- Title: Excitement, anticipation outside Sweden venue for Dylan concert
- Date: 1st April 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (APRIL 1, 2017) (REUTERS) BOB DYLAN'S BAND LEAVING VAN IN FRONT OF CONCERT VENUE DYLAN'S FANS WAITING IN LINE OUTSIDE CONCERT VENUE FANS GOING THROUGH SECURITY CONTROL (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED BOB DYLAN FAN, SAYING: "I'm expecting very regular Bob Dylan night. It's of course the premiere, I don't know if for Europe, but I think he's going to do something special. It's Stockholm and he has won the Nobel Prize and he's honoured about that." FANS GOING THROUGH SECURITY CONTROL (SOUNDBITE) (English) BOB DYLAN FAN, SUSAN FROM U.S., SAYING: "I have his book of lyrics and if you sit and read through the lyrics, it really is poetry, so he deserves it. Absolutely." FANS WAITING IN LINE (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED BOB DYLAN FAN FROM OSLO, SAYING: "He's very special, he's strange. But that's also maybe a reason I like him, because he's different from a lot of other persons. But he's not predictable and yeah." PEOPLE ENTERING CONCERT VENUE (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED BOB DYLAN FAN, SAYING: "That's the way Bob Dylan is and I think he is grateful and he sent a letter acknowledging that he was very grateful for receiving the Nobel Prize. But you know, that's the kind of way he is." ENTRANCE TO CONCERT VENUE
- Embargoed: 15th April 2017 19:20
- Keywords: Bob Dylan Nobel literature prize concert
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0016AKHO3R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Excitement and anticipation were building up among thousands of fans on Saturday (April 1) outside a Stockholm venue where Bob Dylan will be performing following his receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
State broadcaster SVT reported on Saturday that Dylan had accepted his medal and diploma from the Swedish Academy in an ultra-secret ceremony ahead of the concert.
No details of the ceremony were released.
The publicity-shy singer greeted the original announcement of his victory with silence, and he declined an invitation to attend the Nobel banquet in December.
Dylan is in Sweden to play two concerts, in Stockholm on Saturday and in the southern city of Lund on Sunday (April 2).
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