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Yes, it’s another Springsteen post

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 03, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Sorry for the lack of the posts this weekend. I’m taking some time off before the 10-game road trip that starts on Monday.

Caught Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Gillette Stadium tonight. We dodged a few thunderstorms and had a huge tailgate for 30 people. We had a bunch of cars, three tents and several sorts of flavored vodka, which was nice.

The crew included assorted family and friends including Bullet and Deano, two guys I have seen about 50 Bruce shows with in something like 10 states. Our plan is to go to Europe next time he tours there.

The setlist:

Summertime Blues
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Radio Nowhere
Lonesome Day
The Promised Land
Spirit In The Night
Tunnel Of Love
Little Latin Lupe Lu
Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
Hungry Heart
Who’ll Stop The Rain?
Youngstown
Murder Incorporated
She’s The One
Livin’ In The Future
Mary’s Place
The Rising
Last To Die
Long Walk Home
Badlands

Encore
I’m Going Down
Jungleland
Born To Run
Glory Days
Dancing In The Dark
American Land
Rosalita

It was a very strong show. Little Latin Lupe Lu was written by Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers back in 1963 and was a hit for Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels in 1966. I’m not entirely sure of this, but I believe the last time Bruce did it with the band was 1977. You don’t often see Bruce do three covers in the same show. But he did that, Summertime Blues and Who’ll Stop the Rain?

I’m Going Down was a request. As Bruce said, “Rarely played and rarely requested.” It’s one of the of the tunes on the Born in the USA album.

This version of Youngstown featured a terrific guitar solo by the great Nils Lofgren.

I know we had some readers going. Hope you stayed dry and had a great time.

Finally, you Giants fans will get a kick out of this. The stage features two large high-def screens that show shots of the band and often the fans. At one point, Bruce waded into the crowd and they kept showing this one woman who had a Giants hat on. The Patriots fans on hand playfully booed.

I suspect the people running the video operation were Giants fans having a little fun at the home of the Patriots.

Bruce also dedicated a song to “the coach.” I assume that’s Bill Belichick as the Pats had a practice in their bubble this afternoon.

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