Bruce Springsteen a donné hier 11 septembre 2010 un benefit concert surprise au Stone Pony d’Asbury Park, dans le New Jersey.
Ce show privé de 2 h 40 était organisé au profit du Boston College, où étudie l’un des fils de Bruce Springsteen. Celui-ci était accompagné par un groupe mené par Bobby Bandiera, avec Max Weinberg à la batterie. Southside Johnny était là aussi !
Voici la setlist (source : Backstreets).
Working on the Highway
My Lucky Day
Seven Nights to Rock
Spirit in the Night
Working on a Dream
In the Midnight Hour (with Southside Johnny)
Talk To Me (with SSJ)
The Fever (with SSJ)
I Don’t Want to Go Home (with SSJ)
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Havin’ a Party (with Southside Johnny)
Born to Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Detroit Medley (with SSJ)
Twist and Shout
Ci-dessous, les notes de Backstreets
Bruce’s annual private fundraising show for his son’s school was Saturday night at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, a two-hour-forty-minute performance in which Bruce was backed by a band led by Bobby Bandiera and including Max Weinberg on drums (fresh from his own band’s performance at the Pony the night before).
These shows, once legendary for otherwise-unheard covers, have featured more of Bruce’s own songs in recent years, although a horn-laden 634-5789 was a highlight, along with Bruce and Southside Johnny trading vocals on « In the Midnight Hour. » Performances were loose but spirited, fitting for the event’s setting.
From Bruce’s own songbook, selections included his standard bar-band fare, but also two songs from his most recent album, a fun opening in « Working on the Highway, » and several surprise highlights from his early albums, including « Growin’ Up, » « Rosalita, » and a poignant take on « Sandy. »