Spent the 4th of July with my wife and 2 year old daughter at South Bend's Coveleski Stadium.
We missed opening act The Wylo's while we waited in line to get into the stadium. It was raining light but steady when Mellencamp came on stage. I saw him once at a Farm Aid in 97 and at the time thought he was a massive cheese meister, but this set was really stripped down, tight and rocking. It had my daughter dance like a maniac.
Dylan followed by opening with Yankee-Doodle-Dandy->Rainy Day Woman, at which time the sky cleared for the rest of the night. Highlights included a rocking "Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum", "It's alright ma . . . I'm only bleeding" and "Beyond the Horizon". Zim even played an electric guitar for the first 4 songs of the set! Dylan sounded great and has an amazing band backing him, as always. Not the best set I've seen him play but a very good one.
Nelson closed the night, since it was billed as Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic. He played a very crowd pleasing, long set of his hits as well as nice medley of Hank Williams tunes amongst other covers. He opened and closed (sorta) his set with Whiskey River, which for my money covers the price of the tix. My two year old was in a dance induced frenzy by the time the show was over! If you have not seen Willie Nelson, do so! He puts on a heck of a show.
Immediately after Willie left the stage, we were treated to an excellent fire works display.
Yeah, the tix were kind of pricey but they were well worth it.
This is gonna be fuN!!!