June 21st, 2006

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Bruce Springsteen, June 19, 2006, Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Chad's parents gave us lawn seats to see Bruce Springsteen on Monday at SPAC, touring in support of the album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. I hadn't heard the album before we went—it was a recent iTunes purchase by Chad, and I hadn't got around to updating my iPod off his computer. I just figured, hey, Springsteen live! How can this be bad?

Fortunately I was right: it was a great show. There are only three dates left on it: tomorrow at Madison Square Garden, and then Saturday and Sunday in New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center. If you're in the area, I recommend investigating further—I don't think they're sold out.

The short version is that the concert displayed a very high level of musicianship and energy, Springsteen has stage presence like whoa, and I am sadly ignorant of classic folk songs.

The long version is behind the cut.

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