Last weekend I went and saw Bruce Springsteen at Wembley Stadium London! If you know anything about me you'll know I'm not exactly a 'fan' of Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber etc.... In other words the music for my age group. Nope! I way prefer Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Queen and Paul Kelly ;) Naturally when I heard Bruce was doing a concert in London I had to be in on it. Wembley was the host of Live Aid (Queen) and the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (Queen David Bowie and Elton John, plus loads more of musicians I like) right???
Wembley Stadium has room for 90,000 people!
Bruce played the entire album 'Darkness on The Edge Of Town.' This is an album of which the whole essence of The E Street Band is formed on (in my opinion) it's one of the oldies and has some great tracks on such as Badlands (one of my favourite songs,) Racing In The Street and The Promised Land. Bruce also took about 5/6 sign requests which led to the crowd being treated to Rosalita!
|Me and my brother, this was meant to be the 'nice' photo ;)|
The band played 24 songs prior the encore then came back on for another 6, the last song being 'Twist and Shout' which Bruce warned may end up having the plug pulled - in reference to their misfortune with Paul McCartney at Hard Rock Calling last year! Bruce then came on solo (!) for an encore number 2 and treated the crowd to a rare solo version of thunder road. The perfect way to end such a special evening.
All I can say is I am now suffering from the 'Bruce Blues' and am praying he continues the tour next year or releases more tickets for a 2nd night at the Leeds Arena - preferably both. I have uploaded 3 videos on YouTube which you can see on my channel here. They have already had almost 7000 hits!
'Til next time