Dylan Fails to Pass His Own Security
Bob Dylan didn't pass the security check at is own concert this weekend. The Associated Press reports that the music legend, 60, had requested tighter security for his current tour, but he didn't expect to be held up at the door before his own show because he didn't have a backstage pass. Dylan, out promoting his new album "Love and Theft," was set to play Medford, the last Oregon stop on his tour last week when he had trouble getting through a checkpoint at the Jackson County Exposition Center. It wasn't clear whether or not the three security guards, all in their 30s, recognized Dylan. "If it was George Strait, they probably would have recognized him," said venue manager Chris Borovansky. But even if they knew who Dylan was, the guards had strict orders from Dylan's security director that positively nobody was to get backstage without an official credential. "He said no exceptions," Borovansky said. "Absolutely none." So when a slight, wild-haired man tried to walk through the checkpoint, the guards stopped him, said AP. Dylan was surprised, and a brief scene ensued. One of the guards put her hands up and gently stopped Dylan. After his security director came over, incensed, both he and Dylan demanded that the guards be thrown out. Borovansky complied, although he said, "We prefer the term 'relocated.' "
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