DVDylan ID: D319
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston, TX, US
Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2002
  1. I Am The Man, Thomas
  2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  3. Searching For A Soldier's Grave (song by Johnnie Wright, Jim Anglin and Jack Anglin)
  4. Highway 61 Revisited
  5. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
  6. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  7. Cry A While
  8. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  9. Summer Days
  10. Lay, Lady, Lay
  11. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  12. All Along The Watchtower
Number of discs: 1
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Also see D626: Two Nights In Texas

I now have a couple other names on my "First-Against-The-Wall-When-The-Revolution-Comes" list. Whowever first said "I know, why don't we hold concerts here" and the person in Bob's entourage who signed him up to it.
The video starts - "Funny looking angle" you say to youself, "ah-ha - it's from behind the stage"; "At least I think that's the stage - it's so far away"; "But why doesn't he/she try and get closer ?"; "That's a shot of the Video-Screen, surely that's not all we're going to get ?"
Then it slowly dawns on you, Bob's on a huge rotating stage in the middle of an even 'Huger' arena. Confusion turns to disbelief. A concept even Spinal Tap would have rejected as being too ridiculous unfolds before your very eyes.
Needless to say, the DVD is crap. Our taper wasn't fit enough to run round the Arena keeping to the face of the stage, and so has to rely on shots of the Video-Screens. (as must 90% of the audience there) There are some poor sods down there on the floor with the stage, but just how they fared trying to keep Face-On to Bob, I don't know. Must've been a few pacemakers on overdrive.
The shots where now and then Bob is more or less pointing in the camera direction are fairly bad, the odd weather fronts passing in between don't help much either, but the shots of the screens aren't much better, none of them ever seem to be at right angles to the camera, though at least with them there's enough clarity for you to realise that Sound definitely travels at a far slower speed than Light. The Apollo astronauts had less trouble.
Makes you nostalgic for the 'intimacy' of the '84 Stadium concerts.
For completists only, or if you were there - though if you were stupid enough to have paid good money to go to this obsenity - you deserve it.

Reviewed by napbon on 18th January 2006