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  1. Happy Birthday Bruce

    So pleased that in this crappiest of years, we’ve got something to look forward to and be excited about with the new album on its way. It’s great that you’ve again got your timing spot on. I / we all need this album to brighten life up a bit.

    Who knows if we’ll ever see live shows again, but If not, so be it, it seems we’ve got lots to look forward to on E-Street.

    Have a great Birthday Boss, and keep rockin’.

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  2. On 3/22/2020 at 2:00 AM, newcastle roy said:

    It's Mothers Day

    keep your mam and dad alive by not seeing them..more than 2 meters apart


    This year is going from bad to worse.  Lost my mam on NewYear’s Day, and yesterday was tough for the family.  We’ll get through it though, and we WILL see each other Further On Up The Road.

    Best wishes and stay safe all.

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  3. 1 hour ago, dr winston oboogie said:

    More upcoming dates for The Springsteen Sessions, do yourself a favour and go see if you can.....(and no I am not their agent) :-

    Fri.6th Dec      Carlisle, The Brickyard

    Fri.24th Jan     Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre

    Sat.25th Jan    Manchester, Manchester Academy 3

    Fri.22nd May    Oxford, O2 Academy2 Oxford

    Sat 23rd May    London, O2 Academy2 Islington

    Sun 24th May    Brimingham, O2 Academy3 Birmingham


    Tickets on sale here   https://www.seetickets.com/search?q=the+springsteen+sessions]%23


    Don't forget their Cluny gig on Saturday 7th December!


    And if anyone is looking for a night of 'live Bruce' before then, the NE Street Band are at The Exchange in North Shields this Saturday. Another good night out with a canny bunch of lads. I'm not their agent either! 

  4. Why isn't he up to rockin' with the ESB just because he hit 70?

    He's fitter than your average 70 year old man. Hell, Steve isn't anywhere near as good shape as Bruce and he certainly let rip with the Disciples this summer. 

    I too suspect we might have to wait for the retrospective stuff. Fair enough, we've got the original recordings to listen to. 

    I'm looking forward to a new album of ESB material and a tour to follow. If we don't get 4 hours, so what? Bruce himself said he "shoots for 3 hours", that's hardly short changing his audience. 

    The OP concluded by saying 'Bruce had never let him down'. He isn't going to start now. 

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  5. I followed Bruce protocol and didn’t stand up and applaud after every song, but bloody hell, I really wanted to. It’s the same songs but it’s a completely different album. He’s got to do some of these songs live hasn’t he?

    Fantastic, although though Q&A just felt like padding for the sake of it. I would happily have just watched that (once!) when the Blu-Ray is released.



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  6. Thought I’d give a plug to a new Bruce tribute band now doing the rounds in the North East.

    The NE Street Band are newly formed, and have only played a handful of gigs so far, but we’ve caught them twice now in the last few weeks and I’d recommend fellow Lakers in the NE to check them out if they happen to be playing near you. They play the classics, but mix it up a bit, with some Sessions and solo stuff as well. Have a look at their website or on FB.

    They are playing The Three Tuns in Gateshead next Friday, and The Exchange in North Shields in a few weeks.  We’ll be at both and it would be cool to see some of you there. Always worth supporting bands playing Bruce’s music live in the North East whilst we hope and pray for our man to hopefully grace us with his presence next year.







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  7. 1 hour ago, Eileen said:

    How did you do that? I can't get the date up.

    Hi Eileen 

    As Red Headed Woman has advised, click on the 'what's on' link on the Odeon website and either scroll down the list of films, or click on the magnifying glass icon and type in WS. 

    Looks like it's on at Silverlink, Metrocentre and Durham in our neck of the woods. 

    They're also showing the recent Q&A that Bruce did, after the film. 

    Hope you get sorted. 

  8. 20 minutes ago, rachelharms said:

    Hi everyone! 

    I know, I know, it’s hard to believe.. but I’m flying to the one and only NEW JERSEY (:D) tomorrow! This will be the 3rd year in a row that I’ll be in America for my birthday, and I guess I’ve gotta keep up the tradition. 

    I was actually very close to not going this year, finally due to lack of funds... but because last years birthday was so amazing, I couldn’t bear the thought of being sat at home feeling sad and nostalgic. I know I’m going to be a bit sad this year anyway, because sadly, I won’t be front row for Bruce Springsteen again (can you believe it’s a year since the pick :(), however I do have some really exciting things to look forward to and share with you all. 

    One of my friends who has never been to New York before has been saying to me for a while ‘next time you go, I wanna come with you’, and so I couldn’t let her down, right?! I’ll be playing tour guide once again! We have 4 nights in New York City, being the best tourists we can be before heading down the shore on Saturday and returning to my beloved home away from home, Asbury Park for a couple of nights. 

    When looking to see if a trip this year was even possible, I was thinking to myself.. I don’t even have an excuse such as Broadway, so should I really go? And just like that things fell into place and now we have so much to look forward to. I turn 22 next Sunday (struggling to come to terms with this yes) and it just so happens that the Bruce Springsteen: My Hometown Exhibit opens on that very day. I’ll finally be going back to Freehold!! I haven’t been to Freehold since my very first trip back in March 2017, and I’m so excited. Plus @MadamMarie  and hopefully @rosiejaneymary will be coming with me! Then the same night, I’ve got tickets to a charity event at The Stone freaking Pony featuring none other than... Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Bobby Bandiera, Gary US Bonds & Vini Lopez! It’s literally like all of my Jersey Shore dreams are coming true. I’m so so SO excited. 

    So if it’s alright with you all, I’ll be posting some more photos/recommendations/information while I’m there, and taking you all along with me. I’ll be doing literally everything there is to see Bruce wise in Asbury & Freehold, as Rea really wants to see all the sights. Plus I know that the new album coming out etc has brought some new members here so I’m hoping my thread will help again!

    It’s going to be a really good week and I can’t wait to be back ‘home’! 


    Have a great trip Rachel. Looking forward to the reports as usual. The Stone Pony gig sounds awesome.

    We're hoping and praying that there will be a tour next year and that we can see Bruce in Jersey again and spend some time in Asbury Park. 

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  9. Happy Birthday Bruce

    Quite simply the best. For the last 35 years I've been riding your train, not really knowing the destination, but content to let you take me there, wherever it was. 

    Your songs have taught me a lot about, life, family and work but mainly they have been a companion reminding me that when the shitty stuff happens, I can be strong and cope. 

    Hope to see you down the road soon (Newcastle please!!!). 

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  10. So, on the 30th July 2009 we were in Benidorm. Not somewhere we would normally pick for a few days holiday, but there was a very good reason why we were there!

    At one of the strangest venues we've ever been for a show, at just after 10pm, Nils played "The Birdie Song" whilst the rest of the band took the stage. 

    And finally "Brooooooooooooce" 

    "Good evening Alicante" and into Badlands. 

    One of hottest, maddest shows we've seen, but one hell of a night. 

    Sadly, the next day we learned that we'd lost Sir Bobby Robson. NUFC have never recovered from that. RIP, Sir Bobby. 

    So, slightly mixed emotions about July 30th and 31st 2009.


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  11. Loved HS from first listen. Still do.

    This one might  be a slow burner, but I suspect I could be skipping it when listening to the full album.  

    Interesting that a few people have mentioned Andy Williams.  I thought exactly the same.  I think it will get a lot of airplay on Radio 2 and the like. Could be a winner on Eurovision if it was entered !!

    6 out of 10,

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