Almost 28 years! has passed since my last Springsteen "revival" in Austin TX (11/09/80, to be exact), and other than the fact that the hair on the crowd has gotten thinner and much grayer, last night was just like I remembered the last one. A non-stop, in-your-face, high-energy, sing-a-long to some of the greatest songs in the soundtrack of my life.
And that folks sums it up perfectly for me. Many life long fans who did multiple shows tend to forget that in the past the summers always seem warmer. So it is refreshing to me to read a comment by someone who makes a direct comparison to the River tour and finds himself being as awed as he was back then, by, again, what seems a more average show in the Magic tour to me. That said, there are plenty of gems in the set. The show opens with "Reason To Believe". Unfortunately that performance has been cut by Springsteen and is slowly moving out of the show all together. A shame really, in the first two legs of the tour this really was a show piece on par with "Prove It All Night" from '78. Atlanta also got a train wreck delight with "Blinded By The Light" for Danny and another very good performance of "Point Blank". Even with a more average show this is still the hard rocking, earth quaking, booty shaking, E-Street Band!!!
Download the full show in mp3 here
Sound: 2,5 out of 5
Show: 3,5 out of 5