“Good evening bridge and tunnel elite”

by lestro

From Rolling Stone on October 17, 2008:

One also can’t underestimate the ability of a ninety-minute set of Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel hits to bring a theater packed full of middle age tri-staters to screaming fits of hysterical joy. “Good evening bridge and tunnel elite,” Springsteen said…

The pairing worked surprisingly well. When Springsteen sang “they’re closing all the factories down” in “Allentown,” it sounded like it could have been a Darkness On The Edge Of Town outtake. Likewise, Joel made the sweet nostalgia of “Glory Days” seem like one of his own. “Movin’ Out” was dedicated to Bush and Cheney, and featured Springsteen singing the verse about “Mister Cacciatore’s” and the “Cadillac-ack-ack-ack-ack.” Other highlights included “Thunder Road,” “A Matter Of Trust,” “Spirit In The Night” and “New York State of Mind.”

They also did ‘Born to Run,’ ‘River of Dreams,’ and ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.’

But the line of the night came from the man of honor himself:

“I just told Michelle backstage that the reason I’m running for president is because I can’t be Bruce Springsteen.”

come on, who wouldn’t rather be the Boss?  that’s where the real power is…

Allentown

Movin Out

Thunder Road

Born to Run

Seriously, that Born to Run hurts my head. I watched it three times.

Talk about bringing the superpowers together. I don’t care what your politics are or what color state you live in, that is just some of the best rock and roll you will ever see.

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