Home State Wins Again!

I just wrote a post about Bruce’s show last night and then…oh, it’s too hard to explain, but basically I accidentally deleted it. So. Let me try again. I’m simultaneously jealous as hell and super happy about the show in Jersey last night. The man (and his band) is (are) super human. Seriously. At almost 67 years old he set and broke longest show records with each of the three shows in this Jersey run over the past week. Last night timed out at 4 hours 1 minute – second longest show of his career and longest USA show. And it’s not just quantity. The setlists of all three shows were pretty phenomenal — last night, however, blew the roof off. And there wasn’t even a roof to start with. He pulled out rarities and oldies and specials and…I mean. WTF. Rather than sink into jealousy and regret along with thousands of other fans, I’m consciously choosing to celebrate instead. And be grateful that I get to see him yet one more time this Saturday in Virginia Beach. It’s unlikely to be a show anywhere close to what he’s done in his home state these past three nights. But anything is always possible at a Bruce show. That’s part of the magic.

SETLIST
1. New York City Serenade (w/strings)
2. Blinded By The Light
3. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street
4. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
5. Spirit In The Night (w/ Rickie Lee Jones)
6. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran cover, sign request)
7. 4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy) (sign request).
8. KITTY’S BACK (sign request)
9. Incident On 57th Street (sign request)
10. Rosalita
11. PRETTY FLAMINGO (Manfred Mann cover)
12. Atlantic City
13. I’m Goin’ Down
14. Darlington County
15. Working On The Highway
16. Downbound Train
17. I’m On Fire
18. Hungry Heart
19. Out In The Street
20. LIVING PROOF (first performance since 2009, dedicated to his son, Evan)
21. Candy’s Room
22. She’s The One
23. Because The Night
24. The Rising
25. Badlands
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26. SECRET GARDEN
27. Jungleland
28. Born To Run
29. Dancing In The Dark
30. 10th Ave. Freeze-Out
31. Twist & Shout (The Top Notes cover)
32. Glory Days
33. Shout (The Isley Brothers cover)
34. Jersey Girl (Tom Waits cover, with fireworks)

 

7 Comments on Home State Wins Again!

  1. Uma, please don’t take this the wrong way…….but SHUTTT UPPP!!!! ;^)
    You get to see him again in a few days IS RIGHT! Do you realize how many of us might (literally) kill to see ONE of the concerts in this stretch. There are NO guarantees in life, but he AND the Band may be saying their GOOD-BYES to not only NJ/NYC, but to NORTH AMERICA. Hell, the way he’s pushin’ his body right now, he might die tonight!
    So, yeah you right….NOOOO jealousy…..just get those Dancin’ Shoes ON…..get ‘dat butt SHAKIN’……and ENJOY that show for the HUNDREDS of thousands that cannot, or will not, be there.
    THIS MAY BE IT……THROW THOSE HANDS IN THE AIR…….and NO SITTING……..ONLY JOY AND FORGIVENESS!
    Signed: USArmy VietNam Veterans of Canada.

    PS: WE LOVE YOU!

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  2. See you in VA, Uma! Last night was off the charts for us diehards, but, as we know, there is NO such thing as a bad Bruce show! 💃🏻

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  3. Uma……Uma……wakey-wakey…..it’s here……it’s juuuuust about that time again…….your plimsoul is about to be transported to The Land Of Rock’n’Soul……there’ll be NO denyin’…..there WILL be joyful cryin’……Snoopy Dances will be breakin’ out……and oh my gawwwd SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT……wind and rain ALWAYS mean an adventure……painting the memory of JOY for sure……Mighty Max reinforcing that POUNDing shore……Jake transforming waves of MORE……Stevie KEENing for a clear view…….Patti providing THE clue…..ALL the men and women on stage……POURing it out…….for YOU!

    REMEMBER……if you’re there……and The Band is there……and Bruce is there……WE ARE ALL THERE!!!

    BE the music!

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