Posted in music on April 7, 2012

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The NY Times reports:

"...This was Passover on E Street, where fans clutched a customized Haggadah featuring the singer's face emblazoned onto the cover; where an original song, "Matzah Ball," sung to the tune of Mr. Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball," made its debut; and where, in a city with many superfans of the band and many more Jews, a group of devotees was able to have its holiday Seder, and its Springsteen, too.

The idea came from Warren Rosen, 46, the owner of an insurance company who has attended about 200 Springsteen shows, starting in 1980 at the Nassau Coliseum.

He had no intention of missing Mr. Springsteen's opener at the Garden because there wasn't enough time to travel from a Seder at home to the concert.

So Mr. Rosen, a native of Massapequa Park, on Long Island, booked a private room at the Ainsworth Prime, a restaurant on an upper level, and invited friends, of all faiths, on Facebook.

He also asked members of the Springsteen band to join in before the show, and the saxophonist, Jake Clemons, the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons and a recent E Street addition, dropped in and read from the Haggadah..."

The setlist from last night's Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band show at Madison Square Garden, below...

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Bruce Springsteen @ MSG - April 6, 2012 - setlist
Badlands
We Take Care of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Out in the Street
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
Murder Incorporated
Johnny 99
Jack of All Trades
Shackled and Drawn
Lion's Den
Easy Money
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Apollo Medley
American Skin (41 Shots)
Lonesome Day
The Rising
We Are Alive
Thunder Road
Rocky Ground
Kitty's Back
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

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Comments (27)

Lion's Den? Damn

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 11:42 AM

The Haggadah's new album is too overproduced. Not as good as their original LP.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 11:54 AM

I fucking walked out when they started that jew shit

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 12:22 PM

^ lol

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 1:14 PM

I would post how awesome it was were I allowed to use a computer on Passover.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 1:21 PM

"Warren Rosen, 46, the owner of an insurance company who has attended about 200 Springsteen shows"

all you need to know about Springsteen right there

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 1:23 PM

Weak setlist, hope he steps up for Monday's show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 1:50 PM

Agreed...this was my 4th show this week. Def. The weakest setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 2:10 PM

2:10 Is Warren Rosen...a loser.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 2:51 PM

I brought my own hummus to the show

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 2:51 PM

Kittys Back!

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 3:12 PM

if this is a weak setlist you are huffing glue

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 5:52 PM

Bible thumpers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 7:09 PM

could the amazingly interesting argument between the NJ lawyer and NJ real estate agent please continue on this thread? please?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2012 7:26 PM

If this was an Islamic tradition, it wouldn't have been tolerated. Fucking bigots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 8:21 AM

fuck organized religion.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 10:03 AM

Sixty-two year old guy plays his fucking heart out for two and a half hours and you call it a "weak" set list. Get a grip asshole.

And you anti-semites out there can go jump in a fucking oven too.

Posted by bruuuuce | April 8, 2012 10:50 AM

3 hours of awesome. he's playing a lot of the new album, because it's early in the tour. when he comes back to play stadiums in the fall, he'll play more stadium-friendly stuff. subtler stuff like Johnny 99 and Lion's Den and Kitty's Back worked great at MSG.

I would gladly take back Bobbie Jean if it meant a show without Waiting on a Sunny Day.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 3:43 PM

Zzz set list .

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 5:11 PM

10:50 - now that we know your kind of entertainment, you should definitely check out Maimonides Nursing Home off Eastern Parkway for their Friday Night Live thing (well, it's at 4:00 so it's not night to you or me). You wanna see senior citizens cutting it up, you have to check out Morty Rabinowicz do his Vaudeville Relived routine. He goes on for a good 3 hours. You will find it epic, no doubt.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 7:15 PM

i read somewhere that audience members throw pieces of paper with song titles on stage at springsteen shows. they can be from any artist. if springsteen is intrueged, he will give it to a stage hand who googles the song, gets the lyrics and puts them into a tele prompter. then the band has 30 seconds to start the song.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 8:46 PM

"Sixty-two year old guy plays his fucking heart out for two and a half hours and you call it a "weak" set list. Get a grip asshole."

Im a huge bruce fan and I said nothing about how much heart is in his performance. He give it his all every show. This crowd was amazing, Bruce was amazing, the setlist tho...was a little weak. Thats all. go eat some hummus

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 9:05 PM

In the old days niggas would play 2 sets each night- early show at 8, late show at 11.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2012 9:25 PM

I'm an anti-anti-anti-semite

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2012 12:40 AM

I've never heard someone refer to kitty's back as a subtle song

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2012 12:46 AM

9:25 speek da truuf, dog

not just dat, but this here is psringsteenz america ~~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2012 10:28 AM

good information

Posted by hina khan | May 1, 2012 7:54 AM

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