Saturday, August 25, 2007
Spirit in the Night by Springsteen
The time, Summer of 1978.
The performer, Bruce Springsteen.
The place, Passaic, NJ.
This is a historic concert amongst Springsteen fans. Bruce had really just hit the big time and this, in a sense, was a real homecoming for him. It was broadcast live up and down the east coast. My previous post with the song Darkness on the Edge of Town is from the same concert.
Notice a little over halfway through the song, Bruce steps out into the audience to finish the rest of the song. He was the first to ever do that kind of thing and really one of the few performers ever who had such a close connection to his audience that he could do that with legitimacy.