Despite being a few miles from the city, the concert in Foxborough is considered the third «Boston» show, and not only a standalone performance, specially after such a good set list. Bruce did not disappoint. Drawing from his endless well of songs, Springsteen kicked off his performance at Gilette Stadium in front of 50,000 people with a powerful «My Love Will Not Let You Down», followed without pause by «Night», «Out in the Street» and «Hungry Heart», before proceeding with «We Take Care of Our Own» and «Wrecking Ball». A strong opening which would have been even more impressive if he had followed his own set list (see below), as his intention was to start the show with «Kitty’s Back»!
His third area performance did not lack surprises. After «Spirit in the Night» fans got the tour premiere of «Open All Night» (by request) in its swing Seeger Sessions version, and then there was «Growin ‘Up», the inmense «Lost in the Flood» and an inspired «Because the Night». And that was the tone of the night, a high voltage performance with a varied and special set list.
«Racing in the Street» was one of the epic moments, with his endless instrumental ending. But if you wanted epic, there mas more in the can. The encores started with the familiar piano notes of «Jungleland», in its second-only tour appearance, causing more than a shock in the pit. Jake did a good job on the solo and Bruce smiled and raised his arm in approval. As if that was not enough, after «Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out» Bruce picked up another fan request, Dobie Gray’s classic «Drift Away», a soulful treasure only played before on a couple of occasions in 1984 during the Born in the U.S.A. tour.