Nov. 20th: Baltimore

After a great concert in Nashville, Springsteen offered in Baltimore the penultimate show of the tour, where he announced that he would take a break but would return in the future because «we’re shutting down for a little while, but we will see you in the future, further on down the road, because we have miles to go before we sleep!» (Steve Van Zandt said recently in an interview that he saw no reason to quit and the band would keep playing together in the future).

This was the first time that Bruce played in Baltimore since 1973, and he celebrated it with an enthusiastic and powerful show, full of energy and 3 hours and 20 minutes in lenght, one of the longest of the tour so far. The usual and excellent full performance of the Born to Run album was followed by «Waitin ‘On A Sunny Day» and «Spirit in the Night», plus many spectacular moments: the instrumental «Green Onions» made its debut on the tour and was played while Bruce collected sign requests. And those brought «Santa Claus Is Coming To Town», «The E Street Shuffle» and a splendid «For You», with Bruce solo at the piano.

The pace did not come down and a wave of unstoppable rock came next, with Springsteen going full speed with «Radio Nowhere», «My Love Will Not Let You Down» and an exciting «Long Walk Home», with Van Zandt exploding his most soulful side with some terrific vocals. A request for «Ramrod» opened the encores, which included a rare and welcome «Land of Hope and Dreams» and the usual encores, for a total of 8 songs, ending with «Higher and Higher», always impressive, and the added bonus of «Glory Days».

See complete set list for Baltimore.

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