Greasy Lake

Bossman66's Bruce Springsteen Live Collection (25)

Date Venue City State/country Rating
1999-05-23  Earls Court  London  England  Details
My first show, what can I say?

I missed my 1st chance to see the band in '84. I wasn't that taken with 'Tunnel Of Love' on record (as a youngster at the time), so skipped them again. I wasn't even aware of the 'other band' tour although I bought them both on release day & I thought the chance to see the legendary E Street Band had gone before I even found out about the reunion tour.

I went to this one show with a friend from work on the basis that I'd go see R.E.M. with him a month later also at Earl's Court

It changed my appreciation of live music forever!

My first ever live Bruce song - 'Working On The Highway' a lightweight introduction perhaps but still a moment I'll remember always.

Other highlights, 'Where The Bands Are', 'Sherry Darling' with it's dedication to the guy holding a request on a blanket from the hotel window that had been following Bruce around, Jungleland (which I loved) during which I had to sit down as I'd been having a few dizzy spells at the time & felt a bit funny during it, then 'Light Of Day' (which I didn't know at all) & finally the final encore, Thunder Road, If I Should Fall Behind & Land of Hope & Dreams. The crowd intro to Thunder Road was the best I've ever heard. I had a tear in my eye (as I'm sure from the screens Bruce did too)& that was it, I was converted. The arrangement of If I Should Fall Behind (with the band members taking their lines) was almost miraculous to me transcending it from a simple love song to an ode to Friendship. Then a rousing (& long) Land of Hope & Dreams with it's rededication of 'the Band' (another new song to me of course)sent everyone home happy.

I didn't get the show on cd (mp3's) for at least 3 years (didn't even know you could), but even now (when I have the audio from all 'my'shows, if I go back to any of them it's this one & Thunder Road.

Brilliant memories & I determined I would see them again whenever I got the chance.

Bossman
2002-10-27  Wembley Arena  London  England  Details

2003-05-26  Crystal Palace National Sports Arena  London  England  Details

2003-05-27  Crystal Palace National Sports Arena  London  England  Details

2003-05-29  Old Trafford Cricket Ground  Manchester  England  Details

2005-05-28  Royal Albert Hall  London  England  Details

2006-05-07  The Manchester Evening News Arena  Manchester  England  Details

2006-05-08  Hammersmith Apollo Theatre  London  England  Details

2006-11-09  NEC Arena  Birmingham  England  Details

2006-11-11  Wembley Arena  London  England  Details

2006-11-19  The Point  Dublin  Ireland  Details

2007-12-15  Odyssey Arena  Belfast  Ireland  Details

2007-12-19  02 Arena  London  UK  Details

2008-05-25  RDS  Dublin  Ireland  Details

2008-05-28  Old Trafford  Manchester  UK  Details

2008-05-30  Emirates Stadium  London  UK  Details

2008-05-31  Emirates Stadium  London  UK  Details

2008-06-14  Millenium Stadium  Cardiff  Wales  Details

2008-07-20  Camp Nou  Barcelona  Spain  Details

2009-06-28  Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park  London  UK  Details

2009-07-11  RDS  Dublin  Ireland  Details

2009-07-12  RDS  Dublin  Ireland  Details

2009-07-14  Hampden Park  Glasgow  Scotland  Details

2009-10-08  Giants Stadium  East Rutherford  NJ  Details

2009-10-09  Giants Stadium  East Rutherford  NJ  Details

 

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