If you've ever spent time on E Street, this is for you:
Bruce and the E Street Band, Madison Square Garden, April 9, 2012:
It's been 37 years since my parents drove me and friends (that's you Mary-Claire and Julia) in December of 1975 to hear Bruce and the E Street Band for the first time in a college gym in Lewisburg, PA when the album Born to Run was about to be released. My parents waited patiently in a coffee shop (without cell phones!) not knowing that Springsteen shows typically were over 3 hours long. My mother still inquires after Mr. "Early Springwater."
Many years and many shows later his concerts are still a privilige
and a pleasure.
Bruce pausing to share a fan's beer:
Followed by some 62-year-old crowd surfing:
Setlist: Badlands, We Take Care of Our Own, Wrecking Ball, Out in the Street , Death to My Hometown, My City of Ruins, Spirit in the Night, Thundercrack, Jack of All Trades, Trapped, She's the One , Easy Money, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, The Promised Land, Apollo Medley, Because the Night, The Rising, We Are Alive, Backstreets, Land of Hope and Dreams, Rocky Ground, Rosalita, Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-out.
Never too old to jump up on the piano.
Bruce and wife Patti Scialfa share a quiet moment alone together with 20,000 onlookers:
Why go to just one show when you can go to two?
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Izod Center in the New Jersey Meadowlands on April 5, 2012 - playing to the home state crowd,
and Peter and me (we brought our passports).
With Jake Clemmons inheriting his uncle's saxophone parts:
Clarence Clemmons: never to be forgotten as long as the E Street Band plays.
Singing to a sea of cell phone cameras of true believers.