Win 2 Tickets to Bob Dylan/DBT Show at Merriweather Aug. 16th!

by Prince Of Petworth — August 4, 2011 at 11:00 am 39 Comments

I don’t often get jealous but I’m already jealous of whoever wins this one…

Tu 8/16
Bob Dylan and His Band
w/ Drive-By Truckers & Leon Russell
Merriweather Post Pavilion · Columbia, MD
6:00 PM Gates
$77.50 Reserved Pavilion ‧ $57.50 Reserved Pavilion ‧ $40 Lawn

As always just let me know why you want to go in the comments and I’ll pick a winner late next week.

Ed. Note: Congrats to Nan for winning the Jason Mraz tickets.

  • Andrew Patrick

    I am a huge Dylan fan and a lover of DBT. This is the only show that I would travel out to Merriweather for!

  • Abbie

    We know Bob Dylan isn’t what he once was, but a legend nonetheless – would love to see while he’s still around and kickin!

  • TR

    I grew up in Minnesota, where Bob was born and raised, and his music has always reminded me of home. My boyfriend listened to “Girl from the North Country” when he was in Iraq and wanted to think of me. He has a special place in our hearts and it would be AWESOME to get to see him live. Plus, I don’t think I’ll be able to make it home to Minnesota for the holidays this year, so it’s be a nice touch of home to get me through 🙂

    • PG

      As much as I would love those tickets, you guys are much more deserving! Give the tickets to TR.

  • PG

    I’m a huge Dylan fan. He’s the reason I first picked up a harmonica. Fortunately, I also discovered Blues players and learned how to play like them, but if it wasn’t for Mr. Zimmerman I might never have become a musician.

    I’ve never seen DBT and I really need to. I have a car and used to work in Columbia, so getting to Merriweather is no problem for me.

  • Andrew

    I should win because I spent $100 on the DBT Atlanta contest and refreshed the page 1000 times to see if I won. When they posted that someone had won, but didn’t put the name, I spent hours (at work!) rationalizing why the “she” pronoun they used was an error. It turns out that it WAS an error and a male won…but it wasn’t me.

    Additionally, my friend (who I would take) is probably a 50/50 shot to propose to Shonna Tucker. I am, moreover, a 100% shot to propose to Mike Cooley’s guitar.

  • Carly

    Bob Dylan has been my hero since I saw him in 1988 on the second day of his Never Ending Tour in Sacramento – prenatally! It was four days before I was born. Somewhere, I still have the recording my dad made while they were there. I have never seen him outside of the womb, and it would mean the world.

    Also, Leon Russell’s beard makes me wish I could grow one.

    • PG

      The first Grateful Dead show I ever went to was in the late 80s. It was the Dead with Dylan and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I wonder if that was the same tour.

  • Dan

    Don’t think twice, I should see Dylan because I never have!

    • PG

      If I don’t go to this show, I’ll be tangled up in blue.

  • Vandyke Crandom

    Leon Russell will probably be the highlight of this show. Dylan’s voice has become unbearable in the last few years, and historically his shows have always had a 75% chance of sucking. And the Drive By Truckers? Never was a big fan of corny southern rock.

  • Pip

    Bob Dylan is a master poet and legendary musician, this may be the best concert this season at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

  • Byron

    These “tell me your sad sob story” contests are bullshit. It’ll always been someone who has a loved on in Iraq who just HAPPENS to be back the weekend of the show, or someone who is gonna delivery a baby JUST RIGHT BEFORE the concert. How can your average working stiff ever compete with that? And it just encourages lying and hyperbole.

    Why not just a simple random drawing in EXCHANGE for posting a story?

    • Jack

      How about you work on making up some ridiculous story to try and win the tickets, instead of complaining about it?

  • i’m a huge fan of Dylan and the DBT’s, and as a music fan i have massive respect for Leon Russell and would love to see that legend as well. i’m not a Soldier, and this isn’t my dying wish… i’m just a huge music fan that would really love to see this amazing bill that i otherwise would never be able to afford to attend. thanks for the consideration!

  • please?

    It’s my boyfriend’s birthday that week and I’d love to surprise him with tickets! Neither of us has seen either Dylan or DBT and we were just talking about getting tickets last night…


  • Sanjay

    Why? Because I love everyone playing (especially the Truckers) and all work and no music makes me a dull boy.

    Send me to the Rock show!

  • !!!!

    Three reasons:

    1. August 16th is my birthday – the big 3-0!!
    2. I love all of these musicians very much.
    3. The last time I saw DBT Patterson Hood had strep and couldn’t perform. As good as the show was it just wasn’t the same without him.

    This will be an incredible show.

