Friday, November 23, 2007

The Boss Returns

A few months ago, I read that Bruce Springsteen (The Boss) was back on tour with the E Street Band. This is probably my all-time favorite band. I’ve attended 7 of his concerts over the course of the years. My heart pounds every time I hear his music live.

Like Bob Dylan, Springsteen is a lyrical poet. I own all but the latest Springsteen album, either on vinyl or CD. I’ve heard one track from the new album and I didn’t particularly like it. But sometimes Bruce’s music grows on you and a song that you didn’t really like at first seems to get better with age. The classic example is Born in the USA. I didn’t like that song at first, but three months later I was humming it.

I have some great memories of past Springsteen concerts.

I can vividly recall camping out twice in the 1980’s at a local Shopping Mall and waiting in line for Springsteen tickets to go on sale at the Ticketron. It was not as much fun as camping out for Jimmy Buffett tickets (a virtual parking lot party), but you do get to meet some interesting people.

Today it’s all college students, who work for the ticket agencies, in line. Real fans don’t stand a chance of getting good seats, unless the by them from a ticket broker. The last Springsteen concert that I attended was in the 1990’s. I bought from an individual for $10 over face value. His sister and her boyfriend sat next to us.

In today’s market you will end up paying over $100 over face value for the bad seats and up and over $1000 for floor seats. At those prices I guess that I will never attend another Springsteen concert.

The Beach Bum

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duke Zazz ...
How about some of your Kagnew Station stories over this blog? Would make great reading for all generations!
peace bro,
Val

Sat Nov 24, 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You,,, Never has there been a bigger fraud then Springsteen. He has no voice,can't carry a tune and you will be a better person not going to his cluster fucks.

Sat Nov 24, 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard Feder, Ft. Lee said...

re: "...I bought from an individual for $10 over face value."

I know one should not assume, but assuming that the $10 refered to was $US10, then I would think you paid a total of $US12 for the ticket, given that the value of face was $ET5.00 (samesame $US2.00). Not a bad price for any concert, even back then.

Sat Nov 24, 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger The Beach Bum said...

Pal Val -
I was thinking about setting up a separate Blog for Kagnew Stories. Most of them are too obscene for this Blog.

Anonymous -
Springsteen never claimed to be able to sing. It's his music and lyrics that I enjoy. When I first saw him in 1973, I said "this guy sounds worst than Bob Dylan."

Mr. Feder -
I was referring to the original ticket price. And you are confusing Face Value with the Value of Face. Which happened to be the same that night as I had taken Valerie to the Concert.

Finally to all -
When you leave a comment on my Blog please choose Other and insert a name in the space provided. I doesn't have to be your real name, but a name that will enable me to determine a repeat commenter.
Thanks,

Sat Nov 24, 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Richard Feder, Ft Lee said...

Regarding your remark: "... you are confusing Face Value with the Value of Face."

Oh . . . well, as my friend Emily Litella often says: Never mind.

Tue Nov 27, 09:12:00 PM  
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