April 15, 2008

What an awesome concert. I may not hear anything today, and I'm a little sleep-deprived, but man, was it worth it. Bruce Springsteen is God, and we were truly privileged to see him and the E Street Band perform last night.

During the show, Tiffany pointed out a little girl, maybe nine years old, down in the general admission area with her mom and brother. It got me to hoping that Bruce and company are still doing this in another six or seven years, so that we can take Olivia to see him play (Audrey too, if it's a little later than that). Seeing how fit and energetic he was at the Toyota Center, that doesn't seem too unreasonable a thing to wish for.

UPDATE: Pete was there as well, and he provides a set list.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 15, 2008 to Music

Did he play any old stuff? Rosalita?

Posted by: Jeff N. on April 15, 2008 9:49 AM

He sure did - click the Handstamp link in the post for a set list. It was a good mix of old and new.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on April 15, 2008 10:23 AM

We drove from Boston to Montreal to see him. We spent the weekend up there, so on Sunday we woke up, walked like 5 miles around town, did some sledding, saw the concert (which ended around 11:30). I was so jacked up, I was able to drive all the way home that night (Sunday), which meant I pulled onto our street in Boston at 4:45am, slept for two hours, and went to class.

Incredible. Just incredible.

Posted by: Phillip Martin on April 15, 2008 11:35 AM

Ah, thanks for the great link. Wish I'd been there.

Posted by: Jeff N. on April 15, 2008 11:55 AM

Hi Chuck - Sarah and I drove in from Austin to see the show last night. I agree - an amazing performance. I like the surprises he always pulls out -- "E Street Shuffle"!

Posted by: Jeff Beckham on April 15, 2008 4:12 PM

This was the fifth time I've seen Springsteen - the first was in 1978. He was great as expected, but what amazed me the most this time around was his selflessness in sharing the stage during his first encores with two Texans music icons - Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely. Bruce let Alejandro and Joe sing lead on their respective songs, and the Boss sang back up, and the Band sounded confident and strong playing these artists' work. Escovedo and Ely had huge smiles on their faces, and they sounded absolutely great. What an inspired performer Springsteen is, and that he can share his stage so easily is a tribute to the artist and the person. Wish some of our our politicians could learn a lesson from that.

Posted by: joe jaworski on April 15, 2008 6:33 PM