Bruce Springsteen – what a complete legend!

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m completely mad about music, and going to gigs in particular. The first one i went to was Bon Jovi when i was only ten, and I’ve been going to as many as i can since then. Of course there’s lots of bands/singers I’d like to see, but until yesterday (23rd May 2008) there was only one important one that i hadn’t seen – and that was Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band.Well it was worth the long wait, all the travelling in a slow bus, and the very sore legs I have today after all my jumping around.The gig was in the R.D.s and there was no support. Me and Deirdre sat outside for a couple of hours before in the lovely weather. We started making our way in just after 7 and I was getting very excited. Bruce and the band came on at 8 and played the most amazing and class 2 and a half hours of music I’ve ever heard! The sound where we were standing wasn’t great, and when we moved, we happened to be standing beside 2 security guards, who gave us wrist bands to go to the front – i was touching the barrier at one point. Bruce seemed to be loving every minute of it onstage, shaking hands with lots of people (but not coming far enough our way.) He tried to take this wee girl onstage, but she was too shy, and he promised he wouldn’t scare children again.The whole band were amazing. They are excellent musicians and I’ve heard anything that good. I didn’t know some of the songs, as I’m only a pup of a fan! He did play new stuff too and a beautiful version of ‘magic’ to a silent crowd. ‘born to run’, ‘bad lands’ and ‘glory days’ provided great sing alongs, and he finished with a kick-ass version of ‘American lands’Deirdre wasn’t shy after a few drinks, and after the gig we met Bruce’s body guard,and she tried to get backstage. I hate anyone using my disability to get something, but I didn’t care if it meant that I could meet the boss. In my dreams! Bruce had left the R.D.S apparently, but it was worth a try.I would highly recommend everyone to go and see “the heart stopping, pants dropping, earth shattering, hard rocking, hips shaking, earth quaking, nerve breaking, Viagra taking, history making, legendary E-Street Band”


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  1. Nobody cares, but here’s the setlist:NightRadio NowhereNo SurrenderLonesome DayThe Promised LandMagicTrappedMurder IncorporatedDarlington CountyProve It All NightShe’s the OneLivin’ in the FutureMary’s PlaceGirls in Their Summer ClothesDevil’s ArcadeThe RisingLast to DieLong Walk HomeBadlands* * *JunglelandBorn to RunGlory DaysDancing in the DarkAmerican Land

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