How a Pretentious Dylan Lover came to like Bob Dylan can be explained in a number of ways. A boy they liked could have played a Dylan song on the guitar, or they could have seen Watchmen. What ever the reason they have normally only been aware of Dylan for a few weeks and want every one to know that they know and like Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan!
A Pretentious Dylan Lover will be excited about a new Bob Dylan album, or tour, where as everyone else knows there is nothing to be excited about. A Bob Dylan song could come on the radio and a Pretentious Dylan Lover would be unaware that the song is by Bob Dylan- that is how most Pretentious Dylan Lover are in fact found out.