Bruce Springsteen offered a superb concert last night in Hartford. We’ve heard from many fans that consider last night’s show as the best they’ve seen on this tour.
The show opened with a furious rock trifecta: «Held Up Without a Gun» (tour premiere and one of Steve’s favorite songs) followed by «Radio Nowhere» and «Jackson Cage». Another tour debut arrived after a raucous «Spirit in the Night»: «Pink Cadillac», which was followed by a stream of fantastic songs, with «Incident on 57th Street» followed by «Point Blank», «Because the Night» and «You Can Look». Later Bruce sat down at the piano for a magnificent slow version of «For You». And then a marvelous 11-minute «Kitty’s Back» opened the encores. A magical show with plenty of River songs, standards and rarities.
Two shows tomorrow: Bruce will be in Pittsburgh this Saturday. First to do an acoustic set at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall for the Obama For American rally (read how to get tickets), and then at the Consol Energy Center in the evening, for a full show with the E Street Band.