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Reply #4100 - Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:06am
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sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 8:49am:
Springsteen made a bold move yesterday. Cancelling his show in Greensboro, because of a controversial new law in North Carolina:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
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So this is a better way of protesting than to actually do the show and make a statement from the stage with potentially tens of thousands of supporters in attendance?
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Edith Grove wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:06am:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 8:49am:
Springsteen made a bold move yesterday. Cancelling his show in Greensboro, because of a controversial new law in North Carolina:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
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So this is a better way of protesting than to actually do the show and make a statement from the stage with potentially tens of thousands of supporters in attendance?

Yes. The issue is getting far more publicity this way.
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sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:30am:
Edith Grove wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:06am:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 8:49am:
Springsteen made a bold move yesterday. Cancelling his show in Greensboro, because of a controversial new law in North Carolina:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
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So this is a better way of protesting than to actually do the show and make a statement from the stage with potentially tens of thousands of supporters in attendance?

Yes. The issue is getting far more publicity this way.


That controversial law is getting publicity on it's own.

If Springsteen really wanted to make a statement he could have loaded up with the press and made some headlines at that show.
In this case, he hardly "raised his voice" at all and simply stayed home.

.......and what about the fans?
They might get their money back from Bruce, but do they get their "convenience charge" back as well?

Springsteen could have done a whole lot better.


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Reply #4105 - Apr 11th, 2016 at 7:12pm
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Edith Grove wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 11:01am:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:30am:
Edith Grove wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:06am:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 8:49am:
Springsteen made a bold move yesterday. Cancelling his show in Greensboro, because of a controversial new law in North Carolina:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
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So this is a better way of protesting than to actually do the show and make a statement from the stage with potentially tens of thousands of supporters in attendance?

Yes. The issue is getting far more publicity this way.


That controversial law is getting publicity on it's own.

If Springsteen really wanted to make a statement he could have loaded up with the press and made some headlines at that show.
In this case, he hardly "raised his voice" at all and simply stayed home.

.......and what about the fans?
They might get their money back from Bruce, but do they get their "convenience charge" back as well?

Springsteen could have done a whole lot better.



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Reply #4106 - Apr 11th, 2016 at 7:22pm
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sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:30am:
Edith Grove wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:06am:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 8:49am:
Springsteen made a bold move yesterday. Cancelling his show in Greensboro, because of a controversial new law in North Carolina:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
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So this is a better way of protesting than to actually do the show and make a statement from the stage with potentially tens of thousands of supporters in attendance?

Yes. The issue is getting far more publicity this way.


I agree. I don't think anybody gives a crap what a musician says on stage. Hell, I love the Stones but even I'm not going to pay that much attention to what they're talking about on stage; I don't idolize even them or anyone that much. Springsteen canceling the concert and giving that as the reason has appeared on a bunch of news sites and generated quite a bit of interest on twitter. How far would anything he said on stage gone by comparison?

It's too bad that Bryan Adams' cancellation in Mississippi didn't get as much attention. If you're not familiar with this issue, Mississippi made it legal to discriminate against LGBT folks using their religion as an excuse.... which is bad enough but is also open to all kinds of abuse, if you ask me ("But You Honor, I'm sure they're gay! Their skin color had nothing to do with it! They're obviously lying about their orientation."). Yeah, being openly bisexual myself, I'm very glad that I'm not living in Mississippi.

And I managed to type Mississippi a total of 4 times without once making a typo. Yes!
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Reply #4107 - Apr 11th, 2016 at 7:24pm
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Freya Gin wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 7:22pm:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:30am:
Edith Grove wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:06am:
sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2016 at 8:49am:
Springsteen made a bold move yesterday. Cancelling his show in Greensboro, because of a controversial new law in North Carolina:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
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So this is a better way of protesting than to actually do the show and make a statement from the stage with potentially tens of thousands of supporters in attendance?

Yes. The issue is getting far more publicity this way.


I agree. I don't think anybody gives a crap what a musician says on stage. Hell, I love the Stones but even I'm not going to pay that much attention to what they're talking about on stage; I don't idolize even them or anyone that much. Springsteen canceling the concert and giving that as the reason has appeared on a bunch of news sites and generated quite a bit of interest on twitter. How far would anything he said on stage gone by comparison?

It's too bad that Bryan Adams' cancellation in Mississippi didn't get as much attention. If you're not familiar with this issue, Mississippi made it legal to discriminate against LGBT folks using their religion as an excuse.... which is bad enough but is also open to all kinds of abuse, if you ask me ("But You Honor, I'm sure they're gay! Their skin color had nothing to do with it! They're obviously lying about their orientation."). Yeah, being openly bisexual myself, I'm very glad that I'm not living in Mississippi.

And I managed to type Mississippi a total of 4 times without once making a typo. Yes!

Good job FG.  Fuck you Gazza, Will ya? Fuck you Gazza, Will ya? Fuck you Gazza, Will ya? Fuck you Gazza, Will ya?
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In my view, think Bruce is above "bathroom politics."   Btw, he's playing Baltimore, MD next week.
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In my view, think Bruce is above "bathroom politics."   Btw, he's playing Baltimore, MD next week. 

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I think this issue needs to be addressed somehow.
Isn't there UniSex bathrooms around?
I just don't get it.
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Hi, SCL--I saw Bruce in Balto a few years back--he was AWESOME.  I saw Stones in Balto also.   I went to college in Balto, and Charm City will always have a special place in my heart.

But, in the last year, it had very serious police brutality infractions and resultant riots. 
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Hi, SCL--I saw Bruce in Balto a few years back--he was AWESOME.  I saw Stones in Balto also.   I went to college in Balto, and Charm City will always have a special place in my heart.

But, in the last year, it had very serious police brutality infractions and resultant riots. 

