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Giantone 10-02-2009 04:18 AM

Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
Wanted to put this in the football section but.............,so I stole this off another Giant board.


Okay, so it's not really football, BUT it is about our Stadium, so I put it here in the Giants section! Bruce wrote a song specifically for Giants Stadium & it's ultimate demise.
[B]Bruce Springsteen set list: New song 'Bring on Your Wrecking Ball' bids Meadowlands goodbye[/B]

Bruce Springsteen administered last musical rites to Giants Stadium Wednesday night. And who better to do so?

Not only has the star headlined this soon-to-be-demolished venue an astounding 24 times (selling more than 1.2 million tickets in the process), he long ago established himself as the unofficial icon of its home state, New Jersey.

More, Springsteen is no stranger to images of death and rebirth in his lyrics, a fact that lent Wednesday night's songs extra meaning, since the new stadium looms right next to the doomed one. To boldface the point, Bruce penned a topical new song to open the show - "Bring on Your Wrecking Ball," a rousing declaration of defiance in the face of destruction.

Wednesday's performance represented the first of five nonconsecutive shows Bruce will give at the stadium, leapfrogging through Oct.9. To give these shows an extra tug of nostalgia, Springsteen plans to perform one of his classic albums from start to finish at each event. Wednesday night, he offered a full-tilt take on "Born to Run."

By performing music he wrote in his 20s, just one week after turning 60, Springsteen made a bracing case for both the disk's ongoing worth and his own continued vitality. If anything, eight songs from "Run" seemed even more relevant and involving than ever, especially when he let the crowd sing the built-to-age line, "Maybe we ain't that young anymore."

Springsteen performed this, his most operatic work, more deliberately and theatrically, making its original 39 minutes last more than 55 minutes - to stirring effect. Other sections of the show held together with a recession theme.

But Bruce didn't need to dovetail with current events to seize the moment. Once again, this more than three-hour show proved him to be one of the few performers charismatic enough, and anthemic enough, to use the stadium scale to his advantage - whether it be this one, the next one, or, it would seem, whichever one that comes after that.


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Hog1 10-02-2009 08:18 AM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
No doubt.....The Boss Rocks

budw38 10-05-2009 07:47 AM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
The 'boss " is a hypocrite spoiled brat ![url=http://protest-roots-music.suite101.com/article.cfm/bruce_springsteen_signs_deal_with_walmart]Bruce Springsteen Signs Deal With Wal-Mart: Did “The Boss” Sell Out to “The Man?” | Suite101.com[/url]

Hog1 10-05-2009 08:33 AM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
The Capitalist bastard sold out!
BUT, the Boss gives the best show I have ever seen..............

dmek25 10-05-2009 08:34 AM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
doesn't Wal Mart keep Americans working? and people buying keeps the economy moving?

budw38 10-05-2009 10:16 AM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
[quote=dmek25;602686]doesn't Wal Mart keep Americans working? and people buying keeps the economy moving?[/quote]
To a degree , yes to both of your comments . The " boss " however has preached throughout his career that capitolism sucks and is for the greedy . He has also complained about Co's that do not pay health care " fair " wages , retirement, ect. If the " boss " had gone to GM/ Ford and the UAW and worked out a deal , say ... buy American made car and get my new CD in the deal , I would have been impressed . But he chose not to do what he preaches < like fatboy M. Moore > , to make himself millions more .... hence " hypocrite " . He could have had his music distrubuted by companies that employ union workers .

dmek25 10-05-2009 10:56 AM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
what should someone like Moore do? after getting his point across, donate all of his earnings to the poor?

budw38 10-05-2009 12:33 PM

Re: Springsteen says Goodby to the Meadowlands....
 
[quote=dmek25;602758]what should someone like Moore do? after getting his point across, donate all of his earnings to the poor?[/quote]
Not all of his money , but he keeps saying capitolism is dead , sucks ect. So , why should he profit from something then tell those of us in the middle class that we are not to ? How does Moore expect families earning between 45 - 85, 000 / year to get ahead if we are taxed at 40 % ,,, [url=http://www.house.gov/jec/fiscal/tx-grwth/reagtxct/reagtxct.htm]The Reagan Tax Cuts: Lessons for Tax Reform[/url] taxed 50 % on Cap Gaines and Dividends ? You can see that Republicans , Oct. 1986 dropped income tax rates from 50% to 28 % , middle class Americans cannot get out of the M.C. at this tax rate . We have had Dems tax rates between 70 and 92 % .... which KILLS the middle tax . Both parties suck if you ask me , but the corruption and hypocrocy are getting way our of hand . As far as Moore , if he doesn't like Rep's or Bush , I"am fine with that ,, when he goes to Cuba ????? When he makes us out to be a horrible nation ,, thats way over the top for me ... but thats just me . Dmek , have a nice day ..


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