Sunday, February 16, 2014

Song for Sunday

Bruce Springsteen – Dream Baby Dream

Last year when Bruce Springsteen toured Australia I took son number one to see him. Number two son was a bit upset, but I managed to cheer him up by promising that the next time Bruce was back in Australia I would get the best tickets we could and take him; confidently assuming that it would be at least another five years before Bruce made it back.

That plan back-fired when he announced later last year that he would be back for some stadium shows in February of this year. No way I was getting out of this one, but at least this time we managed to get tickets without any problems. And last night was the big night. I think it was probably all a bit much to take in for an almost-seven-year-old and he didn't quite make it all the way to the end of the encores, but he had the guitar out this morning and was telling everyone all about it.
Unfortunately, we didn't get any more guitar picks, shaken hands or lines to sing this time and my shoulders are a bit sorer, but it was another amazing show. Kicking off with a cover of AC/DCs Highway to Hell and including a full run through of Born in the USA the set covered every era from The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle through to the recent High Hopes. It also featured Finn's favourite song Hungry Heart and three tracks off my favourite album Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Luckily son number three is still too young to really understand what all the fuss was about, so I got away without making any more rash promises this time, but Bruce if you're reading don't let that stop you coming back to Australia again next year!
Band/artist of the week: Bruce Springsteen
Song of the week: Mogwai – Remurdered

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