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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: February 7, 2023 19:45

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Topi
He used to take signs from the crowd, yes. He actually picked a bunch of signs out and then decided which one(s) to play. Some of them might have been on the setlist already, of course...

(Example found on YouTube: a sign for "Red Headed Woman" in Melbourne)






Now, I made a request in person before my first show on the Magic tour in 2008. Met him at his hotel in Helsinki, got him to sign my CD cover, then asked "could you guys please do Youngstown tomorrow?" Bruce was like "That's a possibility, I've been thinking about that one lately".

Then on show day when the band left the hotel I stuck this tiny card that said "Youngstown, please" to his hand. He took it.

They ended up playing it - with the full band - for the first time on that tour.

That was magic.

Gnarly!

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 8, 2023 03:59

[www.facebook.com]

Hollywood live stream

Tour premieres of "Mansion On The Hill" and "Ramrod"!

No Soozie Tyrell on stage tonight.



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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 8, 2023 04:49

Oh, also:

[eu.app.com]

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 8, 2023 06:14

Hard Rock Live Setlist
Hollywood, Florida
February 7, 2023
1. No Surrender
2. Ghosts
3. Prove It All Night
4. Letter To You
5. The Promised Land
6. Out In The Street
7. Candy’s Room
8. Kitty’s Back
9. Nightshift
10. Don’t Play That Song
11. E Street Shuffle
12. MANSION ON THE HILL (tour première)
13. Johnny 99
14. Last Man Standing
15. Backstreets
16. Because The Night
17. She’s The One
18. Wrecking Ball
19. The Rising
20. Badlands
21. Thunder Road
22. RAMROD(Tour première)
23. Born To Run
24. Rosalita
25. Glory Days
26. Dancing In The Dark
27. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
28. I’ll See You In My Dreams

Looks like "If I Were The Priest" was setlisted but not played.





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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: TheBluesHadaBaby ()
Date: February 8, 2023 09:51

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Topi
No Surrender looks to be an apparent shout out to Ukraine, with Stevie's yellow and blue guitar and everything.

Definitely. Protesting the Russian invasion is one reason for No Surrender being the opening song of E St Band's first tour in 6 years.

Like soldiers on the winter's night
with a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender!


The other is the song's heavy relevance to the Letter To You album's theme of mortality. Being over 70 and staring at the approaching end of the line. Like the Stones' attitude - Do not go gently into that good night. Let's do this music until we can't anymore.

Well, now young faces grow sad and old,
and hearts of fire grow cold.
We swore blood brothers against the wind
And I'm ready to grow young again.


They've opened with No Surrender every show so far this year, to give moral support to Ukraine, to give the middle finger to Putin... and give it to Death as well, while one is still able to.

Springsteen's following it with his new "Ghosts" and its similarly defiant, exuberant refrain I'm Alive! [after 7 decades, others dropping - of drugs, of natural causes, of a global pandemic], written to be a crowd chant as well.

That pair of songs work well together to open these particular shows. They fit our times.



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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 8, 2023 10:00

Well said.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: February 8, 2023 17:29

Changes starting to sneak in. Ramrod!

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Rank Stranger ()
Date: February 8, 2023 21:20

Burnin' Train with that dirty guitar solo from Steve was for me the highpoint of the first show!

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Mabru ()
Date: February 8, 2023 22:01

I have to say the first 2 official recordings are sounding really great. Looking forward to see him in may and hear the Letter to you songs live

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 9, 2023 06:20

There was an interesting exchange re: ticket prices on BTX. Thought I'd share it here.

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The one lingering question I have from Chris' resignation is this line:

"We hear and have every reason to believe that there will be changes to the pricing and ticket-buying experience when the next round of shows go on sale."

Unless laws are passed to make scalping illegal and/or technology is improved to prevent bots from buying tickets at light speed, prices cannot be changed. Everyone will still pay market value. It's only a question of who gets the market value, the artist or the scalper. Even if the system was somehow changed to place low-cost tickets directly into the hands of fans, fans will end up with tickets that can be sold at 2x or 3x face value, and fans will engage in scalping. The inescapable reality is supply and demand. And it's not Bruce's fault.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: February 9, 2023 14:15

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Topi
There was an interesting exchange re: ticket prices on BTX. Thought I'd share it here.

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The one lingering question I have from Chris' resignation is this line:

"We hear and have every reason to believe that there will be changes to the pricing and ticket-buying experience when the next round of shows go on sale."

Unless laws are passed to make scalping illegal and/or technology is improved to prevent bots from buying tickets at light speed, prices cannot be changed. Everyone will still pay market value. It's only a question of who gets the market value, the artist or the scalper. Even if the system was somehow changed to place low-cost tickets directly into the hands of fans, fans will end up with tickets that can be sold at 2x or 3x face value, and fans will engage in scalping. The inescapable reality is supply and demand. And it's not Bruce's fault.

That last part is false. See Pearl Jam, etc. Cheap, non-transferable tickets all but stop the issue. The option was available to Bruce, and he didn’t use it.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 9, 2023 14:22

Non-transferable tickets with ID checks at the door sure would help. I remember they ID'ed me for Pearl Jam in Krakow. I think that was the first time ever for me.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 04:27

Steve, Soozie and Patti all missing in Dallas.

Live stream: [m.facebook.com]



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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: February 11, 2023 04:39

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Topi
Non-transferable tickets with ID checks at the door sure would help. I remember they ID'ed me for Pearl Jam in Krakow. I think that was the first time ever for me.

