With Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in the middle of a three-night stand at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, speculation is building about night three on Saturday night. Sunday, September 23rd is Bruce's 63rd birthday, and the speculation is around whether Bruce will push the proceedings past midnight to reach his birthday, and whether doing so will break the four-hour barrier and perhaps break his record by going past the 4:05 mark.
I don't know and we'll all find out soon enough. Saturday's show will be his 3rd in 4 nights, and second in two nights, and well, he IS almost 63 years old! On the other hand, Bruce is on his home turf, I'm sure resting quite nicely at home between shows with Patti and the kids, and he'll have a month off to recuperate before hitting the road again. I'm thinking he'll go for it!
Bruce set the 4 hour, 5 minute record in Helsinki on July 31, 2012. You can listen to the entire show here. It was the final stop on the European leg of the tour and Bruce had a mere two weeks to recover before his next show, PLUS he had to fly across the Atlantic to go home to rest. So, with a month to recover at home, this should be easy. :)
One interesting feature of the Helsinki marathon was that it was preceded by a 5-song acoustic set that was in addition to the 4 hour full band performance. I guess Bruce likes being on stage! Actually, he did it as a thank you to the early arrivals, many of whom had been following Bruce around Europe all summer.
You can watch the whole acoustic set here, but I thought for today's fix I'd feature two clips from a closer vantage point.
Blinded By The Light