Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Bruce from the nosebleed seats, part II
There is something so outlandishly large about a Bruce Springsteen show, that it didn't much matter that the ten people onstage looked like ants to me, I was still able to immerse myself in the music and the moment.
Bruce looked and sounded great, and his years as rock and roller didn't seem to diminish his energy or the power of his music. He started off with Radio Nowhere, followed by The Ties That Bind (one of only a handful of classic he sang), and performed many, if not all, the songs from the new album. The E Street Band was on target, the stage sparse and functional, and the HD jumbotron broadcast great video images for those of us who were seating-impaired.
While he didn't preach, Bruce did not shy from singing the painful songs of war, and dissatisfaction with the current administration, though many in the audience found their seats when an unfamiliar tune filled the room.
It was as much fun on my 55th birthday as I could have imagined.