Archive for July 30, 2008

Bruce Springsteen live at Giants Stadium 7/27

Posted in Bruce Springsteen, Shows with tags on July 30, 2008 by gearsofrock

My 99th concert happened last Sunday at Giants Stadium, featuring New Jersey rock legends, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This was actually only the first time I caught the boss live; I came close in 2003 but had a conflict with work.

The parking lot before the show was intense. People of all ages were partying from early morning until the show began. Apparently the New Jersey police don’t mind alcohol being consumed by everybody (all ages) in the parking lot when Springsteen is in town. As oppose to Jones Beach, where everything must be hidden in a cup, and if one looks questionably underage, are harassed by park police, followed by a beer ticket.

Bruce played for over 3 hours which is one of the longest performances I have witnessed. The longest I have seen was Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at Madison Square Garden; They played for close to 4 hours, I wanted to hang myself. Bruce was different though. I didn’t want the concert to end. I wanted to see what he would have played next.

The highlights of the show were “Atlantic City,” “Growin Up,” “The Promised Land,” “The Rising,” and the opener, “10 Avenue Freeze Out.”


I am happy to have finally checked this rock legend off my list.

Celebrating Rock Concert #100 Tomorrow!

Posted in Shows with tags on July 30, 2008 by gearsofrock

I just realized that I am meeting a personal milestone tomorrow evening with my 100th rock concert. The rock band is Poison and the venue is Jones Beach on Long Island.

This is the 100th real rock show for me according to the best of my knowledge. My list does not include local rock bands or shows that I have played through the years.

I figure since this is show #100, that I would do a series of posts over the next few weeks that reflect on some of the highlights that I have experienced since 1986.