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Just a small advice to Bruce, next time less Viagra, there were 5 year olds in the pit!

People in the front rows correct me if I'm wrong...

Are you referring to this, perchance? :D

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Thanks for sharing your Photos. I'm the woman Bruce kissed in Darlington County :-)

if anyone else have Photos/video of this, please contact me

jungleland@lhpnet.dk

WOoo, well done! You looked ridiculously happy! That was a great moment. Janemarywendy said she thought it was you!

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I really enjoyed last night but I have to say I enjoyed the whole pit queue experience as well. I started roll call the night before at 7 and went to the show in the Kings Head between the slots. Thanks to Tony for a great evening. Everyone was so friendly the next day and the organisation and security were fantastic. They couldn't do enough to help us and it really makes a difference. Security are a bit like football referees. If you don't notice them they are usually doing a good job but these guys really went the extra mile to make sure the whole thing ran smoothly. The people organising the pit were equally brilliant.

It was great to get a pre show as it was my first. I didn't enjoy the gig as much as the London shows and seem to be the only one that thought there was something missing on stage. The problem is the standards are so high and I thought Wembley was one of the best I have seen. I reckon he looked a bit jaded. He has had three night in really high temperatures and I wonder if thats why he paced his way through the set with some of the Nebraska stuff. To be honest it might have been me that was jaded from a day in the sun!

For a change I thought the sound was spot on but Bruce seemed to be really struggling early on so I wonder if it was something in the monitors. Anyway, another terrific tour comes to an end for me and I have the Bruce Blues. It's been an amazing month since Wembley and it has really made my summer.

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Hmmmm... they just showed me and my mate's post-gig review on BBC Northern Ireland. Thankfully they didn't show my part, or the singing! More tomorrow night at 6.30 seemingly though.

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Just a small advice to Bruce, next time less Viagra, there were 5 year olds in the pit!

People in the front rows correct me if I'm wrong...

Are you referring to this, perchance? :D

BPpr1_RCMAEhEPH.jpg

OH MY GOD! it has crossed my mind does this guy actually wear underwear because sometimes it just looks like its a tad unsupported?!!The 12.12.12 concert bulge also comes to mind!

No underwear in jeans for over 3 hours-cant be comfy?!!

Thanks for the picture though!Patti is a lucky lady.

God, I sound like such a perv!

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I really enjoyed last night but I have to say I enjoyed the whole pit queue experience as well. I started roll call the night before at 7 and went to the show in the Kings Head between the slots. Thanks to Tony for a great evening. Everyone was so friendly the next day and the organisation and security were fantastic. They couldn't do enough to help us and it really makes a difference. Security are a bit like football referees. If you don't notice them they are usually doing a good job but these guys really went the extra mile to make sure the whole thing ran smoothly. The people organising the pit were equally brilliant.

It was great to get a pre show as it was my first. I didn't enjoy the gig as much as the London shows and seem to be the only one that thought there was something missing on stage. The problem is the standards are so high and I thought Wembley was one of the best I have seen. I reckon he looked a bit jaded. He has had three night in really high temperatures and I wonder if thats why he paced his way through the set with some of the Nebraska stuff. To be honest it might have been me that was jaded from a day in the sun!

For a change I thought the sound was spot on but Bruce seemed to be really struggling early on so I wonder if it was something in the monitors. Anyway, another terrific tour comes to an end for me and I have the Bruce Blues. It's been an amazing month since Wembley and it has really made my summer.

The Cork concert was very fast, non stop at times, he barely slowed down.I was a little surprised because of the heat that day that he didnt take it easy at times especially with Belfast coming up.Theres no stopping the man.

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Just a small advice to Bruce, next time less Viagra, there were 5 year olds in the pit!

People in the front rows correct me if I'm wrong...

Are you referring to this, perchance? :D

BPpr1_RCMAEhEPH.jpg

OH MY GOD! it has crossed my mind does this guy actually wear underwear because sometimes it just looks like its a tad unsupported?!!The 12.12.12 concert bulge also comes to mind!

No underwear in jeans for over 3 hours-cant be comfy?!!

Thanks for the picture though!Patti is a lucky lady.

God, I sound like such a perv!

