I have been sitting here for so long trying to explain last night's experie...
I have been sitting here for so long trying to explain last night's experience .. but struggling .. more often than not when you build someone or something up for so long there is a big chance you will be disappointed as expectation hits the roof .. but last night Bruce Springsteen simply blew my fucking mind way exceeding expectation (how does that happen? How can that be possible?) .. From the moment the house lights went down the joint erupted. The almighty power that came from that stage was truly overwhelming. One thing I will say .. anyone concerned about Tom Morello’s inclusion on this tour need not worry one iota .. he was simply incredible .. he adds even more energy to a full throttle jet engine! There are no words to properly describe what he did on Murder Incorporated and Ghost of Tom Joad so I won’t bother .. it has to be seen to be believed. I have woken up this morning with my hands, legs, arms hurting from clapping and dancing .. and my sexual organs stimulated! I have been lucky enough to have seen some legendary shows in my time .. including James Brown, Ray Charles, U2, Pink Floyd, BB King, Rolling Stones etc etc etc .. but nothing .. NOTHING compares to this powerhouse... & I’ve seen Bruce a couple of times before this but he even blew himself out of the water! .. he just gets better! .. and the scary thing is .. he is only warming up! For anyone worried about the setlist from last night .. don’t be .. this is only the beginning and a stepping stone. He will shake it up night after night .. guaranteed .. I am kind of glad I also have a day off before the next show as I need to recover. For anyone going to upcoming shows – get ready to be transformed for this IS the Ministry of Rock and Roll.
by Matt Gibson
creator of Rebel Rock Ranch