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Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2014, 09:35
by capo
This is probably a wasted thread and topic because its unlikely to happen. Dylan, a professed Rory fan, has played Cork many times since Rory's passing and has not ever made any comment from the stage about Rory or of course performed a song. He does do this sometimes, a Lennon song in Liverpool, a Animals song in Newcastle, or if not a song a shout out. How come no Rory comments. Bob is known to walk, in disguise, the cities he plays, how could he miss all the Rory tributes? Statues, streets, bars, libraries, ect. I always say my Holy Trinity is Rory, Bob, and Neil Young. It bothers me he ignores Rory's legacy in his hometown. With the 14th just a few days ago, maybe Bob will do the right thing. "Could Of Had Religion", maybe? Come on Bob, do the right thing!

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2014, 10:05
by capo
As a postscript, I just posted what I said above on the Isis fansite on Facebook, which is the main Dylan group site, although there are many, but I belong to this group. Lets see what kind of response I get or someone tells Bob. Yes, I am delusional! And can't spell worth a damn. Peace. An Update. I am already getting crap from Dylan fans, one asking "When did Bob ever profess to be a big fan"? So I told all the Rory/Bob stories listing book sources and pages! Ha. If anybody wants to go to Facebook and type in Isis, you can see what I posted. I expect more negative posts. Its Bob Dylan- Isis Magazine on Facebook.

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2014, 10:33
by RobertaSparrow
capo wrote:This is probably a wasted thread and topic because its unlikely to happen. Dylan, a professed Rory fan, has played Cork many times since Rory's passing and has not ever made any comment from the stage about Rory or of course performed a song. He does do this sometimes, a Lennon song in Liverpool, a Animals song in Newcastle, or if not a song a shout out. How come no Rory comments. Bob is known to walk, in disguise, the cities he plays, how could he miss all the Rory tributes? Statues, streets, bars, libraries, ect. I always say my Holy Trinity is Rory, Bob, and Neil Young. It bothers me he ignores Rory's legacy in his hometown. With the 14th just a few days ago, maybe Bob will do the right thing. "Could Of Had Religion", maybe? Come on Bob, do the right thing!


Well, If he does, I hope to God someone videotapes it, because

1. I'd love to hear it, and
2. Otherwise I don't think I'd believe he did it . . .

But I want to believe :mrgreen:

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2014, 10:57
by JimLED
Well, If he does, he will turn his back direct to the crowd and start singing, as he did in Russia, when whole Bob's gig fans just saw his back..

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2014, 12:43
by RobertaSparrow
JimLED wrote:Well, If he does, he will turn his back direct to the crowd and start singing, as he did in Russia, when whole Bob's gig fans just saw his back..


Well, Dylan is eccentric to say the least. It would be nice if he would give Rory a mention. Would be nice if he would do Ballyshannon next year, and/or other notables. Bring Rory into the spotlight for his 20 year.

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 17 Jun 2014, 05:51
by RobertaSparrow
So, anyone on this board who was there? And did he mention Rory? (fingers crossed and holding breath)

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 17 Jun 2014, 16:08
by capo
Checking the Expecting Rain Dylan site which publishes in real time each concert, song by song, sad to say nothing was said about Rory. I'm not surprised, I was just hoping. Let us not forget that Bob did send that telegram, that Rory kept by his bedside as his life ebbed away, wishing God's Blessing on him and hoping he would be playing again. That's more important than any tribute now that Rory couldn't enjoy. Anyway.....

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 17 Jun 2014, 17:02
by RobertaSparrow
Still, Dylan is big enough, you'd think he could spare a kind word for Rory in his home town, near the anniversary of his passing.

Re: Bob Dylan Plays Cork Tonite. Any Chance Of Rory Tribute?

PostPosted: 05 Jul 2014, 17:23
by RobertaSparrow
In case anyone wonders what happened, this thread started to wander into an earlier one, so I severed it and moved it to "could have had religion." :mrgreen: