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About HeroOfVirtue

  • Birthday 09/10/1991

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    Boston, MA
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  • Springsteen fan since?
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    Wave! Sway! Both!
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    Listening to Bruce, the Calculus, reading, watching Lost and The Office, and getting 5's!

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  1. You get to NYC and get your fill, then I'll take you to Boston and show you around the REAL greatest American city! Fun fact: those seats are way bigger than the actual seats, and that child looks smaller than I was when I was 3. It's weird now when Bruce talks about his fans and their children. I used to be the kid, now I'm the dad. My little Mary started dancing (which at thus stage is just rocking her bum back and forth) when For You came on the other day, so things are looking good for the future of our fan community. My review of the show: holy crap. More to come after I process a bit.
  2. This city is wacky, the people are wacky, and I feel wacky just breathing the air.
  3. Waiting on a train right now! Broadway bound!
  4. Yup, and a couple other good ones for OP to check out would be 1981-12-29 Nassau Coliseum and 1978-09-20 Passaic.
  5. So I chose your middle option in the poll, because what I expect is the same incredibly high level of performance with lengthy shows approaching the three hour mark and wild setlists, but I expect the band to cool it a little. Find the guitarists some chairs and let them get a little break here and there, like how Clarence had his throne in 2009. We don't need to crowd surf, we don't need to run the stage from end to end, we don't need to hop up on the piano. Those theatrics are fun but they're never what made these guys GREAT. What made them great was the musical performance. The rest is just a cherry on top.
  6. The way they transitioned from Cover Me into Dancing in the Dark from the BITUSA tour is excellent, as is Cover Me into Brilliant Disguise on the TOL tour. My favorite live one other than the Once Upon a Time in the West bridge that you mentioned is how he used Star Spangled Banner to bridge between Souls of the Departed and BITUSA in 1993. It's simple and happened in the studio but my absolute favorite might just be the way that Chasing Wild Horses ends and leads into Sundown. Incident into Rosalita is an obvious studio classic.
  7. New York City Serenade is a remarkable opener and is probably my favorite thing ever. Meet Me In the City Tonight was amazing. Roll of the Dice, Mohegan 2014 - absolutely perfect. Wrecking Ball for a handful of 2009 shows. Thundercrack to open the WIESS show at MSG! My Love Will Not Let You Down is as explosive as LINYC told me it would be. We Take Care of Our Own "American Badass!" My favorite openers that I didn't get to experience in person are piano and violin Incident from the end of the WIESS tour, and Take Em As They Come (into The Ties That Bind!) from the Reunion tour.
  8. Not effectively, not in 2000. Like I said it's why Blood Brothers wasn't included in LINYC - too much noise and bad clapping from the audience. More modern technology has been able to mitigate it but you can still clearly see the issue on the archive series release.
  9. Thinking about UK and Euro footie culture makes me feel that global thermonuclear war might not be so bad after all.
  10. Honestly just going off stories people tell, plus listening to live stuff, Sweden might be number 1.
  11. Well that's your problem right there, who in their right mind lives outside of a drive/train to NYC? I'm not convinced there really are states outside of the northeast. Pretty sure it's just us and then the great abyss. Sorry Euros and others. I'm still not sure you guys really exist.
  12. Quick, somebody call up Joe Grushecky, have him settle this for us.
  13. How can something feel like a lifetime ago and just last week at the same time?
  14. Wait...how so? Code of Silence was written a couple years before Bruce was prompted to write American Skin. It's a song about nothing, which is perfectly fine because those songs are good once in a while, but nothing nonetheless. Another Thin Line, which he tried out around the same time...now there's a statement song.
  15. Wow, Jim. Finally got to listen to a bit of your recordings and what can I say? Amazing and thanks for sharing, that's all I can come up with. I'll end up sharing this with some offline friends and family and I get to pull out my special brag "I know the guy who made this recording, pretty cool right?"
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