Essays on Bob Dylan live recordings

An index

Welcome to Flagging Down the Double E's by me, Ray Padgett. I edit Cover Me and wrote Cover Me: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time. My second book (a 33 1/3 on Leonard Cohen and tribute albums) comes out Sep 2020 and available for preorder.

This newsletter explores Dylan concerts on the given date in history. They’re not usually straight reviews; more like essays, articles, or interviews inspired by the show in question. There’s a longer intro here.

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Here is an archive of all the Dylan concerts I’ve explored so far, by year. Note: The downloads only stay up a week or two, so most of these links will just have the essays.


05-10, Brandeis Folk Festival, Waltham, MA


04-19, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
05-24, Olympia, Paris, France


01-03, Chicago Stadium, Chicago IL
01-04, Chicago Stadium, Chicago IL
01-06, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
01-07, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
01-11, Forum de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
02-14, The Forum, Inglewood, CA


05-03, The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA


02-20, Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan


01-13, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA


06-21, Palaeur, Rome, Italy


02-24, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
03-08, Aichi-ken Taiikukan, Nagoya, Japan


01-20, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY
06-07, Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA


01-12, Toad's Place, New Haven, CT


01-17, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC


02-16, Hiroshima Kousei Nenkin Kaikan, Hiroshima, Japan


06-29, The Spectrum, Oslo, Norway


01-14, Garde Arts Center, New London, CT
02-02, Symphony Hall, Springfield MA
04-13, Estádio Ícaro de Castro Mello, São Paulo, Brazil
05-17, The Gorge, George, WA
06-12, Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany


01-26, Everblades Arena, Fort Myers, FL
02-07, Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL

2000 [A special series covered every spring concert]

03-10, Sun Theatre, Anaheim, CA
03-11, Cal Poly Recreation Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
03-12, Bakersfield Centennial Garden, Bakersfield, CA
03-14, Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA
03-15, Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
03-16, Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
03-17, Reno Hilton Theater, Reno, NV
03-19, Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID
03-20, Idaho Center Arena, Nampa, ID
03-21, Beasley Performing Arts Center, Pullman, WA
03-22, Adams Event Center, Missoula, MT
03-24, Brick Breeden Field House, Bozeman, MT
03-25, Shrine Auditorium, Billings, MT
03-26, Casper Events Center, Casper, WY
03-27, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena, Rapid City, SD
03-29, Civic Centre Arena, Bismarck, ND
03-30, Civic Memorial Auditorium, Fargo, ND
03-31, Mayo Civic Center Arena, Rochester, MN
04-01, Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
04-03, Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
04-04, Omaha Civic Arena, Omaha, NE
04-05, Bicentennial Center Arena, Salina, KS
04-06, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO


05-02, NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, Dalton, GA


02-09, Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA


04-26, Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA


02-21, House of Blues, Dallas, TX
02-29, Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico


05-31, Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre, Istanbul, Turkey


06-14, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY