22 June – If I ever wondered why I love going to see live music, I don’t by the way, then a show like Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band would provide the answer. This is powerful, life affirming stuff. The band play a three and a half set that never flags and doesn’t seem a minute too long. That takes some doing. I’ve been to see acts I really like and ended up praying for them to finish after a couple of hours.
With a back catalogue like his it must be difficult to select a playlist, especially given that some material from the current album has to be included. I was in luck tonight as he played probably my favourite Springsteen song – Bobby Jean.
The Boss and his band can’t come around again quickly enough for me!
Set List: Badlands; No Surrender; We Take Care of Our Own; Wrecking Ball; Death to My Hometown; My City of Ruins; Spirit in the Night; The E Street Shuffle; Jack of All Trades; Atlantic City; Prove It All Night; Two Hearts; You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch); Darlington County; Shackled and Drawn; Waitin’ on a Sunny Day; Save My Love; The Promise; The River; The Rising; Out in the Street; Land of Hope and Dreams.
Encore: We Are Alive; Thunder Road; Born to Run; Bobby Jean; Cadillac Ranch; Dancing in the Dark; Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out; Twist And Shout.