Jon Friedman asks the Million Dollar Question:
“What if … Bob Dylan toured less often and played fewer than his usual output of about 100 gigs a year?
For that matter, how abut if Bob played a totally different kind of show than he has favored throughout the so-called Never Ending Tour, since 1988 — namely, a largely hard-rocking concert?
I wonder if the result would be more rewarding for the audience — not to mention, the performer himself — if the ever-experimental Dylan came forth with a lighter show, featuring a more acoustic-oriented sound. No more crunching versions of All Along the Watchtower. No more tiresome, repetitious performances of Highway 61. Please.”