Daniel writes about 1984-09-26 Morristown: One of the most amazing experiences that I ever had. A friend got me back stage. After a South Side Johnny show put the place to sleep, my back happened to be to the stage when I felt presence. I turned around and saw Bruce walking out. It was as if he was timeless and everything moving around him. Every move that he made was perfect. He said, "who is this Morris guy? We're gonna name this Boss town! The place came alive, electrified. Women crying in the front row. The three songs he performed were unbelievable. I had always disliked Springsteen before I saw him there.
Richard Alberty writes about 1975-07-23 Lenox: Rode out in a VW Bug to Lenox from Gardner Mass, The Music Inn was a natural bowl with pavilion up top and stage down below. BYOB and whatevah'. Laid back venue with a good sound system. Stood by soundboard during this show. Drove the music hard and fast. High energy up on stage and from all my neighbors on the hill. What a BUZZ.. Man pheew. Tanglewood was just east of Music Inn. Area is now Condo's. Saw many acts there for few years while at MWCC.
Dan Small writes about 1974-05-09 Cambridge: There are photos from this night, taken by photographer Barry Schneier. You can see one at http://www.gallery591974.com. The photo at this site is one of the few from that night, and captures Springsteen at the piano singing, "For You". He is young and thin. Landau mentions this very song in his Real Paper article. Barry Schneier's site has other photographs from both performances that night as well as photos from the soundcheck. Schneier's photos are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Museum Exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center, and other exhibits.
Jake Fredel writes about 2000-04-08 St. Louis: This was the first rock concert I ever saw. My dad took me to the show when I was five years old, which was a pretty incredible experience for a young kid (incredible at any age!). I got to see the E Street Band with Clarence and Danny one more time - three years later at Miller Park, at the end of The Rising Tour. Some of the best experiences of my childhood.
Lois Fundis writes about 1980-11-30 Pittsburgh: This was my very first Bruce concert. (I'd loved his music since the first time I heard "Born to Run" on the radio but for various reasons was not able to get to a show before this.) My ticket said "obstructed view" -- heck, it was right behind Danny! I only remember tiny bits of individual events -- like when Bruce "forgot" the words to "Hungry Heart" and everyone sang it to him -- but the main thing was that it was *much* more amazing than I had expected or even hoped. I wandered around in a daze afterward. In some ways I'm still in that daze, I guess.
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