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The Associated Press sent these shots from Bruce's show Wednesday in L.A.
Posted at 10:23 AM in Concert reviews | Permalink
I was lucky enough to see them in Phoenix and Denver. Last year's KC show had been my favorite until this Denver one. It was just off the charts.
Hopefully they'll add KC during a fall leg.
April 16, 2009 at 10:39 AM
Thank you Mr. Frese, nice find.
I must say how impressed I am by Bruce. He is a rock star, on tour, making albums, doing the rock star thing, with no extra BS.
He toured the world, and now is going back around, how cool is that? A rock star doing his job, playing great set lists, adding new songs every night from a catalog going back decades, no drama, no BS, just doing it, I am impressed.
I guess there is some BS, if you consider the intitals of his name;)
April 16, 2009 at 10:59 AM
geez Louise, I spoke too soon. I did not give Bruce enough credit. His website is too awesome. His tour list is hard core nonstop, across the states, and then across the pond going through August, what a stud.
look at these tour dates
April 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM
Long time Bruuuuuuuuuuce fan here. Got to tell ya, saw him last week in Tulsa. From the opening notes of 'Badlands' thru the final encore, The E Street Band NEVER STOPPED! Every song ended with Bruce counting out 1,2,3,4 and off they would go to the next song. Literally two and a half hours of wall to wall music! And of course all the songs kicked ass, even 'Outlaw Pete'...
April 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM
The only man who has nver let me down.
April 16, 2009 at 01:19 PM
Concur with onthemark about the Tulsa show. What made it even more special for me was finally taking the opportunity to indoctrinate my two young sons (10 & 13) into the Springsteen live experience. Beats the family trip to the zoo anyday.
April 16, 2009 at 01:34 PM
I'll start by saying first that I do appreciate Bruce Springsteen. He's great. No argument here.
But, here it comes... I don't understand why this post exists.
Should we start expecting photos from U2 in Madison Square Garden? Or Metallica from Spain? Madonna from wherever she's playing next?
I just can't imagine that The Boss is the preferred band of everyone who reads this blog.
Why him and not others? Why the special treatment?
April 16, 2009 at 02:26 PM
Because it is Bruce (The Boss) live in LA (land of publicity shots). Happy coincidence is all, and yes, he IS the preferred band of everyone who reads this blog. Ain't that right aquaman?
April 16, 2009 at 02:35 PM
NO, he is NOT "THE" preferred band person or anything, and PLEASE dont call to trollboy aquadouche.
BUT, this is a timeley post from a recent event and it is news and it is fine stuff.
PLUS Bruce deserves a post like this MUCH more than ANY of those other bands and people you mention. He has been around longer, and is more impressive than ANY of them.
quit bitching, say thank you, OR START YOUR OWN BLOG,,,,geeeez
April 16, 2009 at 02:49 PM
uh, that would be the pot calling the kettle black.
Mr pot meet Mr kettle ; )
its only RnR but I like it.
April 16, 2009 at 03:02 PM
doublek - good post - does tend to be a herd mentality, but some good stuff does slip through. Don't be too thin-skinned, you might fit in too well with the regulars here - by the way, I think there's only three or four, they just change their screennames. A clever bunch, all in all.
April 16, 2009 at 05:41 PM
Am i the only one who thinks the 'Boss' is overrated? I've never seen a bigger deal made for any one person in Rock N Roll history...
April 16, 2009 at 09:59 PM
no, there are a LOT of people who feel he is utter crap, check the many hateful comments on many BBS out here.
The odd things is WHY.
IF people hate him why would they donate one second to bashing him?
Spend you time on bashing things that are changeable, alterable.
Bruce has been around a long time, he does well, he does no evil ( which I know of ), so why bash him? if you dont like him, ignore him.
I gaurantee bashing him does nothing but reinforce devotion to BS, Bruce Springsteen. I like him. I dont love him, buit I have seen him live and he does well.
April 17, 2009 at 01:27 AM
Back in the bad old 70's, over the air music was threatened by this sound coming in called disco. And while it was certainly a popular craze, not everyone embraced it. Some of us cried out for true rock and roll, afraid that the foundation of rock music laid down in the 50's and 60's was going to be swept away by this dance music. And then, like the faraway rumble of a 69 Camaro running with open headers, a band blasted onto the scene that not only played real rock and roll, but played it longer and harder than anyone else around! IMO, 'Born To Run' saved rock and roll, and to a teenage guy back in those times, the message of alienation and searching and redemption on that album struck very close to my own feelings. Seeing how it was during my 'formative' years, I became a huge Bruce fan and have been that way ever since. And that is my explanation why I am a hard core Bruce fan to this day. To each their own...
