Brian Broekhuizen writes about 1996-09-24 Kalamazoo: I attended this show back in 96. So good. Wondering if anyone out there also attended and still has ticket stubs or any other memorabilia?
Or just memories to share. Bruce wanted this to be a quieter, low key performance, and I remember at one point in the show someone yelled "happy birthday Bruce!" to which Bruce responded, "aw shut the fuck up!" He laughed and we all had a good chuckle. What a guy.
Mike Combes writes about 1976-04-04 East Lansing: This was my first Bruce concert ever and it is a concert experience I will never forget. The first time I had ever heard a Springsteen song was the night before when a guy in my dorm let me borrow Born to Run. I was not initially impressed, but still decided to go to the show. The songs that didn't mean anything to me on the record came to life during his live performance. I had never seen a performer connect with the audience like this before. I was a Bruce fan forever. My favorite song of the night was actually a cover of the Animals "It's My Life". Bruce the storyteller told of playing his guitar in his bedroom as his father yelled at him to keep the noise down. Interesting tidbit, I had a friend who was an usher for the show and he was there during the soundcheck and Bruce played "Incident on 57th Street.
Mike Combes writes about 1978-09-01 Detroit: I was at this concert and it was amazing. Bruce's popularity was starting to rise and the audience was going crazy. I imagined this is how it must have been to see the Beatles right after their Ed Sullivan appearance. The highlight of the night was Bruce coming out solo for the start of the second set and playing Lost in the Flood on the piano. A fan had requested the song before the show. Bruce had to bring the album out with him to remember the lyrics. Fabulous show.
Marco van Osta writes about 1988-06-29 Rotterdam: My first Bruce Springsteen concert.
During the sound check the band practised "Chimes of Freedom" which was the tour debut that night.
Christopher Culshaw writes about 2012-06-21 Sunderland: Brilliant concert 5 mins away from my house!
Freak torrential rain stopped just before concert started.
Bruce was on top form.
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