Sunday, June 15, 2008

Concert Notes

Wow, what a show.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, last night was a wonderful experience for 50,000 or so lucky fans who were privileged to be in the presence of greatness.

Philly organised tickets for seats in his company’s hospitality box (no, not WAG related hospitality). So we settled in for the ride. There was no let up. For a guy in his late 50s, Bruce has a ridiculous amount of energy and he worked the crowd non-stop from 8 ‘til 11.

The timeless line-up on stage was (from left to right): the Big Man Clarence Clemons, Nils Lofgren, The Boss, Steve van Zandt (“whaddya gonna do?”) and Patti Scialfa. The E Street Band was on fine form, and Bruce paid tribute to Danny Federici who died earlier this year.

Here’s a site which has reports and photos from all of Bruce’s European tour. The full set list for the three-hour concert was:

From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)
Tenth Avenue Freeeze-Out
Radio Nowhere
No Surrender
Lonesome Day
The Promised Land
Blinded by the light
Atlantic City
The River
Gypsy Biker
Darlington County
Because the Night
She's the One
Livin' in the Future
Mary's Place
Working on the Highway
Devil's Arcade
The Rising
Last to Die
Long Walk Home
Thunder Road
Born to Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
American Land

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