Bruce Springsteen, “The Boss,” is returning to rock out in Detroit on March 29th, 2023! He will be joined by a special guest, The E Street Band, for their shared 2023 tour at Little Caesars Arena. I had the pleasure of seeing Bruce in concert a few times.
First-time I saw him was compliments of my high school pal, Dan Zilko. Dan was such a big fan that he bought a bunch of tickets for his friends. Dan wanted us to see how great a Bruce show was live.
My first impression was I could not believe how long he played. Toping over 3 hours plus encore after encore. This was just before Bruce Springsteen’s epic, Born in the USA album was released. What stood out was a 6’5″ towering fellow called, “The Big Man,” Clarence Clemons on the saxophone. Steve Van Zandt, Max Weinberg on drums, and Nils Lofgren.
Bruce was on his album tour, “The River.” and the show was at Joe Louis Arena. It was a completely sold-out show. The year was 1981 and he pulled out classics from, “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, “Born to Run”, “Greetings from Asbury Park” and so many more. I got my money’s worth and I didn’t even pay for my ticket.
These next songs in my personal opinion made Bruce “the undisputed Boss.”