I admit I can't be objective, because I saw five of seven LA 84 shows, but those 84 Oakland/LA shows were the apex of the tour: the two longest set lists of the tour (10/22 and 10/25), Nebraska five-packs, spell binding versions of Shut out the Light, dedicated to Ron Kovac on 11/4, absolultely heart breaking performances of Follow that Dream, dedicated to his "little sister" on 10/28, California Sun, overwhelmingly powerful openings of Born in the USA>Who'll Stop the Rain, and first ever USA into Badlands to start a show (10/28), incredible Glory Day raps with twilight zone guitar, epic pink cadillacs with laser focused raps like "on the fifth day, He wanted to take a drive but he needed some highway so He created the L.A.Freeway….and the Lord sat back and said ´What the f*ck is this?'" Bruce's parents in the house on 10/21. Also, in LA: Night, Stolen Car, I fought the law, Johnny Bye Bye, a reworked version of Darkness, and mesmerizing Point Blanks, some of the best shows of the two-year tour, including the 33-song opening night set in LA and closing night in Oakland, and an unheard of 17 song first set on Holloween, and blow off the roof versions of Born to Run with introductions like "this song, I guess, this is my, this is my favorite song I ever wrote, I guess…when I wrote this I felt….felt like I was born…..” and "this is your town so fight for it." Let's not forget he dropped Rosy for the first time since 74 one show before the first Oakland concert and then didn't play it after 10/28 until March 85. He was feeling it. Bruce was so strong and feeling so powerful and alive. It was incredible to watch. The way he moved around the stage, almost like Jackie Chan. The most physical I've ever seen him. He bounced down from singing to the back of the stage to the front of the stage with the greatest of ease, as if he was just yawning. It was that effortless. And also remember, during some of the Nebraska songs, most of the band would go off stage, and it would only be him and Nils or him and Max, for example. He was so focused but still relatively spontaneous with the sets, understanding he worked within the USA set structure overall. I saw all 85 Coliseum shows and there were magical moments there too, like the blow your bind brazenly bold and passionate debut of War. But for my money, those Oakland/LA 84 shows were really special and set the standard for the tour, as for as stands go. There were a lot of great shows and stands, like Philly, NJ, and other stops. He reached the apex in LA. After LA, the Nebraska five-pack went away, the set lists got shorter, etc. Those five-packs were like a mini concert unto themselves.