Saturday, May 19, 2012

Prove It All Night

Barcelona usually gets the best setlists (and crowds of course) on any given tour, and last night was no different. With 29 songs, it was thus far the longest show of the Wrecking Ball tour. Not only it had two tour premieres (You Can Look and Hungry Heart), it also got Born In The USA, The River, Murder Incorporated, Talk To Me, and the return of Thunder Road into the set. But the highlight was Prove It All Night......yes, complete with the intro from 1978. It is a shocker indeed, a very pleasant one, even for the majority of fans not at the show. This is the live holy grail for most of us, the introduction to the song Bruce and the band played on the '78 Darkness tour. It was last seen and heard in LA on the '80 River tour. Greasy Lake offers an explanation as to why the '78 versions were so revered [link]. I'm sure the band will continue playing Prove It All Night occasionally for the rest of the tour, but I'm praying the intro segment won't be just a one-off thing. Bring on Sunderland & Manchester!

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