1985-06-04, St. James Park, Newcastle, England

Born in the USA Tour
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John McGeachie wrote: My first ever Bruce show, and I was never quite the same again ! A quite awesome, life-changing experience with the greatest live performer of all time.

I travelled down by train from Edinburgh with my mate, his girlfriend (now wife), and her friend. We had a great day in Newcastle, then went to St James Park. Unfortunately our tickets were for the stand but we were near the stage and the sound was perfect. I had been wanting to see Bruce and the band live since about 1982 when I really first got into his music. The show at Newcastle was utterly magnificent. A rare and sublime memory which will be with me for the rest of my life.

I have subsequently seen Bruce on every single tour he has done since BITUSA, but as the saying goes, there was something special about the first time..

mark lancaster wrote: Remember seeing Bruce watching crowd before start of show,he came out and gave the best 1234 I've ever heard. This was my 3rd boss gig after Newcastle 81 and a wembly arena show same year. Also remember seeing dave Edmunds leaving the wembly show ,understand Bruce had given him 'from small things big things come'.

bill anderson wrote: 36,000 in attendance on a sunny wednesday in newcastle at the height of brucemania. Bruce asked the crowd who was at the newcastle city hall show in 81 the majority of the fans roared in the affirmative, hard to take at face value as the city hall held 3,000 max. but at least the crowd were into it. Not a lifechanging show personally but as good as any stadium show gets and memorable for rocking all over the world in the encores... bruce and the band even gave a status quo song thier magic touch... buzz in the town was good afterwards... remember the bars being packed. good memories.


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