The industry flirted with this in the past decade or so but kinda died out I think because it placed too much of a burden on venues some of which are still grappling with staffing issues post pandemic.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 04:44

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Dan
Quote
Topi
Non-transferable tickets with ID checks at the door sure would help. I remember they ID'ed me for Pearl Jam in Krakow. I think that was the first time ever for me.

The industry flirted with this in the past decade or so but kinda died out I think because it placed too much of a burden on venues some of which are still grappling with staffing issues post pandemic.

I can easily see it's a lot of extra work.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 07:54

Dallas setlist:

1 No Surrender
2 Ghosts
3 Prove It All Night
4 Letter To You
5 The Promised Land
6 Out In The Street
7 Candy's Room
8 Kitty's Back
9 Nightshift
10 Don't Play That Song
11 The E Street Shuffle
12 Johnny 99
13 Last Man Standing
14 Backstreets
15 Because The Night
16 She's The One
17 Wrecking Ball
18 The Rising
19 Badlands
20 Thunder Road

21 DETROIT MEDLEY
22 Born To Run
23 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
24 Glory Days
25 Dancing In The Dark
26 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
27 I'll See You In My Dreams

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Mabru ()
Date: February 11, 2023 12:46

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Topi
Dallas setlist:

1 No Surrender
2 Ghosts
3 Prove It All Night
4 Letter To You
5 The Promised Land
6 Out In The Street
7 Candy's Room
8 Kitty's Back
9 Nightshift
10 Don't Play That Song
11 The E Street Shuffle
12 Johnny 99
13 Last Man Standing
14 Backstreets
15 Because The Night
16 She's The One
17 Wrecking Ball
18 The Rising
19 Badlands
20 Thunder Road

21 DETROIT MEDLEY
22 Born To Run
23 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
24 Glory Days
25 Dancing In The Dark
26 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
27 I'll See You In My Dreams

Without Steve van Zandt and Soozie Tyrell.
Steve got Covid-19 [twitter.com]

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: February 11, 2023 13:16

Nice to see Detroit Medley on the setlist. Sure didn't take long for COVID to rear it's ugly head on the tour. This is where having the huge band will come in handy. Pretty much all the instruments are doubled up except bass & drums. I'm pretty sure someone could play bass & the percussion guy could handle the drums if need be.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: February 11, 2023 14:10

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Mabru

Without Steve van Zandt and Soozie Tyrell.
Steve got Covid-19 [twitter.com]

Wow...that's terrible on many levels ....hope he fully recovers, and hope he makes a triumphant return to the stage.
Not sure if the show should have even gone on considering his longtime and essential role in the band.
I imagine it would be like seeing the Stones without Keith...or without Ronnie....

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 14:14

They did the whole Born In The USA tour in 1984-85 without Stevie.

Word is Stevie had no symptoms, but bailed out of the show as a precaution after testing positive.



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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 14:16

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crholmstrom
Nice to see Detroit Medley on the setlist. Sure didn't take long for COVID to rear it's ugly head on the tour. This is where having the huge band will come in handy. Pretty much all the instruments are doubled up except bass & drums. I'm pretty sure someone could play bass & the percussion guy could handle the drums if need be.

Get Jay Weinberg to play the drums! winking smiley

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Mabru ()
Date: February 11, 2023 15:21

Steve will be back soon
[twitter.com]

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: February 11, 2023 15:32

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Topi
Quote
crholmstrom
Nice to see Detroit Medley on the setlist. Sure didn't take long for COVID to rear it's ugly head on the tour. This is where having the huge band will come in handy. Pretty much all the instruments are doubled up except bass & drums. I'm pretty sure someone could play bass & the percussion guy could handle the drums if need be.

Get Jay Weinberg to play the drums! winking smiley

That would definitely be interesting!

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 15:35

Jay filled in for Max back on the Working On A Dream tour. He was 18.

Max had a commitment with Conan O'Brien.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: February 11, 2023 16:47

Quote
Topi
Jay filled in for Max back on the Working On A Dream tour. He was 18.

Max had a commitment with Conan O'Brien.

The band could come out in Slipknot gear & really confuse the geezers haha. I actually like Slipknot when I'm in the mood for heavy stuff. They're a little different.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: February 11, 2023 20:41

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Mabru
Steve will be back soon
[twitter.com]

Good to hear. This tour has already had it's fair share of weirdness starting with the overpriced ticket fiasco, followed by the massive fan backlash, then the shutting down of the Backstreets fan site, and now Stevie Van Zandt MIA with covid! Thankfully it was a mild case and he'll be back soon, and hopefully the bad luck of this tour will have ended there.

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: February 11, 2023 20:46

At least it's not a mini-tour.

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: February 12, 2023 00:11

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crholmstrom
Sure didn't take long for COVID to rear it's ugly head on the tour.

Gives new meaning to a "bump in the road", and to happen so early in the tour is crappy...
Articles are now appearing everywhere - from Rolling Stone Magazine to this one on NJ.com:

COVID strikes E Street Band, several members out as Springsteen tour soldiers on

A request for comment on the ill members’ condition, whether COVID had spread to other members including Springsteen himself,
or the status of upcoming performances, was not returned by Springsteen’s spokespeople Saturday morning.


More > Covid

-----------------------------------

Thankfully we now know that Stevie Van Zandt has a mild case, but this article raises other questions regarding other members and Bruce himself.

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



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Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: Mabru ()
Date: February 12, 2023 17:42

Also Nils has now COVID confirmed by his wife [twitter.com]

Really curious if Houston Tuesday is going on ?

Re: OT: Bruce Springsteen stuff
Posted by: RisingStone ()
Date: February 12, 2023 18:11

Contrary to what people want to believe, COVID is not over.

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