  • Jenn

    Since watching the opening cue card sequence of “Don’t Look Back” as a college student, I’ve been a huge Dylan fan. His wit, his irony, and his refusal to be “catalogued” by music critics and fans alike have always impressed me. More importantly, he’s a fanstatic songwriter. In many ways, he’s an American bard — his lyrics are more than just the words to songs. They are poetry. I would love the opportunity to finally see him perform live!!

  • Apryl

    My husband is a HUGE fan of both and with his bday, our 5th year university coming up and two years of helping day and night with our twins this would be AWESOME!!

  • Peter

    I have nothing better to do that day.

  • Debo

    I would love to go though I can’t afford tickets this yet, I love Bob Dylan more than anyone else, I’m not sure I’ll ever get the chance to see him again, he’s always at the top of my “If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead” list, I wrote an independent study in high school on “Hurricane”, I saw him in Buenos Aires and chanted, “Ole, ole, ole, Dy-lan, Dy-lan”, I’ve read all his books, I don’t believe he ever really wanted to be the mouthpiece for a generation, (just a “song-and-dance man”), love the fact that he was living in Woodstock during Woodstock, but skipped it, b/c by that point he was “over” the 60s, I don’t blame him for getting frustrated with idiotic journalists questions, specifically the guy from “Don’t Look Back” who asked about why he was wearing the t shirt he was on the cover of “Bringing It All Back Home”, “Ballad of the Thin Man” still gives me the chills, and on and on and on. Pretty please, PoP?

  • Dane

    I want to go so my wife and I can play name that tune all night!

  • svi

    you should send me as a thank you for introducing you to this video:


  • sesame

    Bob Dylan has been my favorite since a high school camping trip years ago. We were sitting around the camp fire and someone pulled out a guitar and sang Mr. Tambourine Man. It’s one of my best memories from my high school years.

  • Melinda

    Because Bob Dylan’s video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues” still makes my jaw drop.

    And, as an unpaid intern, I don’t have enough eleven dollar bills to buy tickets for myself.

    Thanks for everything PoP!

  • JL

    I would to just love to hear the man play in front of me instead of some relic piece of the 60s on cd.

  • JL

    I am as big a Dylan fan as the next guy (really love him, actually)– but seeing him live a few years ago was by far the most disappointing concert I’ve ever been to. He played almost exclusively new-ish stuff that I didn’t know (or like very much) and ZERO of his big hits (except “Like a Rolling Stone” which was an encore). Didn’t acknowledge the audience at all, except a single gruff “thank you” at the very end of the show. Sounded nothing like he does in his recordings.

    I realize the don’t-give-a-fuck attitude is all part of the Dylan mystique, but when you’ve paid $80, it loses some of its charm.

    • Mr. Jones

      I don’t think you’re going to win the tickets with that kind of attitude.

  • Mina Douglas

    Growing up all I would listen to is classic rock, bluegrass, and country. I had no idea who Nsync or the Backstreet Boys were, I listened to Elvis and the Clash thinking they were the newest cool bands. I’m a 19 year old girl so now my taste in music is a little different than other people my age. Bob Dylan and the Drive By Truckers have always been some of my favorite people to ever make music. I would love to win tickets to see them perform with Leon Russell and the second ticket will go to my mom, the only person I know who would appreciate this show as much as me. Thank you and I hope I’m considered as a winner for these tickets.

  • I’m from North Alabama, where the Truckers are from too. They taught me to not be ashamed of the South. Also, Zip City is a spot-on description of what it’s like to grow up in Alabama. I would take my roommate, whom I’ve turned onto the DBT.

    Also Dylan is great!

  • McIntosh

    Why do I want to go? Outdoor Dylan concert is why!!!!

  • Mconway

    When I was 8 years old my Mom and I saw Bob Dylan walking down the street and of course my Mom being the person she is made us go talk to him and ever since then I have been in love with this music and I still have not had a chance to see him live.

  • Rachel

    I love Dylan and DBT, but haven’t seen either in concert yet!

  • Sunsquashed

    Because I’ve had the “Bootleg Series 5: Rolling Thunder Review” version of The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll stuck in my head for days, and it might be nice to hear the song live and in person!

  • I’d love to win these because I love the DBT more than anything. And Im unemployed and will never be able to afford them otherwise!

  • Trent

    DBT will always remind me of growing up with my best friend Max. I remember when I first heard them as a young teenager, I was immediately drawn to Cooley’s smart-ass parables, Patterson’s penchant for story-telling, and of course, those damn guitar solos. Several of DBT’s songs will forever remind me of the first girl I loved, the best friend’s I’ve had, and growing up in Virginia. In my opinion, DBT is one of the few rare bands that proudly keeps Rock and Roll alive. Still one of my favorite song-writers to this day. And Bob Dylan. Enough said.

  • Mitzi Hoffman

    Because it is very important that I win.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Congrats to Preston.


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