Bengalswin writes about 1975-11-11 Miami: This was my first Springsteen show. Me and a friend got tickets centerstage, about 8 rows back. When we got there some of the sound equipment was in our seats. We stood around and pretty soon someone came and apologized for the equipment. They then lead us down to the front row, centerstage. What a show. Rock and Roll heaven.
Joe Conway writes about 1978-09-10 Cincinnati: My first show as well. Bought the tickets a day or two before the show. Went with my brother Dan and my then girlfriend Mary Ann. Had a bit of an idea, but honestly no real concept. The lights go down, the band walks on, Badlands kicks off, the guitar solo and then the big man. I looked at my brother and he looked at me, we didn't just smiled, we laughed. A couple of hours later the house lights are on and we're on our feet, sweating and singing "good golly miss Molly". The train stopped in Cincinnati and we hopped on. Can't wait for the next stop.
Mark writes about 1980-12-09 Philadelphia: I had seen Bruce a few times before this and many times since - this was easily the best ever. My GF got me tix for my birthday, only problem was she was a huge Beatles fan. She had been crying all day, and when Bruce opened the show with his remarks she burst into tears again. She wasn't alone - I would say half the place was crying. But the band was remarkable that night, pouring all they had into that show. And then the encore of Twist & Shout, with all the lights on, you could clearly see more than half the crowd in tears. Very emotional night.
Carolyn Harrison writes about 1974-07-27 Phoenix: My husband and I saw Bruce for the first time ever at this show. I had to beg my husband to go as he had never heard of him. Bruce came out in a white tank top - wow. He started the set out with "Spanish Johnny". From there on it was hard hitting rock n roll. After the second song, my husband turned to me and shouted, "This guy's great!!" This comment was coming from someone I had to drag to the concert. I LOVE this memory. We are both solid Bruce fans to this day.
Doug Ellenberger writes about 1977-02-25 Lafayette: Attended the show at Purdue in '77 with college buddies from Valparaiso. We drove down and were able to see a fabulous show. Bruce and the band were at their peak. I have seen a lot of great rock and roll...before and after.....and this was the one I still have at the top of my list. Great music, great friends. The audience was on their feet the whole show....a fitting tribute to the best band in rock at that moment.
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