Posted in music | pictures on April 5, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Bruce Springsteen

So far, on every show on this tour, the final song has been "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" which has included a powerful, silent tribute to Clarence. Every time Bruce gets to the line "When the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band" the band stops playing and Bruce urges the crowd on, for at least 90 seconds to just cheer as loudly as they can.

On Wednesday, Bruce ran to the mini-stage at the back of the floor pit (where he starts his crowd surfing from earlier) and when he got to that line, he stopped and the video screens showed video and pictures of Clarence throughout his E Street career. It was so moving and as Bruce again urged the crowd on (for almost a good two minutes), this time just had so much more meaning with the pictures of Clarence shown.

And while we miss Clarence so much, his nephew Jake has been outstanding along with the other members of the horn section. [NJ.com]

Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band's "Wrecking Ball" tour hit the Izod Center in their home state of NJ for second time in two days last night (4/4). Here are some pictures and the setlist (you can see the previous night's HERE).

The tour continues at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Friday (4/6). More pictures and the setlist from Wednesday, and a video of the Clarence tribute, below...

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Apr 4, 2012 - Izod Center, NJ SET LIST
We Take Care of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
The Ties That Bind
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
Candy's Room
Johnny 99
Jack of All Trades
Jackson Cage
She's the One
Easy Money
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Racing in the Street
Apollo Medley
The Rising
We Are Alive
Thunder Road
Trapped
Rocky Ground
Ramrod
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

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Comments (143)

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:09 AM

Candy's Room, Racing in the Street and Ramrod? holy shit

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:13 AM

pu-leeze

this guy is no Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:15 AM

Old rich white.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:18 AM

where is win butler

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:18 AM

There is something strange about Bruce's face nowadays. Has he had work done? Those eyebrows look drawn on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:21 AM

he moisturizes every day.

great work dana!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:24 AM

that crowd is the most un-rock-n-roll crowd that could ever be at a rock show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:27 AM

Anybody who writes a snarky comment about the Boss has never been to a show.
And Dana, as usual, great job.

Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:29 AM

The Boss is great, his fans suck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:37 AM

How many DUDES can sing into one mic at the same time?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:45 AM

Fanfuckingtastic show. Agree with 10:29.

And yes, Racing In The Street. Holy shit, the concert highlight of the year so far.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:51 AM

"The Boss is great, his fans suck."

Dumbest statement ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:53 AM

http://youtu.be/0mAInAOK2fc ON PULP TICKETS

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 10:54 AM

Hey guys it's me. Sorry I couldn't make the show me and Reg were showing the Haitians how to whip up a batch of hummus.

Until Next Time,

Win

Posted by Win Butler | April 5, 2012 10:59 AM

Looks phenomenal and a giant improvement over night 1. Wish I could've gone.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:05 AM

Wait, Lilyhammer's in a band?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:09 AM

PC = Perpetual Constipation is how Springbore looks in every picture.

Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:21 AM

PICTURES OF UNPRETENTIOUS PEOPLE SMILING AND HAVING FUN. MUST CRITICIZE.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:21 AM

2 AMAZING SHOWS AT THE IZOD!! 2ND NIGHT THE CROWD WAS REALLY REVED UP. BEEN TO 60 SHOWS IN MY LIFE AND LAST NIGHT WAS SOMEWHERE NEAR THE TOP OF MY FAVS. I ONLY WISH PATTY WOULD LOOK LIKE SHE IS ENJOYING HERSELF A LITTLE MORE. IT'S LIKE SHE IS JUST THERE AND DOSN'T CONTRIBUTE MUCH ANY MORE. STILL LUV YOU THOUGH PATTY!!! :)

Posted by chis | April 5, 2012 11:35 AM

I agree that his fanbase for the most part suck. They are a bunch of middle aged suburban losers who only come out of their house for Bruce and spend the entire 3 hr show drinking and waiting to hear Dancing In The Dark.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:38 AM

love the irony that most of his fans are on the other side of his political beliefs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:39 AM

apparently bruce was not amused by the several fans hoisting disembodied clarence heads in his face.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:42 AM

"The Boss is great, his fans suck."
Dumbest statement ever.

actually this is true.

