The Rev. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Wrecking Ball Tour
19 November 2012
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
Bruce Springsteen's concerts are legendary. The typical show runs three hours. During his recent Wrecking Ball tour, some shows in Europe clocked in around four hours. That's without any long intermissions. He starts strong and finishes stronger. They are, in essence, the modern-day version of tent revivals, particularly when Bruce takes on his preacher's tone and whips the crowd into a frenzy while talking about things like love, freedom, and cheap beer.
The fact that he's 63 is the stuff of inspiration. That kind of gusto - and machismo - is admired in the PRM. Plus, Springsteen's songs have meaning and emotional resonance. That's why he still stays in the top ranks of airplay on Radio Free Mattopia.
There are always people out there who think such-and-such artist's best work was the early stuff. Not so with Bruce. Check out recent albums like The Rising and Wrecking Ball for some good ol' rock 'n' roll.