Bruuuuce

It was hard for me to get passed the “Boooo” sounds at the Sommet Center when I went to see Bruce Springsteen last Thursday. I soon learned it was a good thing, they weren’t saying boo but Bruuuuce. Uh huh! Springsteen followers may think I’m an idiot, but it was my first show and definitely not my last. There were even fans in the stands with letters on their T-shirts that spelled out Bruuuce.

I have always cherished Bruce’s writing style and scruffy voice, but I had no idea his show would be as entertaining as it was.

He kicked the show off with Out in the Street and continued to rock with classics like Born to Run. Half of his set list came from request signs that Springsteen collected from the audience. One sign had a black and white pic of Bruce clad in short jean shorts (pictured), that’s when he went into Girls in Their Summer Clothes. He shared stories of his guitar before singing Growin’ Up and he played a little bit of Johnny Cash’s I Walk the Line, before rolling into I’m on Fire. The tunes continued as he slid across the front stage on his knees, did back bends into the audience and even danced on stage with a fan. It was awesome! He also sang I Fought the Law in honor of Joe Strummer‘s birthday.

Dave Bielanko from Marah joined him onstage for a bit. Afterward, the crowd was left chatting that it was Jack White or Kid Rock with died black hair.

Ticket prices were high at $100, but the show was well worth it. During the final encore he thanked the crowd, saying the audience had been fantastic.

Andrew Seward from the band Against Me! was in the crowd (pictured with Stephanie Langston/me & The CluttersJake Rosswog). He boasted that he had seen the show three times on this tour and Nashville was the best. Also pictured- Bobby Bare Jr., John Hardin, Desiree & Blaze and Ashley Russell from Yahoo! Sports.

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