Two best friends follow Bob Dylan during the start of his Never Ending Tour in 2000, despite one dealing with the recent death of his father and the other a wife who has just left him. Eight concerts in eleven days on a road trip of self discovery through the Southwest.
Synopsis:Two best friends, Max and Dean, are die-hard Bob Dylan fans. So when Dylan's Never Ending tour began in March of 2000, they made a detailed plan to follow the tour through the Southwestern states of Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota and Minnesota. The last concert being in Minnesota, they also plan to visit Dylan's hometown of Hibbing. This should be any Dylan's fan dream tour. However, Max and Dean, though only in their mid-twenties, have baggage they have to deal with during their trek. Max is dealing with the recent death of his father, who left him a good deal of money, but he has no idea of a mature way to use it or how to come to terms with his relationship with his dead father. Dean is dealing with the recent revelation that his wife is leaving him, and questions the very nature of what he has come to call love. The concerts are general admission venues, so true fans arrive late the night before each concert and sleep on the ground in front of the venues so when the doors open before the concert, they are right on the rail in front of a legend. As Dean and Max wait outside these venues, they meet a host of diverse and colorful characters. Roger and Star are a couple who run a Dylan website and have knowledge to rival Dean and Max's, and Roger acts as a bit of a leader to a crew of fellow Dylan fanatics and somewhat of a father figure to Dean and Max. They also meet a couple of Ivy league intellectuals, a couple of crazy older women convinced Dylan is in love with them, a Communist who believes Dylan has had a subversive Red agenda that everyone else is too blind to see, and a collection of others add humor and depth to their journey. As the tour moves from city to city, more is revealed about Dean and Max's problems, and the two friends try to figure it out. Coming to a cathartic close in their trip around the hometown of their hero, Bob Dylan, as his music works to ease their collective pain.