Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Bob in Beijing
Bob Dylan played in Beijing last night, his first ever show in China. I was half-offered a ticket but it fell through at the last minute. Not a big fan but it was an 'event' and would have been an 'experience', not least because hardly any A-list names play here. My friend Steve (Barker of The Wire), went though and gave a positive report. Apparently it was near enough full: one-third ex-pat, two-thirds Chinese. He did a good selection of old and new. His voice held out. The only words he said throughout the concert were introducing the band - who were apparently excellent. Needless to say, he didn't sing Chimes of Freedom.