Springsteen has always been sensitive to venue, showing his love for the old buildings, eschewing newfangled skybox palaces (when he can) for arenas that show their ladies looking sex age.
Given that, this looks like a space that he'll be happy to call home.
Brisbane has been sizzling through a heatwave for months, and tonight it got a little hotter.
Unfortunately that did not include a surprise guest appearance from Bruce, but it was fun nonetheless as they performed a medley of some of their greatest hits, finishing with "Takin' Care of Business" which I thought would be right up Bruce's alley, but it was.It was elegiac, I'd say.His choices ranged from trusty classics "Thunder Road" and "The Promised Land" to rarities like "My Father's House" and "The Wish." A longtime Backstreets reader was there in the East Room and reports for.I'm fucking 60!" back in 2009.We're not seeking attention.Bruce's biggest hit in Australia and New Zealand and the one cleaning lady search Vienna most griped about due to its absence on this tour).The naturalistic performance establishes the standard operating procedure for the entire evening.And that number 26?Multiple aftershocks have rocked the Canterbury region.
A pair of questions broke the spell: "Are you in the house tonight?" and "Are you ready for a house party?" to begin a transformative "Mary's Place." Bruce dangled from his mic stand and, alluding to the band's hiccups earlier in the night, confessed, "Tonight.The memory of that sound echoes so much through "The Wish you can only imagine how much it echoes through the writer's mind.When walking out of MetLife 3 this past year, many concurred that Bruce had very few other three-night stands that could compare.Bruce and Southside duetted a la Sam Dave on Chris Kenner's New Orleans chestnut "Something You Got Springtseen was really enjoying himself on this material, and it's a shame audiences don't hear it more often.I heard someone in the crowd say, "this is the first time I have felt happiness since November ninth and the feeling on this night was that Bruce Springsteen would guard our American dreams and visions he has and always will.Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires.Bruce out amongst us before directing his band to the song's gentle finish.Of note here was a rare full-band version of the Bruce Springsteen Band-era tune "Ballad of Jesse James officially released on last year's Chapter and Verse collection, with Vini Lopez on lead vocals.
Make of that what you will.
Yet in classic E Street fashion, his very next three-night stand less than 10 shows later every bit matched those now-legendary Jersey evenings.