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! :)