He gained an entire audience of middle of the road suburban jock types during the Reagan years and they have clung to him ever since. No matter how Springsteen grows as an artist or changes or evolves, 90 percent of the arena is full of drunk a*holes shouting for Born To Run.

It's his fans who are the dumbest ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:43 AM

"pu-leeze

this guy is no Grimes"

Heh.
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Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 11:53 AM

"The Boss is great, his fans suck."
"Dumbest statement ever."

nope, fairly accurate

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 12:15 PM

fans of the boss are some scary people...grillin in the parking lot?? this is no football halftime game?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 12:26 PM

not enuff folded arms and blank stares 4 you assholes?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 12:38 PM

threeway microphone fellatio

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 12:51 PM

This is a pretty dumb fight.Why are you anti-Bruce or anti-Bruce fans even bothering to pick fights or to argue with the Bruce slave fanatics like 10:51 or Chris 11:35. You can't ever win that argument or even have a logical debate. LOOK AT THE PICS OF THOSE FANS. That is all you need to know you won the battle before it even started. Those people and people like Chris are not experienced concert goers or even eclectic music fans. They are idiots who worship the god of Bruce and even if Bruce took a dump for 2 hours on the stage and all he did was grunt, the next day they would tell you how amazing the show was.
I actually like Bruce(among many other artists and bands) and I always try to go to one of the shows every tour. I do the same thing every time.I pick up a ticket on CL or outside the venue the day of. Never pay over face and always get a good spot. Did it again last night no problem. Show was good. Bruce is always good. Def not one of the best I have ever seen.The new material kind of drags the show down. Sure Ramrod and Racing in the Street were great to hear but it's not like I have not heard him play those before. To be surrounded by the slavish idiots though is a chore but amusing as well. Just suck it up for a few hours,enjoy the music and after head back to normalcy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 1:06 PM

the "suburban losers" are normal people having a good time. the depth of their experience determined only by whats inside. drunk assholes? yeah well they are everywhere so there was a bunch of those too.. a killer night of music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 1:28 PM

@1:06 FTW
best comment of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 1:31 PM

come on up for chastising

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 1:59 PM

band hasn't been the same since Clarence Clemons died.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:00 PM

1:28...to music snobs and those that feel superior to suburbanites because they feel living in over crowded, over priced cities, "normal people" just aren't hip enough.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:22 PM

You people who laugh at Springsteen and his fans make me laugh...Look in the mirror.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:34 PM

why is an indie blog posting about a huge name like bruce springsteen? 1.his music sucks
2.he's very wealthy and doesn't benefit from being blogged about(because he's famous)3.Who's gives a shit about this guy? This guy is about as rock'n'roll as white bread. whatevs to it all

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:44 PM

nothing worse than normal people having a good time.

Probably the least entertaining and most embarrassing spectacle to be around.

normal people should stay home and watch tv and be normal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:45 PM

normal people having a good time means drunk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:46 PM

great pics of the show, boring pics of the fans

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:48 PM

Bruce fans being something other than general music aficionados. They're not quite like Phish losers, but that's largely because they come from all walks of life and there isn't a lifestyle attached to it.

But I would say that most of the people I know who love Springsteen are cool people who just have no taste in music. By contrast, the overwhelming majority of people I know who have what I see as good taste in music are huge fucking tools. By virtue of where I live, what I do for a living and the kind of music, I like, I am constantly surrounded by hipsters or people who are some variant of that, but they are overwhelmingly fruitcakes. Mocking anything that smacks of suburbia is the surest sign that someone is still scarred from being a nobody when growing up there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:50 PM

Bruce Springsteen fans are not music fans, they are sports fans.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:51 PM

2:50 should say "It's true about Bruce fans being something other than music aficionados..."

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:52 PM

which is why the tailgating looks less like a concert and more like a baseball or football game

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:52 PM

yeah most of the people that love Springsteen are cool people until of course you get them in an arena with 20,000 other people just like them and start selling beer all night long... then those cool people turn into complete f*cking Aholes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:55 PM

Ever see a drunk 50 year old fat bald man in the seat next to you playing air guitar to Born To Run and singing out loud to Thunder Road? That's something you should see.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:57 PM

and the money just rolls right in....

