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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