Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Arena, 12/06/12

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Who is Bruce Springsteen anyway?

The street rat poet singing about characters straight out of West Side Story? The balladeer casting American youth in B movie glory, Roy Orbison grandeur, and fleets of fast cars? The protest singer, spitting bile at corrupt bankers and politicians? The soul brother, swinging his hips and taking the crowd to church?

Bruce Springsteen, standing in front of the mighty E Street Band, spent time in all of these poses last night as they finished up the Wrecking Ball tour at Arena, reminding the roaring crowd with each song, each shimmy, each sweaty line, that he's one of the greatest living performers and songwriters in America. Read the full review of Bruce Springsteen at arena by Jason P. Woodbury.

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Photos by Melissa Fossum

Published on December 7, 2012

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Amazing, amazing, amazing show.  3 hours and 10 minues of nonstop energy.  Everyone on the stage last night was terrific.  Amazing show.

Loved the sign request for Light of Day.  Bruce's guitar work in the song was awesome and the way his guitar played off of Max Weinberg's drumming was great.  The Apollo Theater medley that ended with Bruce singing responsively with Sam Moore was an unexpected treat.  The end of the show (before the encore) with The Rising, Badlands and Thunder Road really brough home the power of Bruce's music.

Its remarkable how Bruce and the band can make the whole experience feel new, fresh and entirely spontaneous even though it was the last show of the American leg of the tour. 

Amazing show!

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