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  1. I think the Euro 2020 football tournament (the name is retained even though it is being held in 2021) will provide the first big tests. The final is on 12 July in London and 80,000 people are expected to attend, not just UK residents. Look out for the restrictions/operating mandate for that.
  2. got to see it on show 25. Made my trip stateside worth it on its own. (Excuse the two-for, naughty finger.) Now seen three times and each time it is the absolute highlight of the show.
  3. It is a song that divides fans, "plodding dirge" to some, the holy grail to others. For me the slow version from 1978 with the "Daddy taught me how to walk quiet" final verse (video above) is the best thing he has ever done. It is a slow brooding song but he sings these with a passion that shows he is hurting and feeling betrayed. And I do like the slow burn songs - Price You Pay over Hungry Heart, and Downbound Train over Darlington County for me every time. I first found The Promise on a cassette boot in London's Camden Market which also had Roulette and the slow Thunder Road. Sound quality was terrible but the strength of those songs still came through. And I finally
  4. But they won't reach so many people as people on this thread will seek to do multiple shows and consequently tickets will be harder to come by.
  5. The other elephant in the room (and I don't mean my belly which has swelled prodigiously during lockdown) is how many of the band will still be fit enough to tour. We've already seen two pass and a long tour must be exhausting. I am not really sure whether an E Street tour will ever happen. In 2022 Bruce will reach 73 as will Garry and Roy; Steve 72; and Max and Nils 71. Even if concerts do go ahead my guess is that they will not be as part of a 'tour' as we have known them but more likely to be a few dates in very, very limited locations. Also we must expect much shorter shows - 90 minute concerts? I'll be 62 and will have been going to Bruce concerts for 41 years. I agree with those who complain about back pain etc and may well try for seats but I will stagger in if I can get tickets to add to my 75 shows so far. Being an old git I've already had Jab 1 and the science currently says we will have good protection after both jabs.
  6. Cheers, me too. And more impressive was the way he rose over the idiots who kept shouted out while he was singing.
  7. NYC because I was at those two magical shows. I was also at Hyde Park but the atmosphere in 2000, particularly July 1st, was unforgettable.
  8. Bruce!!! I see him as part of the E Street Band. But if he's disqualified…. Danny. The textures he added fleshed out so many songs to make them part of the classic songbook we all love. Charlie is great but Danny was in another league. This was a weird one for me as I have always been a fan of guitars and, not really a fan of keyboards or keyboard-led bands (e.g. I don't like the Doors as their dominant instrument is Ray Manzarek's keyboard which fills in everywhere due a lack of a bass guitar). I didn't expect Danny to be my fave but on reflection he is.
  9. Fo me it's not so much 'what?', but 'when?' - we will all be interested whether it's an album, an album boxset or Tracks 2. Easter is early April so this prediction sounds about right. Fingers crossed.
  10. I did not know that. The thing I remember so well (apart from what a great show it was) is that Bruce made Stevie wear this
  11. My file is 380mb. As for your phone, I leave that between you and Tim Cook.
  12. I generally agree with this and - this seems odd coming from someone who generally wants more - if a few songs on The Rising had been cut (Let's Be Friends, Counting, Fuse) it would be even further out ahead as the best post-reunion album.
  13. I'm with Magnus as I love the two songs he mentions plus others where murder is committed e.g. Johnny 99 as well as Janey. His writing includes many people who do bad deeds. No one on this topic (I think) who objects to Janey has mentioned Working On The Highway/Child Bride. Now that protagonist is seriously bad yet no-one is citing Bruce's bad taste there; after all it is a fictional viewpoint.
  14. But all of us must have not rated a particular song but seeing it live has transformed it in our minds to a brilliant song. I've got multiple examples over the year: Stolen Car in 1981, Blood Brothers in 2000 and We Are Alive in 2013 being three. Don't write off Rainmaker or any other just yet.
  15. But all of us must have not rated a particular song but seeing it live has transformed it in our minds to a brilliant song. I've got multiple examples over the year: Stolen Car in 1981, Blood Brothers in 2000 and We Are Alive in 2013 being three. Don't write off Rainmaker or any other just yet.
  16. Totally agree with the need for an encore shake up. This part of the show became too predictable and safe. Also, let's kill the Sunny Day inclusion, not the kid just the song. Too many times and too long a song - 9+ minutes that could be better spent on new songs
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