[ISN] Dylan Knockin' on Concert Door

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Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 01:12:26 PDT

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    by Josh Grossberg 
    Oct 15, 2001, 1:35 PM PT 
    The times are definitely a-changin'. 
    Used to be Bob Dylan could sit right down in the middle of any hippie
    den and belt out such '60s anthems as "Blowin' in the Wind," "All
    Along the Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone."
    But in the post-September 11 world, the legendary singer-songwriter
    can't even headline a show without getting tangled up in his own
    Dylan, on tour to support his new critically acclaimed album, Love and
    Theft (released coincidentally on September 11), was getting ready to
    perform in Medford, Oregon, last Tuesday when he was denied entry
    backstage by his own security detail.
    Scheduled to perform before a crowd of a few thousand at the Jackson
    County Exposition Center, Dylan was on his way backstage when he was
    stopped by three thirtysomething female guards who apparently did not
    recognize the rock icon.
    "If it was [country singer] George Strait, they probably would have
    recognized him," venue manager Chris Borovansky told the Associated
    The 60-year-old musician's security director had reportedly beefed up
    security following last month's terror attacks and instructed the
    guards stationed at the checkpoint to refuse access to anyone not
    carrying a valid backstage pass. Apparently, Dylan didn't have one.
    "He said no exceptions," said Borovansky. "Absolutely none."
    Not even for Mr. Tambourine Man
    When the wiry-haired Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tried to get by, one
    of the guards stopped him and asked for his credentials at which point
    an argument broke out. Dylan's security director then appeared on the
    scene and, along with Dylan, demanded the guards be removed from the
    Borovansky told AP he preferred to use the friendlier term
    "relocated," and said the guards were essentially doing what they were
    told and commended them on a "great job."
    (Sounds more like a case of "Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum.")
    Dylan's cross-country trek for Love and Theft, his follow up to 1997's
    Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind, is scheduled to run through November
    and wrap up at Boston's Fleet Center on November 24.
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