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:57 PM

I never go to stadium shows, is tailgating them really that odd? It seems kind of a stupid thing to assert considering that it isn't any different than drinking some beers at Max Fish, grabbing a hot dog at Katz's and then seeing a show at Cake Shop.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:00 PM

Ah, Springsteen fans - dumb as a sausage, without the irony of closeted homosexuality

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:06 PM

^ah tUneYard fan...

yep... says it all

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:09 PM

3:06 is a proud and out homosexual.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:10 PM

Hahaha. I was gonna call him a Toonyardz fan too. No kidding.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:12 PM

lol 3:06 wins the thread

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:12 PM

The pictures from the fugly chick with the t-shirt through Snookie with the printout tickets tell me all I need to know about the FAIL of Springsteen and his fucking retard fans

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:14 PM

springsteen has sucked for at least the past 35 years

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:15 PM

All that logistics support and not even a shout-out to Depends? That's weak, Bruce. You need to remember who you're in bed with (so to speak)

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:16 PM

FUCKIN AYE BRUCE
FUCKIN BUDWISER
BEN SIN HERST

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:17 PM

Every true-blue Bruce fan I've ever met has lacked any semblance of actual musical taste.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:19 PM

Tailgaiting happens at pretty much every show at the Meadowlands. There is no place to go and hangout anywhere nearby, and if you're driving you might as well get there early and avoid all the crazy rush hour traffic you will have to battle through just to get to the arena/stadium. The same fans will be going to MSG tomorrow night and it's not like they're going to be busting out their Weber grills on 9th avenue. They'll be going to the same shitty bars around Penn Station like every hipster did before the Arcade Fire or Black Keys shows there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:24 PM

lol "BUDWISER"

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:26 PM

middle aged white people out for a drunken good time are the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:38 PM

I'm a huge Springsteen fan, and I will admit that his fanbase does kind of suck, but then again how many hugely successful acts don't have embarrassing fan bases? Whether it's out of shape middle aged former frat-boys at a Bruce show, or drunk meat-head goons at a Metallica show, or pretentious hipsters at a Radiohead show, or all the losers dressed up in ridiculous costumes at a Lady Gaga show, or the new-age hippie douchebags at a Phish show, all fans kind of suck in their own stupid way. Any time you gather a large group of people together you can pretty much guarantee that a pretty high percentage of them will be complete assholes.

Oh and the show was incredible last night if anybody actually cares.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:45 PM

middle aged black people are mostly in prison. Otherwise, they'd be the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:46 PM

"fans of the boss are some scary people...grillin in the parking lot?? this is no football halftime game?"

Football halftime game?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:00 PM

yes 3:45, the difference here is that for the other things you mentioned the performers in some way mirror the fans and visa versa. the guys in Phish are also hippies just like their audience. The members of Radiohead are as pretentious as their fans, and Lady Gaga is as ridiculous as her fans. For Bruce it's a whole different frustrating situation. Bruce has moved on from Born In The USA, but a large percentage of his fans have not. Most of those frat boys who misinterpreted the lyrics to that song in the first place almost three decades later are still drunk stupid frat boys pumping their fists at the Meadowlands only now its thirty years later and Bruce has evolved. He is not like his audience.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:22 PM

When I see someone characterize a fan base which comes from all walks of life as "frat boys," I just want to pat that person on the head and say that everything will be alright. Sure, your childhood kind of sucked. You weren't popular at all. But you recovered, and it's time to let go of the bitterness and try joining the human race finally.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:45 PM

because only nerds who weren't popular in school can recognize drunk frat boys past their prime at a concert?

