“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band” at MSG on 4/6/2012, A+, Article by Sharon Abella, www.1worldcinema.com

April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Photos in slideshow by Sharon M. Abella, http://www.1worldcinema.com

Where do you begin with a legendary band like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band?  Bruce Springsteen remains as vibrant and creative today, as he did when he first set out.  With a nice mix of old and new, the setlist at MSG, on 4/6/2012, did not disappoint, and each song transitioned into one another effortlessly.  He is known for his audience participation, but this time stopped to drink a beer with the crowd before being carried back up on stage by his fans.

Bruce compared NY to NJ, reminding us that the Giants are a NY team who play in NJ:

“There are so many things to appreciate about New York. There’s the Statue of Liberty, which we learned is actually in New Jersey. There is the greatest theme song ever written about a city, which is sung by a man from New Jersey, and there is a World Championship football team, who come to think of it, play in New Jersey!”

Bruce also paid recognition to America, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, and without actually saying his name, to Trayvon Martin; during a song called, “American Skin (41 Shots),” which was originally inspired by the police shooting death of Amadou Diallo, however, in tonight’s show, the lyrics, “You get killed just by living in your American skin,” could be implied to Trayvon Martin. 

Adele, Bruce’s mom, was present in the audience at last night’s show, and was brought up on stage, along with Bruce’s little niece, to dance to “Dancing in the Dark.”  He stated that his mom taught him all about hard work. “Right back at you, mom.”

Right back at you Bruce!  I’ll never understand how you can play for 2:53 minutes straight in a different city every other night, and not get tired, but here’s to you.

  1. (TourPremiere)
  2. Encore:
  3. (With Michelle Moore)
  4. ( Showed Images Of Clarence On Video Screens)
    Catch the next show at MSG in NYC on Monday, 4/9/2012.  Happy Holidaze!  
    Article by Sharon Abella

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