Bob Dylan, the social critic that progressed the spirit of his generation through music in his 1960s heyday, released his latest studio album Together Through Life in April and his recent holiday album, Christmas in the Heart, which received three of five stars in a Rolling Stone review.
Dylan, 68, rocked the Liacouras Center on Monday, Nov. 9, and the crowd that flooded Temple’s campus for the show was a mix young, old and everyone in between. The packed Liacouras Center became an intimate show for the icon. With the generations coming together to appreciate Dylan, atmosphere was lively.
Sean Brondi, a senior risk management and insurance major and Bob Dylan fan, said he enjoyed the show.
“[Dylan was in] even better shape than I thought he would be in,” Brondi said, adding that the convenience of the small venue show and the student discount made the concert a great opportunity to have the experience to see a living legend like Dylan.
“He’s the biggest name I’ve ever seen in concert,” Ryan Toole, a freshman sports and recreation management major, said.
Toole said he was surprised that Dylan played the relatively small show, but said he felt the music legend didn’t disappoint his loyal following.
“It’s exciting for students to have the opportunity to go to the concerts that are right down the street,” Toole added.
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