I was reminded this morning (by this post) that my dad went to a Bruce Springsteen concert over the weekend (over at Mohegan Sun, which is pretty much the biggest concert venue in Connecticut; Fred and I went there a few years ago to see Avenged Sevenfold!) and LOVED IT. Obviously, as an aftereffect of the show, the house has been filled with Springsteen over the last few days, which I have absolutely no problem with.
“Born to Run” will always be my favorite Springsteen song, but Born to Run was only a small (albeit fantastic) part of his long career – The Boss is still touring, and in the wake of performances by Tom Petty and Prince, he ran a halftime show, just 5 years ago, at Super Bowl XLIII (where he did, indeed, play “Born to Run,” as well as several other old hits and one newer song). Springsteen is STILL making music and touring – not bad for a guy in his 60s. (But, then again, the Rolling Stones also did a Super Bowl halftime show…)
As far as newer hits go, “Radio Nowhere” punches pretty loud and – though it’s 7 years old now – has held up over the last chunk of a decade. In classic Springsteen fashion, it’s great driving music and isn’t overdone, but manages to be subtle yet rocking.
Springsteen’s concert (from my dad’s review) sounded pretty awesome. He has a lot of crowd interaction (crowdsurfing, walking around, etc.) and plays for HOURS. (Fun fact: there’s a screen with all the lyrics facing the stage, because Bruce has a bad habit of forgetting the lyrics to his own songs while onstage. The fans tend to remember them better than he does!)
Whenever you need to remember the good old “Glory Days,” throw on some Springsteen – you won’t regret it!
As always, thanks for reading.