Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Bob Dylan Does Prospect Park

August 13th, 2008 · 7 Comments

[Photo courtesy of This Week in New York: twi-ny.com/flickr]

Bob Dylan played the Bandshell in Prospect Park last night, the fourth date on a tour that runs through September. There’s a full, good photoset from the show here. Here is last night’s set list: Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35, Lay, Lady, Lay, Lonesome Day Blues, Girl From The North Country, The Levee’s Gonna Break, Spirit On The Water, Honest With Me, John Brown, Highway 61 Revisited, Beyond The Horizon, It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Nettie Moore, Summer Days, Masters Of War, Like A Rolling Stone, Thunder On The Mountain and Blowin’ In The Wind. DITHOB had some reflections on the show here. Meanwhile, a huge crowd turned out to listen and some people were unhappy with the huge fence that’s put up in the park to prevent non-ticket holders from seeing ticketed shows. It’s erected so that no one even has a chance of catching a glimpse of what’s going on inside. One reader wrote us: “Anyone know why there was a massive fence preventing any non-ticket holder from seeing the concert tonight [8/12]? Was this Dylan’s idea or Celebrate Brooklyn’s? All I can say is it sucked!!” All we can say is that it’s Standard Operating Procedure at such shows at the Bandshell.

[Photo courtesy of This Week in New York: twi-ny.com/flickr]

Tags: Prospect Park

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JR // Aug 13, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Not sure why people don’t get the fence. If they kept the field open, people wouldn’t pay to go in– and this is a benefit to pay for all of the other free shows during the summer…. duh!

  • 2 Jeff // Aug 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    So the freeloaders were unhappy that they couldn’t see a show for free that others paid 65 dollars (or more) for? I’m having a hard time working up sympathy for that one. The show was great. My review is here:


  • 3 jt // Aug 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    i noticed some people in BK have a LARGE sense of entitlement. (and elsewhere of course.) this reminds me of a recent post on Brooklynian.


    and this one.


  • 4 Sam // Aug 14, 2008 at 12:16 am

    There was really no point for the fence at all IMO. It doesn’t really diminish what you can hear from outside. It makes more sense for a Feist or Spoon show since they might not sell out but a Bob Dylan show? There is no way everyone who wants to get tickets can. And it doesnt stop people from showing up anyway. I think they should just put a fence up to prevent people from sneaking in but leave the black cloth off it so people can get little glances.

  • 5 Margaret Humphreys // Aug 14, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Dylan’s concert sold out quite fast because the Prospect Park bandshell is a very small venue for such a superstar. Thereafter, the tickets were being sold for outrageous prices like 500 and 600 dollars online. It would have sold out whether the fence was see-through or not. Why not allow the majority of fans to enjoy the show. It would have cost them nothing to have the fence see- through and it would have made a lot of people happy. Too exclusive and too mean-spirited.

  • 6 joey // Aug 14, 2008 at 7:58 am

    b/c I paid my $100 a ticket to be able to see him…so I take comfort in folks NOT being able to see him when they didn’t pay anything. no ass, no grass, no one rides for free…

  • 7 Can't believe it // Aug 15, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Oh my god, Dylan’s gone electric. F*ck man, this changes EVERYTHING.