4.1 (14 votes)
DVDylan ID: D045
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Date: Tuesday, 12th November 1996
  1. Down In The Flood (Crash On The Levee)
  2. If Not For You
  3. All Along the Watchtower
  4. Shelter From The Storm
  5. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
  6. Silvio
  7. Tangled Up In Blue
  8. To Ramona
  9. Friend Of The Devil
  10. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  11. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  12. Highway 61 Revisited
  13. Like A Rolling Stone
  14. It Ain't Me, Babe
  15. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 [cut]
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 02:03
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with proper chapter marks are circulating
Version with upgraded sound available (

hate to be a bummer, but this DVD makes me wince a little. the crowd seems to me not respectful but self indulgent. the mess subsides not at all when Dylan attempts quieter tunes...

i witnessed this scene to a much lesser and more controlled extent several times that tour, and when limited to a couple minutes i found it sweet and generous of Dylan to share his space. the 'swiss liz' incident is also lovely. this is kinda gross.

worth seeing, but to my mind not a must have, or really worth repeated viewing.

Reviewed by jman on 26th June 2007

"Stage Diving In Dubuque"

FIVE STARS! This DVD belongs in the library of every above average Dylan fan, perhaps not for the techical merits of the audio and video, but for the Gestault of the video experience.
Dubuque 1996 is Bob and his fans at their BEST!
The VCD version is also good, same video source.
The first version of this show on DVD is one of the older circulating DVDs and a wonderful look at bootleg video. I could pick apart the color on the video but the exuberance of Bob and the audience overrides any techical faults.

Reviewed by mary on 11th January 2004

It shouldn´t be an exaggeration to say this is THE weirdest thing around and also the most unique. Sadly the recording is so much associated with the term "stage dive" that likely no one who sees it for the first time will be actually surprised by the events, even it they still hit hard! The rather stable camera records a good, but not too overwhelming show until (during "Most Likely You Go Your Way") some attendees from the first row literally board the stage, stand in front of Dylan and - though they first somewhat hesitate - touch him, shake hands with him, hug and kiss him. The band looks at each other in complete surprise and laugh their arses off, while Dylan - with an amazing mixture of serenity and courtesy that one never would expect from him - replies to them like a martyr, which means he DOES shake hands, GIVES high fives, DOESN´T turn away when women AND men hug him, and just goes on singing and playing. If one thinks that after a while the security would step in, one is wrong: there is NO SECURITY nowhere and during the whole rest of the show (10 songs!) hundreds of different people board the stage, dance around, "dive" into the "masses" again and have the fun of their lives. Dylan - wearing a huge white cowboy hat which he never sets off - responds to all "I wanna touch the legend!" requests (as does JJ - smiling brightly throughout) and - always a true professional - plays a good and solid show apart from the events. Hilarious to the extreme.

Reviewed by honestwithme on 17th December 2003