The afternoon soundcheck at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia gave the first signs that the first Philly show would be special: Bruce and the band did “None But The Brave”, “County Fair” and, for the first time ever, “TV Movie”. Although none of them ended up being performed that night (maybe today, in his second concert in the city?), the first show in the great city of Philadelphia was as good as any 2nd nights are: 33 songs in a 3-hour & 43-minute performance, opening with a bunch of “summer songs” such as “Summertime Blues”, “Out in the Street”, “Sherry Darling” and “Hungry Heart”.
The fan requests brought a few rarities last night. While the band played the instrumental “Green Onions” Bruce devoted some time to collect signs of all kinds, which resulted in performances of “Lost in the Flood”, “Cadillac Ranch”, “Good Rockin ‘Tonight” (tour debut) and “I’m On Fire”.
The intensity of the concert continued with “Candy’s Room” and “Mona/She’s the One”. “Human Touch” reappeared for the second time on the tour. Later, and even if he wasn’t at his home state, Bruce premiered “Jersey Girl” on this tour, as he would later do with the classic “You Can’t Sit Down” during the long encores, which ended with “Twist and Shout”.