As expected, the second night at the Meadowlands brought a few surprises and tour debuts, plus an even stronger performance than the night before. The new songs keep shining and sounding powerful, with “Wrecking Ball” and “Easy Money” among the highlights.
Five songs debuted today on the tour: a sensational version of “The Ties That Bind” in the third slot position, with Jake nailing one of the most cherished sax solos. “Candy’s Room” and “Johnny 99” (extended, intense and with great participation from the horn section at the end of the song) took the “E Street Shuffle” slot. Later on “Racing in the Street” featured an extended ending with some marvelous work from Roy Bittan. A stunning classic.
“Ramrod” was the fifth debut tonight: and it rocked. An awesome performance. Other highlights of the night include another River song: “Jackson Cage”, which was inmediately followed by “She’s the One”, with yet another intense sax solo from Jake Clemons, which received a big roar from the audience.
To complete the set, another surprise: “Trapped” opened the encores, by fan request, and it was truly great. As usual, the show closed with “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”, only this time the screens showed a film with images of Clarence and Bruce in concert while the band stopped playing and Bruce encouraged the audience to yell and scream, from the small stage in the back of the pit.
Next Friday we’ll be tweeting again live from Madison Square Garden (follow us on Twitter: @ pointblankspain).
Report by Salvador Trepat.
Photos by Edu Beltrán.
See complete set list.