I think these idiots are fairly obvious to anyone from any walk of life.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 6:08 PM

A Meadowlands Bruce show in 2012:

Audience sees just how many Budweisers they can consume while waiting 2 1/2 hrs for Dancing In The Dark to be played in the encore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 6:10 PM

Nah. You're just a loser. A lot of those "frat boys" you identify are probably uneducated high school graduates just like Springsteen is. You don't know a damned thing by looking at them. Frat boy is just loser code for guys who like to have fun.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 6:15 PM

They drink Budweisers unironically when they could be enjoying PBR's? Oh the horror!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 6:25 PM

I know those "Frat Boys" from Rutgers! Go get them some more Budweisers you little pledger! I christen you FLOUNDER.

Posted by Mr. Meadowlands | April 5, 2012 7:11 PM

Problem is, you can't always tell how stale a grilled cheese sandwich is just by looking at it.

Posted by The Bank | April 5, 2012 8:16 PM

"Loser" is just frat boy code for anyone who's actually intelligent.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 8:35 PM

Bruce is actually a very talented musician w an amazing songbook
that most guys would give their left ball for. His hardcore fans are, for the most part, unsophisticated/ unrefined/ rough around the edges halfwits.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 9:07 PM

son its time to get off the computer and make your bed and take the garbage out. Your father and i think that now your 40 its time to get a job. Please know that your father and i love you even when we were praying for a girl. In ending i would like to tell all the Bruce fans i am sorry for my sons comments but thats what happens when you live with a town full of losers.

Posted by Posted by Miss Anonymous's Mom | April 5, 2012 11:08 PM

^ I'm the same guy that wrote all the posts that disagreed with your own piece of shit opinion above. I still think that you are a fucking tool and only give you any attention so that I can have something to swat around for my amusement in between futures trades. I made $24,293.84 today, how much did you make? Oh yeah, that's right - you were too busy talking smack about those who disagree with you. Here's a wheel of government cheese, my friend, maybe you can make some nachos like Kip in Napoleon Dynamite.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:35 AM

bruce is an amazing songwriter. i can not stand when people opine about the audience in the crowd and not about the musicians on the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:09 AM

^ are you fucking blind, or just stupid? have you actually read all those words in the posts above your inane cry for attention? bruce springsteen is totally over about 35 years ago, and to call him an "amazing" songwriter i would imagine comes from a moron who calls the new pepsi or a bucket of buffalo wings "amazing" too. the fuck outta here, jersey boy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:19 AM

""Loser" is just frat boy code for anyone who's actually intelligent."

Hahaha. I wasn't in a fraternity, but I know an emotive loser who is incapable of employing logic when I see one. Do you understand how college admissions work? Every frat boy at the school I went to is smarter than you are. Every. single. one. of. them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 6:43 AM

In less than 60 years 95% of all Springsteen fans, as well as BV posters will be dead and gone. Stop arguing, none of it matters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 6:58 AM

I would bet anyone who is talking smack here never saw Springsteen live! Anyway the only clear thing in this thread is 98% of the people on here have no clue what they are talking about. Which band that you currently listen to will still be selling out arena's 40 years after their debut album. Yeah that is what I thought...enjoy your Gossip at T5

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 7:37 AM

^ holy shit you Springsteen apologists are fucking stupid. here, let me help you --- Hitler sold out arenas too

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:27 AM

^Are you a moron or what? What was hitlers first album, how much were tickets? Go back to your basement.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:34 AM

8:27 that is about the stupidest thing anyone has written on BV and that is saying alot!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:36 AM

8:36 you don't read a lot of BV comments do you? Either that or you are the retard that 8:27 paints you out to be. (I'm going with door #2 myself, 'cause I don't like you)

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:44 AM

^nope you proved you are an idiot once more..been on here since 2007 or so. Keep living in a dream world hummus boy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:48 AM

8:44 there is a hat and a corner for people like you!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:51 AM

8:44=8:27 like talking about yourself in third person? You seem mentally unstable...ok you win.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:57 AM

LOL 8:48/8:51/8:57 - "I know you are but what am I ... I know you are but what am I ... ?"

