Bruce McLean writes about 1978-12-20 Seattle: This is simply the best R&R concert I have ever seen. Nothing else comes close. All the Springsteen shows from '78 are great but this is the only one I saw live. My brother scored us tickets as a Christmas present. I was living in NJ but hailed from Seattle (where it was soooo much easier to get tickets vs. NJ). We drove downtown and got prepped with Irish coffees at Jake O'Shaunessey's. The performance was amazing - the audience way too stoic. I was among the few hundred that stayed for the 4th encore. I knew Bruce would come back one last time. Sadly. my brother left when the house lights came up and bitched at me all the way on the drive back to the Eastside.
Lizzie L writes about 1981-05-20 Stafford: Wow - I've been telling people for year's about this amazing concert, but have lost touch with the friends I went with, so don't have anyone to reminisce with! I couldn't remember the full set list until discovering this site, but do remember that Candy's Room and Rosalita blew me away. I didn't know much about Springsteen before I went, but I became a life long convert, most recently seeing him in Manchester in 2013. I've made a playlist from The River 1981 tour set list, and listening to it now it feels like the concert was only yesterday. My favourite performance of all was Born in The USA Tour in Roundhay Park Leeds 07.07.85. I think I will be spending a lot more time on this site. PS to the 17 yr old girl (now 50!) who got pulled on to stage to dance - I am sooooooo jealous :)
Brenda Edwards writes about 1974-07-27 Phoenix: He totally transformed me. Remember the Hugh speakers he jumped on? I knew then he was a star.
Bob Weaver writes about 1976-04-22 Blacksberg: The VA Tech Vawter Hall first floor took turns camping out for 2 weeks for front row seats. We got them, first few center rows and after the concert started, people jumped in the orchestra pit. I was part of the camp out and I'd be damned if I wasn't going to be up front! So I jumped up and had my hands on the stage in front of the Big Man for the whole concert. It was the best concert I had ever been to, and none since has been better. Bruce came out in the crowd, not sure what song it was. It was all just a great time, never will be another like it!
steve writes about 1980-10-10 Chicago: I was there. Not a big fan at the time. Actually dragged to the show by a girl who worked for Jam Productions. 10th row centre seats. Not expecting much. Bruce and the band walked on and launched into Born to Run as an opener. Amazingly the show reached new hights with each song. I remember Point Blank being especially good. Bruce centre stage under a white spot light. Dramatic.Fantastic. Got to go back stage for a meet and great. He sold me that night. I became a believer. He was The Boss.
Two shows, same city, same venue, 25 years apart. One was my first, the other was my 59th. There have been other shows in between at the same place, but 25 years is a good occasion to pause and loo ... Read more
Which was the bigger surprise is hard to say, but yesterday two announcements were made that were both rather unexpected. One was that Bruce has added a final show for 2012 in Mexico City, and the ... Read more