Bruce Springsteen comes to Seattle And My Brush with Greatness
February 1st saw the beginning of the first tour in six years for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They played Tampa’s Amalie Arena for over two and a half hours.
21 songs in the setlist and a 7-song encore. Finishing the show with a solo acoustic performance of “I’ll See You in My Dreams”.
Near the end of February Bruce and the band come to the northwest. February 25th in Portland at the Moda Center and February 27th in Seattle at the Climate Pledge Arena.
Back in “the day” Bruce and the E. Street Band were touring behind “The Rising” and played the Tacoma Dome on August 21st, 2002. I was working for “The Rock 106.7” in Wenatchee and we were airing “Little Steven’s Underground Garage.” Around March of that year, I got a phone call from Little Steven’s people asking if I would like to go to the show and hang out with Little Steven before the concert started. My answer was hell yes.
My date and I showed up on the appointed day and time and got to hang out in Little Stevens's green room with some other guests including some guys from the 60s Seattle band “The Wailers”. After about an hour of hanging out with the other guests, Little Steven walks in wearing his favorite silk pajamas and says hello, chats with each of us, and signs my guitar hanging in the Quake 102.1 studio even now.
The show was tremendous, you could feel the energy coming from the stage. To me, it felt like a rock N’ roll revival, and we were all at a camp meeting with guitars and drums. It is a show I will never forget.
If you get the chance, I recommend a little rock n’ roll therapy with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band.