24 julio, 2012

Bergen

In the rainy and cold city of Bergen Springsteen offered concert of a two-night stand, opening with a wonderful acoustic version of “Who’ll Stop the Rain?” (with just Roy on the piano) followed by “Downbound Train” (“let’s play another rain song”, said Bruce) and “Cover Me” (tour premiere). The concert included the very rare “Seaside Bar Song” (written in 1973 and released on the Tracks boxset), the tour premiere of “This Depression” (acoustic, with Bruce playing the 12-string guitar), “For You” (solo piano) or “Radio Nowhere” and “Badlands” closing the set. The encore began with “I’m On Fire”, one of seven songs off Born in the USA performed yesterday, thus reducing the number of songs from Wrecking Ball to only five, as he skipped regulars like “Land of Hope and Dreams”, “We Are Alive” or “Rocky Ground”.

During “Dancing in the Dark” two girls took the stage: one to dance with Bruce, while the other approached Max Weinberg, asked him to play and got the OK to actually play the drums (and did well). A unique moment, which Bruce confirmed saying “this has never happened before!”. On two occasions, during “Tenth Avenue” and “Twist and Shout”, a little girl took the stage to soak Bruce with the yellow sponge that Steve often uses at the shows.

See complete set list.

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