It's Bonnaroo 2006, and I'm standing with my wife in the middle of a field with 80,000 of my newest friends. We're pumping our fists in the air, singing "Pump it up!" along with Elvis Costello, who's on the stage in front of us. And no one else seems to know the words. It would've been depressing if Costello's concert didn't kick so much tail.
He's paired up with another legend for a concert at Gwinnett Center on Saturday night — a man whose legacy is like a rolling stone. The last time I saw Dylan live, I'd never even listened to "Highway 61 Revisited." I owe him better ($39.50-$69.50, and showtime's 7 p.m. Details: 404-249-6400).
First, though, I'll check out an exhibition of John Lawrence's photos from Tuscany and Umbria. Called "In the Steps of St. Francis," the exhibit opens 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Photography Center at Rankin Square, Nine 10th St. (Free. 706-604-4487).
And if you're not up to driving to the A-T-L on Saturday, head to Fort Benning for the Montgomery Gentry show instead. Yeah, a country act isn't everyone's thing, but these guys are rock ’n’ roll enough to make it a party for everyone (Gates are 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $35 at the show. 706-545-2703).