Check out Backstreets for the full story on Hard Rock Calling officials pulling the plug on Bruce & Sr Paul McCartney at the Hyde Park show. Regardless of the sad, pathetic ending, this was one of the greatest shows in E Street Band history, we’re proud and honoured to have been there. (And really rather embarrassed about our country’s miserable Health & Safety-&-No-Fun-Please-We’re-British Police.)
Frenzy in Firenze: Yes, that’s exactly where I was last night (a couple of rows in front of the photographer’s spot). As the dude says in the Backstreets review: “This is not a singer. This is a religion.”
Setlist: Badlands No Surrender We Take Care of Our Own Wrecking Ball Death to My Hometown My City of Ruins Spirit in the Night Be True Jack of All Trades Trapped Prove It All Night Honky Tonk Woman/Darlington County Burning Love Working on the Highway Shackled & Drawn Waitin’ on a Sunny Day Apollo Medley The River The Rising Backstreets Land of Hope and Dreams * * * Rocky Ground Born in the U.S.A. Born to Run Hungry Heart Seven Nights to Rock Dancing in the Dark Tenth Avenue Freeze-out Twist and Shout Who’ll Stop the Rain?