I had thought about just keeping my manlove for Bruce Springsteen to myself but something in Darren’s pictures and awe at seeing him for the first time made me think about saying a few things anyway.
I saw him last night for the third time in a little over 18 months, I have been a late convert to the church of Bruce, each time he has ramped his game up and last night was genuinely thrilling.
He came on just after 5 past 8 and only left the stage at 11.15, a whopping 3 hours and 10 minutes of the most incredible gig I’ve ever been at.
From the time he starts it’s essentially one big encore where he holds 30,000 people in the palm of his hand, plays some hits, some recent album stuff, some hardcore fan favourites and even interspersed this particular gig with COVER VERSIONS!!! Yup. He did Proud Mary, Twist & Shout, La Bamba… The crowd go understandably nuts.
A little earlier in the day I’d been passing the Merrion Hotel on the way into town and what did I come across?
Just in case he’d come out.
Not kids mind but fully grown adults. I understand why…
Saturdays gig was the best I’ve seen him and the best gig I’ve been to ever. I wanted to go again on sunday but it just wasn’t happening.
Hope they all come back next year.
I walked past too that afternoon – imagine, we could have passed each other in the street and not known…is this a scene from a film?
Oh my God! Went both nights….best weekend of my life, with Sunday blowing me completely away! Completely worth the rain, standing and round car trips to Leitrim! Could’ve seen you there Rick….