Monday, May 29, 2006


That's what they say, shout, at a Bruce Springsteen concert. It's very funny. If you didn't know better, it would almost sound like the crowd is booing him, but no....they are bawling BRRRRRUUUUUCCCCCEEEEE. And we did it, too, last night at Nissan Pavillion when he introduced his new music. It was a regular jamboree, some sort of cross between a Cajun hoedown, if they had them, and a revival meeting....American folk songs, rearranged, reimagined...influenced by swing, jazz, was very hard to describe, but extremely engaging. He's a consummate performer with incredible stamina, charm, and polish and backed up by the Seeger Session Band, which was huge and included the Asbury Jukes, the horn group that often plays with the Allman Brothers, an accordian player, some violins, a tuba, drummer, excellent additional vocalists.. it was really fabulous. We went with Peggy and Gordon, after a light supper at their house, and Peggy was ready to quit her job and join the tour.

Needless to say, we are very tired today, not having gotten home until almost 1, but it was worth it.


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