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bruce in oakland, set list

music friday: bruce springsteen concert tonight

Honestly, I don’t think I have to say anything more than that. I suppose I could give stats:

Song I’ve seen him play live more than any other: no surprise, “Born to Run”

Song that is in the Top Ten Songs I’ve Seen Him Play Live that might be a surprise: “Ramrod” (13 times)

Songs I’ve seen once (not a full list): a lot of Tunnel of Love; a lot of the Seeger Sessions; “Haunted House”; “Have Love, Will Travel”'; “On Top of Old Smokey”; “Outer Limits”; “Rag Mama Rag”; “Who’ll Stop the Rain” (most likely to be heard tonight)

Number of times I’ve seen Bruce live: tonight will be #35, covering 1975-present. It will be our second of 2012.

Other people we’ve seen do guest cameos w/Bruce (all I can remember, I might be forgetting someone): Flo & Eddie (“Hungry Heart”, Los Angeles, 1980); Gary U.S. Bonds (actually, Bruce did a cameo for him … they did “Jole Blon”, “This Little Girl”, “Quarter To Three”, “School Is Out”, and “New Orleans”; San Francisco, 1981); various people at the two Bridge Concerts he played at; various people at the Amnesty show (Oakland, 1988); Southside Johnny (“Hungry Heart”, Oakland 1999); Joan Baez (“Pay Me My Money Down”, Concord, 2006).

In honor of those collaborative efforts, I’ll once again post this, from the last Amnesty show, Buenos Aires, 1988 (after which, Bruce and the E Street Band didn’t play together for seven years, and didn’t tour for another decade):

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