Roses and Broken Hearts is the name of the bootleg I’ve had for a long time. I imagine there are better boots of the concert in question, but this is one I’m stuck with. It’s of a concert at Shoreline on May 3, 1988, 25 years ago today, part of the Tunnel of Love tour. The second half of that show was as good as Bruce gets, and the encores, filled largely with oldies, was more than that. Here is an audio-only copy of that entire concert (it runs 3 1/2 hours). It was the first time we took our kids to see Bruce (they were 12 and 10 at the time).Schedule
Back in 2002, I was listening to this while chatting online with my sister. I got a little carried away, ending up doing a play-by-play of the show. I posted it later on the blog. Here is the relevant part of the chat (my side only, who knows what Chris was doing, probably ignoring me if she had any sense):
[13:27] "I have only begun to rock!" he sez as he begins the oldies
[13:27] "we've come all the way from New Jersey with a mission in mind!"
[13:28] "Have Love, Will Travel!"
[13:32] "hi ho Silver, away!" (horn makes horse whinny sound)
[13:33] "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" before it became a 20-minute song :-)
[13:38] "being out in the fresh air like this" (Shoreline) "I find it invigorating" ...
[13:38] "I feel just fine, but you look a little tired"
[13:38] "you want to go home and watch Kojak reruns"
[13:38] "are you all fully insured?"
[13:38] "DO YOU LIKE GOOD MUSIC?"
[13:39] yeah yeah
[13:39] yeah yeah
[13:39] yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
[13:39] "spotlight on the Big Man, don't he look great, he lost a lotta weight"
[13:41] "are you tryin' to tell me somethin ... I worked my ass off for three hours, you better yell louder than that"
[13:42] "if there's something you need, that you just don't have"
[13:44] "now before I leave Frisco, or wherever the hell I am"
[13:48] "no mas"
[13:49] "she's my groovy little baby, little latin Lupe Lu"
[13:51] "I don't really know what to do right here, because we haven't played this song in ten years, ya see"
[13:51] "I gotta send these people rockin, baby, I gotta send 'em home nice and toasty"
[13:52] "well shake it up baby"
[13:52] I love this tape
[13:53] ahhhh ahhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhh AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
[13:53] well shake it up baby
[13:54] I better put the transcript of this chat on my blog :-)
[13:55] shake it up baby