AMERICANARAMA FESTIVAL - HOBOKEN, NJ - July 26, 2013
BOB DYLAN is joined by JEFF TWEEDY of Wilco, JIM JAMES of My Morning Jacket, and PETER WOLF of The J. Geils Band for a rendition of The Band’s legendary anthem, "THE WEIGHT."
This video is a BROOKLYN GLUTTON original. See and hear lots of great live rock performances through the eyes and ears of THE BROOKLYN GLUTTON on our exclusive YouTube channel, THE BROOKLYN GLUTTON VIDEO TUBE. There you will find a couple of other great moments from AMERICANARAMA, including the WILCO set finale, "ALL THE YOUNG DUDES" by Mott The Hoople led by their frontman, IAN HUNTER and featuring MY MORNING JACKET, WARREN HAYNES of the Allman Brothers and Govt Mule on guitar, and show opener, RYAN BINGHAM.
You will also find the historic companion piece to the video featured here, from the 2011 Wilco Solid Sound Festival, featuring another excellent performance of “THE WEIGHT,” in which WILCO joins THE LEVON HELM BAND. It is the channel’s most watched video.
As for Americanarama on the Pier in Hoboken, it was a lovely Friday night, the sound was actually very good, and all of the music was great. Wilco and MMJ sharing a bill would have been enough, but the addition of a rather inspired Bob Dylan set was a huge bonus, particularly when it yields a moment like the one captured here. As for the venue, as good as the views are of the NYC skyline, the venue suffered from inadequate food supply and a crappy beer selection.
If you had the forethought to grab a lobster roll from the LUKE’S LOBSTER truck on the way into the show, all would be fine and dandy, and you could even have topped it off with a hand scooped BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM cone. Or you could be like me and wait until the end of the Wilco set when you are starving, and eat the ice cream as an appetizer while waiting in line for an hour (well into the first half of the BOB DYLAN set) for a couple of serviceable pork tacos and some very salty and extremely messy chicken nachos. At this point, I could not even get a lousy 24 oz can of Coors Light to wash it down because they cut off beer sales at 9pm…and my Diet Coke was warm.
Good thing I mustered up the energy to make my way closer to the stage so as not to miss this great moment.