Monday, April 07, 2008

The Boss.

I am not one to turn down free concert tickets, especially if the performer happens to be the one and only BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

Granted, I'm a little younger than the average Boss fan but Bruce, along with a myriad of other rock/folk songwriters, was a constant staple in our house growing up. I can belt out No Surrender, Born to Run, and I'm on Fire with the best (or at least the loudest) of 'em.

Chris is in San Fran currently so I was left to my own devices. The tickets were proffered this morning for tonight's concert at the Pond in Anaheim. Sweet!! Brianne and I went and had a fun time, despite being on the younger side, fan-wise.

Springsteen puts on a great concert; it was chock full of energy and his trademark rock songs but also had some of his more folksy (and my favorites) ballads. I would have preferred to have heard more of his "oldies" rather than the stuff off his new album but I suppose the band gets tired of playing those after a while. I highly recommend watching the first video (below). He still has the same enthusiasm, even after a 30 year career. (and check out how young Courtney Cox looks!)

Dancing in the Dark (First Video) (Yes folks, this is what sexy looks like (25 years ago!))
Born in the USA (Second Video)

I have to admit, it was a little strange watching performers that are more advanced in age than your average rock band kid. I loved the fact that he was rocking out and dancing across the stage; at the same time, I wouldn't have been offended if he took things a little slower. Singing isn't worth a heart attack. Also, I was just a bit embarrassed for some of his fans. It's one thing to be 18 years old and fainting when your favorite rock star pulls some Elvis moves. Its quite another thing to be 45 and groping the legs of Springsteen when he walks on by. Lady! Hands off! That guy is married! Yuck.


  1. That's great you got free tickets they were so pricey here. We entered to win free tickets (in a box at Key Arena no less!) but didn't get them. Frank's a bigger fan then I am but I am all for seeing the legends in concert that is how I've seen the likes of David Bowie, Cher, Peter Gabriel and Tom Petty.

  2. I completely agree! Peter Gabriel and Tom Petter are on my list too!! And I'll bet that David Bowie puts on an interesting show. :)

  3. That's cool that you got to see the show. My Uncle Gary is a huge fan and goes to see him religiously! Definitely not my kind of "sexy" now or back then though. I'm not even really familiar with a lot of his songs...just from the stuff my mom played around the house, but I couldn't even name one other than Born in the U.S.A. :( How sad!!!

    As for the "greats" I have seen Phil Collins (great performer), Barry Manilow, and Chicago in concert. We used to get some great stuff coming through The Woodlands, but it's quite a hike to get up there now. On my list...Paul McCartney and Aerosmith for the oldies but goodies.

  4. David Bowie and Peter Gabriel were awesome in concert. Moby is pretty entertaining too. Of course my favorite is U2. I have to say that people watching at the Cher concert was hilarious.

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  6. Oh...U2 would be a good one to see!!!

  7. LOL, our list keeps getting longer and longer. I'd better get cracking and see these guys before they croak!

  8. well, hopefully they all won't die too soon! :-)