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 Posted: Tue May 12th, 2009 06:56 pm
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Too tired to come up with much beyond a quick report from last night. Drove straight up and straight back afterward (about 11 hrs total). The show went 2 hours, 55 minutes. My friends and I got there early and were part of the drawing to get in the "pit" area, and we got in. About 20 or 25 feet from stage, or about 12-15 feet from catwalk area. Pretty damn close.

The set list (below) was outstanding, and had plenty of old nuggets though not much newer stuff. My personal highlights were Seeds which I developed a new appreciation for, The Ghost of Tom Joad, which had a top five guitar solo that I ever seen by Nils Lofgren, and The E Street Shuffle, which was a surprise oldie.

Max's son drummed on about the first 10 tracks, and did a great job. Definitely a wildman with arms and hair flying. Big difference from Max, who wastes no motion. Both are power drummers, though.

The biggest thing I noticed after the show was that Bruce's voice was pristine. Perfect range and clarity tonight. He seems to be singing better and better with each tour. I listened to some Live in NYC stuff (from the late 90s) on the way home and he sounds better now than then. His show was also extremely physical. The guy is freak.

Clarence looked rough. He could still play sax great, though is really hobbled by the replaced knees and hips. He'll probably tour 'till he drops though. All of them will.

Just a dynamite show. I didn't think I could ever have a better concert experience than the Magic tour show, and I did. It's like a big tent revival.

From http://www.backstreets.com:

Setlist:
Badlands (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Radio Nowhere (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Outlaw Pete (w/ Jay Weinberg)
No Surrender (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Out in the Street (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Working on a Dream (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Seeds (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Johnny 99 (w/ Jay Weinberg)
The Ghost of Tom Joad (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Raise Your Hand (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Good Lovin'
Prove It All Night
The E Street Shuffle
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
I'm on Fire
Kingdom of Days
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born to Run


Encore:

Hard Times
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Land of Hope and Dreams
American Land
Bobby Jean
Rosalita


Italicized tracks were requested by the crowd via sign.

Oh! a funny story. There was an wasted, unruly guy in a wheelchair in the pit swinging a cane and being a real asshole to the people around him. Real bastard. The security didn't want to eject him (it would've been difficult and they probably just didn't want to be seen giving a cripple the heave-ho), so they just loomed over him for the last third of the set. Other than that guy, Boss crowds tend to have intelligent, respectful people. LOTS of young people, which was great to see.

From last night, also via http://www.backstreets.com. Jay's behind Boss, who's using a copy of a famous telecaster, which is currently on display at the RnR HOF. This is basically what my view would've been like, though about 10 feet to the right of Bruce (his left).



So much for a quick report. :cool:



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How can Bruce ever do a show without "Born in the USA" and "Glory Days"?



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How much political lecturing did you get between songs? Thats my biggest turn off to Bruce in recent years. SIngers should sing and play and stop telling me what to think.

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NCJames wrote: How much political lecturing did you get between songs? Thats my biggest turn off to Bruce in recent years. SIngers should sing and play and stop telling me what to think.
Boss gave some (very) brief pub for a regional food collection/distribution group. "Second Harvest" I think it was, but no politics last night. We won that battle, there's no reason to gloat.

And, srossi, he's been doing BITUSA and GD on many shows, but I'd much prefer the older obscurities like 10th Avenue Freeze Out, Rosalita, E Street Shuffle, anything off Darkness on the Edge of Town, etc. Could've gone with GD in stead of Bobby Jean in the encore, though, not a fan of that one. Hard to explain unless you were there, but American Land was awesome, too.

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No "Glory Days"? I woulda been bummed :(



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I don't like his politics.  I do like him as a person, and he actually coached my niece in her 6-year old softball team ("Coach Bruce",  seriously, could you imagine?).  My friends met him and his now wife in the Village one night very non-descript at a Mexican place and he hung out all night with them.  I knew some other guys who jammed with Springsteen and Solar Circus in the Wetlands (NYC) in the mid-90's and said he was cool too.

For the record, I've never seen him.  I like when he plays the blues (Singles, for example) but I'm a casual fan.



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NCJames wrote: How much political lecturing did you get between songs? Thats my biggest turn off to Bruce in recent years. SIngers should sing and play and stop telling me what to think.
doesn't mean that you have to listen to what the celebrities say.



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It is still one of my goals to see one of his shows.

No Thunder Road?  Too bad.



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Papa Voo wrote: It is still one of my goals to see one of his shows.

No Thunder Road?  Too bad.


He did that one at the last show I saw. Dynamite. After thinking a bit, the only tracks I didn't prefer, aside from the aforementioned Bobby Jean, were the ones from The Rising. I like that album, but more for the obscure album tracks than the hits. I'm always game for more cuts from Darkness or Born to Run.



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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: NCJames wrote: How much political lecturing did you get between songs? Thats my biggest turn off to Bruce in recent years. SIngers should sing and play and stop telling me what to think.
doesn't mean that you have to listen to what the celebrities say.

I agree completely and I dont begrudge them having their beliefs and even voicing them in interview formats or even if they wish to include them in a song or two, that I suppose is part of the creative process. But preaching and lectures on their leanings, and I mean ANY leanings at shows is just not my cup of tea. Yes for the record I do disagree with Bruce's politics for the most part but thats not the real issue. My main thing was the inclusion of such at shows. Glad to hear he isnt doing stuff of the sort, at least on that night.

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NCJames wrote:
I agree completely and I dont begrudge them having their beliefs and even voicing them in interview formats or even if they wish to include them in a song or two, that I suppose is part of the creative process. But preaching and lectures on their leanings, and I mean ANY leanings at shows is just not my cup of tea. Yes for the record I do disagree with Bruce's politics for the most part but thats not the real issue. My main thing was the inclusion of such at shows. Glad to hear he isnt doing stuff of the sort, at least on that night.

I saw Santana in San Antonio about 10 years ago and all he did was "preach" about some wierd ass New Age spiritual bullshit.  He play a "medley" of songs for about 5 to 10 minutes and the get on the soap box for about 15 or 20.  It royally SUCKED.



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