James Schuster writes about 1975-11-01 Santa Barbara: I had skipped seeing him at the Roxy, Los Angeles 10 days earlier (too much hype). I drove up to UCSB because a friend had given me a ticket. It was worth the 100 mile drive. I was won over by the first song - Thunder Road, piano backing only with one high stage light lighting Bruce from behind. Very dramatic - especially if you are 18 and trying to figure the great big world out.
B Hartman writes about 1974-04-28 Swarthmore: A cherished childhood memory. Was all of 12 at the time. My late friend T Tracy and I ventured to the Amphitheatre hearing the music and we climbed up from behind the stage and both sat on the back wall to listen and take in what was essentially our first "rock concert".
When telling friends of this story I always include "joehamer's" comments as I too remember the streaker. Sad part was he fell at the bottom of the gravel hill that ran beside the theatre...ouch!
"joehamer writes: I rode my bike over from Ridley and caught the end of the show .. Even saw a streaker on a Nixon mask !"
Charlene Callahan Linden writes about 1974-10-06 Worcester: I almost didn't go. I was afraid that he was a boring singer songwriter who played boring wimpy music.
Boy was I wrong. That night changed my life.
When they played "Rosalita" I think he must have jumped five feet into the air. I'm sure that wasn't true but that was how I remembered it.
Joe M writes about 1981-09-14 Cincinnati: An earlier date was cancelled in Cincinnati and this was a make up date at the end of the tour. Somehow our two tickets for the earlier show were upgraded to floor seats in the seventeenth row for the makeup show. My date was 5'2" so much of show was spent standing on the folding chairs. Proud Mary was memorable as Clarence sang "Rolling", with his deep voice, much like Ike Turner.
Sarah Macmillan writes about 2003-03-28 Auckland: Thank you for helping me to relive the memories of the Magic in the Night!
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