Bruce’s first show in Melbourne today has been shorter than usual, with 24 songs over 2 hours and 52 minutes. Only four encores, and “My City of Ruins” (roll call included) dropped from the set.
“Out in the Street”, “The Promised Land” and “Something in the Night” kick off the show, which includes the crowdsurfing routine on “Hungry Heart”, a great “Spirit in the Night”, another energic “High Hopes” and the first 2013 appearances in Australia of “Seeds” and “Land of Hope and Dreams”.
Bruce picks up some signs from the audience and shows two of them: “Incident” and “Prove it ’78”. The second one is chosen and Bruce rocks the house with the fantastic 1978 version of the song, with its long guitar and piano introduction.
Bruce’s final words today: “I promise it won’t be so long before we are back here again. We are loving it here in Australia”.