Sorry Charley, I don't make monkeys I just train them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 9:19 AM

8:36 et al
Dude, you are really trying too hard. Relax. Take a deep breath. Go for a walk and enjoy the morning. It's really too early to be so apoplectic.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 9:23 AM

lulz "hat in the corner" ok gramps. the pat boone post should be up around noon today, just before dinner.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 9:28 AM

^wow that was lame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 9:30 AM

Who knew that a bunch of people without lives could make a SpringSTEIN comments section so pathetically funny! LOL! Round 2, fellas!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 10:15 AM

Let's get back to reality here. Three dudes sharing a microphone is waaaaaay gayer than any 'sausage' pix we've seen on BV, correct? They each have a mic. Why share?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 10:42 AM

^no they don't they are one with the common folk..they share to save money fool! ;)

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 10:57 AM

I don't look at them as frat boys, just Jersey.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 11:43 AM

^More like Staten Island folk

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 11:50 AM

middle aged frat boys at the Meadowlands, Celebrities at the Apollo.

Can't get a break with the Springsteen audience

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 12:14 PM

To surmise that these people who paid good money to see a REAL live show are hangers on from Born in the USA just goes to show than any Bruce detractor has no idea what they are talking about... This is the IZOD center in EAST RUTHERFORD....

NEW JERSEY!!!!!!!

This is the most hardcore of hardcore fans... most followers in the Tri-state area came on at least during BTR... when you talk about the wave of followers in the Reagan years your talking middle America...

Has Bruce had some questionable musical choices since the mid-eighties?... sure... the total lack of appreciation for his career on this blog is mind boggling... I would truly love to know who's on the playlist of all the naysayers... I like to follow new music and have been to plenty of shows in my life time... the truth is if your concert going career is limited to whatever is fashionable in the last three seconds then you probably have never witnessed a truly religious experience of a live show... shame... open your minds

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 12:47 PM

LET'S ALL CHEER FOR BRUUUUUCE, THE BALLADEER OF THE 1% !!!
LET'S ALL CHEER FOR OUR OLIGARCHS !!!!
THEY KNOW SO MUCH BETTER WHAT WE NEED THAN WE DO OURSELVES !!!!!

Posted by My name is Barack Obama, and I approve of this message | April 6, 2012 12:49 PM

I don't really have any use for the last 30 years of Springsteen music, but 12:47 is 100% correct. Springsteen was huge in NJ before Born in the USA. And even to this day the ubiquitous Springsteen overkill you encounter at the Jersey shore is heavy on the Born To Run stuff. Springsteen fans in NJ are impossible to label. I've been to hundreds of indie rock shows over the years, and it's remarkably easy to label the people who do so. dorky and uncool are the words that immediately come to mind for the abundance of the crowd. They maybe forget this because they typically live their adult lives clustered together, but anyone else who likes indie rock knows what I mean when I say that being around these people is the very definition of slumming it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:11 PM

12:47:

You'd be surprised to hear the lack of appreciation for his career of say the last thirteen years, or the last several albums by his 'hardcore fans' the ones that post regularly on the blogs of his own fan sites.

We are not talking about a non-Bruce site like BV, we are talking Bruce sites. That most hardcore of hardcore fans that show up to the Meadowlands are there I hate to tell you to hear the basic hits and wait all night for Glory Days and Dancing In The Dark.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:16 PM

can 12:47 or 1:11 explain the '3 duuudes on a mic' thing?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:17 PM

New Jersey working class Springsteen fans = exactly those who Springsteen is depriving duly entitled social programs from his non-payment of taxes by his use of tax loopholes.

Whenever I encounter such blatant hypocrisy from any artist, politician, business person, news reporter, etc. => I tune out.

Sorry Bruce, you are just another fake phony fraud.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:21 PM

The fact that the show is in New Jersey just makes it worse and actually gives that audience the most middle of the road hangers on of all.

He sells out multiple nights in NJ, not because there are more fans of his music there, but because he's FROM THERE. Don't you get it?

These middle aged Frat Boys and Cougars identify with him, not necessarily his music. He's their star. He's the famous blue collar guy from THEIR STATE that is identified with New Jersey.

Most of those people in that audience are from New Jersey but probably couldn't name two songs off of Bruce's first album.

