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In the all of 34 years that I’ve known Tim, there have only ever been two people I would have considered swapping him for. One is David Beckham, and the other, Bruce Springsteen. It probably says a lot for Tim that it was only ever a consideration. However after Thursday’s concert (I'm told that I should use the word ‘gig’) at the Coventry Ricoh Arena, Tim could be just a fraction closer to freedom!
It had rained nearly all day, but the rain mostly held off as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour date began. The gig was just amazing; everything I’d hoped it would be and more. I left ecstatic, and even sitting in a car park for well over an hour before we could even join the stationary queue to begin our journey home didn’t dampen our spirits. Tom and I loved it but we have a suspicion that Tim only really liked it. He gave us, a crowd of about 40,000 just what we wanted!
Me (with raging hayfever) Tim and Tom.
With such a magnificent back catalogue of work there will always be that one song you walk away saying "I wish he had performed that" but without any doubt this was a great set list.
It promised to be a good night from the minute The Boss took to the stage and gave an opening solo acoustic performance of Ghost of Tom Joad.
I first got to know The Boss in 1975 (when I was 19 and starting university), which coincided with the release of the Born to Run album. My delight was that he played the whole of the Born to Run which he dedicated to his friend James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) who died the previous evening.
For any Boss officianados out there the set was:
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Long Walk Home
My Love Will Not Let You Down
Long Time Comin’
Death to My Hometown
The River - perhaps my favourite
Born To Run album
Born to Run
She’s the One
Meeting Across the River
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
Born in the
Dancing in the Dark
Raise Your Hand
Nearly three and a half hours later as the final chord of
, we knew we’d been a part of something special. We'd sung, we'd danced in the aisles, cheered, clapped and even played our air guitars! American Land was played
I was surprised by this person's drink of choice!