Great, expansive and epic Springsteen show at the Spectrum last night, kicking off his four-night October run with a marathon that started off with the roller-rink organ obscurity "Seaside Bar Song" and drew to a close with a delirious "Rosalita" three hours and six minutes later. Born To Run in its entirety was at the core of the show, but that eight song operatic adventure seemed to inspire the Boss and his E Streeters (who were augmented by trumpeter Curt Ramm, a crucial addition on "Meeting Across The River") to pack in nuggets from Darkness On The Edge Of Town (which will be done from front to back on Wednesday), Born in the U.S.A. (next Tuesday) and 2007's Magic in a show that never let up. Non-BTR highlights: "The Fever," "Because the Night" and "No Surrender." Springsteen does Born to Run again on Oct. 19. Here's the full 28 song set list. The review is here, and "The Fever" is below that.
Seaside Bar Song/Wrecking Ball/Out In The Street/Outlaw Pete/Hungry Heart/Working On A Dream/Thunder Road/10th Ave Freeze Out/Night/Backstreets/Born To Run/She's The One/Meeting Across the River/Jungleland/Waiting On A Sunny Day/Little Bit O'Soul/The Fever/Because The Night/Last To Die/Long Walk Home/The Rising/Badlands/No Surrender
Encore: This Hard Land/Bobby Jean/American Land/Dancing In The Dark/Rosalita
Previously: Pulling Out Of Here To Win