Dylan made his first trip to the United Kingdom from December 1962 to January 1963.  He had been invited by TV director Philip Saville to appear in a drama, Madhouse on Castle Street , which Saville was directing for BBC Television .  At the end of the play, Dylan performed "Blowin' in the Wind", one of its first public performances.  The film recording of Madhouse on Castle Street was destroyed by the BBC in 1968.  While in London, Dylan performed at London folk clubs, including the Troubadour , Les Cousins , and Bunjies .  He also learned material from UK performers, including Martin Carthy . 
I got my M&P shield 9mm right before the XD-S 9mm came out, and have no regrets, its been completely reliable, surprisingly accurate and fun to shoot despite its small size. The only problem I’ve had with it (which I hear is quit common) has been that the white dots on the rear sight fell out after 150 rounds fired. Not a big deal though, I don’t really need them and I’m planning on getting XS big dots sights eventually any how. I haven’t fired the XD-s but the finish on it seems more refined, not exactly better, but it has a higher quality feel at least to me when compared to the shield. Of course the shield is a around a $400 gun,the XD-s is more like $550ish. From everything I’ve heard you can’t go wrong with either.