From the Springsteen Show, MSG, last night.
As a tribute to friend Peter Boyle, who passed away last year, Bruce played "Meeting Across the River" and then went straight into "Jungleland." Amazing. He also played my all time favorites, "Candy's Room" and "Promised Land." The new songs rocked, including opener "Radio Nowhere" with it's great line bashing the poor excuse for music today, "I just want to hear some rhythm!" The band looks fantastic. Fit and trim. Little Steve (Syl!) had his trademark scarf. Patti Scialfa was gorgeous. We were behind the stage and had an unobstructed view of Bruce's still good looking derriere. There's nothing like hearing "The Rising" in NYC, written after 9/11. Bruce in NYC has a special energy and passion. I'm sure it's the same at The Meadowlands of course. Fun. Fun. Fun.