When Bob Dylan Performed A Show For One Person Only


Bob Dylan is one of the most celebrated figures in rock music for his brilliant songwriting as well as his vocals. In fact, he’s often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time with monumental songs such as ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are a-Changin.’ Dylan performed in front of thousands of people all over the world throughout his music career of six decades.

While almost every fan of the musician would die to see him on stage up close, there’s actually a fan who got the opportunity to have Bob Dylan all for himself in an entire theatre. Let’s take a closer look at that performance as well as the reason why the musician performed a show only for one audience with his band.

Bob Dylan Was Involved In An Experiment


Back on November 23, 2014, Bob Dylan and his band played a concert at Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music. They performed cover versions of Buddy Holly‘s ‘Heartbeat’ as well as Fats Domino’s ‘Blueberry Hill’ and Chuck Wills’ ‘It’s Too Late (She’s Gone).’

While it may sound like an everyday concert for Bob Dylan, it was actually a very special one for his audience. The band only had one person to listen to them named Fredrik Wikingsson who sat alone in the venue. Throughout the entire concert, the superfan couldn’t stop smiling and showing his excitement as there was only him and the legendary Dylan.

The reason behind this entire incident was a Swedish film series called ‘Experiment Ensam.‘ The experiments included one person who is able to take part in an event normally only open to large groups of people would participate such as comedy clubs and karaoke nights. Lucky for Wikingsson, he ended up seeing Bob Dylan and his band all by himself.

You can watch the experiment below.