They are not hard core Bruce fans because of Bruce, they are hard core Bruce Fans because of New Jersey.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:21 PM

Bruce tickets are expensive for a reason...

cheap tickets are cheap for a reason...

and this lawyer rock 1% stuff is kinda absurd... Theres probably large percentage of people at the last few Bruce shows who have been laid off in recent years who have made sure to save some money for when Bruce comes to town... Bruce is blue collar all the way... i thought that was obvious... i guess not for hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:22 PM

Bruce is ANYTHING BUT Blue Collar at this point.

Fact is, he never was blue collar to begin with.

He never worked in a gas station or a factory or anywhere else he sings about growing up. He was involved in the music scene from his earliest days.

And at this point, his albums and tours are a well oiled corporate money making machine about as far from the blue collar economy as could be.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:26 PM

Bruce's most recent album is far and away the best thing he's ever recorded. He should play the entire thing each night and just pepper in a BTR or DITD once in a while.

Posted by Bruce's A&R Guy | April 6, 2012 1:27 PM

I happen to like his music and his shows but lets not get carried away and believe the myth. He's not the young guy in the factory waiting for Friday night and saving up to drive his girl down the highway to escape his small town.

He's a middle aged millionaire with a band and a career run like a corporation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:28 PM

PAY YOUR FUCKING TAXES OR SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT HOW UNFAIR THINGS ARE OR HOW YOU WOULD CHANGE SHIT

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:30 PM

Bruce's tax incentives come from agricultural initiatives... we're not talking greedy back room accounting magic here...

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:32 PM

Pay yer taxes and stop shtupping the women at the gym.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:32 PM

"can 12:47 or 1:11 explain the '3 duuudes on a mic' thing?"

1:11 here. I'm not a Springsteen fan. I just happen to agree with 12:47 about a lot of what he/she said because I know the real world outside of the faggot urban bubble where people make endless assertions based on how they please them emotionally rather than being insightful.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:32 PM

Bruce's tax incentives come from agricultural initiatives... we're not talking greedy back room accounting magic here... = idiocy only a delusional lefty could muster.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:37 PM

Oh, 1:32, you are NOT trying to legitimize his tax shelter bullshit now, are you? The definition of "back room accounting magic" is claiming a tax loophole by giving the appearance of being legitimately eligible according the the purpose of the tax relief - THOSE WHO RELY UPON FARMING TO PAY THEIR RENT AND PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE. Don't even bring your liberal bullshit 1% nonsense on here. You bring that over to some crazy eyes liberal blog if that's you thing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:40 PM

"Pay yer taxes and stop shtupping the women at the gym"

LULZ X 1,000,000
I know that's right

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:41 PM

1:32(3) - understood. 12:47 - it's up to you to explain the mic sharing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:42 PM

Ok..I will bite here..I first saw Bruce in 1996 on the Ghost of Tom Joad tour. That is when I became a fan. I am from NJ and have seen him a bunch of times. I don't give a rats ass if I ever hear anything off of Born in the USA again. Did I fit your mold of every Bruce fan? Continue on the stereotypes..

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:46 PM

Ha everyone is an expert on NJ taxes...let me tell you something! If you have a farm designation-which is set up by the township and you make $500 off of the land you get a farm assest tax rate. If that is what he did, which is easy to do then he is following the laws of NJ.

Next..

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:47 PM

I think the fact that there are postings on the site defending Bruce Springsteen just goes to show that not all is fans are "Middle-aged Jersey" trash that all the detractors claim them to be...

To be honest the broad generalizations are pretty sickening and I have a feeling Springsteen has a pretty wide range of fans... I saw some footage of him playing Barcelona a few years back... The crowd hung on his every word and really went nuts for every song

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:48 PM

I think most bands have a surprising range of fans in age. I am sure there are Bruce fans aged 5 to 80..heck I even think you can find a fan of a band like the Arctic Monkeys over age 50 it all depends on who you listen with. Sometimes you are influenced by parents, siblings and even your kids...just enjoy the music folks...there is pleanty to go around.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:53 PM

that's because they're fanatical about Botox in Spain and he's an amazing specimen of what daily injections can do.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:54 PM

