Dylan to Perform in Vietnam

By Brooke Benjamin

Bob Dylan left his mark on Vietnam several years ago and finally, the singer will perform there for the first time ever next month. During the 1960s anti-Vietnam war era, Dylan’s songs served as anthems in the communist country. Most notably the songs Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin helped advocate the anti-war movements. The only factor causing concern is the price of tickets. General admission tickets have been priced at 900,000 dong ($41) which is a little more than a month of minimum wage. Rod Quinton who manages the promotion company putting the show on is not fazed by this because of the historical significance of the concert and the rocker’s elite status within the country. The show will take place on April 10 at the RMIT University in Ho Chi Minh City.