Springsteen plays school benefit in Asbury Park

No rest for Springsteen. During the break between the American and European legs of the Magic tour he found time again for another show in a small venue: The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. The yearly benefit show for his kid’s school, which only parents and teachers can attend, featured the usual mix of oldies and original songs.

Backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band, with help from Southside Johnny and Patti Scialfa, Springsteen played for nearly two and a half hours. The set list included lots of soul covers (Sam & Dave’s «Hold On I’m Coming», Marvin Gaye’s «It Takes Two», «Tell Him» or «Time is On My Side»), rock classics («Detroit Medley», «Seven Nights to Rock» or «Twist and Shout») plus a variety of his own tunes, from the obvious («Darlington County», «Rendezvous», «Thunder Road» -done solo on electric guitar- or «Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out») to the more obscure or unusual («Man’s Job», «The Fever», «Cover Me», «From Small Things» or «Pink Cadillac») including the recent «Girls in their summer clothes».

See complete set list.