Tuesday, September 30, 2008
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ACOUSTIC SET ON THE PARKWAY!!
Bruce Springsteen will be playing an acoustic set between 20th and 22nd sts. on the Ben Franklin Parkway in support of Barrack Obama at 3:30 p.m. As a side note, there is no part of the previous sentence that doesn't make sweet love to my socks. As another side note, Bruce acoustic is one of the coolest things ever. I caught him solo on his Devils & Dust tour, and it's still one of the best shows I've ever seen. I've never seen one man with a guitar command a Spectrum-size crowd into silent attention so well, and I've seen Bob Dylan. This show will probably be a clusterfuck, but it's for a good cause.
Dream setlist: Everything on Nebraska sequentially, "Thundercrack," "Devils & Dust," "The Ghost of Tom Joad," everything on Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., and preharps "Thunder Road?" Some of those are givens ("Devils & Dust"), but with Bruce, every set is a surprise, so who says I can't hear Nebraska?