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Night One: Hartford CT, 10.02.07

Setlist:

Radio Nowhere

The Ties That Bind

Lonesome Day

Gypsy Biker

Magic

Reason to Believe

Night

She's the One

Livin' in the Future

The Promised Land

Town Called Heartbreak

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Darlington County

Devil's Arcade

The Rising

Last to Die

Long Walk Home

Badlands

* * *

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Thundercrack

Born to Run

Waitin' on a Sunny Day

American Land

Review:

October 2 / Hartford, CT / Hartford Civic Center

Notes: The official kick-off of the Magic tour comes on Bruce Springsteen Day, as it was declared by Connecticut governor Jodi Rell. Bruce and the E Street Band took the stage at 8:25 and played a two-hour-and-20-minute show, sticking pretty close to the basic set they'd established at last week's warm-up concerts. But in a full arena, as opposed to the few thousand people they played for at the rehearsals, there's a whole different energy level in the room, and Bruce and the band upped their game accordingly. A few rough spots, as to be expected on opening night, and pacing issues remain, but they've been making progress every night, the show just getting better and tighter. The opening barrage is a powerhouse, and there was also a particularly powerful three-pack in the middle of the set: "Reason to Believe" into "Night" into "She's the One." This new arrangement of "Reason" remains the highlight of the show, aside from hearing the new stuff live. No additional songs from Magic other than what had been rehearsed; the only song added to the set tonight was a straightforward "Darkness on the Edge of Town," replacing "Born in the U.S.A." In the encore, not many in the Hartford crowd seemed to recognize "Thundercrack," but "Born to Run" had them going nuts. And so it begins...

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They may not be "hits" per se, but this little list of old gems is pretty impressive:

She's The One (born to run)

Darlington County (born in the usa)

Promised Land (darkness on the edge of town)

Badlands (darkness on the edge of town)

Born to Run (born to run)

Reason to Believe (nebraska)

Night (born to run)

Ties That Bind (the river)

Thundercrack (unreleased until "tracks" fan fav)

A bunch of the new album as expected and surprisingly a few tunes hanging around from the underatted "The Rising" album.

Sean

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They may not be "hits" per se, but this little list of old gems is pretty impressive:

She's The One (born to run)

Darlington County (born in the usa)

Promised Land (darkness on the edge of town)

Badlands (darkness on the edge of town)

Born to Run (born to run)

Reason to Believe (nebraska)

Night (born to run)

Ties That Bind (the river)

Thundercrack (unreleased until "tracks" fan fav)

A bunch of the new album as expected and surprisingly a few tunes hanging around from the underatted "The Rising" album.

Sean

I love that he avoided pretty much all of the obvious singles and went with the cool album tracks approach, wish I could have made it :/

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Me too NewRider. This album is fantastic. I also like the fact that Bruce is making comments on a lot of important socio/political issues (as he always has). Did you catch the intro he did to the first song on the Today show? Wow, nice one Bruce.

I'd almost like to hear the new album start to finish > set break > anything goes for the rest.

Still bummed I didn't see a Seeger Sessions show :(

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October 5 / Philadelphia, PA / Wachovia Center

Setlist:

Radio Nowhere

No Surrender

Lonesome Day

Gypsy Biker

Magic

Reason to Believe

Candy's Room

She's the One

Livin' in the Future

The Promised Land

Brilliant Disguise

My Hometown

Darlington County

Devil's Arcade

The Rising

Last to Die

Long Walk Home

Badlands

* * *

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Thundercrack

Born to Run

Waitin' on a Sunny Day

American Land

October 6 / Philadelphia, PA / Wachovia Center

Setlist:

Night

Radio Nowhere

Prove It All Night

Gypsy Biker

Magic

Reason to Believe

The Ties That Bind

She's the One

Livin' in the Future

The Promised Land

Town Called Heartbreak

Incident on 57th Street

Cadillac Ranch

Devil's Arcade

The Rising

Last to Die

Long Walk Home

Badlands

* * *

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Thundercrack

Born to Run

Dancing in the Dark

American Land

Only three shows into the tour, and Bruce and the band have found that next level. Chalk it up to the locale, to it being the second show of a stand, to their determination to rise up to a challenge, whatever -- Philly 2 was an electric show. That was signified right out of the the gate with "Night," a real shot in the arm as the opener, bumping "Radio Nowhere" to the second slot for the first time. In all there were seven songs not played the previous night, most of which served to elevate this very high-energy show.

"Town Called Heartbreak" was suddenly transformed, with a full-band treatment and a particularly happening organ intro. That song went right into a true Philly special, "Incident on 57th Street" -- which they nailed. Odds would have seemed against such a thing this early in a tour.... but hey, it's Magic. (And "incidentally," that'll teach anyone who decided to hit the bathroom during the Patti song.) Next up was the wildest one of the night, a completely spontaneous "Cadillac Ranch." A true audible, Bruce impulsively called for solos left and right, catching Steve in particular off guard, and pushing Soozie to center stage to countrify the song a bit. In the encore, "Dancing in the Dark" was also ramshackle but right, working really, really well as a replacement for "Sunny Day."

For all our talk about rehearsals honing the new songs, chops, transitions, pacing, yadda yadda yadda... all those things have to be there, sure, that's the foundation (and you don't think "Incident" sounds that good without practice, right?), but this one demonstrated that what really makes for a powerful show is spontaneity, energy, and a venture or two off the map. Keep keepin' 'em on their toes, Bruce. If Friday was a bit wobbly, they fixed all those wheels for tonight, clearly the best Magic show yet.

