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Springsteen to play in Philly Saturday, for free, for Obama

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Springsteen to play in Philly Saturday, for free, for Obama

Bruce Springsteen will play a free concert in Philadelphia on Saturday at a rally in support of Barack Obama. (Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen will play a free concert in Philadelphia on Saturday at a rally in support of Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

 

The Obama campaign has just announced that Bruce Springsteen will play a free - acoustic - set on the Parkway Saturday afternoon. The stated purpose is to assist voter registration and volunteer efforts, and, indeed, to get "preferred" tickets you have to go to an Obama campaign office and sign up to volunteer. General admission is available via the web.

And did we say an acoustic set? So no E Street Band. Bummer.

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Here's excerpts from the Obama release:

"...Bruce Springsteen an acoustic set at a rally on the Ben Franklin Parkway...

...preferred tickets must be picked up at campaign offices.

The concert will take place on the Saturday before Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline on Monday. 

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th and 22nd Streets.

Gates open at 2:00 and the program will begin at 3:30.

For access to the best viewing area, preferred tickets will be distributed to those who sign up to volunteer. This can be done beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at the Obama-Biden campaign for change offices listed below.

General admission tickets can be secured at the following website: pa.barackobama.com/springsteen 

Ticket locations:

Center City
1500 Sansom, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
267-886-8591

South Philly
1501 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
267-298-8615

West Philly
246 S 52nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
267-975-3529

Fishtown
260 East Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
267-298-8673

North Philly
2221 N. Broad, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19132
267-298-8680

Frankford
7727 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
215-904-6004

Ward 23
4915 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
267-343-8912

Germantown
7102 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
267-298-8768

Oaklanes
6521 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19126
215-224-9410

University City
4001 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-972-7315

Norristown
1790 Markley St
Norristown, PA 19401
484-684-6072

Pottstown
235 East High St
Pottstown, PA 19464
484-624-5882

Jenkintown
1657 The Fairway
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-884-2884

Ardmore
6 Greenfield Ave
Ardmore, PA 19143
610-649-7218

Ambler
1123 Bethlehem Pike
Ambler , PA 19002
267-470-4782

Media
362 West Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063
484-442-8611

Upper Darby
1404 Bywood Ave
Upper Darby, PA 19082
484-461-1435

Bristol
234 Mill St
Bristol, PA 19007
267-812-5719

Doylestown
72 North Main St
Doylestown, PA 18901
267-880-6673

Bethlehem
531 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18108
610-807-3690

Allentown
4140 West Tilghman St
Allentown, PA 18104
610-564-4361

Easton
355 Ferry St
Easton, PA 18042
610-564-4777

West Chester
543 East Gay St
West Chester, PA 19380
484-947-5573

Phoenixville
22 South Main Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-241-0247

Reading
147 N 5th St
Reading, PA 19601
610-370-7031

York
200 West Market St
York, PA 17401
717-668-8536

Lancaster
252 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-435-8197

Harrisburg
401 North 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-695-6912

Scranton
222 Wyoming Ave 1A
Scranton, PA 18503
570-909-9386

Wilkes-Barre
238 Kidder St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-951-9259

Pittsburgh
213 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-867-6673

 

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Thomas FitzgeraldThomas Fitzgerald joined The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2000, and has covered Harrisburg as well as city, state and national politics for the newspaper. He was a “boy on the bus” in the 2004 presidential campaign and during primary contests in 2000 and 1996.

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