arrangement changes on some songs such as Like a Rolling Stone, were shockingly discordant to the essence of the song. And for 1 hour and 30 minutes, as we sat hoping things would get better, he didn't muster one single word of welcome, thanks, or appreciation to his audience of 3,500. As we walked out on Bob 30 minutes early, he had me feeling badly for my daughter who certainly lost some respect for one of the musical heroes I spent years extolling. Bob my friend, it's time to retire.

1.0 star rating Ian Mitchell from New York, New York

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE

First off I am not a huge fan of Dylan but I was still looking forward to seeing him. As soon as the concert started I was straining hard to understand him. I was hoping that he would get himself together and not mumble but that never happend and my friend and I walked out and were very upset. We were in the second balcony almost at the last row and still paid about 140 with taxes and "convenience" fees and Dylan was just terrible the whole time. I have never walked out of a concert before but I just had to this was a terrible experience and Dylan should be ashamed and Beacon Theatre art should consider refunding people.

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