Friday, February 13, 2009

Finally, London is ready for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band!

My dream has finally come true! I'm going to see the greatest band in the universe live in concert! Hyde Park here I come! Not only is the GA ticket 45 friggin' pounds, but Dave Matthews Band is opening for Bruce! Before I even got into Springsteen, DMB was my all-time favorite band. I never thought beyond my wildest dreams that I'd see the E Street Band and Dave Matthews Band on the same bill. And as an added bonus, The Gaslight Anthem is also playing Hard Rock Calling Festival. A great, great band also from New Jersey. It's like Against Me! (another awesome punk band) without the politics.

And I ain't traveling all the way to England just to see Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band once. Been waiting for almost a month for the actual UK dates. What I'm hoping for is a Cardiff, Manchester and Wembley show all in a week. Only time will tell...

Monday, February 2, 2009


Don't debate me on this. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band put on the best Superbowl Halftime Performance ever. Period. So who cares if he has sold out? No one plays Rock & Roll music like the Boss. For 12 mins, Bruce and the band proved to 1 billion people around the world that they are still and will always be the greatest live band ever.

1. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
2. Born To Run
3. Working On A Dream
4. Glory Days

The medley turned out surprisingly well, despite the songs being truncated in half. But all the important ingredients were there; the third verse of 10th Avenue (Scooter & The Big Man bust this Superbowl in half!), complete with Bruce doing that kick-ass slide across the stage. Born To Run killed too. The momentum was kept even when they launched into Working On A Dream, when a gospel choir came on stage to contribute to the chorus. I was really hoping for My Lucky Day instead. And last but not least, they had to do Glory Days, and as expected, with some lyrical changes in the first verse (baseball to football, speedball to Hail Mary).

Now I know why all the American concerts go on sale 12 hrs after the Superbowl. This is definitely gonna be one hard ticket.