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Oregon Trifecta + a Dylan Dilemma

August 10th, 2009


The Oregon Trifecta came through town and I went down to Tigard like last year to see some ripping, but the scummy sleazy scene full of tatted-up flat-billers scared me away. But not before I saw Lance Mountain murder the vert walls (above) and Tim Johnson blast airs in the square pocket (below). However, I may have been the only person there not drunk.


In other news, I’m faced with a dilemma. To Dylan, or not to Dylan?


Here’s what I’m struggling with: On the one hand, the cheapest ticket would be 50 bux, and I’m a cheap-ass. On the other hand, this is Dylan. One the one hand, he’s playing in the Rose Garden—an arena of biblical proportions, and I’d be standing in the general admission staring at the backs of all the tall folks in front of me. On the other hand, this is Dylan. On the one hand, I heard he puts on a bad live show—that he’s a dick and purposely blows off the audience. On the other hand, this is Dylan.

I just don’t know, you know? What do you think?


  1. jessie
    August 10th, 2009 at 15:53 | #1


    I was there but didn’t see you! Bummer! And also for the record, I was not drunk….. But I did skate in the ladies contest and got my ass kicked by 12 yr olds. Sooooo much fun!

  2. Leah c
    August 11th, 2009 at 10:49 | #2

    Hey Jen.
    It IS Dylan… I’ve seen him twice-both arena shows. First for my 13th birthday and again maybe 8 years later at the Target Center in Minneapolis. I have to say that the first one was better… But then he was almost 20 years younger than he is now. Still probably worth going.

    Go the day of and buy a ticket off someone on the street after the show starts.

  3. nick in mexico
    August 24th, 2009 at 14:11 | #3


    We saw him last summer in pittsburg and it was great to see him BUT alot of the songs were reworked so he could sing them- he has lost alot of range. We were glad we went because it was seeing a legend- even if he has diminished some… At least Astrid will always be able to tell kids she saw Dylan!

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