April 17, 2009 at 08:38 AM
I like Bruce - shelled out a $100+ to see him at that one new place that needs public assistance to survive (you know, it's right next to the place with the racist dress code that also needs public assistance to survive - but they are "authentic" KC establishments all - ummmmm, right...) anyway, wanted to see him in something close to his prime. I hope he has enough self respect to call it a career before going out ont he Bob Evans circuit.
April 17, 2009 at 09:55 AM
Good post, otm, I pretty much feel the same way but I would add that he was not only an antidote to disco but to (even though I like it)the prevalence of overindulgent prog rock at the time.
April 17, 2009 at 09:56 AM
and from the rubble of the disco destruction came a sound of ROCKnROLL, with it a wild guitar screaming and the band was VanHalen, saving the day...... but they are so far gone now, that VanHalen is now quite a joke (So Sad), but the point of the day is ....
Bruce is STILL doing it, and if you cant admire that, then, well,,,, oh well.
I actually feel sorry for kids today, they missed out on the best time had, of any generation, ever in history, and none of it on tape, WHICH IS A GOOD THING:) cuz ya cant prove a thing. pre-herpes, pre-aids, pre-DUIs are bad, no terrorism, just good times and rock and roll. We were/are so spoiled, I am still grinning.
BORN TO RUN babay...Im going DOWN!!!down down ... to the cadillac ranch, cuz I was born in the USA!!
April 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Aquaman, do you ever post ANYTHING positive?? It must suck to be you, my friend. If you wanna vent about whatever it is that messed you up as a child, spit it out now and then don't come back until you have something to say that isn't so #@%&ing foolish. Enough, already!
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April 17, 2009 at 10:36 AM
A negative post about a poster being negative....hmmm, I'll have to chew on that. Just my opinion - sorry you don't agree with it, but I didn't know that was required. Where are your other rules for posting here, I'll try to take them into consideration because it sounds like you might be kind of close to the edge, my friend. Raging at anonymous posters is no way to go through life - get some help, man.
April 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM
lol at aquadouche. what a losertroll, it is so unhappy, it is funny. LOL
April 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM
May I add something here?
We are watching U2 rattle and hum, live in concert on HDTV, and it reminds about backing tracks.
As I listen to this show, I here A LOT more sounds than just those 2 guys and the drummer and the singung. Like Rush (and a lot of other bands these days) use filler music while playing a "live" concert.
Heck, some people, like Bub's friend Britney, pretty much use ONLY recorded music, when they play "live", and they
only dance to it.
Are prerecored backing tracks the reason so many bands play an exact set list, every night? and...
here is the point..
Other bands, real bands, like Bruce, mix it up so much. Bruce has so many people on stage, I bet EVERY SOUND YOU HEAR IS PLAYED LIVE BY A HUMAN ON STAGE.
The ONLY band I have EVER heard specify it, is Tom Schultz of Boston said "EVERY sound you heard tonight was performed by a human on this satge".
Tom's words stick with me, like a label warning. Mkse me wonder is it live or b.t.
so, another reason Bruce is kewl, mixed up setlists from night to night, and no backing tracks when he plays live.
April 17, 2009 at 06:32 PM
seriously dude, just changing screennames won't help you in your real life. I'm sure there's another anonymous board out there that can give you the help you need. good luck.
....and for some real rock news, check out the American Idol post on this blog!
April 18, 2009 at 09:07 AM
**sigh** what a losertroll
April 18, 2009 at 10:28 AM
The ONLY band I have EVER heard
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April 28, 2011 at 02:37 AM
Aquaman...er,BA...er, Dipshit - whatever handle you're hiding behind this time. Seriously, just swallow the pills and enjoy your window view from Two Rivers.
I've been to three Springsteen concerts in my lifetime and it was blatanly apparent there wasn't any back-trackin' or lip-synchin' going on at any of those shows. If nothing else, Springsteen and the E-Street do three things really well - they play long, they play loud AND play live.
OTM, great post. If my memory isn't too blurry, it always seemed to me that back in the 70's the Kinks and Fleetwood Mac walked with their six-shooters side by side with Sheriff Springsteen as he helped clean out the Disco Corral. And while Van Halen rode into town when the fight was all but decided, Eddie and the crew probably fired the final piece of buck-shot into the ass of that puke called Disco...
April 28, 2011 at 09:06 AM
Well Said Hamster... Cleaning out Disco Corrall... There is a documentary on Rock N Roll that at the end of the Disco era episode, it showed a shot of Bruce playing Rosalita from 1978. After that shot, the voiceover said in Gerald Ford's voice, "Your long National Nightmare is over" and it then showed the Bee Gees with Peter Frampton from their Sgt Peppper debacle standing up and clapping. Classic...
April 28, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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