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October 9 / E. Rutherford, NJ / Continental Airlines Arena

Setlist:

Radio Nowhere

No Surrender

Lonesome Day

Gypsy Biker

Magic

Reason to Believe

Candy's Room

She's the One

Livin' in the Future

The Promised Land

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Brilliant Disguise

Darlington County

Devil's Arcade

The Rising

Last to Die

Long Walk Home

Badlands

* * *

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Thundercrack

Born to Run

Dancing in the Dark

American Land

October 10 / E. Rutherford, NJ / Continental Airlines Arena

Setlist:

Radio Nowhere

Night

Lonesome Day

Gypsy Biker

Magic

Reason to Believe

Adam Raised a Cain

She's the One

Livin' in the Future

Cynthia

The Promised Land

Town Called Heartbreak

Incident on 57th Street

Your Own Worst Enemy

You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)

Devil's Arcade

The Rising

Last to Die

Long Walk Home

Badlands

* * *

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Thundercrack

Born to Run

Dancing in the Dark

American Land

Springsteen was a man on a mission tonight -- very on, very pumped, and putting on a "this is how it's done" kind of show at the Meadowlands. This one hit all generations of fans, stretching out to 25 songs, with no less than four tour premieres. Not the kind of show Jersey often gets, frankly. But for this last scheduled stop in his home state -- which found Bruce repeating, "let me hear from my homies!" -- he was clearly determined to deliver. Anyone with VH1 got to see that opening three-fer, a delicious "Night" sandwich... but the big surprises came after the cameras were off. The tour debut of "Adam Raised a Cain" was shit hot and rocking, to quote a favorite old bootleg title; "Cynthia," an audible (and only the second time the E Street Band has done this one live), kicked ass, too. The live debut of "Your Own Worst Enemy" came with a few false starts, Danny starting things off at first, then a change of guitars... Bruce said it was a "debate society" up there. Once they got this "never before attempted" Magic song going, though, it was a success. (Well, to us, anyway. Bruce said afterwards, "That's close!") Strangely, there was a bigger response for this one than for tonight's "Incident on 57th Street." But the Jersey crowd has its own sensibilities: based on the cheers for the items on his list of what makes America great, Bruce remarked, "Ah, the Bill of Rights is under Max's hot dogs, that's not good!" The fourth tour premiere, "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)," featured some fiery guitar solos, and a particularly fine performance from the Big Man: "Hey you! Get out the car!" In the encore, "Thundercrack" was dedicated to "our good friend Lenny Kaye," the dean of garage rock, Patti Smith Group guitarist, and curator of the original Nuggets. Kaye was in the pit tonight, and as he said to a friend as "American Land" wrapped up the show: "...and a great time was had by all."

Looks like they are starting to hit their stride just in time!!!!

Woo Hoo Look out Ottawa,

Sean

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just got this email...sounds kinda intense!

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be visiting Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. For this event there will be a separate general admission (GA) line that will queue along the Gate 3 south walkway near the YMCA entrance to Scotiabank Place. The line will be indicated by signs stating “GA ticket holders line.†The GA line will enter Scotiabank Place through the Gate 3 entrance along with the accessibility-needs patrons.

The details of the general admission policy for this concert are as follows:

- GA ticket holders may begin arriving to receive numbered wristbands at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. (Please do not attempt to line up earlier)

- On Oct. 14, sequentially numbered wristbands will be distributed beginning at 2 p.m. at the Gate 3 entrance. Wristbands will be distributed until 5 p.m. One wristband per patron and the patron must also be in possession of a valid GA ticket. Wristbands will be issued and affixed to the patron’s wrist only after the patron's ticket has been verified. The wristband must remain on the GA ticket holder’s wrist at all times. Any GA ticket holder found with a tampered wristband will have that wristband confiscated, and the GA ticket holder will lose his/her sequential place in the line.

- Anyone who receives a numbered wristband between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. has a chance to be first in line to enter the pit area, but a wristband does not guarantee a place in the pit area. No wristbands will be distributed after 5 p.m.

- A starting number will be drawn randomly at 5:15 p.m. by a fan; this will be announced and displayed on a placard at the Gate 3 entrance. The fan holding the wristband that matches the starting number drawn will be first in line (i.e. Nos. 1 to 100 were issued and No. 10 was drawn, the line would start with 10, then 11, 12, 13 through 100 then from No. 1 to 9). When the starting number is announced, the line will shift accordingly. The purpose of the random number distribution is to insure that all fans have the same chance of being first in line, eliminating the need to camp out. This policy also helps to insure customer safety and provides for an effective means of crowd control.

- At 5:30 p.m., all fans with GA tickets and a wristband should begin lining up in numerical order, beginning with the announced drawn number. The line will then be escorted into the GA pit area in front of the stage approximately 10 minutes before the rest of the patrons are allowed to enter the venue.

- A wristband and a GA ticket are required to enter the GA pit area in front of the stage. No wristbands will be issued at the GA pit entrance on the floor within the venue.

Please be advised that no patron, fan or club-run list will be honoured by tour personnel, security or building personnel.

The above procedures will be implemented and supervised by touring personnel.

Access to the GA pit area will be subject to a maximum capacity as determined by the tour security, a Scotiabank Place representative and fire code regulations. Please take note that Scotiabank Place policy strictly precludes the following from entering the facility:

- Cameras of any kind

- Backpacks/large bags/brief cases

- Outside food and beverage

- Bottles or cans

- Audio or video recording devices

- Laser pointers

- Intoxicated patrons

These guidelines are subject to change by the facility.

Capital Tickets Customer Service

1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata, ON

K2V 1A5

613-599-FANS

customerservice@capitaltickets.ca

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