Bob Dylan isn’t one for words or banter during his concerts, but he made his feelings known during a recent performance in Vienna, Austria.
Dylan, who has a no photos policy during his shows, sternly addressed the audience who were not respecting the rules and said, “Take pictures or don’t take pictures. We can either play or we can pose. Okay?” Of course, all of this was presumably captured via cell phone video, because who doesn’t love a little irony. (Fun fact: According to Rolling Stone, this was the first time in two years Dylan has addressed his audience. For the most part, he just takes the stage and performs.)
Before Dylan reprimanded the crowd, however, he nearly had a nasty fall after tripping over a guitar monitor. If that had happened, this story may have had a completely different ending. Fortunately, Dylan emerged unscathed.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)