Uhm, not sure why you kept looking back to your buds in Row M to see when you should stand up and when you should sit down. But you shoulda sat down more. Just saying.
Other than that, the Springsteen concert rocked. Even from the back of the house.
The set list for last nights show is here - songs from the new CD in italics
The Ties That Bind
Reason to Believe - had a real bluesy / Leon Redbone feel and riff
Night - Complete and pleasant surprise to the die-hards
She's The One - Great to hear this one too....
Livin' in the Future
The Promised Land
Town Called Heartbreak - Duet with Patti
Darkness on the edge of town
Last To Die
Long Walk Home
Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Thundercrack - A long fabled singalongthat I had never heard
Born To Run - House Lights up full!
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
American Land - A rip-roaring Irish singalong, complete with Danny and Roy on Accordians
One of the shorter concerts I had seen - the show time was officially 8 pm, they got rolling around 8:30, and I was back home by 11:30, including hanging out in the arena waiting for the halls to clear, walking back to the car, and small traffic in the parking lot and roads. But long enough for these aged bones and ears. I liek the new songs, and will get the new album post-haste; I have a trip to PA coming up which should give me an opportunity to listen to it a few times.
Springsteen is one of the things I've sort of put down for a bunch of years - I remember the Lucky Town / Human Touch / not working with the E Street Band tour (I must have seen that tour......I remember commenting on the band) but the subsequent years have been a blur - I own Tom Joad, The Rising, and Devils and Dust, but not Tracks nor the Seeger Sessions.
I need to fill out my collection, I need to dump Bruce into the MP3 player.