Cecilia Sweden

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  1. Thank you for the reminder. There is beauty in this world. And wonderful memories.
  2. Exactly. And there’s indeed a lot to learn. And then all the outtakes, the obscure unreleased material...We are lucky aren’t we?
  3. First of all: As @Daisey Jeep says, this is my first, and the show that made me a fan. My brother in law got me a ticket, I was standing in the middle of the crowd, without seeing the stage, without seeing more than the top of Bruce’s head on a screen. I didn’t recognise more than maybe 1/4 of the songs. But his magic worked, and struck me like a lightning.He spoke to me, and I felt chosen. And I walked out of that stadium, determined to study and learn his whole catalogue and come back, knowing every word of every song on the set list to my next show. But: I kind of wish that this fantastic show hadn’t been my first. I wish it had been my fifth or tenth or twentieth. Because much as I loved the show, I wasn’t really able to appreciate all the details, or the beautiful mix of songs from different eras.I knew nothing. I mean I hadn’t ever heard Thunder Road, or Jungleland, before, and didn’t have a clue what an emotional moment it was when Jake played that solo. I actually had no idea what I had witnessed. Only that it was pure greatness. A nice person from this forum sent me a bootleg from the show a couple of weeks later, so I was able to recap the songs, and by then I had already started my Springsteen education. By then I had at least learnt every word of Thunder Road. And Jungleland. I have many favourites, but I do have a special relationship with Jungleland. It’s a song that I still, almost eight years later, need to be alone with. It’s such a powerful experience.A private thing. I also need a minute of silence when it’s over, to catch my breath and get back to reality. It happened again when I listened to this much longed for archive release. I burst into tears over the vacuum cleaner in the bathroom. I drove home from Gothenburg with my son, who was a member of the Ullevi crew, one of the people who built and took down the stage. He had found this piece of paper on the floor after the all the instruments were removed. I almost drove off the road when he pulled it out.
  4. It is indeed, thank you @Paolo's Circus StoryI hope all is well with you too. I miss you lot, and I hope I’ll be able to see more of you soon. My family suddenly grew quite large again a while ago, and I don’t seem to have much time for myself at the moment. Thank you for remembering me!
  5. Thank you @Daisey Jeepfor thinking about me and forgiving me for my long absence. You are very kind and and generous. I promise to post my thoughts of this life changing show very soon.
  6. “The poets down here write nothing at all, they just stand back and let it all be.” this masterpiece is PACKED with epic lyrics!
  7. I read the article in Aftonbladet at work yesterday, and I’m pretty sure he said that he wasn’t going to play songs from Western Stars on the next tour. But hopefully the reporter misunderstood him. I can’t check today, because the article is locked behind a pay wall. Personally, I think that whatever he’s said, he might play a Western Stars song or two. On request or as a solo acoustic at the end of a show.
  8. There’s an interview with Bruce in a Swedish newspaper, where he says that yes, they are going to record an album and yes, they are going on tour. And asked if he’s coming to Sweden he says yes. Stockholm or Gothenburg, it doesn’t matter which city. ”Stockholm is a beautiful city”. This interview was made in London a couple of days ago. He also says that they are not going to play the Western Stars songs on the upcoming tour. ”That’s why I made the film”. It looks like the Ullevi rumour is based on the news that the stadium is available around Midsummer 2020. I’m holding all my thumbs and toes, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
  9. Wow, what an honour! I can hear the cheers across Europe, over the oceans and distant continents.Thank you!
  10. Wow.wow.wow. Nicky I mean errrrr Daisey, your brilliant radio show is dedicated to me! And what a dream show! You are a born entertainer. My retirement couldn’t have started better. I’m stunned, amazed, infinitely honoured. Thank you!