The move, although not as subtle as fiddling with a ring or moving around a royal handbag, would see Dylan simply chuck his hood over his head.
“When he wears the hood, you’re not supposed to talk to him,” Burnette says. “I didn’t know that until one day we were in line to get on a plane at the airport. I tapped him on the shoulder. The drummer said, ‘No, no. He don’t talk to anyone when he’s got the hood on.’ I was like, ‘OK. I’m glad you told me.’”
Despite being one of the most famed stars on the planet, as Burnette explains, he has ways of making himself disappear.
“He’s slippery,” the guitarist continues. “He can walk in an airport … they lost him one day. They couldn’t find him anywhere. I’m in this little gift shop and I turn around, and there he is. He goes, ‘Hi, Billy.’ I was like, ‘How did you get in here?’ He moves around. It’s a weird thing.”
According to Bob Dylan’s former touring guitarist, the folk legend has a certain move to let everyone know when he’d like to be left alone
Gene is a big story-teller. Of course they use backing tracks. They sucked when they started and it only got worse. The backing tracks at least make it possible for them to continue.
“I have a problem when you charge $100 to see a live show and the artist uses backing tracks,” Simmons told Australia’s News.com the same year. “It’s like the ingredients in food – if the first ingredient on the label is sugar, that’s at least honest.”It should be on every ticket – you’re paying $100, 30 to 50 percent of the show is [on] backing tracks, and they’ll sing sometimes, sometimes they’ll lip sync. At least be honest. It’s not about backing tracks; it’s about dishonesty.”
“The whole thing was a dream”