Friday, May 1, 2009

The Mood at BRUUUUUCE Had as Many Highs and Lows as a Drive Through the PA Countryside

After a highly entertaing/successfull trip to see The Boss in Jersey last summer, we were looking forward to another fun trek, this time to Philly. Should've known this day would be different since the sand storms and rain from our last trip never surfaced. Who would've known that I'd someday hope for horrible weather as a sign of an awesome set list?

We snuck out of work early and made the trek to Philly, set up a very small tailgate with the customary one chair that no one ends up sitting in out of politeness. (Note to self: really need to get a grill and more chairs before the next one.) Great to see everyone at the show though and I think I'll be framing the photo...maybe after photoshopping a bluish sky into the background.

As for the show itself, Jody from Philly, put it best. It's really awesome if you're a die-hard Springsteen fan who has NEVER gotten to hear some of songs from the earlier albums or the more folky offerings of Nebraska. For those of us who love to dance (I seriously didn't get to do any white girl dancing), sing-a-long and yell BRUUUUUUCE. It wasn't as awesome. Jods also was right about the E Street Band being fantastic, as long as you didn't look at the TV screen and see Patti slowly strumming that blue guitar, causing a Pavlovian response* of immediate finger shaking in her direction.

Set List
The Ties That Bind
Outlaw Pete
Spirit In The Night
Working On A Dream
Johnny 99
Raise Your Hand
London Calling
Red Headed Woman
Hungry Heart
The Promised Land
Streets Of Philadelphia
Kingdom Of Days
Radio Nowhere
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born To Run

Hard Times
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Land Of Hope And Dreams
American Land
Kitty's Back

LOVE this kids sweatshirt and the hoodie zips up completely to cover his face with the skull bones. I thought it would be too creepy to ask him to do it again for the strange girl in a dress.
This as he questioned my skills of photography while I wasn't even looking in the lens. The Wachovia Center looks like the Gugg and he's quite blurry. COMEON! I'm the girl who wears a dress to concerts, of course, all my photos are golden.
This is how I like to picture these two.
Happy with a beer in hand.  

*And let's not talk about any other Pavlovian responses. Thank you very much.

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