2008-08-24, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

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Deedee H. wrote: Kansas City was the first time that I saw Bruce and the E Street Band and what an INCREDIBLE show. We drove 5 hours to get to Kansas City and then stood in line for a couple of hours for general admission but it was worth it since we were able to get in the pit area and 10 feet from the stage.

From the moment that the band came on stage the Sprint Center rocked and the energy level was high, he had fans dancing in the aisles! Bruce and the E Street Band performed about 3 ? hours with no breaks, what a great entertainer. I loved it when he picked out song request signs from the crowd to add to his playlist. One of the signs read: Let Max sing! Bruce said: It?s never been done before?.but that seems to be the best thing about Bruce?s concerts; if it?s ?never been done? then it turns into ?it has to be done??..within a few minutes, Max was given a microphone! Bruce cares about his fans and that showed when he acknowledged every section of seats in the entire Sprint Center all night long and came down to the audience numerous different times. It?s hard to choose which song was the best, but hearing Candy?s Room, Mary?s Place and Rosalita(Come out tonight) were a big highlight! Before he left the stage, he picked a little girl out of the crowd and let her dance on Stage, then carried her off ?..what a memory that will be for her.

I definitely saw a legend when I went to the concert. I grew up listening to Bruce?s music so I can?t believe that I waited so long to see him, but if he tours again, I?ll be at the next one! Thank you Bruce and the E Street band for making my first concert everything that I?ve always heard it would be and much more :-)

Dogs On Main Street wrote: I was curious about the song Max Weinberg chose to sing after Bruce Springsteen picked the "Let Max Sing" sign from the audience. It's not listed on this set list, but Boys was the 8th song played, between between Spirit in the Night and Cadillac Ranch. Turns out there's a New Jersey / drummer song / Kansas City thread.

Boys, by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell, was originally performed by the Shirelles, an R&B "girl group" from Passaic, New Jersey. It was released as the B-side to Will You Love Me Tomorrow in November 1960. The Beatles covered Boys on Please Please Me, their first album released in the UK. It was recorded on February 11, 1963 in one take at Abbey Road Studio with Ringo Starr, one of Weinberg's musical heroes, taking the lead vocal. It was Ringo's first recorded lead vocal with the Beatles.

And one more thing, when the Beatles released Boys as a single in October 1965 the B-side was Kansas City Hey Hey Hey Hey.

gully wrote: I don't think She's the One was played at this concert, which was indeed a wonderful show.


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