1:42.... The mic sharing is part of being an entertainer. You know, when bands try to actually do something on stage rather than all just standing still playing while looking down at the floor. See the end of this clip from Bruce's Grammy performance a few months ago.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH6LRTbI7qg

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:56 PM

1:56 so true... I see a lot of shows... Bruce is over twice the age of some of these douchey transplant hack hipster bands and he gives it 100% for up to three hours a night... I think some of the haters on this blog would rather see their frontmen glued to the mic gently stroking their guitars or keyboards or whatever the fuck they do... pump in music from their PAs... fucking bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:01 PM

I don't know if most people on this site have seen this video, but there aren't many other artists out there who will sit and have a beer with his fans during the show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTaI5zGghA

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:04 PM

I'm pretty sure I know a little bit more than you about NJ taxes, 1:47. But, thanks for sharing and confirming my belief from your previous post that you are an apologist and blind sheep. There would have always been that doubt, but your effectively burned that bridge. I am now able with clear conscious to disregard everything that you might have or may in the future post.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:07 PM

^ i think that bitch just got schooled hee hee

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:11 PM

Ok 2:07 mr accountant prove me wrong oh wise one!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 5:59 PM

Btw 2:07 I work in real estate in Monmouth county where Mr Springsteen is from and I represent several thousand properties throughout nj so impress me!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 6:13 PM

http://njrereport.com/index.php/2009/02/09/the-end-of-farmland-assessment/

Some help 2:07 because you don't seem to be all there!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 6:27 PM

Thanks 6:27! Someone who doesn't spew bs and uses facts! In the article 6:27 posted it says clear as day about the $500 requirement currently for farmland assessment! 2:07 you really are a dope!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 6:44 PM

Bruce is the real thing... It's hard to fun these days... Although he may not have actually done the things he write about in the song there is no doubt that he is advocating for the workin class person... It's something that never left him... He was born into it and it's what he knows... That being said is he just to deny the millions of dollars he has made selling records? Or worse should he sing about it?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 7:03 PM

5:59 / 6:13 / 6:27 / 6:44 - thanks for making my point. You are obviously of limited understanding, Mr. Realtor. I know the law, being licensed to practice it in the State of New Jersey (as long as we're matching credentials), and due to your small IQ I can overlook that you totally missed the point of my post. The law is clear, in letter - but here you are, defending a multi-millionare for taking a tax break that was clearly not intended for him, that he clearly does not need, and that he needs to bring in an external "farmer" to qualify for. You do realize that you sound even more foolish than those stooges that defend big oil or big government - more foolish because as a resident of Monmouth County your kids are the ones that would benefit from these fairly owned taxes. No, sir, you are clearly an enormous idiot and not even worthy of another moment of my time. Go have fun defending the 1%, you mental midget. I'll continue to point out hypocrisy when I see it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:05 PM

@6:44
Anyone defending a tax shelter for someone as wealthy as Bruce Springsteen must have a painfully poor self image. I pity you, you poor child.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 8:18 PM

Ah, shit. I dropped my rucksack. Shit, shit, shit. All my stuff's in there.

Posted by Gordy | April 6, 2012 8:46 PM

Where did I defend him dunce? Just stating the facts of the law! Tough to swallow I know!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 10:04 PM

Btw reading must not be your strong suit! I didn't say I lived in Monmouth county! I do work there though... :)

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 10:11 PM

Ha I win 8:05 because you said I wasn't worth any more of your time yet you keep trying to defend yourself mr lawyer 1%er! I think you should be more worried about the abbot districts and low income families that don't pay taxes. Mr Springsteen pays millions in state income taxes what do you do? That is what I thought..any just like a lawyer to lose with class. Case closed :)

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 7:38 AM

Quit handing myself canned facts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 8:49 PM

Some help 2:07 because you don't seem to be all there!

Posted by Souq | April 8, 2012 2:55 PM

Just another liberal that wants everyone else to pay their fair share while they avoid legit taxes on income.

Posted by Tax Filing | February 22, 2013 2:12 PM

bruce rules

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 4:06 PM

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