July 8 , 1984 Bob Dylan and Santana Castle Park Slane Concert

July 8 , 1984 Bob Dylan and Santana Castle Park Slane Concert

Sources :   www.edlis.org/cafe ,  https://www.castleparkslane.com ,  www.independent.ie

 

July 8, 1984: Bob Dylan took to the stage on the first and last ever Sunday concert in Slane. Bob Dylan’s set was over two hours long showing his commitment to the art. To top it all off, Bono from the world class band U2, who was living in the Castle, accompanied Bob Dylan for the encores. However, this is not what Slane concert ’84 is best known for. Concert goers arrived to the sleepy village of Slane on Saturday, in anticipation for the concert the next day.

Nonetheless, drink-fuelled youths rampaged through the village, setting light to three cars, wrecking the local Garda station, smashing the windows of local businesses and creating terror in the little village. 18 concert goers were injured, 12 Gardai were injured when the Garda station was attacked with rocks and set alight and unfortunately two young men drowned in the river Boyne.

Bob Dylan was supported by:

  • In Tua Nua
  • UB40
  • Santana

 

Bob Dylan All Along the Watchtower Castle Park Slane 8 July 1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQO3iNSgMs&feature=youtu.be

Bob Dylan, Santana & Bono – Blowin’ in the wind (Live Slane Castle 1984-07-08)

 

Van Morrison & Bob Dylan at Slane Castle 1984 by Sean Hennessy

Van Morrison & Bob Dylan at Slane Castle 1984 by Sean Hennessy

 

Setlist

  1. Highway 61 Revisited
  2. Jokerman
  3. All Along the Watchtower
  4. Just Like a Woman
  5. Maggie’s Farm
  6. I and I
  7. License to Kill
  8. Just My Imagination
  9. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  10. Tangled Up in Blue
  11. To Ramona
  12. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  13. Shelter From the Storm
  14. Masters of War
  15. Ballad of a Thin Man
  16. Enough Is Enough
  17. Every Grain of Sand
  18. Like a Rolling Stone
  19. Mr. Tambourine Man
  20. With God on Our Side
    (First time live since 1975)
  21. Girl From the North Country
  22. Simple Twist of Fate
  23. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  24. Tupelo Honey
    (Van Morrison cover)
  25. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
    (with Carlos Santana)
  26. Tombstone Blues
    (with Carlos Santana)
  27. The Times They Are A-Changin’
    (with Carlos Santana)
  28. Blowin’ in the Wind
    (with Carlos Santana)

 

Sources
www.edlis.org/cafe

https://www.castleparkslane.com/history_1984.html
www.independent.ie/regionals/droghedaindependent/news/looking-back-20-years-on-a-sunday-concert-at-slane-marred-by-riots-27106298.html

 

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