Springsteen 2024

parnabyscrosses

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I know quite a few on here are going to various shows. I was at Kilkenny on Sunday. I saw them twice last year but I think this was better, it seems the setlists are more varied this time around and the sign requests are back.
He opened the show with an emotional rendition of A Rainy Night in Soho in memory of Shane which was a beautiful and memorable moment.
Hope everyone going over the next few weeks enjoys it as much as I did!
 
The variety is certainly back. According to the stats on Setlist FM they have played over 75 different songs so far on the tour.

75 so far.

That's pretty amazing though it ties with stories when they recruited a new drummer in Max' absence he was told to go away and learn over 200 songs and be ready to play them if Bruce called it. At that Kilkenny gig there were four tracks on the printed list that were not performed; "You Can Look", "Frankie Fell in Love", "Downbound Train", and "Seven Nights to Rock" "Prove it All Night", "Darlington County", and "No Surrender" were not on the printed setlist but were performed.

Amazing band, amazing performers. Looking forward to SoL in just over a week IIRC.
 
The variety is certainly back. According to the stats on Setlist FM they have played over 75 different songs so far on the tour.

75 so far.

That's pretty amazing though it ties with stories when they recruited a new drummer in Max' absence he was told to go away and learn over 200 songs and be ready to play them if Bruce called it. At that Kilkenny gig there were four tracks on the printed list that were not performed; "You Can Look", "Frankie Fell in Love", "Downbound Train", and "Seven Nights to Rock" "Prove it All Night", "Darlington County", and "No Surrender" were not on the printed setlist but were performed.

Amazing band, amazing performers. Looking forward to SoL in just over a week IIRC.

Is Max W not playing on this tour (I may have missed this)?
 
Ah, I know he missed some dates about 10 years ago due to his TV commitments on Tonight, and his son who normally drums with Slipknot filled in.

Formerly of Slipknot now. Sounded like a messy split.

Anyway, always a winning couple of pics:

Jay, Max, Ronnie Slipknot (or whatever his name is).
 

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We were at Cardiff. Incredible night (second time seeing him). Back of the pit so plenty of room but also really good view.

So young and in love was a nice surprise to open. If I was the priest (according to Bruce himself the first time they've ever played it, despite playing it in the US a number of times last year 😂). Incendiary version of Better Days too.

Contrast with Gothenburg last year was pretty stark, much higher energy, engagement with crowd etc.

Shout out to the Millennium Stadium too. Admittedly the roof was closed but by far the best sound I've ever heard for a massive gig.
 
Always preferred smaller gigs, but would've like to have seen a Springsteen show from a professional point of view. Sadly my gigging days are over now and going to any sort of event is pretty much a no-no for me now!
 
Springsteen is a brilliant live performer and I'm looking forward to seeing him again at the SOL. I decided not to go to his last tour but I wasn't missing out again this year.

My wife, youngest son and a very good friend will accompany me.

Springsteen on Wednesday and then down to London on Thursday for the Chelsea Flower Show on Friday.
 
Going to the Wembley gig in July. Was at Murrayfield last year. Anyone seeing him for the first time are in for an unbelievable night!!
 
I’m looking forward to the SOL gig. I’ve seen him 15 times and he never disappoints.
15! Impressive. The Barcelona show in June will be my 5th time, but I only started in 2016 and probably wasn’t born when you first started going haha!
The last couple of tours have made me really appreciate Letter To You, If I Was a Priest sounds great live and Ghosts is a bit of an anthem.

Can anyone give some insight on how these shows compare to what it was like seeing him in his younger days? Eg. Born in the USA tour. It’s just most of his contemporaries are past their best, certainly in terms of vocals and energy, but I think you could still argue Bruce is in his prime now.
 
15! Impressive. The Barcelona show in June will be my 5th time, but I only started in 2016 and probably wasn’t born when you first started going haha!
The last couple of tours have made me really appreciate Letter To You, If I Was a Priest sounds great live and Ghosts is a bit of an anthem.

Can anyone give some insight on how these shows compare to what it was like seeing him in his younger days? Eg. Born in the USA tour. It’s just most of his contemporaries are past their best, certainly in terms of vocals and energy, but I think you could still argue Bruce is in his prime now.
When I first saw Springsteen at St James Park and Rhounday Park I thought WOW. I had never seen anyone with so much energy on the stage. Obviously, time has slowed him down but his shows are still energetic and full on.
 
When I first saw Springsteen at St James Park and Rhounday Park I thought WOW. I had never seen anyone with so much energy on the stage. Obviously, time has slowed him down but his shows are still energetic and full on.
thanks, a regret is that I never got to see the line up with Clarence and Danny. I only really found Springsteen with the release of the Wrecking Ball album, since then I’ve become pretty obsessed, love every album except High Hopes which for some reason I’ve just never been able to enjoy.
 
Always preferred smaller gigs, but would've like to have seen a Springsteen show from a professional point of view. Sadly my gigging days are over now and going to any sort of event is pretty much a no-no for me now!

My mate who spent years on the road..described it as.
“ I’m afraid I have passed my Tour-by-date”
 
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