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Offstage: On the road -- still
The Milwaukee Journal - Friday, August 1, 1986

The unexpected keeps happening on Bob Dylan's tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Detroit concergoers went bananas when local hero Bob Seger joined Dylan and Petty for a closing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Willie Nelson caught the act in Austin, Texas, and Dylan dedicated the country tearjerker "We Had It All" to him. That afternoon. Dylan was spotted at a retro clothing boutique in Austin, where he reportedly bought $3,000 worth of costumes. "He got a little bit of everything," said the store manager. "Vintage clothes, some Southern-belle outfits and some over the head latex masks." In Minneapolis, Dylan gave a special dedication: "I want to say 'hi' to my mother -- if she's still here."

While on the subject of women in Bob's life, who's the mysterious Susie to whom Dylan had the Detroit crowd sing "Happy Birthday"?