Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Springsteen Rocks Philly for Labor Day Weekend 2012


Springsteen and the E Street Band Rock Philly for 2 Nights at CBP

 

Philadelphia audiences welcomed Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band back for the unofficial close of summer at CBP on Labor Day weekend. And we didn’t have one but two shows this weekend on September 2 and 3! This puts Bruce at the top of the list for performing at all major live venues in the City of Philadelphia, according to Ike Richman at Comcast Spectator, beginning in 1973.
 
Phones light up the stadium instead of lighters.
Bringing his 17th album to Philly for Wrecking Ball, 11 new songs that tell a story about his life as well and connecting with all his fans. Since this is the first tour without the Big Man, the band is now including a five-piece horn section, including C’s nephew Jake Clemons and Eddie Manion on saxophones.
This tour needed no intro act, as Bruce jumped on stage around 8pm and proceeded to rock until almost midnight, segueing from one song into the next, passion and adrenaline fueling his music, exciting the audience.
Bruce and the E Street Band singing We Take Care of Our Own
 
During Wrecking Ball, on the screens behind Bruce came clips of the imploding Veteran’s Stadium and the Spectrum, with many other great clips to match the music flowing into the night.
 
 

Almost 4 hours of non-stop playing to a full house- other than sitting down to pour sweat and rainwater out of his boots- Bruce and the E Street Band keep the audience enraptured to his tales of his life, remembering those we loved in his life, understanding the ghosts in our lives, and remembering that love is a necessity. The music went right into my soul, and made me think of things I need to change and need to hold on to.

He reminded us how important life is, and how precious love and family and friends are, and to always kept it within. Dancing into the crowd, singing and dancing with audience members, even pulling people on stage during the crazy humid night, the rain held off and Bruce rocked our boots off.
 
More adventures of Chris and Bran!
 
This time around, to get myself to the concert, I didn’t drive, I decided to engage Valley Forge Limousine to take me to the show- and let me tell you, this is the only way to roll. Our driver, Jim, drive the Lincoln Navigator smoothly through the torrents of rain that assaulted us all the way to CBP, which thankfully let up in time for the show. Ride provided byValley Forge Limousine  this was truly a treat, as it was a smooth, professional ride and lots of fun! With SUV and sedan service, it is the way to go for any occasion, special or every day, just for some relaxation. And since Bruce stopped singing around midnight, I got to relax on the hour ride home and not worry about traffic. Thanks Bruce, for another great tour!

SET LIST:
    1. Factory (acoustic Bruce solo)
    2. Adam Raised a Cain
    3. Streets of Fire
    4. Prove It All Night
    5. Something in the Night
    6. We Take Care of Our Own
    7. Wrecking Ball
    8. Death to My Hometown
    9. My City of Ruins
    10. Spirit in the Night
    11. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
    12. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
    13. Frankie
    14. Jack of All Trades
    15. Atlantic City
    16. Darlington County
    17. Shackled and Drawn
    18. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
    19. The River
    20. Lonesome Day
    21. Badlands
    22. Thunder Road
Encore:
    1. We Are Alive
    2. Born to Run
    3. Dancing in the Dark
    4. Jungleland
    5. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
    6. American Land


Bruce is Born to Run!
 
 

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