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Bruce Springsteen, June 15, Wembley stadium.
Also Glasgow Hamden Park June 18,
coventry Ricoh June 20
One of the best live artists I've ever seen. The guy does a stunning three hour set like it's a quick coffee before a meeting.
bought my mum and dad tickets for his gig in Sunderland this year because he didn't play Scotland. got really jealous. there's no way I won't be at that.
which according to Wikipedia has a capacity of just under 8000. Might be worth a trip.....
says Belfast is a 'fully standing outdoor event' - so not inside the hall
my 30th birthday
Glasgow is far closer to me but I can't not go to this one, can I...
4 hours in Madrid, amazing show!
I missed him at Hyde Park this year due to a wedding.
Anyone any idea on prices for Wembley ????
seen £55+ fees quoted - but that looks a bit low for Wembley
Belfast says £79 on Ticketmaster. That looks more realistic.
on 5th Dec
And he was fantastic every time. Will definitely be at Wembley, and hopefully a few others as well. Might hit up some continental Bruce action. I've heard that Spain is the place to go - the Bruce fans there go wild apparently. No Spanish dates in evidence as yet...
But taking into consideration what an utter ballache Download is, I might go and see The Boss instead. This'll be my first time seeing him as an actual fan.
Any idea of support?
it's near me. I have a ticket for his concert at the Olympic Park. I've The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes. I hope you have a better line up.
But would take an even longer Boss set over that pair for sure. I'd just like to make a whole day of it.
There won't be any support. He's never had any for his own shows. You won't get a longer set at Wembley- always around the same length.
Hard Rock Calling probably guarantee a 'full length' Boss set, but I suspect Wembley will get a few more songs than the Olympic Park.
I'm going to both, very excited. He's been doing some full album shows in Scandinavia - alternating between Born to Run, Darkness and Born in the USA, so my guess is he might do one of those at Wembley (possibly less likely at HRC, but might happen there as well).
is that he plays different sets every night, and always pulls out something exciting. You could go to every night of his tour and I doubt you'd feel like you'd seen the same show twice.
Watch this amazing performance of 'Drive All Night' in Gothenburg.
It's a boring album track, but recontextualised here it is amazing.
In other words, I can't wait to see what he plays at Wembley! I keep hovering over tickets for HRC as well, but it's £70 and I like the fact that at Wembley the standing area can only be the size of a football pitch (and a good proportion of the 50,000 or so in there are guaranteed to be behind you), whereas in a park I can see scrum for space miles and miles back.
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or the wrestling in bethnal green. i mean, jushin liger's gonna be there and i'm already going to the olympic park gig...i guess this is the wrong crowd to ask for impartial advice.
I hope the weather is good.
my mate needs to send it over but I can deliver this to someone later in the week if they are keen?
Face value. Let me know if you're interested.
Absolutely gutted that I had to sell my tickets cause of work :(
Fingers crossed we get something special for Glasgow on tuesday
Setlist here: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bruce-springsteen/2013/wembley-stadium-london-england-3d9cd0b.html
It was just astonishing. How on earth the man and the band can be that practiced, and that experienced and yet still make every show feel spontaneous and unique, I'll never know.
Thought the sound was poor early on, and I was seated in what should have been a good spot. Definitely improved by the end of Darkness and the last part of the set. Love the sign requests, first time seeing him and had no idea he did that (guess that helps make things seem spontaneous).
I literally couldn't work out what song he was playing at the start (Land of Hope and Dreams) until well into it. It's to be expected at these stadium shows though - there's no way of getting it right in those acoustics, and both times I've seen Springsteen I think his sound team do as good a job as possible of making it sound okay.
Thought last night was a bit of a drop off from the Sunderland show last year. Still amazing, but whilst I tolerated some of the crap last time I thought that section with Shackled and Drawn, Waitin on a Sunny Day, Pay Me My Money Down etc. was pretty cringeworthy.
Now/, can someone please tell me whether to go to Olympic Park or not? I'm in two minds. On one hand, it's The Boss, and if I don't go I'll be sitting at home wishing I was there. On the other hand, I can see it being impossible to get near the stage, shorter set, terrible London festival sound and crowd. Are my concerns justified and do they outweigh the fact that it's Bruce Springsteen?
but its The Boss, innit. if you can afford it then do it.
Thanks again to SCROTUM for the ticket.
Thunder Road, Save my Love, queued up from 8 in the morning (some guys had apparently been there since as far back as Tuesday!) and got into the pit at the front. Was generally just amaze.