Bruce Springsteen at Izod Center (05/23/09)
Photo: Jon Klemm
The Boss kicked off the first of a five show run at Giants Stadium on Wednesday night with a “classic album” concert featuring 1975’s “Born To Run” in its entirely as well as a host of other hits from the Springsteen canon. After taking a night off, the residency resumes this evening (Friday, Oct 2) with another classic album set featuring “Darkness on The Edge of Town”. The Giants Stadium shows run through October 9 and here’s what the remaining nights look like:
10/02 Darkness on The Edge of Town
10/03 Born in the USA
10/08 Born To Run
10/09 Born in the USA
Jersey Girl and friend of Bumpershine, Annie Reuter, attended the September 30th performance of “Born To Run” at Giants Stadium, check out her review below:
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Giants Stadium Night One
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By Annie Reuter
“Evening New Jersey! It’s nice to be in my backyard,” Bruce Springsteen said, greeting the crowd at Giants Stadium Wednesday night. “You’ve joined us tonight to shut the old lady down. We’ve had a lot of great nights here. Let’s make this another one.”
Shortly after, the band began a new number, “Wrecking Ball,” which Springsteen wrote specifically for the night. “I was raised out of steel here in the swamps of Jersey/Some misty years ago,” he sang while the lyrics scrolled across the screens. “My home is here in the Meadowlands/Where mosquitoes grow big as airplanes/Here where the blood is spilled, the arena is filled and Giants play the game,” he continued to screams.
Playing just over three hours, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s energetic 29-song set, kept concertgoers on their feet. Whether it was newer tracks like, “Working on a Dream” from his most recent release, or the entirety of 1975’s Born To Run cover to cover, Springsteen and the E Street Band continue their legacy of New Jersey’s finest and must-see acts.
Read the rest of the review and see more unpublished photos from Bruce Springsteen‘s May 23, 2009 show at the Izod Center after the jump.
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