51 Years Later, Bob Dylan Triumphantly Returns To Forest Hills Stadium

first_imgOn August 28th, 1965, Bob Dylan made one of the most infamous appearances of his career at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. Many fans will point to Dylan “going electric” at the Newport Folk Festival as the turning point in his career, and in rock music at large, but the legend doesn’t stop with Newport. Dylan’s performance at Forest Hills in 1965 was hotly contested, with fans rushing the stage and throwing fruit immediately after Dylan took out an electric guitar.Of course, we now look back at that with bewilderment. Dylan was able to win over the crowd with his then-new songs, “Ballad Of A Thin Man” and “Like A Rolling Stone.” He won over everyone else too, and soon electric guitars became something of a mainstay for live performances. When Mumford & Sons tried to capitalize on the whole “going electric” phenomenon last year, music fans just rolled their eyes. Been there, done that.It took Mr. Dylan a good 51 years before he would make his return to Forest Hills, settling in last night at the beloved venue. Dylan’s set lists have become more predictable now, mainly focusing on his two latest releases, Shadows In The Night (2015) and Fallen Angels (2016). In that way, the 1965 and 2016 shows are similar; they both feature Dylan playing new and unfamiliar tunes, yet powerfully captivating an audience all the while. Dylan will always remain the voice of his generation.Still, Dylan makes time for one of his most classic songs in his shows. Watch “Blowin’ In The Wind” below, courtesy of Ny Kingyo.It’s good to have you back, Mr. Dylan. You can see the full setlist from Forest Hills, below.Edit this setlist | More Bob Dylan setlists[Cover photo via cb.photo.shoot/Instagram]last_img read more

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Syracuse football stats: Comparing Week 1 defense to last year’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Syracuse’s defense got off to a dominant start in 2015 by shutting out Rhode Island. While the Rams are a Division I-AA team coming off a 1-11 season and the Orange defense will face tougher competition the rest of the season, it was still a positive sign for SU.Here’s a look at how Syracuse’s defensive numbers vs. URI compare to its season averages from 2014.Points allowed:Against Rhode Island: 02014 season average: 24.3AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Friday night, Syracuse accomplished something it didn’t do all of 2014: shut out an opponent. The closest the Orange came to a shutout last year was in its 40-3 win over Central Michigan.First downs allowed:Against Rhode Island: 22014 season average: 20Rhode Island’s only true first down came late in the first quarter. Early in the third quarter, the Rams moved the chains thanks to a pass interference call against Syracuse.Rushing yards allowed:Against Rhode Island: 42014 season average: 139.3At the end of the third quarter, SU had allowed zero rushing yards, a staggering stat especially considering URI’s quarterback, Paul Mroz, was making his first career start after transferring from JUCO.Passing yards allowed:Against Rhode Island: 602014 season average: 209.9Turnovers:Against Rhode Island: 42014 season average: 1.67Opponent third-down conversion rate:Against Rhode Island: 9.1 percent2014 season average: 39.3 percentOpponent time of possession:Against Rhode Island: 19:462014 season average: 33:19Opponent red-zone scoring rate:Against Rhode Island: 0-for-02014 season: 31-of-40 Commentslast_img read more

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