Matt Gerding admits he and Scott Leslie have had a few surprises since reopening the Majestic Theatre seven weeks ago. For one thing, the Madison market for live music isn't always predictable. When they began booking concerts at the 600-person-capacity theater, Gerding and Leslie thought local audiences would spring for pop acts that have done well on commercial radio. But that hasn't always been the case.
Bob, on the other hand, who's made an honest living performing shows that confound even his most devoted fans, was working nine-hour days leading up to the Milwaukee gig. Word. If anyone could just show up and noodle at Summerfest, it's Dylan, who could zap a positive freak on his crowd by reciting a grocery list.