Friday, September 9, 2016

I want to go out tonight, I want to find out what I got

It's always a risky proposition to attend a Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert on a school night. Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park proved that - this 67 year old man and his band played for four hours and four minutes. It was his longest concert in North America and his second longest concert ever. We stood 80% of the time and as always they put on an incredible show. This was my fifth time seeing them live, and every time has gotten better (but I still miss you, Big Man). If the Boss is in town, you should go. He is our best storyteller. Seeing him live even converted MFD into a huge fan - like his music, he works the whole show from start to finish. He leaves everything on the field. 
I got my love of the Boss from my dad. This is the music I was raised on. It was awesome to be at the concert with him and Carol.
A little bit of Rosalita for you:

A little bit of Born to Run for you:

Since he played until after midnight, we didn't get home until close to 2. I didn't fall asleep until after 2:30 because I was hyped up on concert adrenaline and motor vehicle fear as I just survived an escape from a concert parking lot/ride down 95 with MFD at the wheel. I thought Jimmy, Catie, Joe and I would perish to a Thompson Twins song as MFD ranted into the great beyond about assholes stuck in parking lots but we lived to tell the tale. 

And now it's Friday. Tommy need sleepy. 

Have a great weekend my friends! 

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22 comments:

  1. A legend in his own time. And a beautiful night for a concert. Bruce represents us - the middle class. Continued Godspeed , Bruce!
    Glad you have a short week.
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  2. I would love to see him live! I was thinking of you every time I heard yesterday that it was a record breaking concert. I'm so glad you got to experience it! I misunderstand so many of his lyrics that I never know which song is which but I can see that he's an amazing performer.

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  3. He is playing up here soon and he told the town that he will play for at least 3.5 hours. So they gave him a time extension as the town has a noise ordinance and he basically was like no i need more time to play. How awesome, right?

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  4. Seeing Springsteen is a bucket list item for me.

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  5. Sounds like an amazing concert-- and so cool to attend with your dad!

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  6. I love that you said school night! I say the same thing about going to events during the week, but concerts especially The Boss are so worth it! How fun that you got to go with your dad, and LOL at surviving the ride home with MFD at the wheel! Happy Friday <3

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  7. I'm super impressed he still does these long shows. Good on him.
    He still looks in great shape too. Have to be to do those long shows!

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  8. it's rare that i go out on a week night but seeing the boss would be an exception. him and depeche mode. and maybe maroon 5 but definitely the boss.

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  9. We saw him live at an outdoor concert 3 years ago and it was SOOOO amazing. Definitely one of the highlights of my life. I can't believe he played for 4 hours!!! Wow!!! Definitely worth it though I'm sure! You must be exhausted though!

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  10. Going out on a school night is always risky, but if The Boss is in town it's totally worth the risk! It sounds like y'all had a great time, and now you can get caught up on sleep over the weekend!

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  11. Bruuuuuuce! I saw him live years ago, 2004 I think! Great show. But seriously that is a late night! Isn't getting out of the parking lot post-show the worst?!

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  12. I bet it was so worth the missed sleep. What an experience! I've heard similar things about seeing him live.

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  13. Wow- your dad looks so young! Haha! Maybe it's the concert atmosphere- you all look so youthful and energized!
    Concerts on a school night are always rough but almost always worth it :)

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  14. So cool that you got to go to that concert with your dad!!! It looks like you had a great time. When I was in college, I got to see Bon Jovi with my parents after growing up listening to them other other similar bands of their era. One of my favorite concerts to date.

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  15. I've seen Bruce a couple of times and both times were indoor venues. (Coincidentally, one of those times was with my mom and stepdad.) For some reason, these pics at an outdoor venue seems all the more awesome for a Bruce show.

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  16. This sounds amazing. I think Jungleland was the first song I ever learned the words to. My parents were HUGE Bruce fans. They converted my brother and me, and I still distinctly remember when my dad sat us down and told us to buy our own greatest hits CDs because he was tired of us stealing his!

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  17. SOOO glad you lived to tell the tale of a fun night listening to some good music with your pops! I have my songs too that remind me of my Dad. And GO YOU for staying out so late on a school night....I would have been a mess the next morning! lol

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  18. Is it me or does MFD resemble your dad? :D

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  19. LOL @ Tommy need sleepy! My alarm used to be him when he says "PLEASE GO AWAY - LET ME SLEEP FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!" It got old real quick. -_- lol
    Glad you had such a fun time!!!!

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  20. Ha - your tales of MFD driving . . . sounds like a familiar tune to my husband. Man, I would love to see Bruce in concert . . . I don't remember him coming to Atlanta in recent years but I would make it a priority to go!!! Awesome that you go to do that with your dad! And four hours is epic!

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  21. oh wow! what a long concert, and standing most of the time?! i would be exhausted. i only know a couple of bruce springsteen songs, i have friends that are huge fans and travel all over to see him, and KC said he was amazing in concert.

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