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The complicated crooner: 5 thoughts on Bob Dylan's show at the Shrine

The complicated crooner: 5 thoughts on Bob Dylan's show at the Shrine

“Tangled Up in Blue!”

That was one audience member’s shouted request to Bob Dylan on Thursday night, made only minutes after the 75-year-old singer had performed that very tune.

Given Dylan’s tendency to dramatically remake his old material in concert, you might’ve thought the fan was being serious: Maybe this guy really didn’t realize he’d just heard his favorite song.

But “Tangled Up in Blue” was actually one of the straighter numbers Dylan did at the Shrine Auditorium, the last of several stops in California on his summer tour with Mavis Staples.

More likely, then, was that the dude was riffing on

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