13 Nov 2002 Apakuni   » (Journeyer)

Bruce Springsteen is still THE BOSS

Pardon my admittedly non-development aside. Last night, I saw Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in Cincinnati. I last saw them in 1985 at the HoosierDome. That show was incredible. This time, college behind me and a bit more disposable income <grin> I sat three rows off the floor near Clarence Clemons. What a show.

No one (and I have seen a lot of concerts) puts on a show with as much energy, passion, emotion and conviction as Springsteen and E Street. Most of the new album (The Rising) was played. Laden with remembrances and tributes to the fallen and the survivors of 9/11, songs from The Rising were played with particular passion and feeling. From Clarence crying during "You're Missing" to the whole band dancing and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit with "Mary's Place", it is clear that they have not lost a step and in fact, like fine wine, grow better and stronger with age.

Whether you loved the Boss in your youth or you have "discovered" him through The Rising, make a point to see this tour. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will likely walk away feeling washed clean and energized as I did.

Doug

SET LIST From Nov 12, 2002 - US Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
    • American Skin (41 Shots)
    • The Rising
    • Lonesome Day
    • The Ties That Bind
    • Darkness on the Edge of Town
    • Empty Sky
    • You're Missing
    • Waitin' on a Sunny Day
    • Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street
    • Night
    • Worlds Apart
    • Badlands
    • She's the One
    • Mary's Place
    • Countin' on a Miracle
    • My Hometown (solo piano)
    • Into the Fire

    First Encore:

    • Dancing in the Dark
    • I'm a Rocker
    • Born to Run

    Second Encore:

    • My City of Ruins
    • Born in the U.S.A.
    • Land of Hope and Dreams
    • Ramrod
The Official Bruce Springsteen Web Site

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