July 30: Benidorm

In the small Estadio de Foietes, in the ‘Little Manhattan’ by the shore that is Benidorm, Springsteen conquered a new audience with one of this classic stadium shows, full of energy and popular songs. Over 3 hours the 30,000 people in the audience had a great time and were on their feet most of the time, jumping, dancing and clapping. The show opened with Nils on the accordion doing the very popular (and rather corny) song Los Pajaritos.

There were tour debuts of «Girls in their Summer Clothes», «Janey Don’t You Lose heart» (slowed down, unrehearsed, not really his best versions) plus a nice full-band «If I Should Fall Behind».

The highlights were the hi-voltage «Seeds», «Youngstown», «Jungleland», a very nice «Be True» and the unexpected and vibrant «I Fought The law».

photo: Benidorm 2009 copyright Miguel Angel Fernández
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