Local columnist for the Post-Standard Sean Kirst (and a Bruce fan), once wrote a column about the best one-night rock show ever in Syracuse. He picked a 1957 rock and roll caravan, where up to 10 groups traveled together and each played 3-4 of their hits. These caravans were a big thing in the 50's … Continue reading High Hopes–Met And Exceeded!
As I eagerly await my trip to Albany next week, for my ninth-ever Bruce show, here's a recap of the prior eight: w/ links to the reviews I've done since I started blogging and the set lists courtesy of Brucebase Updated to include 5/13/14 concert. 1985-01-27 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY w/ the E Street … Continue reading Live From The Promised Land
Albany Times Union Center . . . with a few of the faithful rockin' out to . . . Bruce Springsteen and the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-quaking, booty-shaking, Viagra-taking, love-making – Le-gen-dary E – Street – Band!"
I missed the local showings of the new documentary Springsteen & I, about the unique relationship between Bruce and his fans. But then--I already wrote down my version of why Bruce Springsteen mattered to me--all the way back in 2005. It was reprinted by Sean Kirst of the Post-Standard on his blog as "Springsteen And … Continue reading Flashback: Springsteen & I
Two intrepid Bruce fans ("Tramps") from the U.K. decided to get 1,000 fellow acolytes from the Church of Bruce to answer the age old question: "what's your favorite Bruce song?" This led to a survey on the discussion board of the popular Bruce site/magazine Backstreets. The result is the All Time Top 100 Bruce songs … Continue reading List-o-mania: Favorite Bruce Springsteen Songs
You've seen the title of this blog. You've weathered all the posts on albums and concerts and other doings in the E Street world. I'm a Tramp--an insane Bruce Springsteen fan. So how was the show last night at Vernon Downs--you know, the first show in the Syracuse area since 1996--the first with the E … Continue reading Rosalita came out last night, but I did not.
Those were Bruce's first words after he took the stage--as the E Street Band filtered onstage to the theme from "The Magnificent Seven." 25 songs, three tour premieres and a little under 3 hours later I was wandering, dazed, through the streets of Albany--pondering what I had just experienced. (Bruce In Albany photo A.M. Saddler … Continue reading “Albany! Prepare to be transformed!”