10-days ago I went and saw THE BOSS in concert for the first time.
I have never been the big fan. I have enjoyed his music some, but I never bought any of his albums (even though I own over 600) and never really appreciated his work.
Then a couple of months ago, Claire's boss invited me to see him in concert. I am always up for a road trip, so I jumped in. I prepared by borrowing 10 Springsteen CD's and listening to them in heavy rotation. I was very surprised to realize, I like a lot of his music...especially the stuff that did not get radio play.
Concert day arrived, 4 hour drive, 2 hour wait, then BADLANDS!
I was on my feet, clapping, dancing and singing the few words I knew.
One song in and I was hooked. I became a Springsteen fan that night.
Even with The Boss appearing to be sick most of the concert (Pig Flu?) he put on a good show. He even played a cover of Hang On Sloopy. Yes, that Hang On Sloopy.
Great show, good times.
Drove 4 hours home after the concert and got in a bit after 3am. I tried to crawl into bed as quietly as I could, but I bumped Claire and that woke her up.
No problem, she usually goes right back to sleep...not tonight. I was tired (it was after 3am!) and she wanted to hear all about it.
I sorta obliged. Through my sleep induced stupor I think I told her something like:
Fun drive, music loud, hang on sloopy, dance, good times...
If anyone is curious (You Boss fans are), here is the set list for the night:
Setlist:Badlands (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Radio Nowhere (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Outlaw Pete (w/ Jay Weinberg)
No Surrender (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Working on a Dream (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Seeds (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Johnny 99 (w/ Jay Weinberg)
The Ghost of Tom Joad (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Raise Your Hand (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Hang on Sloopy
I'm on Fire
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Kingdom of Days
Born to Run
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Hard Times (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Thunder Road (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Land of Hope and Dreams (w/ Jay Weinberg)
American Land (w/ Jay Weinberg and Frank Bruno, Jr.)
Glory Days (w/ Jay Weinberg)