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Yeah Right, and I’m Frank Sinatra. Get In The Car, Pal.

August 19, 2009

“Like a complete unknown,” indeed. On the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Bob Dylan just wanted to go for a stroll in Long Branch, New Jersey to kill time between concerts when someone called the cops about a “scruffy old man acting suspiciously.” Unfortunately, the wrong cop arrived at the scene; Kristie Buble, a 24-year-old who was sure Dylan was not the legendary singer-songwriter she had seen in photos. “I asked him what his name was and he said, ‘Bob Dylan,’ Buble said. “Now, I’ve seen pictures of Bob Dylan from a long time ago and he didn’t look like Bob Dylan to me at all. He was wearing black sweatpants tucked into black rain boots, and two raincoats with the hood pulled down over his head.” Buble followed her training and humored Dylan, who she thought was maybe an escapee from a hospital. “So I said, ‘OK Bob, what are you doing in Long Branch?’ He said he was touring the country with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. So now I’m really a little fishy about his story.” She drove him back to his hotel to confirm his identity, and was shocked when a staffer showed her Dylan’s passport.

from DailyBeast via GloriousNoise

Now if he had been The Boss there is no chance in hell that would happen… right?  Don’t they revoke your Jersey citizenship if you forget to pledge allegiance to the picture of Bruce hanging in the bedroom each morning?

And what does it say about the state of rock’n’roll that we’ve gone from arresting rockstars for pissing on the Alamo to the just-became-a-thing “looking like a suspicious old man?”


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