I woke up this morning thinking of the Bruce Springsteen concert, which was one week ago tonight!
We bought our tickets in August, so it has been something we have been anticipating for quite some time.
(Anticipation of great things is so awesome!)
We began our adventure at the House of Coates Bar where we had delicious burgers –
and sat in a booth that was either too hot or too cold!
We had tickets on the Club Level, so it was a quieter atmosphere. Our seats were in the last row so we didn’t have to worry about standing and dancing in front of people who chose to sit during the concert.
(Really, who sits during a Bruce concert??? Evidently people in the Club Level!).
Bruce didn’t disappoint. He was on stage for 185 minutes. He never left. Not for a minute.
And he appeared more energized at the end of the show than at the beginning!
He is an amazing performer and I hope that I get to see him a few more times! I think next time, I want to be “down there,” in that crowd of people dancing and singing along. I hope I can do that before I get too old.
Although, you could see on the big screen, that some of them were not spring chickens!
I’ve been thinking about Bruce, because I feel like I’m a “come-lately” fan.
But I used to listen to his music a lot in the late 80s, and I had forgotten that until I went to his concert for the first time in 2009
He is an amazing song writer and his songs tell stories.
I remember listening to his Live album (3 cassettes, given to my brother for Christmas), listening to the stories of Johnny 99, Reason to Believe, Cadillac Ranch, Nebraska… all stories beautifully (and often tragically) told.
Good stuff for a moody teenager to listen to (now and then)!
So I’m not really a “come-lately” but I have been a “Tramp” for many years!
I think as I get older, I can appreciate more and am in awe of his passion for music and for people.
Here is a World Premiere of Devils and Dust from that night, a compilation of songs from the night and the setlist for
Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, MN! Woot!
Devils And Dust
1. I’m A Rocker
2. Hungry Heart
3. No Surrender
5. Loose Ends
6. Something In The Night
7. STOLEN CAR*
8. We Take Care Of Our Own
9. Wrecking Ball
10. Death to My Hometown
11. My City of Ruins
12. The E Street Shuffle
13. Pay Me My Money Down
14. DEVILS AND DUST*
16. Murder Incorporated
17. She’s The One
18. Shackled and Drawn
19. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
20. The Rising
22. Land of Hope and Dreams
24. Born to Run
25. Dancing In The Dark
26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
27. American Land
http://www.backstreets.com/setlists.html to read more about the tour.
Our concert was a special event according to the Bruce experts!
Well, that’s enough about Bruuuuce! Unless you want to tell me about your experiences!