Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Boss @ Madison Square Garden

Well, well well... after trying unsuccessfully to purchase tickets for this concert, Stephen managed to get his hands on 2 freebies via a God sent friend of his by the name of Frank Caruso (many thanks, Frank... I shall name my first child after you... even if its a girl!).

What a wonderful night! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole concert, even if we were in the nosebleed section and didn't actually know half the songs played but I do pride myself on knowing all of his new album, which, for the most part I love, esp Long Walk Home, Gypsy Biker and the title track Magic.

Here's Long Walk Home...

Some of the album can be a little too early 80's for me though. Its got that classic E Street Band feel, namely, in my rather honest opinion, 'corny' sax solos. I only say that because I'm such a huge fan of his 2005 album Devils & Dust which has a completely different feel musically.

Devils & Dust...

With that said, I'm pretty sure hardcore fans love those sax solo's and there was a lot of that going on last night too but it made me smile from ear to ear.
One thing I do have to say is that the main reasons I like this album so much, as with Devils & Dust, is that Bruce has got a lot to say... and most of it is against Bush and the Iraq war and I admire him for that. He's not afraid to speak out against this Government and to me that's only a good thing.

All in all it was a wonderful night... esp Stephen's dancing during the uber cheesy Dancing In The Dark... I was sure he'd, not only take someone's eye out but be beaten up by drunk, absolutely fanatical Springsteen fans!!!
Funny thing is, I actually thought he was exaggerating Bruce's cheesy white man dance moves but to my utter amusement, as you'll see below... he was playing it down!

So I shall leave you with THAT video... I defy you, first off not to laugh your head off and secondly, to not do that dance! :)

xx Shivers


Lauren said...

You Stephen and Liz do an arguably much better job with the dance...

Just remember, you can't start a fire without a lighter

sdestefano said...

And as I recall, I wasn't the only one doing Bruce's white man dance. With varying degrees of irony, there were others doing the Courtney Cox Bop near us as well! (The irony implied in my moves was only half hearted. While I don't particularly like that song, I do enjoy a good Courtney Cox Bop every now and then.) Thanks, Shivers, for making my first Bruce concert a memorable one.