OMG! This needs to get posted on the For the Ladies Thread on Backstreets! Seriously, though, time for some boxers or briefs Bruce. Luv you but...

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Bruce wasn't very chatty in the main set. I put this down to coming on slightly late and wanting to crack on - there was no delay in coming back to the stage during the encore either. Didn't even feel like an encore. I'm happy enough for Bruce to get straight down to business like that. He was much more chatty during the pre-show. The mans love for music was written all over his face as he was trying to figure out 'In dreams'. It was like somebody handed him a guitar at a party. So cool and casual. I happen to like the acoustic version of Growin Up more so it was wonderful to hear it and really pleased the crowd. Maria's Bed had a swing and a groove to it thanks to that steady right hand and the fantastic low end Bruce gets out of his guitar.

Highlights for me were the Nebraska songs. It's my favourite record just behind Darkness. Bruce was shredding away on the harmonica on Reason To Believe which was a sign request which seemed to take him off in that direction. A gasp went up when he turned the sign around and it read 'Nebraska'. It felt like nobody exhaled until Bruce had finished picking that last chord.

Prove It All Night was a sign request and I was overjoyed when I heard Bruce yell '78'. That guitar tone was massive and dirty.

Fade Away was just beautiful and full of soul.

Cadillac ranch/Darlington county/bobby jean were just a perfect combo to keep us rocking after the rock n roll version of open all night and reprising this little light of mine near the end was great. I thought it interesting that we ended with an acoustic tune. Sending us off into the night with romantic dreams in our heads.

Now...IM SO GLAD SOMEONE MENTIONED THE BULGE. I saw Bruce..ahem...adjust the positioning of his manhood several times. Safe to say Bruce sent me home feeling inadequate not just as a musician! But then again, Belfast were a beautiful crowd so maybe he was a little excited. :D

Another thing to notice were Stevies Teeth. I'm certain you could see those babies from the back row and the dude didn't stop smiling all night much to the delight of everyone on his side of the stage! He's your man for a dirty messy solo alright.

It was a gorgeous night and I feel like I've been dosed by enough E Street magic to last until the next tour. I must add this forum played a part in my enjoyment of the experience. Thanks to all who helped relay info on pit queues and other details! x

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Got back late last night from a long weekend in Belfast. Saw the Titanic exhibition in between roll-calls on Friday (these really need to be more frequent, it is not normal that you can go and play the tourist while queuing!) and did the Black Cab tour of West Belfast yesterday, which was both a sobering and inspiring experience.

As to the show: my first six shows this year were all great but left me a little hungry in terms of 'first-time live' songs (except for a whole range of new old covers I wasn't really hearing any new Bruce songs. This changed dramatically on Saturday (47th show) with no less than 5 new songs, including 4 Bruce songs (Surprise, Maria's Bed, Jackson Cage and Fade Away) + first time Prove It '78 for me. I'm a happy camper now....

Nobody probably noticed it, but the show was given that little extra flavour by the Belgians:

- the Reason To Believe/Nebraska sign was from Monique

- Fade Away was introduced by Bruce as follows: 'We try to play some that we haven't played in a while. This is from The River album, Steve Van Zandt's favourite. This is for Thomas, Steve's doppelgänger in the crowd'. (Thomas and a few Italians had spoken to Bruce the night before in his hotel and had requested Fade Away.)

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I really enjoyed last night but I have to say I enjoyed the whole pit queue experience as well. Everyone was so friendly the next day and the organisation and security were fantastic. They couldn't do enough to help us and it really makes a difference. these guys really went the extra mile to make sure the whole thing ran smoothly. The people organising the pit were equally brilliant.

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I also got back late last night.

What a brilliant show, we arrived about 10am on Friday morning after chatting with one of the guys who said once you were in you couldn't leave, decided against the pit queue.Went to visit a few pubs instead.

Arrived back just before 4pm they seemed to have opened the gates early and we just strolled up to the barrier at the back of the pit centre stage, although we were outside the pit .

The sound was spot on the crowd were very friendly although the loos were a bit of a trek.

Thanks Bruce for the best show I have seen since 81, and the lovely people of Belfast we met in pubs, in the crowd, even the journalist who stopped and gave us a lift. You lot did yourself proud.

