July 23: Udine

Bruce Springsteen played in Udine last night, the last of 3 shows in Italy, just before coming to Spain for the last 5 shows in Europe. As in Torino, he surprised with a high intensity performance, with plenty of crowd pleasers, rarities and tour debuts. First off there was a special tarantella performed by the 3 accordions onstage (Nils, Charlie & Roy), that gave way to the first song of the night: «Sherry Darling».

Moments later arrived one of the best songs off the Darkness album, «Something in the Night», plus «Murder Incorporated» in the place of the usual «Seeds». After picking up lots of sign requests during «Raise Your Hand», there were three tour debuts in a row: the rockin’ «Summertime Blues», followed by «Be True», which was followed by a great and unexpected «Streets of Fire» (another gem off Darkness), and then an intense «My Love Will Not Let You Down».

The encores, full of his greatest hits, started off with another request, the tour debut of the electric, full-band version of «Born in the U.S.A.».

See complete set list.


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