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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for the BOSS - Bruce Springsteen

Like EVERYONE in my generation, I grew up listening to the Boss.  Born in the USA had me wishing I was born, well, in the USA!

Pulling Courtney Cox up on stage for Dancing in the Dark first introduced us to our new neurotic Friend, but also had us worshipping Bruce once more.

The hits were endless and you don't need me to list them all here, but let me just mention one more - Streets of Philadephia - what a song!  What a movie...... I digress.

Despite knowing all of the lyrics to his biggest hits, in my 40 years on this planet, I have never purchased a single Bruce Springsteen record/cd/itune.

I admit when tickets went on sale for his 2013 Wrecking Ball tour in Australia, I briefly considered buying a ticket, as seeing Bruce Springsteen perform live now meets criteria for the Bucket List.  However, finances, other travel, other concerts, lack of time made my decision for me and no tickets were purchased.

When my friend Rik purchased two brilliant tickets late in the game, handing one to me, I was still fairly nonplussed about going.  We arrived and had dinner before moseying on in.

At 7.50pm the E Street Band came on stage and there he was.  Bruce Springsteen.  I was literally moved to tears by his presence and can honestly say I have never been so present, so alive and so entertained by anyone in my entire life.  Thanks Bruce.  You seem as happy as the Dalai Lama.  Three hours straight of GREATNESS.

As a quick aside - my friend Michelle got to hold his hand while he sang one song.  She's his biggest fan, so imagine how she felt! 


  1. Great post, Jodie. My fave Bruce song is "Down, Down, Down." BTW Bruce and I share a birthday, September 23. He is 8 years older, however. :-)

    1. Thanks Rocky! So how old does that make him? I was trying to figure it out, because he is sooooo fit!

  2. Brilliant! I saw Bruce and the E Street (including Clarence, RIP) for the first in Phoenix a few years ago, and it was a transcendent experience. Best concert I've ever seen.

    1. Hi Tim! Transcendent is the perfect word! They paid the most moving tribute to Clarence, whose son now plays in the band. Spectacular.

  3. Stopping by from the Challenge! And I think I'm a bit too young for Bruce Springsteen, sadly. But there was a Bruce Springsteen concert here on campus last summer, in the stadium. And I live near the stadium, so I was able to open my windows and hear snippets of it!

  4. Wow Sarah, even though you don't realise it - you were really lucky! I can't believe they just played the local university. Very cool!

  5. Was definitely a once in a lifetime moment for me..

  6. What a great show it must have been! i love Springsteen!!

    (Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

  7. My husband is a huge fan and has so many bootlegged concerts on file that it takes up shelves in the closet. I've seen him three times and I don't even like concerts so he is really good.

  8. I'm so glad you got to go - it looks like just what you needed: " I was literally moved to tears by his presence and can honestly say I have never been so present, so alive and so entertained by anyone in my entire life". Love this, saying that Bruce Springsteen seemed "as happy as the Dalai Lama." Nice.

  9. I wrote my "B" Post about Bruce as well. Great minds think alike, I suppose :).

    Have a great day.

  10. wow! an unexpected 'Boss' sighting
    He is really popular here in Ireland too



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