Yeah I understand.
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Charm City is a blue collar town, and Bruce is the champion of  the blue collar men and women.  Balto loves  Bruce, and he'll play his "hungry heart" out.   It will be a special show.
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Charm City is a blue collar town, and Bruce is the champion of  the blue collar men and women.  Balto loves  Bruce, and he'll play his "hungry heart" out.   It will be a special show.

They all are. Saw 5 shows on this tour. Absolutely wonderful.  Fuck you Gazza, Will ya?
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Which shows did you see, and which one is your favorite?
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Which shows did you see, and which one is your favorite?

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Louisville was probably my favorite, because its was the first show of the tour I went to and first time seeing him there. But they all had their moments. Although by the 5th show I did get a little tired of The River. If he come back for a second leg after Europe. I hope he drops the River and opens up the setlists.
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Yes, I understand about the River "overflowing".  I love the the River...but probably hearing it twice or thrice live is sufficient for me.
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God Bless Bruce.  He covered Purple Rain in Brooklyn in a tribute to Prince.

This must be an emotional tour for Springsteen with all the losses in music this year.
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God Bless Bruce.  He covered Purple Rain in Brooklyn in a tribute to Prince.

This must be an emotional tour for Springsteen with all the losses in music this year.   

Yeah I posted the vid in the Prince thread. They did a great job on it.  Fuck you Gazza, Will ya?
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Thanks, scl.  The Boss is a class act.
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Official Purple Rain video, posted on Bruce's channel on YouTube. Fucking awesome
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" Notes: The third night in the Meadowlands was a night of epics, of grandeur, of the E Street Band occupying the cavernous expanse of MetLife Stadium with the full range of their talent. It was also a night of hits, of the big songs you remember singing on the radio, the ones everyone remembers the best. And it would be another one for the record books, with Bruce breaking his own U.S. record yet again, with a show that clocked in at 4:01.
Night three kicked off the same as before, with the spectacle of "New York City Serenade" to open the show. It might seem like a curious choice for the opening song for a rock show held in a football stadium, but surprisingly, it just works. "Serenade" lived up to the promise of the recorded version: the performance was soaring and operatic, executed with intricate emotion and the kind of depth you wouldn't expect to experience in such a large venue. Roy Bittan was absolutely outstanding here (and for the entirety of the evening, for that matter) playing that rolling intro with his usual verve and brio. The rowdiest of bros fell silent quickly, wowed by the power in the performance — and this is why it works as the opener. It takes advantage of the generosity of the audience in those initial excited moments. Bruce's voice was strong and clear, impassioned and poignant, and he appeared happy and satisfied by the end of the song.
"We're going to play a bunch of things we didn't play the other two nights," Bruce announced, taking the band into "Blinded by the Light," which would be followed by a surprising string of favorites from the first two records. "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" would feature yet more sharp, incisive playing from Roy, while "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" — dedicated to "you New Yorkers" — was near-perfect, Bruce squaring off and facing Steve before peeling off an almost visible guitar line, tossing it to Steve for the next one, then back to Bruce again, then back to Steve, until the two blended together to drive the song to its conclusion.
"Spirit in the Night" led to a sign collection effort (most of which, like "Incident," had been soundchecked), out of which came "Summertime Blues." "4th of July, Asbury Park" was pretty much a perfect companion to that, Roy coming to the front of the stage, accordion in hand. "Who's from down the shore?" Bruce asked before launching into a warm, wistful recollection that felt immediate, like it wasn't something written more than 40 years ago. "Love me tonight, and I promise I'll love you forever," he sang, lingering on that last "forever," and it felt like a promise.
"Kitty's Back" was tight and swinging, Bruce conducting the individual solos with energy and enjoyment, swaying back and forth, gesturing with the beat. And just when we'd recovered from that, once again, Roy Bittan's hands fly across the keyboard, and here's Spanish Johnny and Puerto Rican Jane: "Incident On 57th Street." "Good night, it's alright, Jane," the audience sang, seemingly all the way up to the top of the stadium. It was beautiful, and ethereal, and at the end, the very end, the audience was singing along with Bruce, and then, of course, Roy came back in, a coda echoing that intro passage — we all know how it goes, that magic segue from "Incident" to "Rosalita." Usually, when "Incident" shows up in the set, Roy just wraps things up nicely, and the song ends. But tonight, he kept going, and going, and the song wasn't ending, and you could feel the collective anticipation of the diehards in the audience, everyone thinking, "Do it!" everyone thinking, "Oh, god, please, please, please...." And with this small grin, that "Yep, I know exactly what I'm doing" kind of smile, Bruce's hands hit the guitar strings and the audience's heads exploded as the band segued neatly into "Rosie." It's a lovely thing, having "Rosalita" in the middle of the set sometimes; it recharges the song's energy, it makes the band approach it differently, it makes you as an audience member interact with it in a new way.  "


Setlist:


New York City Serenade (with strings)
Blinded by the Light
Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
Spirit in the Night (with Rickie Lee Jones)
Summertime Blues
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Kitty's Back
Incident on 57th Street
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Pretty Flamingo
Atlantic City
I'm Goin' Down
Darlington County
Working on the Highway
Downbound Train
I'm on Fire
Hungry Heart
Out in the Street
Living Proof
Candy's Room
She's the One
Because the Night
The Rising
Badlands
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Secret Garden
Jungleland
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Twist and Shout
Glory Days
Shout
Jersey Girl

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Re: Anything Springsteen  on RO... Part 4a
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Greatest live act today.  Fuck you Gazza, Will ya?
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Last night's show was the best concert I have even seen in my life.  Almost four hours.

He dusted this one off for the 15th anniversary of 9/11.  Not a dry eye in the building.

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