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Enjoyed Belfast the town and the whole concert experience. Did the Titanic and bus tour, had the Ulster fries in my guesthouse (where everyone on sunday morning showed up for breakfast with a wristband!) each day, had the cold Guinness, and had an awesome show. Had got in the pit before but this was my first time going for the number and roll calls, and have to say those organizing and doing it couldn't have been more helpful, efficient and friendly - thanks all! Met some nice people in the queue in the holding area to make time pass more quickly, and the concert - amazing. Fade Away was the first song that really meant something personally to me as it was playing on the radio a lot when things started drifting apart with the first serious love of my life! Had never heard it live, but was so beautifully played. To have songs like that and Nebraska, and then the full-on party treatment for Open All Night etc, made a complete night. Now just Cardiff and Leeds to go!

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Just a small advice to Bruce, next time less Viagra, there were 5 year olds in the pit!

People in the front rows correct me if I'm wrong...

Are you referring to this, perchance? :D

BPpr1_RCMAEhEPH.jpg

Oh god.Can't unsee the seen!!

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Just saw the video for Reason to belive where you can really see the bulge and he re-adjusts himself at the end!

That cannot be comfortable when you are on stage that long!

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That was a great show. So different to Coventry a month earlier. This felt a lot more inspired whereas Coventry felt a bit sombre and by the book (it was still great though)

The pre show was a delight and really broke up the ardous waiting around in the blazing sun. In Dreams was beautiful, This Hard Land inspired and Growin' Up (a fave) just topped off a special pre show.

The band all seemed very up for this. As a drummer I pay paticular attentiion to Max and noticed that he was improvising a lot and seemed to be giving his absolute all to the point he was gasping for air. Steve didn't stop smiiing either. I thought Bruce gave more than ever, it must have been even more draining for him than usual as the sun was beating down on the stage for the first hour or so. There were many highlights, one of the main ones was Bruce's intro solo to Prove It All Night. He seemed to be unhappy with the sound and angrily kept signalling to the sound tech. He then took all his frustration out on the guitar which was so loud it was ridiculous. I was grinning the whole way through that song. Just pure musical magic :) Taking in everything Bruce does on stage really does nail home how unique he is. He can be fooling around, performing ridiculous dance moves, then have the crowd in silence a few seconds later as he sings songs like Nebraska. No one can or will ever touch him for the scope of his perfromances.

The crowd was the strangest I've ever been in. They seemed to be going crazier for We Take Care Of Our Own than Born In The USA, a hard bunch to judge. The parcipitation was great though. One thing I'm sick of seeing is older fans who seem to think clapping, singing and taking part is beneath them. It happens everywhere I've seen Bruce. Just becuase you've seen him 59 times doesn't mean you can't put in a bit of energy.

Anyway, great show. Awful venue apart from great sound. There were pot holes everywhere and going for a piss required what seemed like miles of trekking. Worth it though B)

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Just back from Belfast, Amazing show, now off to the Bruce film.

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Belfast gig; not only my favourite Bruce gig but right up there with ANY gig greatness.

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One thing I'm sick of seeing is older fans who seem to think clapping, singing and taking part is beneath them. It happens everywhere I've seen Bruce. Just becuase you've seen him 59 times doesn't mean you can't put in a bit of energy.

This week's poll: should older fans be banned from the pit?

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One thing I'm sick of seeing is older fans who seem to think clapping, singing and taking part is beneath them. It happens everywhere I've seen Bruce. Just becuase you've seen him 59 times doesn't mean you can't put in a bit of energy.

This week's poll: should older fans be banned from the pit?

That's just ageist maaaaann.

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One thing I'm sick of seeing is older fans who seem to think clapping, singing and taking part is beneath them. It happens everywhere I've seen Bruce. Just becuase you've seen him 59 times doesn't mean you can't put in a bit of energy.

This week's poll: should older fans be banned from the pit?

That's just ageist maaaaann.

In case someone misunderstands, let me just clarify that I'm an older fan who sang, clapped, yelled and jumped up and down to the point of exhaustion all through the Belfast show. But you probably mistook me for a young person :)

Seriously, I'm glad you had such a good time. If you are in Kilkenny next week please come up and meet this older fan.

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