Manchester Free Trade Hall; Tuesday 17th May 2016.
Bob Dylan emerges with an electric backing band. The crowd stirs. Dylan drawls, “Fifty years ago today, when I was here last, someone called me ‘Judas’. Unbelievable. Lies. Never discovered who shouted it either.”
Suddenly, a man – I think his name is Spartacus – leaps up and shouts “I shouted Judas!”. Then another stands and shouts “No! I shouted Judas!” then another, then another until the entire audience is on its feet yelling.
Dylan’s ready. Turning to the band, he bellows, “Play it loud!” and they launch, deafeningly, into ‘Like A Rolling Stone’.
(Thanks to Apple Music for the near-Beatles quote. They're notoriously keen to harvest royalties, and we hereby make over to them every penny we make from using the title in this story.)