Posted in To Do | music on October 9, 2009

Bruce Springsteen @ Giants Stadum last night (Melanism.com)
Bruce Springsteen

"A very nice show by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on Thursday night, the fourth of their five-night stand at Giants Stadium.

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the show, but looking at the setlist, it maybe had the best four-pack of request songs this tour, as well as the U.S. premiere of "Fouth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" to kickoff the encores.

"Sandy" has only been played one other time this tour, on July 5 in Vienna, Austria.

This was the second Giants Stadium show and third time this tour that Bruce played the entire "Born To Run" album

For me, what makes this show standout is the requests of "Hard To Be A Saint In The City," "My Love Will Not Let You Down," "Because The Night" and "Human Touch." Four songs that haven't played that often this tour.

It was the second U.S. performance of "My Love Will Not Let You Down" this tour (it was played at the Aug. 19 show at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford - thank you to the reader for the correction - and played several times in Europe this summer) and only the second time "Human Touch" was played this tour, the other time was on May 2 in Greensboro, N.C.

Patti Scialfa was at the show, her first show with the band since the May 21 show at the Izod Center.

First time this tour, outside of the first Asbury Park rehearsal show on March 23, that "The Promised Land" was not played."
[Star Ledger]

The fifth and final Bruce Springsteen show at Giants Stadium this tour, which is also the final show at Giants Stadium EVER, happens tonight (10/9). Bruce and band will be performing 'Born In The USA' in its entirety. Rumored special guests include Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Southside Johnny.

UPDATE: There were NO special guests at all! Setlist for Night Five HERE.

Check out the setlists from the four previous nights (where special guests included Willie Nile and Curt Ramm), and some videos, below...

Bruce Springsten @ Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ
Sep 30 - played 'Born To Run'
Oct 2 - played 'Darkness on the Edge of Town'
Oct 3 - played 'Born In The USA'
Oct 8 - played 'Born To Run'
Oct 9 - playing 'Born In The USA'

September 30, 2009
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Giants Stadium
Night 1

Wrecking Ball
Seeds
Johnny 99
Atlantic City
Outlaw Pete
Hungry Heart
Working On A Dream
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Night
Backstreets
Born To Run
She's The One
Meeting Across The River (trumpet solo: Curt Ramm)
Jungleland
Waiting On A Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Into The Fire
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Badlands
No Surrender

Raise Your Hand
E Street Shuffle
Growing Up
American Land (with Willie Nile)
Dancin' In The Dark (with Willie Nile)
Hard Times (with Willie Nile)
Rosalita

October 2, 2009
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Giants Stadium
Night 2

Wrecking Ball
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
No Surrender
Outlaw Pete
Hungry Heart
Working On A Dream
Badlands
Adam Raised A Cain
Something In The Night
Candy's Room
Racing In The Street
The Promised Land
Factory
Streets Of Fire
Prove It All Night
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Waiting On A Sunny Day
I'm Going Down
Be True
Jailhouse Rock
Thunder Road
Long Walk Home
The Rising
Born To Run

Cadillac Ranch
Bobby Jean
American Land
Dancin' In The Dark
Rosalita

October 3, 2009
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Giants Stadium
Night 3

Wrecking Ball
Out In The Street
Outlaw Pete
Hungry Heart
Working On A Dream
Born In The USA
Cover Me
Darlington County
Working On The Highway
Downbound Train
I'm On Fire
No Surrender
Bobby Jean
I'm Goin' Down
Glory Days
Dancing In The Dark
My Hometown
The Promised Land
Last to Die
Long Walk Home
The Rising
Born To Run
Jersey Girl

Kitty's Back
Detroit Medley
American Land
Waiting On A Sunny Day
Thunder Road

October 8, 2009
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Giants Stadium
Night 4

Wrecking Ball (with Curt Ramm)
Out in the Street
Outlaw Pete
Hungry Heart
Working on a Dream
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (with Jake Clemons, Ed Manion, Curt Ramm)
Night
Backstreets
Born to Run
She's the One
Meeting Across the River (with Curt Ramm)
Jungleland
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Raise Your Hand (instrumental)
It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
My Love Will Not Let You Down
Because the Night
Human Touch
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Badlands
No Surrender
* * *
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Bobby Jean
American Land (with Curt Ramm)
Dancing in the Dark
Rosalita
Twist and Shout

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Comments (31)

I love Bruce, but the experience of seeing shows at Giants Stadium was like walking in on your girlfriend taking it ass to mouth from your best friend.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 4:25 PM

Went to nights 2 and 4. Amazing. If you can go tonight... GO! Dude is 60 years old and crowd surfed the entire pit last night. He's got more energy than most people half his age. And the band is sooo tight. Clarence is still playing a mean sax. Nils absolutely destroyed on "Because the Night"! And Miami Steve... what a guy, he turns it up to 11 every night. (only gripe... Patti was there last night. Ugh!)

Night 2 was the best though. "Adam Raised a Cain" and "Streets of Fire" were absolutely amazing!

Posted by wembley | October 9, 2009 4:26 PM

Phish playing 3 nights at MSG.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 4:37 PM

@ 4:26

please, never say "still playing a mean sax" ever again.

it's gross.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 4:44 PM

Or if you just can't go to Giants Stadium, find some nice quality recordings of the shows on the usual file sharing sites.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 4:45 PM

"Phish playing 3 nights at MSG."

hellz yea! im so pissed im gonna be out of town for those gigs

Posted by bobby the rookie | October 9, 2009 4:55 PM

Billy Joel will be one of the special guests, along with Bon Jovi.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 4:55 PM

you're gross!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:03 PM

"you never go ass to mouth"

Posted by (((unartig))) | October 9, 2009 5:07 PM

FUCK BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN DEEP UP IN HIS BOSS-
WHY IS EVERYBODY PRETENDING TO CARE ABOUT THIS HAS BEEN??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:16 PM

soundcheck--he just played "Tougher than the Rest"

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:29 PM

^^^
b/c he still plays good shows.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:32 PM

walmart, ticketmaster, superbowl - fuck this guy. seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:38 PM

best show so far - sept 30

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:41 PM

can anyone recommend a site do download the gig from sept 30?

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:42 PM

5:16- Same reason people still see Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, etc... probably won't ever put out a great album again, but still awesome live.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 5:49 PM

go Twins

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 6:14 PM

5:42 - Dimeadozen is good site, but may require an invitation. Or do a search for bittorrent sites.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 6:22 PM

The show last night was AMAZING. <3 Because the Night

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 6:41 PM

1...2...3...4 Here we go.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 7:03 PM

When I went ass to mouth in the audience Bruce screamed that I still played a mean sax.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 8:57 PM

I heard his special guests will be Sunny Day Real Estate.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 8:58 PM

When I saw my girlfriend taking it ass to mouth from my friend I was like...MEH

Posted by Venkman | October 9, 2009 10:16 PM

October 9, 2009 5:16 PM : You sound like such a child. I'm embarassed for you.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 11:10 PM

Into the encore...no guests yet.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 11:24 PM

any updates?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 12:16 AM

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 10, 2009 1:17 AM

8:58...kill yourself

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 10:28 AM

10:28 eat a dick

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 2:44 PM

8:58 and 10:28- Go to your rooms

Posted by Dad | October 10, 2009 3:03 PM

i like!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:11 PM

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