Saturday, July 13, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Wraps Spectacular 3 Night Stand in Meadowlands with Perfect 28 Song Set


Met Life Stadium– the Meadowlands — rang with sweat and delight last night as Bruce Springsteen and the impeccable E Street Band wrapped up their three night engagement with a bang.

The three hour plus show was composed of 28 songs — and still fans will complain he didn’t sing “Glory Days” or some other nonsense.

But it was hit after hit with my favorite, “Spirit in the Night,” making a second night comeback (it’s rarely heard) plus all the hits from “Born to Run” to “Rosalita” and the majestic “The Rising” to “Dancing in the Dark” and ending this exhilarating, exhausting night with, of course, “Jersey Girl.”

The audience was, of course, so loud and so wildly happy there were times when their shouts of “Bruuuuuce” were even too much for the star. “Don’t Bruce me when I’m talking!” he joked when he was interrupted during one of his speaking moments.

I liked the fact that Bruce left out “Born in the USA” — too much misinterpretation of that song. But holy moly — this gang is still rocking after blazing through stadiums and arenas since I saw them on April 1st — and there are still 8 more BIG shows to go before an autumn break!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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